Category Archives: the Dad

12/15/2017 – Normal? What’s “Normal?”

No, really, Mom. We're laughing WITH you - © Colehauscats.com

No, really, Mom. We’re laughing WITH you – © Colehauscats.com

We’re laughing at our Mom because she almost forgot how to do our blog, not that we’re blaming her after all the chaos we’ve been through since that rainy October 14th, to be exact, when Dad and his car had a boo-boo run-in with this thing called a water heater out in the garage and almost made the kitchen a drive-thru. A drive-thru without chicken nuggets, mind you!

Or less than three weeks later, on November 3rd, his car that had been repaired just a week before, might have lost its brakes and Dad drove into the garage door and wiped out the corner of our house. Those were both sounds our Mom says she hopes to never hear ever again, and we can assure you, they were LOUD!

So, what’s a cat to do when, for almost two months, the air is filled with hammering and pounding and sawing sounds of construction repairs the likes of which we can only imagine bugs hear when we pounce on them and eat ’em up! Cats aren’t bugs. We shouldn’t have to listen to all this racket!

And so, Mom read books to us – we still heard the hammering. And she played the radio – we still heard the pounding. And, finally, she pulled out all the holiday decorations – and some of us made good and sure those Christmas lights got in on the sawing sounds by trying to chew those up! You’re following our logic, right?

Mom said that wasn’t funny at all. Who’s laughing, Mom? Just give us those lights!

Just a taste, okay Mom? - © Colehauscats.com

Just a taste, okay Mom? – © Colehauscats.com

*crunch crunch* - © Colehauscats.com

*crunch crunch* – © Colehauscats.com

*nom nom* - © Colehauscats.com

*nom nom* – © Colehauscats.com

I'm warning you. Get these off me - © Colehauscats.com

I’m warning you. Get these off me – © Colehauscats.com

Thank you for having patience with us over the past couple of months. It’s been nothing short of hectic around here and we’ll fill you in on more in the coming weeks, including someone who had to go to the vet and some wonderful news about Pretty Boy Mac and his new forever home!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Are there ever enough toys?
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

11/20/2017 – Multi Ginger Monday

Working with Dad - © Colehauscats.com

Working with Dad – © Colehauscats.com

“Working” with Dad. We weren’t distracting him in the least. Seriously, we weren’t.

P.S. Dad says he isn’t really a block head.

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Still working on those durn house repairs. To all our U.S. friends, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you later in the month!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Pia in Charge
2014 – No post
2013 – Tree Toys
2012 – No post

11/03/2017 – Finally Friday Flashback

Today, we’re combining Finally Friday with a Friday Flashback about Ruby. She said she was fine with this.

Ruby says, "What?" - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby says, “What?” – © Colehauscats.com

What? That wasn’t exactly what I agreed to.

We’re really celebrating Friday this week so, while Mom finishes some needed work around the house, let’s revisit Ruby joining our family back in 2012.

Ruby was an owner-surrendered 10 year old sweetheart named Pearl who had just been released from the shelter sick room when Dad saw her. He says it was love at first sight, but acknowledged we weren’t looking to adopt anyone.

Pearl, our Home for the Holidays (and perhaps beyond) House Guest - 2012. © Colehaus Cats

Pearl, our Home for the Holidays (and perhaps beyond) House Guest – 2012. © Colehaus Cats

A couple of weeks later, we stopped by our local PetSmart and saw her at an adoption event. She was very frightened and sadly, was looked over while nearly every other cat and kitten was adopted that day.

Pearl in 2012, our Home for the Holidays (perhaps beyond) House Guest - 2012. © Colehaus Cats

Pearl in 2012, our Home for the Holidays (perhaps beyond) House Guest – 2012. © Colehaus Cats

That was the day we learned about the shelter’s annual Home for the Holidays drive to find homes for all the adoptable dogs during Christmas. And we learned there was no such thing for the cats, which, of course, we thought was highly unfair and thought to do something about that.

While we couldn’t adopt all 60+ cats at the shelter (at that time), we were determined to make a difference for one. Shy and timid Pearl was the one.

Pearl in 2012, our Home for the Holidays (perhaps beyond) House Guest - 2012. © Colehaus Cats

Pearl/Ruby – Our Home for the Holidays foster – 2012. © Colehaus Cats

She continued to be very shy and while she is quiet and sticks to herself by nature, she seemed to embrace having an entire room with lots of space and light to call her own. By accident, Mom started confusing her name, Pearl, with the name Ruby and was surprised at the positive response the name Ruby got over and over. And so, Ruby she became.

Ruby Roo Sweetfeets - © Colehaus Cats

Ruby Roo Sweetfeets – © Colehaus Cats

Of course, you know the end of this story. Home for the Holidays? More like Just Home Forever! Dad couldn’t stand the thought of sending her back to the shelter. Ruby continues to thrive in her room, the master bedroom suite, with her own heated tower, personal feeder, and servants at her beck and call. She’s a snugglebug at night and enjoys the early dawn hours sitting on the windowsill chirping at foraging birds and squirrels.

Ruby, November 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby, November 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

That’s right. I do!

Ruby still loves her tower - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby still loves her tower – © Colehauscats.com

And I still love my tower.

Ruby, November 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby, November 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

And yes, I am a snugglebug!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Maxx’s Take on Living with Sisters
2013 – No post
2012 – No post