Olivia’s Winter Report.

Olivia with all the latest gossip  - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia with all the latest gossip – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia here and now that January is over, boy, have I got some gossip news to report! Let me tell you everything Mom won’t.

First of all, and because I couldn’t forget this if I tried, have you seen my big brother Maxx lately? He says he’s still on his ‘diet’ (says this using ‘paw-quote’ signs) and what I’m seeing is him doing his ‘Maxx-ercise.’ *again with the paw-quotes*

Maxx has always been large and in charge - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx has always been large and in charge – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Sweet Jell-O in a chair! Me thinks he’s been nipping at baby sister Viola’s kitten kibble too much lately! Mom says he’s fine and still on track, whatever that means. *rolls eyes*

Whoa! - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Whoa! – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Nextly, every time Mom leaves the room, Miss Newton mumbles stuff about wanting to be in more photos this year. *snicker* Yeah, this coming from my sister who wrote the book on escaping the camera!

More photos of Miss Newton? - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

More photos of Miss Newton? – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Speaking of someone who probably won’t be getting more face-time, my bigger sister Tessa is in the doghouse BIG time! My Mom says she’s grounded for life for ruining an entire cabinet that can’t be replaced. I guess she peed on it a whole bunch. Uh, Tessa did, not my Mom, and that it was so ruined, it had to be thrown out. The worst part was she (again, my sister Tessa) peed on it while Mom was watching and that she (Tessa) had peed and peed and peed “Like there was no tomorrow,” or so Mom said.

Mom says Tessa’s v-e-t checkup came back fine and that she’s stress peeing (Tessa, again, not Mom although by this point, maybe Mom is too!) because she (Tessa) doesn’t like new sister Zuzu’s smell in our litter boxes. Personally, I think Tessa’s just being picky but what do I know?

My mom would like a moment to thank everyone who has sent her tips and tricks to help with Tessa, the Pee Queen. Mom’s happy to report she’s on the same page with most of the information and help and that Tessa is going on five days without an accident. Thank you, tipsters!

Anyhoo, Tessa is grounded to the big bedroom 24/7 and new sister Zuzu has graduated out of that bedroom 24/7. Mom says the timing is perfect for switching them now that sister Zuzu’s post surgery checkup showed she is doing very, very well. I kind of like new sister Zuzu and like that she’s out in the rest of the house with us. Well… I like her most of the time. She plays hard and for keeps!

And now that she’s had her surgery, Zuzu gets these goofy, happy looks on her face more often. I tell you, sometimes, it’s almost creepy! What does she have to be happy about? A grape has more fur on it than what she has on her belly!

Zuzu seems happier - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Zuzu seems happier – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

If you think Tessa would be unhappy to be grounded, you haven’t seen Pia lately. She just found out Mom won’t be in town over Valentine’s Day Weekend and that’s going to cramp Pia’s secret plans to fly over to see her boyfriend Dexter of Cherry City Kitties. Boy, is the Bean ever upset; so upset, she’s not speaking to Mom!

Note to D: My secret name for my sister Pia when she’s upset is Grumps McBean. Our secret secret! Don’t tell her I told you!

An unhappy Pia Bean - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

An unhappy Pia Bean – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mom insists her absence can’t be helped. Pia isn’t listening. Mom says she’ll get over it. Pia sings, “La-la-la-la-la-I-can’t-hear-you-la-la-la.” It’s comical, I tell you!

And then something really comical happens. My brother Quint might be turning into a squirrel! At least his tail might be. Or maybe a opossum. I mean, LOOK AT THAT CURLY TAIL! Is that even normal? Why, I bet he could loop that over a curtain rod and dangle there for days with that! And he’d probably have his nose in an art book the whole time and not even notice. He’s an odd one, that brother of mine.

Quint's curl - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint’s curl – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I can’t look at his tail anymore. Is it gone? Did you scroll past it? Good! Moving on, my sister Ruby has become a good Auntie to baby sister bunnyrabbit Viola and is teaching her to respect her elders. Apparently, even when her elders are nomming down the kitten chow!

