Mancat Monday – Personalities – Quint.

Now that the “kittens,” meaning Tessa, Pia, Olivia and Quint, are all over a year old, endearing personality traits have developed. Today, the focus is on Quint, our laid-back and relaxed boy. You already know he paints with acrylics (water-based for artists’ safety!) And he’ll sit in front of an open window for hours soaking up as much inspiration for his paintings as he can (we assume).

Contemplating Quint - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Contemplating Quint – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

And he likes going shopping, especially at our local PetSmart. But at times, he’s still not sure about his walking harness.

Hanging out at PetSmart - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Hanging out at PetSmart – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

On top of his dedication never to use his claws on Mom or the Dad, he’s become a bit of a talker…if you consider the softest of soft mews talking. Even when he’s angry or frustrated, he uses the same tone and volume of voice – extra, extra soft. You’d fall in love with it. He even talks to his favorite toys and to date, the longest conversation he’s had with one of his toys, a gray mousie, with Mom keeping time, has been seven non-stop minutes.

When mousies are hiding, this is his favorite toy - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

When mousies are hiding, this is his favorite toy – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Or maybe this is his favorite toy - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Or maybe this is his favorite toy – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

He’s also quite the lap cat especially with anyone sitting at the desktop computer. Too bad about not getting through all that email with him in your lap. You just can’t help but to give his rabbit-soft fur all your attention. Elsewhere, anyone on the downstairs couch is fair game. Ditto for anywhere his favorite sister Olivia is. He drapes over his long legs at all kinds of odd angles and purrs up a storm.

Olivia's no match for drape-y boy - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia’s no match for drape-y boy – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Perfectly normal sleeping position - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Perfectly normal sleeping position – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

And sometimes, he blows raspberries at his sisters, but mostly when they aren’t looking.

We’ve been experimenting with swapping Quint and Maxx in and out of the master bedroom so Maxx can get some exercise. Quint goes into the room, Maxx comes out of the room. They can’t both be in the same room at once because Quint has some sort of fascination with Maxx’s tail. There’s nothing special about Maxx’s tail – it’s black and cream striped and somewhat short, but when the mousies are hiding, Quint thinks it’s the best toy in all the world. Needless to say, Maxx thinks Quint is the most annoying cat in all the world…but then again, Maxx thinks that of everyone.

So anyway, Quint isn’t afraid of the vacuum cleaner and he loves Greenies and mousies and the laser pointer and he’s learning to play fetch as if everything else isn’t enough. He’s a genuine sweetheart.

Our boy Quint - May 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Our boy Quint – May 2013 © Colehaus Cats

21 responses to “Mancat Monday – Personalities – Quint.

  1. We’re in love with handsome Quint, too! What a sweet ginger boy. XOXO

  2. Hi there Quint !
    You sure have quite some personalitiy 🙂

  3. Loved this post! He is adorable as always. Haven’t seen you around in ages, hope all is well!

  4. LOL one thing we have in common is we don’t like the vascular either. Nice catching up with Quint. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. What beauteous spots Quint has too!

  6. Quint, we loved learning more about you, but we liked your photos even more. You are so cute draping yourself over Olivia. We’re sure glad she doesn’t mind. Seven minutes of straight talking. We don’t think our big mouth, Mauricio, could accomplish that. Mom agrees about the personality thing. She loves kittens, but thinks we are so much more fun when our individual personalities develop. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  7. da tabbies o trout towne

    quint…dood…. knot onlee due we loves yur storee, we gotta give ewe high paws N headbonks…OW…for knot bein afraid oh de vacuum masheen !!! N purrhaps if ewe offer maxx sum mackeral ona monday…ewe guys can share a room two gether for a long time…ore at leest a nice samich !!! lookin forwerd ta heerin bout tessa, pia N olivia !!

  8. Quint is a really special kitty! I talk to my toys too sometimes, but I don’t carry on such long conversations with them – it gets frustrating when they don’t actually reply.

  9. OH Quint you are such a little dear.
    Mom says she could love love love all over you.

  10. what a loveable kitteh, we hope to keep reading about you and your siblings.

  11. Awww, what a talented, adorable sweetheart!…Happy week ahead, darling friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  12. Quint você é adorável! Eu gostei de ver você fazendo compras, você deve fazer muito sucesso nesse carrinho de compras.

  13. Quint is such a handsome and adorable boy.

  14. Quint, you’re such a character! And your spots are soooo handsome.

  15. thanks for sharing more about Quint! we think he is a cutie 🙂 and (we might have said this before, but…) we love his paintings 🙂

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
    pee ess: Quint, I used to get into trouble for playing with Pip’s tail, hee hee! (ok…sometimes I still do…)

  16. Oh Quint, what a cool kitty you are! We loved hearing all about you and those little mews of yours would certainly melt our heart. What a special guy you are!

  17. I think we are all agreed that Quint is a special kitty!! Love that he likes to go shopping!! So cool 🙂

  18. Quint, mom says she loves you more and more each day! She sends her purrs and snorggles to you!
    Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow

  19. Hi there! We haven’t been around much recently because our Lady has really become a problem when it comes to helping us blog and visit. We may need to have her replaced. Anyway, we were visiting the auction site and saw your painting and loved it. We came right over and read all about your talents and we’re very impressed! Do you ever do requests? Like certain colors? By the way – your own fur patterns are very artistic too. So handsome!

    • Thank you for visiting Marigold’s auction site and my art shop! Yes, I do requests though not using certain colors yet. But I love painting and am willing to give it a try! I’ll have my mom send you an email right this minute. She’s not doing anything terribly im-paw-tant anyway. Purrs….Quint

  20. Oh my word, he is a doll!!!