03/17/2017 – Tessa MacTroublesomes

Tessa a.k.a. Sweets MacTuxieton - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Sweets MacTuxieton – © Colehauscats.com

This kitty, this cat, this most-of-the-time sweetheart, Tessa.

Tessa a.k.a. Danger MacDangerson © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Danger MacDangerson © Colehauscats.com

This adventurous member of our family who sometimes gets things in her head and pushes the corners of her envelope.

Tessa a.k.a Grumps MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a Grumps MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

This cat woke up on the wrong side one day back in February and soon, found herself in all kinds of trouble. It started with a grumpy day. Over what, we have no idea. But we’re working on a theory based on past behavior.

Tessa a.k.a. Scrappy MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Scrappy MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

The case of the grumps turned into picking fights with Quint and Miss Newton (who even as a very petite girl, can definitely hold her own in a fight). Tessa’s grumpiness continued as she lost every fight she initiated.

Tessa a.k.a. Fights MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Fights MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

By the end of the weekend, she had more scratches on her nose than ever. And she was still grumpy. And then, on Valentine’s Day, she sauntered into the kitchen, looked up at Mom, and peed.

This was the exact behavior she exhibited back in 2014, and similarly, she was very healthy with no UTI or anything else going on, but suffering a case of Tuxie Attitude. Instead of hoping this was a one-time thing and suffering the consequences of finding secret pee spots around the house weeks later, Mom took the same eventual approach as she did in 2014. Tessa was grounded to the master bedroom for a month, 24/7, where she instantly turned back into a perfect angel. No grumpiness, no fighting, and no inappropriate peeing.

Hmmm, do you suppose she just wanted/needed a vacation?

Tessa a.k.a Sweets MacSweetyton (after adjustment) - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a Sweets MacSweetyton (after adjustment) – © Colehauscats.com

Tessa gets out on parole this weekend. Let’s hope a month filled with servant calls, special attention, and treats on silver trays taught her a valuable lesson!

03/15/2017 – Wordless Wednesday

Zuzu does her spring cleaning - © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu does her spring cleaning – © Colehauscats.com

03/13/2017 – Is It Spring Yet?

Looking for Spring - © Colehauscats.com

Looking for Spring – © Colehauscats.com

Lots of friends are asking when I’m going to paint again and all I can ask back is when is it going to stop raining outside? Some guy on TV said we had the rainiest February on record and that’s now oozing into March, too. Twenty-four straight days of rain this round and three times more rain than usual for this winter? That’s just whack!

Quint adds purple - © Colehauscats.com

Quint adds purple – © Colehauscats.com

If you recall last year at this time, I was already dabbing and tapping away painting spring flowers. Or maybe that was in April, maybe even May. I’m sure I was THINKING about painting either way, just like I am now.

(Mom edit: Quint’s first walk in the garden was April 25, 2016 and his second walk followed by painting was April 29, 2017.)

Quint's not worried - © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s not worried – © Colehauscats.com

Mom says not to worry, that spring is coming a week from today. Do I think a week from today will be the perfect first spring day? Do you think I might get to go out for my first walk in my garden? Do I think all the flowers outside will be happy to see me? I’m sure going to be happy to see them!

Dad says it will still probably be too chilly for me to go outside and Mom assures me none of the flowers are ready to open yet. She says we have to wait just a wee bit longer.

Chilling before Spring - © Colehauscats.com

Chilling before Spring – © Colehauscats.com

So, I guess I’ll just lounge here and chill a bit more. Don’t worry. These big painting paws will be dabbing color again soon!