08/09/2017 – Three Word Wednesday

On the table - © Colehauscats.com

On the table – © Colehauscats.com

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By popular request, here’s a 50-piece online puzzle of Viola’s Full Moon Eyes courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com.

Have fun!

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – No post
2014 – No post
2013 – Secret Stripes
2012 – No post

08/07/2017 – Full Moon Monday

Our calendar says today is a full moon day and Viola says these are her full moon eyes.

Viola's Full Moon Eyes - © Colehauscats.com

Viola’s Full Moon Eyes – © Colehauscats.com

We don’t usually get a lot of scampering about or wild shenanigans around here on full moon days, but that’s not to say it’ll never happen!

Our calendar also notes that today is a Canadian civic holiday. Ever-ready Viola has a photo prepared for that, too.

Viola with Dad's favorite coffee mug - © Colehauscats.com

Viola with Dad’s favorite coffee mug – © Colehauscats.com

Happy civic holiday, Canadian friends, and everyone have a good full moon night!

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – The Best Thing
2014 – No post
2013 – Pia Melts
2012 – No post

08/04/2017 – Around Colehaus

By request, here’s an online puzzle of Wednesday’s wordless photo of Ruby and Quint kissing, courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com:

Ruby and Quint kisses.

Bonus: A second puzzle link of a visiting cutie is at the end of this post. Have fun!

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While our fountain wasn’t running, Mom looked outside from upstairs one afternoon and swears she saw a shadow shaped like a sitting cat. Dad didn’t see it and maybe you won’t either but here’s her photo:

Do you see a cat-shaped shadow? - © Colehauscats.com

Do you see a cat-shaped shadow? – © Colehauscats.com

Yes? No? Here’s the same photo with a blue outside around the shadow.

Cat-shaped shadow? - © Colehauscats.com

Cat-shaped shadow? – © Colehauscats.com

Let’s turn the photo. Better?

Shadow play in the fountain - © Colehauscats.com

Shadow play in the fountain – © Colehauscats.com

Mom says the cat shadow is sitting in the well-known loaf-cat position, paws tucked under, facing left with it’s tail straight out behind. If she could find a photo of one of the Colehaus Cats, maybe love panther Olivia, the shadow might make more sense. Or maybe not. She’s still looking for that photo. It could take years for as many photos as Mom has.

Anyhoo…. our fountain is back up and running, just in time for record-setting heat, with some necessary leaks and “tweaks” scheduled for repair in September.

Here’s some cuties who are happy having a constant running water source:

Raccoon baby - © Colehauscats.com

Raccoon baby – © Colehauscats.com

Two baby raccoons - © Colehauscats.com

Two baby raccoons – © Colehauscats.com

Curious baby raccoon - © Colehauscats.com

Curious baby raccoon – © Colehauscats.com

These are Patches’ babies who come to visit every second or third day. They are adorably cute… and wild. Mom keeps telling herself these are wild animals and she feels so fortunate to be able to photograph them nearby. And yes, that is cat kibble they are eating, leftover kibble Mom set out for great, great, great grandmother Happy who happened to have visited a couple of hours before.

And so, where was Mama Patches while Mom was clicking away with her camera. Oh, she was nearby.

Mama Patches waiting - © Colehauscats.com

Mama Patches waiting – © Colehauscats.com

She was behind the big tomato pot, letting her babies eat first. She is a very gentle and trusting mama raccoon, but we don’t want that to become the norm so Mom wished the family well and went back inside. Whew! You just know one of these days Mom’s gonna report how she touched one moments before she was rushed to the hospital after some mama raccoon taught her that is completely unacceptable behavior.

Later still, after Mama Patches and her babies went back home or out for pizza and video games or wherever it is that young raccoon families go, we saw neighbor cat W hanging out with Teese on the patio (Teese is laying on the chair in front of the green pillow). Truth be told, W chases Teese mercilessly and often picks fights with him. We’re not sure what kind of arrangement they came up with to be napping so close together but we hope it’s a lasting one (it wasn’t).

Neighbor cat W hanging with Teese - © Colehauscats.com

Neighbor cat W hanging with Teese – © Colehauscats.com

And just for the record, this is not our cat:

Not our cat - © Colehaucats.com

Not our cat – © Colehaucats.com

… but this is our sunset to share with you, simply beautiful after an exciting day of visitors to Colehaus:

August sunset - © Colehauscats.com

August sunset – © Colehauscats.com

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Courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com, here’s an online puzzle of one of the visiting raccoon babies. Have fun!

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Multicat Monday
2013 – No post
2012 – No post