Category Archives: the Dad

08/07/2017 – Full Moon Monday

Our calendar says today is a full moon day and Viola says these are her full moon eyes.

Viola's Full Moon Eyes - ©

Viola’s Full Moon Eyes – ©

We don’t usually get a lot of scampering about or wild shenanigans around here on full moon days, but that’s not to say it’ll never happen!

Our calendar also notes that today is a Canadian civic holiday. Ever-ready Viola has a photo prepared for that, too.

Viola with Dad's favorite coffee mug - ©

Viola with Dad’s favorite coffee mug – ©

Happy civic holiday, Canadian friends, and everyone have a good full moon night!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – The Best Thing
2014 – No post
2013 – Pia Melts
2012 – No post

04/10/2017 – Sunny Monday

Good Monday! Sunny has been doing amazingly well over the past several months. No ear trouble, no UTIs, no problems getting her to stick to her mostly wet diet. She’s comfortable with every cat here, and just as important, every cat is comfortable with her.

Sunny's Close Up - ©

Sunny’s Close Up – ©

She’s playful and full of energy. She chases Miss Newton now and then and Miss Newton likes it. Sometimes, she chases imaginary mice, particularly those imaginary mice that run across the bed before bedtime.

Sunny's Extreme Close Up - ©

Sunny’s Extreme Close Up – ©

She spends a remarkable amount of time looking… dare we say, happy! Remember, she was Ms. GrumpyPants for quite a long time, but understandably so.

Sunny likes the camera - ©

Sunny likes the camera – ©

She doesn’t mind having photos taken of her, the camera seems to like her. And she’s comfortable looking at the camera… or looking away from the camera. She’s a bit of a ham, actually.

Or looking away from the camera - ©

Or looking away from the camera – ©

And she gets downright silly from time to time. Especially when a Yeowww toy or her white puff ball is around. Or maybe she’s being extra affectionate. That could look silly… to those who lived with her GrumpyPants-ness.

Comfortable with being silly - ©

Comfortable with being silly – ©

Dad reports his lap is never empty, ever, when he comes home from work. And he loves it.

Sunny loves her Dad - ©

Sunny loves her Dad – ©

Sunny has been one of our best foster fails ever! Just don’t tell Ruby or Zuzu or Viola we said that. Shhhh….

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!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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 – ©