12/11/2015 – Visitor Updates

Whew! Thank you all for asking about one of our visitors, Mustacheo. Thanks to you and one very special friend, we’ve placed orders for two feralvilla.com shelters and are nearly ready to purchase a real feeding station, one that won’t blow away. Soon, we’ll feel better knowing we’re able to provide warm, dry places for him or Cocoa or who ever wanders through. That wouldn’t be possible without you. Thank you!

Last Friday, we mentioned something about saying goodbye to our renter neighbors and their kitties who visited us over the past two years only to find out one of the visitors, Mustacheo, didn’t belong to them at all!

Mustacheo - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mustacheo – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

So, the big hunt for Mustacheo’s real home began. But first, carpet cleaners and pressure washers descended last weekend upon the now-empty renter house next door and filled the neighborhood with near-ear piercing noise. That was enough to scare everyone away, it seemed. Even Mustacheo who is half-deaf. We didn’t see him for days.

Then, we went through three days of record setting rainfall. Rain literally poured nonstop from the skies for three solid days. We hadn’t experienced anything like that around here for ten years. Thank you, Mother Nature! Boy, did we ever need that rain after our unusual drought last summer. And we’re not complaining mind you, but we’ve got a cat to find!

Finally, Wednesday afternoon, the rain stopped long enough for us to canvas the neighborhood looking for either Mustacheo or Mustacheo’s home. During that walk, we discovered things about three of our visitors:

Cocoa - © Colehauscats.com

Cocoa – © Colehauscats.com

1) Cocoa hangs out near a dog igloo shelter that sits out in a side yard of a home up in one of the nearby cul-de-sacs. Someone seems to care for some animal(s) up there though the igloo looked pretty well beat up and the bedding inside was soaked. No one answered the door so we couldn’t ask about Mustacheo, or Cocoa for that matter, but we’re happy someone has a shelter of some kind. And Cocoa didn’t run off when we approached either. Not friendly, but not scared either. Mom’s been making great progress with Cocoa when putting out food at dawn each morning. Just between you and us, we think Cocoa might actually like mom. *shhh… our secret!*

Handsome Momo - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Handsome Momo – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

2) Momo is back to living inside “exclusively.” Or so said a neighbor. This, after Momo had been injured last spring (by Tough Boy, we think), and then, after his humans swore he would become an indoor-only cat… except then, they let him back out just three weeks later to go back to being an outside-only cat. They couldn’t handle his constant whining to go out. We miss you, Momo, but inside is better. Seriously.

Friendly Quint and Mustacheo - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Friendly Quint and Mustacheo – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

3) And finally, Mustacheo has been hanging out in a lady’s garage in the other cul-de-sac through all the renter’s moving noise, the rental house cleanup noise, and the big rain storm! He’s fine and she doesn’t mind him there. She keeps her overhead garage door raised a few inches overnight and he has access to warm, dry bedding, canned food, and fresh water. No, she said she didn’t know who he belonged to and no again, she wasn’t interested in adopting him but she likes him. As long as he is safe and being cared for, is what we care about. Sounds like when a stretch of dry weather returns for us, we’ll have Mustacheo visits once more.

Of course, this means we still don’t know who he belongs to but we’ll keep looking. In the meantime, we know where he’s at and he seems comfortable.

Thank you for asking about him! That’s what we love about this cat blog community. So many honest-to-goodness caring people. Thank you.

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Olivia's e-Christmas Card - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Olivia’s e-Christmas Card – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

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Olivia's Christmas Card - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

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23 responses to “12/11/2015 – Visitor Updates

  1. We’re glad to hear the mystery is solved, but we wish…. that all cats (and dogs) had a safe, loving home. PS: we just bought our second Quint original! We can’t wait for it to arrive, it’s very exciting.

  2. Has Mustacheo been neutered? I’m guessing yes, since he hangs close to his garage. With dry, clean shelters, maybe both Mustacheo and Cocoa will come live at your place permanently! Excellent photos, btw.

  3. We sure are glad there is a kind hearted neighbor who is caring for Mushacheo. And bless your hearts for helping these cats!

  4. those are great cards. we are so happy you will be able to get those shelters….and got an update on the neighborhood kitties

  5. Mustacheo is a gorgeous kitty! Glad to know he is fine. Many years ago we also had a visiting cat that we couldn’t find out who he belonged to. After months of trying to find out, he simply decided one day to stay with us and never leave. We never found out if he had a owner and he stayed with us the rest of his life 🙂

  6. Goodness me I wish folks would keep their kitties inside all the time.
    at least you have found your visitor.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Oh my heart is glad! xxoox

  8. guys….we iz buzzed happee ta heer for de most lee part everee onez doin grate …glad mustacheo haz been spotted 🙂

    & HOORAY that ya iz abe bull ta get two homez ….anda feedin stayshunz for de naybor kittehz …..total lee awesum ~~~ 🙂

    heerz two a wolf herring kinda week oh end ! ♥♥♥

  9. I am glad you found out where Mustacheo is, and he has food and shelter.

  10. Oh Mustacheo please be friendly with the human so she can care for you. We would like a card too.

    Emma and Buster

  11. We think your peeps are just the best, to worry about and inquire after a neighborhood kitty.

  12. I am glad Mustacheo is safe.

  13. Could you trap him to find out if he’s microchipped? We have a couple of cats up the block which a neighbor is caretaker of. TW hadn’t seen them in months when they finally appeared again now that it’s getting cold. One who looks like Mustashio follows TW until she feeds her but won’t let her pet her. That’s for innerducing your neighbors.

    • It’s very likely we will do that, especially if everyone else in the neighborhood denies knowing where he’s from. He shouldn’t be hard to trap. It’s knowing when he’ll be around is the more difficult part. He yowls when he arrives and we haven’t heard him in over a week now. We’ll visit him over at our cul-de-sac neighbor’s house closer to the holidays to see if she’s changed her mind about keeping him or not and then, go from there. Thank you for asking about him!

  14. Sounds like your neighborhood is looking out for the kitties.

    • Some of our neighbors look out for the kitties. Others do not. At least we don’t have the two @$&+*!# families living here anymore who would brag constantly about killing stray cats every chance they got!

  15. I’m glad the neighborhood kitties are all accounted for!

  16. We’re so relieved to see that Mustashio is safe.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  17. That was quite the visitor hunt and I’m glad you’ve figured out a few things. Neighbors that kill stray cats wouldn’t survive long with my Dad around.

  18. Oh that is good news of sorts!! xx

  19. We’re glad to hear Mustachio is being taken care of…as well as the other visitors in your neighborhood.

  20. Uau! Parece que vocês viraram detetives de gato! hihihi
    Fico contente que seus vizinhos também gostam de gatos e que eles dão abrigo e alimentação.