Mancat Monday Visitors.

Oh, now this is comfortable - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Oh, now this is comfortable – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

A quick Erinn Zuzu ‘Pumpkin Spice’ Niblet update: Baby Niblets are still baking but we’re pretty sure they’re just about done. Erinn is doing a lot of sleeping on her back, belly exposed, legs in the air, giving her tired back a rest and giving us a great view of things to come. We’re finally to the point ourselves of being very excited about Niblet arrival and have our expectant-mama-to-be basket of important things at the ready for anything – plenty of towels, heating pad, kitten bottles and formula, regular vet and emergency vet phone numbers, dental floss, alcohol wipes, scissors, notebook and pen and camera.

We’re pretty sure Erinn is not a first-time mother-to-be so we’ll give her plenty of quiet space during her delivery as to not cause her extra stress. We’ll be close at hand though just in case.

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About a week after we filled Geoffrey’s House with hay we found at PetSmart (meant for guinea pigs or something like that), someone moved in! It took a week to discover who though we can’t seem to get a picture of him (for proof because you know, it doesn’t exist if there are no pictures).

Dallas is an all white cat who lives down the hill and around the corner from us. He’s not deaf as many all white males tend to be, he’s neutered and has one pale blue eye and one pale green eye. He’s a friendly cat, but only on his own property. The problem is, he’s hardly ever on his own property and he acts almost like a feral cat everywhere else! So not only is it near impossible to photograph him, it is impossible to get within ten feet of him.


Visitor Dallas visiting this past spring - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Visitor Dallas visiting this past spring – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Here’s Dallas this past spring when he was stealing some of Geoffrey’s food up by our front door. What’s amazing is not that we got a photo or two but that one of us had the camera ready in our hand and the door was open when Dallas showed up!

Visiting Dallas checking out Pia - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Visiting Dallas checking out Pia – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Last week, we discovered the hay in Geoffrey’s House was flattened down in the center as though someone had slept there overnight. So early the other morning, we were extra quiet opening our side door to see if anyone was in the house and out like a shot ran Dallas. Since then, we’ve seen him hanging around the house a few more times and early in the morning, the flattened hay inside is still warm to the touch. We couldn’t be more happy! Setting up Geoffrey’s House, even after Geoffrey’s passing without him ever getting to see it, has proven to be worth the time, money, tears and effort.

Who is not interested in living in some hay-filled house is Mo. He’s one of the new renter neighbor cats that arrived last month. Mo is a great garden cat, loves going for a walk in the garden and pouncing on falling leaves and sticks.

Mo listening to next year's garden plans - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Mo listening to next year’s garden plans – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

And he’s a good listener. We were discussing next year’s garden plans and he was all ears.

Really? You think you’re going to remove that tree?

Garden cat Mo listens to next year's plans - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Garden cat Mo listens to next year’s plans – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

That big messy tree over there? My bird friends kind of like that big messy tree.

Your birds have plenty of other messy trees mere feet away, Mo. We’ll talk about it again next spring.

23 responses to “Mancat Monday Visitors.

  1. That is a lot of newsiness today. Wow, both Dallas and Mo are gorgeous kitties. Our angel Madison was all site with two blue eyes and also was not deaf. WE are getting so anxious, especially our mom, to see those niblets. Have you thought up any corny names for them yet? MOL! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Fiona, Giulietta, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Jo

  2. We are happy to hear Geoffrey’s house has overnight residency. Cat lovers are so predictable–they just love them all 🙂

    Erinn, we’re waiting (impatiently)…

  3. Oh we are glad there is residency in Geoffrey’s House because we do remember your posts about it. Both Dallas and Mo (we are so partial to tuxie cats) are gorgeous. And Mama Erinn we can’t wait to hear about your upcoming niblets!

  4. da tabbies o trout towne

    errin…three dayz N countin til three wee kittehs show up !!! N veree nice ta meet ewe both dallas N mo…tho a breef werd mo on de hole BURD izzue…..glad ya has taken a nap ore 94 at Geoffrey’s pad dallas….him wood be happee ta noe hiz houz iz loved again 🙂

  5. We’re looking forward to seeing those little niblets.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. We hope everything goes well with the upcoming arrival of the Niblets.

  7. That is great that Dallas is using Geoffrets’ House. How cool. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. You know what the say about real estate…location location location…evidently you have an excellent location
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. I think Mo should definitely have some say on gardening plans. And oh Erinn, that does look comfy, Hope those niblets were done soon and you got to enjoy them! Thank you for linking to the Pet Parade, you’ve been pinned!

  10. We just can’t wait, you must get photo’s immediately.. MOL xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. I’m so glad Geoffrey’s house is getting some use! Paws crossed everything goes well with the kittens.

  12. Wow, with all of you in your house always a lot going on. Loved the photos of all. Thanks for stopping by the Tabby Cat Club and helping celebrate our 100 membership of tabby kitties!!

  13. What a happy place you have! No wonder the kitties love to come see what’s going on there. We love you for caring for all the fur people!

  14. We’re so excited about the Niblets…we can hardly wait!

    The Florida Furkids

  15. Your place is obviously a cat magnet!! Dallas is beautiful and we can’t wait for the niblets!! 🙂

  16. We are so excited that niblets are coming soon! We’re also so glad that Geoffrey’s house has a new resident.

  17. We’re so happy that Dallas is using Geoffrey’s House. That’s so wonderful!

    Erinn, we can hardly stand the wait to see your little Niblets! 🙂

    Oh, guess what? Today, we received the Merrick Purrfect Bistro Box you won in Cat Wisdom 101’s giveaway! We can hardly wait to let the kitties have a little “treat.” 🙂 Thank you so much for thinking of us, dear friends!

  18. Its so exciting at your house! There are so many things happening! The mom had a white cat with blue eyes who wasn’t deaf. His father was Siamese, so he didn’t inherit the deafness gene. His eyes flashed red like a meezer’s eyes too.

  19. Oh my gosh, it seems like Erin has been preggers forever!

  20. I am glad that Geoffrey’s house is being used. Can’t wait to see the babies!

  21. this is great news about Geoffrey’s house,xx Speedy