Ruby - 2013 © Colehaus Cats.

Ruby – 2013 © Colehaus Cats.

Well, as if a surprise…we now have a new addition to the Colehaus Cat Clan!

Two weeks ago, we brought home a wonderfully sweet kitty from West Columbia Gorge Humane Society as a Foster-to-Adopt Home for the Holidays trial.

The Smitten Dad says: “Two weeks ago we had a simple hope that Ruby (formerly known as Pearl) would move from her sanctuary under our tall bed and we’d find her snuggling with us overnight. She delivered that and more by spending much of Christmas Eve snuggled between us and the rest of the week exploring: First from the bed to the window sill and then between rooms and floors. Yesterday, she was out of our room (known to the kitties as “The Servants Quarters”) wandering around and sitting on various window sills watching people and birds for hours.

She’s chosen a name change on her own, so as of last week, before the very end of the year, we officially adopted Ruby to round out our family. She’s made substantial strides to join the Colehaus Cats crew family and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Ruby - 2013 © Colehaus Cats.

Ruby – 2013 © Colehaus Cats.

She enjoys the nightly brushing routine and her coat has grown softer and more beautiful with each evening. She likes listening to us talk and enjoys watching TV with us. She’s also been socializing with the rest of the family. After an initial meeting across an open bedroom doorway with hisses exchanged and much aloofness, Christmas day saw Pearl venture out of the room to explore and meet half of the rest of the crew before a very enthusiastic Quint prompted a return to the sanctity of the bedroom. Her excursions out have grown more frequent and the hisses have quieted as she progressively explores the house.

Just the other day, we experienced the added bonus of having her crawl into our laps to sit and clean herself. Mom was beside herself with glee!

We’re so happy to see her spending more of her time alert and purring and looking comfortable in her surroundings. Welcome, Ruby Roo Sweetfeets. Welcome home.”

29 responses to “Smitten.

  1. Hi Ruby, we are very pleased that you got a wonderful home for Christmas.

  2. Welcome home Ruby… found a great family and we are very excited to continue to see your cute self around here.

  3. Parabéns Ruby por ganhar uma família, você começou bem o ano.

  4. Yeay! A very very warm welcome to Ruby Roo Sweetfeets! We’re so happy to get this update. 🙂

  5. woo hoo! we are so glad to hear Ruby settled in and officially has her furrever home 🙂

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  6. Oh a big warm welcome to Ruby. We are so pleased to read everything is going well. Nice one!
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. da tabbies o trout towne

    this iz AWESUM….welcome ta yur mew forever home Ruby; we just noe ewe R gonna love it ther…happee belated gotcha day…high paws N headbonks….ouch…. two yur mom N dad for givin ewe yur home long with de blessings oh St Francis….we hope everee one haza grate week oh end….enjoy and eat much trout !!

  8. A new cat addition is always an exciting thing. Personally, I have resigned myself to adopt only a senior cat from here on out, as I do not want them to outlive me. It is good to see Ruby settling in well. She is a lucky cat!

  9. Oh HURRAH for Ruby!!! What better gift for the holidays than a Forever Home!?!

  10. Oh that is so terrific for you Ruby. We are so glad that you found such a great home to move into. That is just awesome and makes all of us very happy. Have a great week end.

  11. How exciting! Another kitty 🙂 She certainly is a beautiful cat… I love her tabby/calico look. Congratulations on you new awesome home Ruby!


  13. Paws up, Ruby! Welcome home!

  14. Welcome to the Colehouse Clan, Ruby! You’ve found yourself the BEST home ever. 🙂

  15. We’re so happy to hear the good news! Congratulations on the new addition, we wish you many many happy years together.

  16. This is the bestest! Ruby is a beautiful cat and she is so very happy!

  17. *waving paws* Hi Ruby! Your story just makes us purr so much we can hardly stand it! We are looking forward to learning more about you as you continue to settle in for the good life.

  18. Wonderful! I think Ruby knows she could not have found a better home.

  19. Jessie & Jane

    WooHoo I was so hoping the Ruby would become a full time member of Colehaus, she is so beautiful xxx’s

  20. Oh wow what a pawsome present to give a cat! hello, Ruby, lovely to meet you. Wishing you a Meowy New Year! Au, Target and Guido and Ellen aka De Survunt

  21. Ahhh, Sweet Ruby, You has found yourself the best of homes! Good job twisting the new pawrents around your pretty paw 😉

  22. Oh, how wonderful! Concatulations! Ruby, you sure picked a great home to adopt into.

  23. Oooooohhhhh… another beautiful tabby girl…. *swoon* (Dexter)
    Ruby, you couldn’t have found a better furever home. We’re glad you stole their hearts!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

  24. Awwww beautiful Ruby!! Welcome to your new and wonderful home! Yay! take care

  25. Ruby Roo! Smitten indeed! Concats on your new home! HIGHPAW & Huge smiles!

  26. Hello, Kitties! We gived you a little awardie…..come see 😉 XOXOXO

  27. O O O! Now you can haz Ruby Tuesdays!