11/16/2015 – Around Colehaus

Azaleas in autumn - 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Azaleas in autumn – 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

We’re deep in autumn here now and enjoying all our autumn colors. It’s about time we wrapped up our big summer project – having cement poured over what was formerly a root and weed-encased mud pit.

Pre-cement - 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Pre-cement – 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

The job had originally been scheduled for early October but had been delayed due to this, that, and the next thing.

Wet cement with special added flair - 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Wet cement with special added flair – 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

But finally, pour day arrived and the workers made quick work of it.

Added flair to freshly poured cement - 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Added flair to freshly poured cement – 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

And so did someone else before the cement dried just enough to stamp a slate-look pattern into it. The workers were able to smooth out the cement again before stamping took place but it seemed someone, or several someones were not done walking through it.

All right, who walked through the wet cement? You couldn’t have waited another hour or two? C’mon, ‘fess up! Who’s responsible?

Tough Boy a.k.a. Toughie - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Tough Boy a.k.a. Toughie – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Toughie says, “Wasn’t me and I’ll beat up anyone who says otherwise!”

Mustacheo - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mustacheo – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mustacheo says: “It was not me. Truly, it wasn’t. Would these lips lie?”

We believe you, Mustacheo. For some reason, we believe you.

MoMo - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

MoMo – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

MoMo says: “Well, it was visitin’ time and well… I was extra careful not to step where I shouldn’t have… mainly where someone else had already stepped!”

Prints forever - 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Prints forever – 2015 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

How many paw prints can you find? We guess we’ll never know exactly who all put their marks on our new slate-stamped cement but it seems fitting, with all the kitties and animals that come visit the Colehaus Garden (and wildlife sanctuary), that some of them leave their marks permanently. We know they’ve left their prints on our hearts as well.

15 responses to “11/16/2015 – Around Colehaus

  1. The prints were probably made by a stray cat who didn’t know any better…

  2. We’re sure that the visiting cats only wanted to leave their calling paw card.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. We think paw prints on cement just make some artistic interest 🙂

  4. Those paw prints in the cement are simply the greatest! Love ’em!

  5. We think it’s purr-fect for your place!

  6. That’s pawsome that the kitties left their prints. It’s just like that Chinese theater out in Hollywood. This is the Colehauswood tribute!!! 🙂

  7. Your new cement will be unique and appropriate for your home. Everyone will now want this design for sure. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. I think the paw prints make a perfect pattern!

  9. Oh my gosh! I’m sorry, I know you probably don’t like it, but I LOVE the pawprints! I’d want them here if we did cement work! lol! Seriously though guys, if you’re going to put pawprints in the cement, then you should sign it like they do in Hollywood!

  10. You gave mom a great idea. She’ll definitely have pawprints design on next project. Your visitors are good looking dudes.

    Emma and Buster

  11. My dad usually lays the cement here and there are several kitty paws in it. There are pawprints in the concrete by one of the stables and he knows they were made by his dad’s cat, Tiddler. He adopted my dad when my dad’s dad died so those pawprints are precious. BTW, he was named Tiddler because he was so tiny when he turned up on the doorstep.

  12. guys……we think thiz iz TOTAL LEE ROCKIN AWESUM !!!! kinda like holly woodz walk oh fame……we loves it !!! ♥♥♥ 🙂

  13. We think those paw prints are a great design feature!

  14. luvluvluv it!! ANd those paw prints are gonna be a forever memory

  15. Loving those prints!