Kissing Wars.

Here at Colehaus Cats, we don’t believe in fights. Oh sure, there might be a bit of hissing and a whap here or there but nothing serious. No, our biggest battles are…The Kissing Wars.

The rules are simple:
1. I, as the aggressor, will prove that I can kiss you first before you can kiss me. If I do, I get a point.
2. Trickery is allowed, however…
3. A show of your teeth signifies biting, not kissing, and you lose a point.
4. I can choose to wave your lost point by touching the top of your head thereby keeping you interested in playing.
5. I lose a point if I kiss anything other than your lips.
6. If you can outmaneuver me and give me a kiss, you gain a point.
7. In the end, we all kiss and everyone wins. Ready to play? Here we go!

With Miss Newton acting as referee, Tessa initiates war with the pre-approved batting signal all kittens instinctively recognize. Referee Newton reminds the warriors of the importance of a level battle field. Use of elevation as an advantage is strictly prohibited.

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia.  © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

With both opponents on the floor, each assume their preferred attack positions. Tessa readies for her first smooch…but then retreats. Will Pia take the bait and lose a point?

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

No! Pia wisely chooses to advance toward Tessa, the aggressor, who cleverly tucks herself behind a fold in the blankie; hidden and yet, with a foot confidently exposed signifying this is a play war, not a real one. Pia playfully paws at the blankie, taunting, taunting…

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

…and then, certain that Tessa is about to spring a kiss on her, Pia shows her needle-y kitten teeth and loses a point! Oh, Pia!

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

It is at that moment when Tessa dives in and delivers a kiss square on the lips. Outstanding play! The Score: Tessa – One, Pia – Minus One.

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

In keeping with the rules and because good sports make good sleeping partners, Tessa eliminates Pia’s lost point with a gentle tap to the top of her head. The Score: Tessa – One, Pia – Zip. Good show, Tessa!

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

But before Pia can acknowledge Tessa’s act of kindness, Tessa dives in yet again, determined to increase her kiss points. Pia twists in time and…denied! Tessa misses her intended target and smooches a set of pink toe beans instead! The Score: Tessa – Zilch, Pia – Zero.

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

The tustling is heated now. Tessa flips and rolls over Pia, determined to regain the lead. Pia twists like a worm on a hook, just as determined to keep those lips away. So close, closer, closer…

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Masterfully, Tessa flips around again and just as she’s ready to plant a big ol’ smooch, Pia outmaneuvers her and makes contact first! “Gotcha,” she mews. And with a tender paw, the war is declared over and both sides as winners. Final score: Tessa a winner via her skillful moves, Pia a winner via her crafty patience.

Kissing Wars - Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Kissing Wars – Tessa & Pia. © Colehaus Cats.

Until next time…

32 responses to “Kissing Wars.

  1. Ha! You need a kissing counter to keep track of it all!

  2. HaHameow! We can’t wait to see Round Two. Both these contestants are excellent athletes and deserve a sound smooching from Mom!

  3. You both get smoochies from us! And that makes us feel like winners!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

  4. We’d lost count but we’ll give you both a smooch for perseverance.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. Super cute. Thank you!

  6. What an awesome battle!

  7. I luvluvluv the kissing games you play! Hmmmm…I would need a partner to try…..where can I get one of those!.??

  8. Oh myyy I am squeeeeeeing all over from the incredible cuteness of it all!

  9. Very clever post. Pia is so cute on her back. The series of photos tell the story perfectly. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at http://www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  10. This looks like an awesome game!

  11. We like this kissy game!

  12. hey, where can we get tickets to watch this kissing game?

    kisses to all you.

  13. That was a fun game. Who can tell who won. We think you were both winners just because you had such a good time trying to kiss the other one. Take care.

  14. So how many was that and who won?? Great pics 🙂

  15. Wowzers! That’s a whole lotta kissing going on, you two. We think you’re BOTH the winners! 🙂

  16. da tabbies o trout towne

    grate mewves tessa n pia tho frank lee we dont call it kissin….N knot just coz we iz boyz !!! happee monday !!

  17. That is the cutest war we have ever seen. You both are the best and it deserves to be a draw.

  18. I wish all wars could be fought in such a way. You two are The Darling!
    xoxo

  19. Oh my gosh! That is far too cute! Oh how I wish the wars at our house were that sweet!

  20. I loved it, very good narrative. I was worried about not scoring points Pia. Congratulations kittens deserved the win hehe.

  21. That sure does look like such a fun game, but I’m glad I’m not the referee on that one!

  22. Oh I love this! Kissing war! What a fun game…I wanna join and give you kitties lots of smooches!

  23. Oh MY…. Kissing war sounds like a lot of fun! There’s no kissing here… I shared the house with three doggies. Don’t want to kiss them… Perhaps, I could come over your place.

    Thanks for visiting!

    Loki

  24. Great pictures!

  25. What a great game! Lee and Phod

  26. Quite a heated kissing battle!

  27. What cuties! We think adorable Pia was just excited and didn’t mean any harm by showing her teeth. What does the ref say?

    • Miss Newton is one of those hard-ass refs. She rules in favor of the rules. “You gotta stick to the rules,” she says. “Or no one will.” Yeah, yeah, we hear you, Ref Newton…

  28. Ok…how did you sneak into our townhouse and photograph Katie and Waffles Too??? These photos SO remind me of them!!! And I love that you’re calling it Kissing Wars. haha!!! I’ll be watching their “encounters” in a whole new light!
    : ) Glogirly

    (LOVED your comment on She Said, He Said!!!)

  29. Could you tell my pawrents about ” The Kissing Wars. ” ?
    They don’t believe Me ! ( I do with the neighbour kitties ; )
    Anyway, Your match is great fun !
    and you two remind me ” Katie & Waffles ” : )
    Have Fun !
    and Thanks to visit me