Category Archives: Sunny

04/07/2017 – Friday Fun

Back in 2013, when Zuzu was Mama Zuzu to her litter, the Niblets, we bought the kittens a small plastic trackball ring. We had no idea what a hit it would become. Not so much with the kittens, though baby Viola liked it on and off…

Zuzu's Little Ring o' Fun - ©

Zuzu’s Little Ring o’ Fun – ©

… but with Zuzu herself. That little Ring o’ Fun was never far from sight.

Baby Viola with Zuzu's Little Ring o' Fun - ©

Baby Viola with Zuzu’s Little Ring o’ Fun – ©

We thought the little ring was too small for Zuzu and bought her a bigger Ring o’ Fun. She liked it, but baby Russell LOVED it, so much so, when he went to his forever home, we sent the bigger ring along with him. We only regret not having a photo of baby Russell playing with his Ring o’ Fun before he left. Adorbs!

Zuzu's Big Ring o' Fun - ©

Zuzu’s Big Ring o’ Fun – ©

Back in November of last year, we ordered an orange triple tier trackball Ring o’ Fun (our name for it, not the official name of which we may have forgotten) for Zuzu for Christmas and wouldn’t you know, that thing sold out practically before they even manufactured them?

Zuzu didn’t get her triple tier Ring o’ Fun for Christmas but every so often we receive an email telling us that triple tier Ring o’ Fun is still on backorder and wouldn’t we rather want to buy a similar one from someone else for twice or maybe, three times the original offering price?

Now, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who could say, in all honesty, we wouldn’t go the extra mile to buy stuff for our cats but in this case and for that price… uh, no.

Then, Dad found a really cool scratchy Ring o’ Fun when he was perusing Amazon last month and because it was an exceptionally good price, Home Accountant Mom approved the purchase and Zuzu got a new, bigger Ring o’ Fun.

Zuzu's new Ring o' Fun - ©

Zuzu’s new Ring o’ Fun – ©

Zuzu seemed to know right away it was hers. Or maybe she really understands English when Mom said, “Zuzu, this is yours.” It has a cardboard scratchy insert and a white contrasting ball in the bright, deep pink track. And we think she likes everyone to watch her when she plays with it.

Quint gives the Ring o' Fun a whirl - ©

Quint gives the Ring o’ Fun a whirl – ©

And though she’s okay with letting everyone else play with it…

Zuzu's Ring o' Sleepytime - ©

Zuzu’s Ring o’ Sleepytime – ©

… she’s the only one who sleeps on it. Good call, Dad. Zuzu LOVES it!

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Thank you for your comments and suggestions regarding Mom’s kitty photo boards she created last week. She hasn’t made a decision on what to do with them at the moment, other than to just enjoy her creations. Thank you!

And here’s another batch she made:

Tessa's Photo Board - ©

Tessa’s Photo Board – ©

Sunny's Photo Board - ©

Sunny’s Photo Board – ©

Olivia and cherries Photo Board - ©

Olivia and cherries Photo Board – ©

Zuzu's Photo Board - ©

Zuzu’s Photo Board – ©

Viola and her Dad Photo Board - ©

Viola and her Dad Photo Board – ©

03/24/2017 – Friday Flubs

Today is Flub Day. Not officially, though our Mom thinks there ought to be a Flub Day. No, today our Mom was going to post an Around Colehaus post but… it’s still raining here. No flowers are blooming, no buds are um, budding, the squirrels are wearing lifejackets, and the visiting raccoons come sporting snorkels.

Sunny napping to the soothing sound of more rain - ©

Sunny napping to the soothing sound of more rain – ©

Then she had the bright idea of posting an update on Sunny, you know, since it’s been a while. And Sunny said, “No, I’m good,” and promptly went back to napping to the soothing sound of rain.

Grumpy Quint - ©

Grumpy Quint – ©

Mom thought about posting about Quint and his painting but again, all our rain hasn’t exactly made Quint want to paint. In fact, he’s been a bit grumpy about the lack of spring window whiffs and is convinced no one wants to see what he sees outside – streaks and smears of cold, grey rain. Can you blame him?

Miss Newton - ©

Miss Newton – ©

“How about some pretty photos, Miss Newton? Your green eyes look so pretty in this light,” Mom asked since Miss Newton was sitting nearby but Miss Newton sighed and thought out loud, “My eyes reflect the growing population of all the moss and algae living outside. Will it ever stop raining?” Soon, our Mom reassures us. The rain will stop sometime, someday, soon.

Leaps Mac Troublesome takes a leap - ©

Leaps Mac Troublesome takes a leap – ©

We thought maybe Mom would give un update on Tessa MacTroublesome and as soon as Mom pointed her camera, Tessa took a flying leap to go elsewhere. We can’t blame her. She did get into trouble again, just once, when she ripped up the tablecloth draped over the booof-fay where even The Squirt knows we aren’t allowed.

I'll stay off the booof-fay if you stop calling me Squirt - ©

I’ll stay off the booof-fay if you stop calling me Squirt – ©

The Squirt sulks - ©

The Squirt sulks – ©

And then, the Squirt hid behind a curtain and sulked and our Mom called that every bit as cute as the nickname Squirt.

So, you see, today didn’t go anywhere near the way we thought it would, or should. It’s a Flub Day. We hope your Friday isn’t a Flub Day, but if it is, please join us in requesting a Do Over Day ’cause we need one!

03/22/2017 – Wordless Wednesday

Sunny (and toes) - ©

Sunny (and toes) – ©

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Want something to work on? Here’s a 48 piece puzzle of Sunny’s photo above courtesy of

Have fun!