Viola waits for Auntie Ruby to finish - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Viola waits for Auntie Ruby to finish – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Take note Miss Newton’s tail photobombing the picture there (hmmm, maybe she really will get into more photos…) Mom says to cut Ruby some slack because Ruby could stand a few more daily calories. I’m glad I don’t need any of those, being that I’m as sleek and perfect as they come!

Olivia dishes the dirt - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia dishes the dirt – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

And finally we come to the end. Literally! That baby sister bunnybutt Viola. She’s into everything!

So there it is. And now, you’re all caught up!

Viola and the end - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Viola and the end – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

43 responses to “Olivia’s Winter Report.

  1. Olivia , thank´s for the up-date on efurrybody !
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo on Viola in the mug <3


  2. What a great update. We love the photo of Viola. Enjoy her while she’s small enough to fit into a mug… she’ll be as big as Maxx before you know it!

  3. Thank you for the update Olivia – Mum read it all out to us. We love the picture of Viola examining the bottom of the mug and it made Mum go all silly and start squeeing. These humans!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Oh, we luff the gossip sessions. That’s a lot of stuff going on there too.

  5. We too love the gossip sessions. And Quint’s tail is soooo adorable!

  6. That’s an awful lot to take in! I think you should all just sit back and let Viola make a kitten fool of herself for some good laughs!

  7. I have been literally laughing out loud while reading this and catching up on all the antics and goings on as seen through Olivia’s keen observations.

    I wasn’t laughing, however, while reading about your ruined cabinets and Tessa’s seemingly intentional ‘accidents.’ I know all too well what that’s like. Hopefully, Tessa will de-stress and chillax in a little while and all will be well again amongst all the Colehaus cats.

    That bottom photo of Viola’s…emmm…bunny-bottom has had me in fits of oohs and squeals, too. She’s so adorable.

    Thanks for all the goss, Olivia. You really know how to tell it like it is. 🙂

  8. ps – Your big brother Maxx is very much like our Benny. Even though he’s nearly 20 pounds, he insists that he’s not fat and doesn’t have a weight problem at all, but rather, that it’s a case of him being ‘big boned’ and that because he’s quite tall (he has very long legs, I have to agree with him), he feels he carries himself very well indeed. 🙂

  9. Thanks for all the updates that’s goin on at your house! We just love Viola’s little bum, too!
    Have a great Monday, furriends!

  10. Olivia, have you considered being on TV as a reporter? You could have covered the Kitten Bowl yesterday. You manage to find out all the nitty gritty details of all your brothers and sisters and you report it in a matter of fact way. Good job!!!!

  11. Olivia that was a fantastic update! And we loved seeing everyone’s picture and hearing all the news! Love the last photo of Viola!

  12. We certainly love hearing gossip! We hope Tessa and the pee issue continue to improve What can I say about Viola Bunny Butt? She is just adorable 🙂

  13. Inside Edition, my dear, purrfect for you. xoxox

  14. great update Olivia,that was fun hearing all he gossip,xx Speedy

  15. My goodness, that was a lot of news. We are sorry about the Tessa situation. Mauricio is a sprayer and will do it right in front of Mom. She tries to keep a calming collar on him which helps some. And Astrid has been doing some of the stress peeing ’cause all the others like to pick on her until she screams! She hasn’t ruined anything, thankfully. Mom ordered some of this Cat Atrrack litter that she read about in reviews recently on a couple of other blogs. She’ll let you know if it works. It was really nice to see efurrybuddy! Have a great week. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. What a funtastic update on EFFURYONE! We love that last photo of Viola. Too funny!
    We have a “Tessa” here too. But it’s a HE and he’s been driving Mommy crazy. He pees on soft things like clothes, Whisky’s bed, tissue paper and most recently, on Eeyore the stuffie! Mommy says if it happens again, he’s going to be grounded!

