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Olivia is not Beige

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Not a fan of beige - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Not a fan of beige – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Today is black Friday and what better kitty to feature than Olivia!

My mom gets antsy around this time of year, getting the itch to move furniture and paint. While moving furniture is fun – sometimes, because favorite toys somehow find their way under couches and chairs (why is that?), I’m not sure about that painting idea. Still, we’re living with a LOT of beige. My mom calls ’em Coffee Colors – latte, cappuccino, mocha. In that case, call me an extra dark espresso. Sure glad someone’s got rich color around here!

No More Moles!

On this special yard and garden edition of Colehaus Cats, our mom said she was fit to be tied, or something like that these past few weeks when she was trying to rid our yard of moles. We don’t know what moles is and neither do we want our mom tied. If she was, she couldn’t give us treats and good lovin’!

Anyhoo, bright and early every morning, before most of us were even awake, our mom had been going out to see what damage the moles had done overnight. She said she didn’t mind too much when they first came from under the fence. We wonder… is that anything like coming from the wrong side of the tracks?

Moles move in - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Moles move in – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Our mom said she didn’t mind when they disrupted the bark mulch. She said the mole was actually pushing up the dirt while she took this photo. That little scamp!

Moles on the move - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Moles on the move – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

She even said she was okay when they dug under and around the ferns.

Moles set up house - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Moles set up house – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

But after three weeks of new mole mounds here, there, and everywhere, our mom drew the line at tearing up the sprinkle pipe and her favorite cobblestone bricks.

Even Momo knew things weren’t going to end well and he tried to help. Momo’s idea of helping was to dig a little hole in the mole dirt and pee on it. Sounds good, but it didn’t help.

Mole whisperer Momo - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mole whisperer Momo – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

So, after putting anti-mole stuff in all the other mole holes, our mom had to pull up all the bricks because they were collapsing under the weight of potted plants. And guess what she found underneath?

Mole freeway under brickwork - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mole freeway under brickwork – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mole tunnels! She made quick work of those… well, it wasn’t that quick, she reminds us. To be honest, we weren’t sure if we were going to see her at all that day! She worked until almost dark and got those bricks and sprinkler fixed better than new.

Reworked brick after moles - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Reworked brick after moles – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

How it's supposed to look - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

How it’s supposed to look – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

*crossed paws* No sign of mister and missus mole since! And boy, is our mom much happier!

Mancat Monday. Sort of.

It’s hard not to include little Viola in every photo because she insists on being a part of everything! So, here’s our Mancat Monday with assistant Viola. *sigh*

Maxx approves - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx approves – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx teaching Viola all the important things… like licking up spilt ice cube chips.

Settling down - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Settling down – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

After an afternoon of painting, Quint settles in for a nap and guess who needed to be right there too?

"There's no treats in here!" - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

“There’s no treats in here!” – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Okay, because she’s so insistent, here she is. Sort of. Hehehe…. Kind of reminds us of another photo:

Maxx in a Hat. © Colehaus Cats.

Where’s that rabbit? Maxx in a Hat. © Colehaus Cats.

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