Dreaming of Youth and Cookies.

Hey-ho! It’s me, Maxx. Enjoying the holiday season so far? Me too. Extra activity around here doesn’t bother me in the least. Well, not too much. While it’s true I’ve been just a wee bit in the doghouse lately, I’m catching up on my sleep and we all know how important that is!

When I’m not napping, which is almost constantly, I remember my youth, not that I’m old now or anything. You didn’t think that, did you?

Hey, I just remembered something! You never saw me as a young man, did you?

Just before rescue – 2003. © Colehaus Cats.

There I was, out in the wild, fending for myself; without claws, mind you, because someone took them one day. Yeah, I’ll admit now I was hungry near all the time back then and my eyes were getting gooey and I had a sniffle and a bit of a limp. But then the lady found me and didn’t mind me biting her every chance I got. Mmm, her fingers were tasty! Still are, MOL!

Anyhoo, I became an indoor man with fishies served to me night and day. Fishies with mouse sauce. Chicken bites with fish sauce. Turkey in cow sauce. I barely had to lift a paw and a platter of yum was briskly brought to my side. Why, it was enough to transform a little man into a portly harbor seal!

Maxx or Harbor Seal? Just sayin’…
2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Hey! How’d this get in here? I resemble that!

A wee bit thinner Maxx. October 2012.
2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Ahem! I’ve been on a diet for almost a year now. A slo-o-o-w diet because Mom gets like she gets over such things – too worrisome, and I’ve lost a little weight. Nothing major, just enough that this year, I think Santa will happily assume I didn’t eat all his cookies again! We’ll have to see about that.

Mom: Maxx, are you talking about the cookies again? Didn’t we just have that talk recently?

Yes, Mom. *whispers* Can’t stop me from dreaming about them, though.

38 responses to “Dreaming of Youth and Cookies.

  1. dreaming of cookies….nothing wrong with that – mom says those kinds are calorie free 🙂

  2. Maxx, our Mommy calls Miss Salem The Whale. What is it with all the sea-creature references? Too mean.
    ConCATS on slimming down! We hope there’s an extra cookie in your stocking!

  3. In your youth – what a cutie! Now mature – super handsome! *Curious Ears* don’t you have to miaow for your food? It just arrives? Am so impressed I have to miaow for ages and then start giving the head bumps!

  4. Cookie monster is what mum calls me. Archie x Nothing wrong with being big boned 😉

  5. i’m glad to see such a cute little fella grew up to be such an impressively big man cat.

  6. Dreaming of cookies sounds good to us. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Maxx my Mom and I think you are purrfect just the way you are! You do NOT look like a baby seal!

    That being said, I don’t want Mom to get any ideas of putting ME on a diet because she keeps saying that my belleh shakes when I walk!

    Love, Cody

  8. Maxx, look at that expression on your face as a kitten. Too cute.

    We really liked reading your story. The lady did a sharp intake of breath when she read that someone had de-clawed you and not only that, had let you go to fend for yourself. That was either malicious or someone was very ignorant.

    How lucky you were to find a mom who loves you so much! And, yeah. You are a little chubby. But, taking it off a little at a time is a good thing!

  9. You are bootiful, and wez love’z ya chubby, just more of you to love 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  10. We were sad to hear that you had to spend time alone and on your own, but we are more that happy that you found the Colehaus to live in. We know you are loved.
    pee ess: how did that wave of the paw go ???

  11. da tabbies o trout towne

    this post haza nothin ta due with yur post but sinze ewe be on werd press

    ore haz yur own blog; we wanted ta sends this yur way sinz ya mite knot sees this

    on blogger:

