11/03/2017 – Finally Friday Flashback

Today, we’re combining Finally Friday with a Friday Flashback about Ruby. She said she was fine with this.

Ruby says, "What?" - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby says, “What?” – © Colehauscats.com

What? That wasn’t exactly what I agreed to.

We’re really celebrating Friday this week so, while Mom finishes some needed work around the house, let’s revisit Ruby joining our family back in 2012.

Ruby was an owner-surrendered 10 year old sweetheart named Pearl who had just been released from the shelter sick room when Dad saw her. He says it was love at first sight, but acknowledged we weren’t looking to adopt anyone.

Pearl, our Home for the Holidays (and perhaps beyond) House Guest - 2012. © Colehaus Cats

Pearl, our Home for the Holidays (and perhaps beyond) House Guest – 2012. © Colehaus Cats

A couple of weeks later, we stopped by our local PetSmart and saw her at an adoption event. She was very frightened and sadly, was looked over while nearly every other cat and kitten was adopted that day.

Pearl in 2012, our Home for the Holidays (perhaps beyond) House Guest - 2012. © Colehaus Cats

Pearl in 2012, our Home for the Holidays (perhaps beyond) House Guest – 2012. © Colehaus Cats

That was the day we learned about the shelter’s annual Home for the Holidays drive to find homes for all the adoptable dogs during Christmas. And we learned there was no such thing for the cats, which, of course, we thought was highly unfair and thought to do something about that.

While we couldn’t adopt all 60+ cats at the shelter (at that time), we were determined to make a difference for one. Shy and timid Pearl was the one.

Pearl in 2012, our Home for the Holidays (perhaps beyond) House Guest - 2012. © Colehaus Cats

Pearl/Ruby – Our Home for the Holidays foster – 2012. © Colehaus Cats

She continued to be very shy and while she is quiet and sticks to herself by nature, she seemed to embrace having an entire room with lots of space and light to call her own. By accident, Mom started confusing her name, Pearl, with the name Ruby and was surprised at the positive response the name Ruby got over and over. And so, Ruby she became.

Ruby Roo Sweetfeets - © Colehaus Cats

Ruby Roo Sweetfeets – © Colehaus Cats

Of course, you know the end of this story. Home for the Holidays? More like Just Home Forever! Dad couldn’t stand the thought of sending her back to the shelter. Ruby continues to thrive in her room, the master bedroom suite, with her own heated tower, personal feeder, and servants at her beck and call. She’s a snugglebug at night and enjoys the early dawn hours sitting on the windowsill chirping at foraging birds and squirrels.

Ruby, November 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby, November 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

That’s right. I do!

Ruby still loves her tower - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby still loves her tower – © Colehauscats.com

And I still love my tower.

Ruby, November 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby, November 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

And yes, I am a snugglebug!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Maxx’s Take on Living with Sisters
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

11/01/2017 – Accidental Renaissance

Cats posing for an Accidental Renaissance photo - © Colehauscats.com

Cats posing for an Accidental Renaissance photo – © Colehauscats.com

Half the Colehaus Cats posing, the lighting just right. Mom thought it looked like a modern day accidental renaissance photo. Or maybe it’s just her.

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – No post
2014 – No post
2013 – Did Someone Order Kittens?
2012 – No post

10/30/2017 – Who’s That Bee?

Quint, the Bee - © Colehauscats.com

Quint, the Bee – © Colehauscats.com

Tessa, the Bee - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa, the Bee – © Colehauscats.com

The end of Tessa, the Bee - © Colehauscats.com

The end of Tessa, the Bee – © Colehauscats.com

And because it has become tradition at Colehaus:

Wee Viola rolls out the Trebuchet, 2013 - © Colehauscats.com

Wee Viola rolls out the Trebuchet, 2013 – © Colehauscats.com

Kittens and Trebuchets. What could possible go wrong? - © Colehauscats.com

Kittens and Trebuchets. What could possible go wrong? – © Colehauscats.com

Checking the angle – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween tomorrow! Viola will be manning the house trebuchet to hold back the sugar-fueled trick-n-treating hoards… because what could possibly go wrong??

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – No post
2014 – No post
2013 – Wee Wednesday Words
2012 – No post