Category Archives: Fosters

12/18/2017 – Monday Merriment

A Mac Roll - © Colehauscats.com

A Mac Roll – © Colehauscats.com

Because it was so cold here last week, with well-below freezing night temperatures and frigid east winds straight off Mt. Hood and down the Columbia River Gorge, we made the decision to bring Mac indoors. If you remember Pretty Boy Mac, he’s that feral/semi-feral/stray boy we’ve been watching since last spring and eventually made friends with in October. Mom canvassed the neighborhood three separate times over those months, looking for his real home, and heard over and over again, “Nope. Don’t know him. Never seen him,” along with one, “Get off my property.”

She was then told he was living in a big pile of leaves blown up on the doorstep of a family who were afraid of cats, and that was all it took.

Mac inside - © Colehauscats.com

Mac inside – © Colehauscats.com

This meant a whole new set of complications could be at hand – Was Mac sick? Didn’t show signs. Was he a carrier of anything? Could be, we’d keep him separated. Fleas? Most certainly (answer was yes). Would he continue to ignore our curious cats? Answer: Most definitely. Would he freak out staying in our big dog kennel cage? Answer: Nope.

And perhaps most important – How long could he stay indoors? Well….

We have an incredible friend who loves big-cheek boys like Mac, and although she prefers senior big-cheek boys, Mac seemed to have within him the personality of the best of a bonded pair she’d recently lost. Last Wednesday, she came to meet Mac who proved his other nickname wasn’t just a fluke – Lap Nappin’ Mac. He couldn’t get enough of sitting on her lap, all fourteen point two pounds of him, happy as can be for the longest time, listening to us talk about him and his life going forward.

Pretty Boy Mac gets a home - © Colehauscats.com

Pretty Boy Mac gets a home – © Colehauscats.com

We also have incredible Friends of Colehaus who have been donating funds all along to make sure Mac had daily food and medical help when he was ready for his big snip-per-roo and life beyond as an indoor boy.

Friday, Mac found his home and is currently loving up his new mom and showing her and the world on facebook how much he thinks life as an indoor-only cat IS definitely everything and a big bag of nip. His first vet appointment is this week. Please join us in wishing him the best and a good vet visit.

Thank you, Carrie, for asking about him, for visiting him, and for adopting him and loving him. Thank you, Friends of Colehaus, for helping this once-frightened stray discover not all humans are scary. Thank you for helping Pretty Boy Mac find his Christmas miracle.

And, because he just happened to be indoors with the rest of us on photo day, we couldn’t help but to make this happen*.

Pretty Boy Mac discovers Christmas sometimes comes with a sock monkey hat - © Colehauscats.com

Pretty Boy Mac discovers Christmas sometimes comes with a sock monkey hat – © Colehauscats.com

*He didn’t seem to hold it against us but just in case, Mom promised she’d never put another hat on him ever again. His new mom, however, is another story.

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Snuggles with Viola and a Friday Flashback
2014 – No post
2013 – Erinn Zuzu
2012 – No post

11/10/2017 – Finally Friday

Finally, Friday! Because we have a bunch of complicated stuff going on here with house repairs, meaning access to our computer may be spotty at best, we won’t be here for a couple of weeks but we’ll try to pop in and out here and there when we can. That doesn’t mean we won’t leave you with a photo or two. See you later in the month!

Dinner with the Niblets (2013) using their favorite Monsters Inc. feeding tray.

Niblet dinner, November 2013 - © Colehauscats.com

Niblet dinner, November 2013 – © Colehauscats.com

Dinner with Sunny, Tessa, and Quint using their SureFlap feeders.

Colehaus Cat dinner x 3 - © Colehauscats.com

Colehaus Cat dinner x 3 – © Colehauscats.com

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Chill-axing with Quint
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

01/30/2017 – A Niblet Update!

Recently, we received word from Russell Niblet’s dad who said:

“I Hope all is well. The time flies. I can’t believe Russell is now over three years old. We haven’t been good about updates, but I thought you two would appreciate some new Russell Niblet photos. He’s doing great, and we love him very much. Here he is with his big sister Gerty. Thanks again for being such good foster parents to the Niblets! Best wishes.”

Russell Niblet with big sister Gerty

Russell Niblet with big sister Gerty

Russell Niblet with sister Gerty 2017

Russell Niblet with sister Gerty 2017

Russell Niblet all grown up!

Russell Niblet all grown up!

We love foster updates but don’t expect them. This was a real treat! We are so happy to see that sweet boy looking so good and so comfortable with his big sister Gerty, and to see that he still has his mama’s eyes. It’s clear he is very loved. Thank you, Russell’s parents!

And just because we can, here’s some shots of Russell as a baby Niblet. Who wouldn’t love that?

Russell, the orange Tabby boy, at one week, 10/12/2013 - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Russell, the orange Tabby boy, at one week, 10/12/2013 – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Russell's big moment *thurp* - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Russell’s big moment *thurp* – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Don't look! I'm getting a

Don’t look! I’m getting a bath – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Mama Erinn Zuzu and son Russell - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Mama Erinn Zuzu and son Russell – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Russell Niblet at 4 weeks - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Russell Niblet at 4 weeks – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Russell Niblet - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Russell Niblet – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com