    A veree merree Christmas, ta all R pals far N wide

    “Time for me ta takez a brake” de Eazter bunnee cried

    hope de dood in red, brings ya everything ya wish

    hope ya don’t wakez up, ta stoooopid burd in yur dish

    over heer in trout towne, we shirlee will be jammin

    noe chowin down on turkee, wee bee feastin on salmon

    salmon salmon… feastin on salmon

    sing long everee one… wee bee feastin on salmon

    make sure ya eat sum pie, cookieez… Christmas cake

    stay way frum BURD, for de love oh God’s sake

    coz memburr it don’t matter, bee ewe boy ore gurl

    if ya eat de burd, yur shirlee gonna hurl

    pork chops N steaks, even sum burger N friez

    bee WAY better N burd, we canna tell noe lies

    salmon salmon… feastin on salmon

    sing long everee one…wee bee feastin on salmon

    sew a trooly merree Christmas, happee mew yeer two

    we wish ya health N happiness, de yeer long thru

    heerz ta treetz n toys, fore get de brush N comb

    ta all R shelter pals, hope ya get yur for ever home

    thanx for bein R pals, we bee trooly blessed

    we luvz ewe one N all, R pals be de BEST

    salmon salmon… feastin on salmon

    sing long everee one… wee bee feastin on salmon

    luvz frum boomer, dai$y, tuna N sauce & gram paw dude two

  12. What I find interesting, Maxx, is how much darker your stripes got! Tell your human she can send any cookies MY way, MOL!

  13. You sure did pick a great home, even if there are diets involved!

  14. What a sweet young-un you were and now you are a most handsome Mancat! Dreaming of cookies is a good thing…maybe Clooney Claus can bring you a few…

  15. Oh Maxx, you are so handsome. We love all your fur colors. That is different than our Tabby colors. You were so cute as a youngster but very handsome now. We are so glad you found such a good place to live. Nice going. Take care.

  16. The markings on his face are gorgeous!

  17. Maxx you are quite a handsome mancat with gorgeous eyes!!
    I’m a real sucker for eyes and men in bowties. MOL
    Hugs Madi

  18. You are very handsome Max and we would say “pleasantly plump!”

    Have a great day!

  19. We’re so glad that you found your Mom!

  20. OMC, you were a cute kitten. We’re so glad that you can be an indoor kitty living a good life after your tough kittenhood. The harbor seal picture made us laugh. We think Ashton looks like one sometimes, too, but it hurts her pride when we say so.

  21. I’m so glad your mom found you, Maxx!

  22. Awww what a sweet looking baby he was. Of course he still looks sweet! Good luck on your diet Mr. Maxx!

  23. What a cute little face you had, and you grew into being a handsome mancat.

  24. Max, yous is just pleasingly plump!
    Nellie Bellie

  25. Ahh, Maxx–you’re baby picture, reminds my human Tommy of a before kitty, Brenner. Made her smile—and no harbor seal you–just a kitty who like fine dining! 🙂


  26. Awww… were you ever a cute kitten!

    Cookies? Did someone say cookies? I’ll take some all-butter shortbread, please. purrs

  27. Maxx – you & my little Marlin have such similar looks! He’s only two, but I hope he remains as dapper as you as he ages! Can’t wait to share, with you, how he got his name…talk soon! Hugs & belly rubs! –A Mama Bear & her little (kitty) bears 😉

  28. Maxx, you were a cute kitten and are a handsome Mancat now!
    Nothing wrong with dreaming about things,heehee
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  29. Maxx, we think you look pretty good.

  30. Hi Maxx we all just love your kitten picture. You sure were a cute little thing. You are handsome mancat now, and I can so relate to the dieting thing. Can you believe my Daddy calls me Kitty COW? He is very rude. I too am slowly losing weight on my diet. Mom thinks the Vet will be pleased.

    Catch you later, ~Scylla

  31. Max we wants to know your secret for getting waited on in a timely manner.

    • Step 1 – Sit, look up at human and slightly tilt head.
      Step 2 – Give human cross-eyed look.
      Step 3 – Go for their ankles.
      Step 4 – Enjoy trays of treats that rapidly appear!
      Step 5 – Repeat Steps 1-5 as often as possible.

  32. Maxx, how sad someone left you to fend for yourself without claws. That’s so unconscionable! How do they live with themselves? Thank goodness it worked out to be very lucky for you. We’ve been on diets too. Our mom now feeds us a high quality cat food without fillers and we have all lost weight and still eat as much as we like. We love the new food (Halo’s Spot’s Stew). When the mom opened the first bag we all pushed to be first to eat it and Oui Oui, the fussiest eater of all, won.

  33. Aw Maxx you are so much cuter than that harbor seal, even though there is some resemblance.. 🙂
    We wish you a very happy holiday season!!

  34. You seem to be having a very busy time on the lead up to the holiday period. Hope you have a lovely time and thanks for visiting me. FAZ

  35. Hello,

    My brother likes food too!! He is not fat…….. just muscle!! 😉

    Bisous de Nantes xxxx

  36. Max, you are one lucky cat! A mum who loves you and who’s easy on the diet. Target is undergoing the same regimen(t). We’re featuring you on our page https://www.facebook.com/KatzTales on Friday. Meow!