Category Archives: Puzzles

09/25/2017 – The Monday Pffft

Not a fan of ear cleaning - ©

Not a fan of ear cleaning – ©

You know how some people do spring cleaning in the spring? Well, my Mom cleans all year-round and today, she even cleaned my ears! On a Monday! Here’s what I say to that nonsense! Wouldn’t you agree?

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Here’s an online jigsaw puzzle of Pia’s photo above courtesy of This might be a tough one because almost all sixty pieces are of ginger floof! Have fun!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – A Friday with Tessa
2014 – No post
2013 – Wordless Words for Wednesday
2012 – No post

08/25/2017 – Pre-Weekend Update


Sweet Teese is scheduled to be accepted into our local No-Kill shelter early next week. Once they heard she was spayed and was in great health, the shelter manager put Teese on their move-in list. More news as it becomes available. THANK YOU ALL for your good thoughts and wishes toward getting sweet Teese into a safer environment. Keep those good thoughts coming that she find a perfect forever home soon!

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Previously posted earlier today:

Sweet Teese, the cat who is not ours, went for a vet visit yesterday, just for an all around checkup and to get a clean bill of health in the chance someone, anyone, decides they need a forever cat. There we learned Teese is a spayed GIRL CAT, not a boy cat. See? The name “Teese” really fits now, doesn’t it?

That jokester Teese - ©

That jokester Teese – ©

She doesn’t have a microchip (so, sadly, we can’t harass the person who abandoned her… KIDDING, not kidding) and our vet said she was in remarkably great health for living outside with the raccoons since last December. She’s between 2 and 3 years old with beautiful teeth, is FeLV/FIV negative, and is now current with all her vaccines.

We are trying very hard to give her the best chance for a permanent adoption and are feeling a bit disheartened that the No-Kill shelter we love is unable to house her due to space constraints (please see BREAKING NEWS above for a change).

Because we here are at our maximum limit and absolutely cannot bring her inside, she is back outside, staying under a neighbor’s back porch with that raccoon Patches and her babies, probably because of the warmth and to keep a certain other neighborhood cat from picking on her. Teese is a lover, not a fighter, as is evident by a large scratch now across her nose as of early this morning.

Sweet Teese looking for a forever home - ©

Sweet Teese looking for a forever home – ©

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Last Friday, we mentioned all the vet trips we were in the middle of with three of the Colehaus ginger girls, plus Ruby. We’re not quite done, but close.

Ruby is back to eating just fine, again. We never discovered the cause of her stomach aliment (Mom still thinks it was an eaten spider), and we’re happy to report she’s gained back the pound and a half she lost.

Ruby back in the pink -  ©

Ruby back in the pink – ©

Sunny’s cough ended within hours of us posting here about it which was about the same time a weather front blew through and waved all that Canadian wildfire smoke away. She didn’t have to go back to the vet after all. However, we’re expecting more wildfire smoke here Sunday through next Wednesday. We’ll close up all our open windows and will keep an eye, and ear, open for any returning cough.

Snoozing Sunny - ©

Snoozing Sunny – ©

Miss Newton went back for her blood pressure recheck… only to not get a good enough reading to count. She goes back this weekend for another recheck. She wishes you all to know she is not happy about this in the least, AND that Mom hasn’t used her photo for a puzzle in like, for-evah!

Displeased Miss Newton - ©

Displeased Miss Newton – ©

Here’s that online jigsaw puzzle of the photo above… before someone forgets. Again.

Zuzu’s scaly back and ears have cleared up beautifully after a couple weeks of Clavamox and ear drops, both of which she took like a pro and didn’t complain a single time. Honestly, how did we get so lucky to have this loving girl be a part of our family?

That love Zuzu - ©

That love Zuzu – ©

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Other than Miss Newton’s bp recheck, our weekend plans include working on feral shelter and electric outlet improvements because now, when the temperatures are warm, is the time to do that, not when it’s forty degrees (F) and blustery out there. Right, Mom?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Sleepy Monday
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

08/09/2017 – Three Word Wednesday

On the table - ©

On the table – ©

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By popular request, here’s a 50-piece online puzzle of Viola’s Full Moon Eyes courtesy of

Have fun!

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – No post
2014 – No post
2013 – Secret Stripes
2012 – No post