Friday Flashback.

Before our flashback, one service announcement please.

Thanks to Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette of The Cat on my Head!

Thanks to Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette of The Cat on my Head!

Even though it was their Blogoversary (their 1st!), those cuties over at The Cat on my Head handed out awards! And we got one! They also posted a tasty photo of bacon which may or may not have had someone here licking the monitor screen.

Thanks, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth & Calista Josette!

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Friday Flashback

Arie, circa 1997 - © Colehaus Cats

Arie, circa 1997 – © Colehaus Cats

Once upon a time, there was an orange boy and his name was Arie. Arie was a chubby kitten who grew into a chubby Mancat who loved to climb and jump. Or at least, in his mind he climbed and jumped. Arie was a big fan of testing physics, something his body never got the hang of. And for years, Arie swore his middle name was, “Just wait until your father gets home to see what you broke today!”

Arie, circa 1997 - © Colehaus Cats

Arie, circa 1997 – © Colehaus Cats

Regardless of broken things, chewed things, pawed and clawed things, oh, and drooled on things, we loved him. As a kitten, Arie was raised with a big dog and a toddler who couldn’t understand the concept of not strangling little things. So he joined our family and acted more dog than cat. He was our first who walked on a leash and he loved his green t-shirt. In his photo above, he’s also sporting a single strand of pearls and blue eyeshadow. THAT was Arie!

We lost Arie in the spring of 1999 to fatty liver disease. One of many Colehaus Cats never forgotten.

28 responses to “Friday Flashback.

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    598,341,539,333 green way kewl shirtz….. but ya haz lurned ta jump
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    n heerez ta a grate week oh end ta all ~~~~!

  2. Arie is an absolutely gorgeous man-cat. He sounds like he was a lot of fun and maybe a little trouble as well. We love hearing about the kitties that came before. Thank you so much for showing off your award. There is now a pawticipant badge, if you’d like to have and post it. Mommy wanted to say thanks to efurrybuddy for coming to our party! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. What a beautiful boy. Thanks for sharing him with us. Lee and Phod

  4. Concatulations on your award!

  5. We think Arie was an absolutely handsome dude! Mom tells us that we act more like dogs than cats, too. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as the humans remember that cats reign supreme! Thanks for sharing about Arie. It’s easy to see that he was loved.

  6. ConCATulations to your Award and thanks for charing some of your memories of Arie !
    XOXO

  7. He sounds like an awesome dude. Love the green shirt and pearls.

  8. Arie era muito bonito! Achei muito interessante ele aceitar uma blusa, geralmente os gatos não aceitam nada que os faça se sentir preso.

  9. Arie gone but not forgotten. LOL the T Shirt and pearls. Congratulations on the award. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. absolutely lovely mancat,congrats on your award,xx Speedy and mum

  11. Arie sure was such a handsome boy and we love his fur colors. That T-shirt is too cute. He sounds like such a fun cat. Take care.

  12. Jenna and Sissy

    What a cat–Arie sounds like a real character! We can’t see the blue eye shadow but think the pearls and green tee are something else 😉
    Concats on your award 🙂

  13. Arie sounds like he was such an awesome kitty. Concatulations on your award!

  14. ARIE WAS SUCH A HANDSOME BOY….WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PATTERNS OF HIS FUR. THE DARKER COLOR LOOKS LIKE VELVET.
    MOM TELLS ME I SHOULD ALWAYS BE THANKFUL REMEMBER THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE ME BECAUSE THEY PAVED THE WAY TO HER HEART
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

  15. Arie sounds like quite the character! Those are such fun memories of Arie. 🙂
    Congratulations on your award!

  16. Great flashback! Arie sounds like a wonderful cat, so full of purrsonality and unique traits that made him a joy to have around.

  17. Congrats on the nice award gang! Thanks for sharing Arie with us today, what a special one fur sure!

  18. Gorgeous Arie…we love the picture with him atop the books. Congrats on the award. Hugs and nose kisses

  19. Arie was sure a handsome mancat. Thank you for sharing about him with us. It’s always so nice hearing about the cats who came before. 🙂

    ConCATulations on your pawsome award!

  20. Ohhhh…. hugs and scritches to you Angel Arie, so nice to meet you!

    Concats to the gang! Big families means big fun and big love!

  21. Mowzers, concats on your award!! We can see Arie was quite the mancat (who shares Faraday’s middle name too, odd, that…).

    We know your family must still miss him but are so glad for the wonderful memories.

  22. Nice to know Arie. He seemed to be like our Buster.

    BTW, we can’t see the second image.

  23. Arie was very handsome. That was a lovely flashback.
    Concats on your award.

  24. Concats on your awardie! we think Arie was a fine figure of a mancat–we like a kitty with a little meat on his bones! XOXOXOXO

  25. Awwww Arie was such a beauty and big conCats on the lovely award xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  26. Awwwwww thank you for telling us about beautiful and amazing Arie!! What a sweetie!!

    Huge congrats with your fab award too! take care
    x

  27. Concats on your award! Arie seems like a purrfect mancat! Thanks for sharing his story with us. We love Flashbacks about kitties who came before. Some kitties really touch our hearts and change our lives, they are never forgotten, no matter how long them have been gone.

  28. Oh noes! So sorry Arie lost his battle with fatty liver syndrome. My recent foster brofur Leo fought a tough fight and he won. He is now Cousin Leo and in his new furrever castle just last Sunday. Arie was a fine ginger mancat…as is Cousin Leo,paw pats, Savannah