  17. OMD Viola in the mug is priceless. Great update Olivia and pawsome heads up on all that is going on. LOL Quint turning into a squirrel, hope not as we hate them but love you all. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  18. da tabbies o torut towne

    another grate ree port olivia; but if we may…

    maxx…frank lee dood ya look a bit leen two uz, we think ya knead ta add 7 flounder dinners two yur day lee foods feedin time…N quint…think if ya could paint with yur tail….de swirls wood bee a master peace ….ya now, uz guys gotta stix two gether…N NOE dai$y canna step in heer ta say meowloz ta de gurlz…bye !~~~~~~~~~~~~


  19. da tabbies o torut towne

    N LOOK !!!! we haz mewved…we noe longer live in TROUT town…but torut towne…wunder what kinda fish THAT iz !!!


  20. hahaha…. great update. We hope Pia does better in her own space. Not sure what to tell you about Quint’s tail – except mom says opposum tails are nekkid. And Viola in the mug is adorable….glad she is learning her manners and keeping you all jumping. Maybe you can get her to chase Max for some exercise.

  21. that was a pawsome report! So glad Tessa is ok!

  22. That was a wonderful report and I am glad to here the pee is proper now!

  23. I’m glad to here that some of the suggestions are working out for Tessa – it can be hard de-stressing a peeing kitty!

  24. Glad to read that great update ! Viola is so cute and so funny in her mug ! Purrs

  25. You have done a very good job on getting us all updated on the gossip Olivia.

  26. Olivia nos divertimos muito com as fofocas… ops! Quero dizer, atualizações. Mantenha-nos informados, parece que as coisas estão esquentando por aí hehehehehe

  27. Olivia – that was a great report! We won’t say a word about any of it : )

  28. That was very informative, Viola! Thanks for the update. I do hope Mom has stopped stress peeing now!! xox

  29. Well your house isn’t dull ! Not even for a second! 🙂
    We love hearing all the news and Viola in a cup is smile inducing! Make sure she doesn’t drink too much coffee though…it sounds as though she already has more than enough pluck! ;p

    the critters in the cottage xo

    P.S. Tomorrow we will be featuring Malou’s favourite toy from your Christmas gifts to us if you care to drop by 🙂

  30. Thanks Olivia.
    That was a pawsome update!
    We also think you are a lovely ,sleek House Panther 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  31. Love that last photo! And Olivia, you are just perfect!

  32. Olivia, thanks for dishing the dirt on all your brothers and sisters. That little Viola is pretty cute, isn’t she? And we hope Tessa gets her peeing under control or else she’ll hafta live in the big bedroom permanently!

  33. Good job with that awesome reportage, Olivia! We sure hope that Tessa’s five days turn into six, and then seven, all the way to infinity. And seriously, Viola in the mug just made us smile SO big! 🙂

  34. Holy cats, that’s a lot of gossip…news! Your home is very busy this winter! Too bad about that cabinet, but we hope the tips that others offered continue to help. And of course that photo of Viola is too precious for words, is worthy of submission to a contest or for a calendar.

  35. Thanks Olivia! Always good to know the latest “scoop”!

    pee ess: Miss Newton, Tipp says when you can’t get your fac in the shot… at least give ’em a good TAILBOMB! hee hee

    pee pee ess: don’t be a grumpy ‘lil mcbean… wha? who said that? I mean don’t be mad a mom sweet Pia I have a whole year full of special days that belong to you… we’ll let the rest of the world have that one… your Dexter…

  36. We’re so very sorry Tessa’s stress-peeing but hey, 5 days and counting! You go girl! (Sorry Miss T, but Viola *is* awfully cute in that mug!)

  37. Olivia, you do the best reports. Did your Mom see my article about litter box habits and that Cat Attract litter? I don’t suppose you can have 1 more box than number of kitties. HAH!

    • We’re using the Cat Attract litter and highly recommend it! We also have Cat Attract herbal sprinkles and like that too! We have 7 boxes total and are using three different kinds of litter at the moment. Tessa is doing very well with her boxes that she shares with Maxx and Ruby and as a side benefit of all the litter box issues we’re learning, Maxx is now doing much, much better with his stress peeing and spends a lot of time out of his bedroom now!

  38. You do the best reports, Olivia. Did your Mom see my blog about litter box issues? Well, I’m glad to be all caught up. (You sure Tessa did the peeing and not your Mom?)

  39. Love the reports 🙂