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Friday Flashback.

Before our flashback, one service announcement please.

Thanks to Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette of The Cat on my Head!

Thanks to Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette of The Cat on my Head!

Even though it was their Blogoversary (their 1st!), those cuties over at The Cat on my Head handed out awards! And we got one! They also posted a tasty photo of bacon which may or may not have had someone here licking the monitor screen.

Thanks, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth & Calista Josette!

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Friday Flashback

Arie, circa 1997 - © Colehaus Cats

Arie, circa 1997 – © Colehaus Cats

Once upon a time, there was an orange boy and his name was Arie. Arie was a chubby kitten who grew into a chubby Mancat who loved to climb and jump. Or at least, in his mind he climbed and jumped. Arie was a big fan of testing physics, something his body never got the hang of. And for years, Arie swore his middle name was, “Just wait until your father gets home to see what you broke today!”

Arie, circa 1997 - © Colehaus Cats

Arie, circa 1997 – © Colehaus Cats

Regardless of broken things, chewed things, pawed and clawed things, oh, and drooled on things, we loved him. As a kitten, Arie was raised with a big dog and a toddler who couldn’t understand the concept of not strangling little things. So he joined our family and acted more dog than cat. He was our first who walked on a leash and he loved his green t-shirt. In his photo above, he’s also sporting a single strand of pearls and blue eyeshadow. THAT was Arie!

We lost Arie in the spring of 1999 to fatty liver disease. One of many Colehaus Cats never forgotten.

Awards and Bee-Bees!

We’ve got awards! And frankly, we’re surprised Mom got them up without waiting around for Christmouse or something to share with you all. That Mom! We loves her though.

Thanks, Timmy!

Thanks, Timmy!

Timmy Tomcat of Tomcat Commentary by Tim shared Bionic Basil’s Best Kitty Blogger in the Cosmos award! Yippee! We love Basil! And Timmy is Paw-some! Thank you, Tim!

We need to share this award with 5 others and this is the really hard part because some of you already have been awarded it and some others don’t have time for awards (our Mom is nodding her head for some reason). But just 5? We can’t do it! *heads hanging*

We’d love to share it with everyone here because we think you are all Best Kitty Bloggers in the Cosmos. That’s what’s called a “No Brainer!” Please feel free to pass this award along to other Best Kitty Bloggers because you know there are a lot out there.

The other gorgeous award is from those sweeties Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo over at the beautiful blog called The Cat on my Head. We enjoy visiting with all the Kitties Blue and love their photos.

Thanks, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo.

Thanks, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo.

This award requires listing six favorite things and then passing it along. Hmm, this might be too easy!

Maxx: My favorite thing is having my room all to myself so I can sleep on the bed at Dad’s feet.

Ruby Roo: Oh, really? ‘Cause the last time I looked, I’m the one who sleeps at Dad’s feet and that is my favorite thing in all the world!

Miss Newton: Well, my favorite thing is just Dad. I don’t care about his feet. I’ll take him any old way. He’s just my favorite thing ever!

Tessa: My favorite thing is that thing called curiosity. Why, without that, I’d be a boring cat! *sticks out tongue with disgust*

Pia Bean: Mom is my favorite thing – she knows how to give my brushies purr-fectly, though Miss Newton comes in a close second. I love my big sister!

Olivia: Brushies are the bestest, most favorite-est thing in the whole world!

Bonus Favorite – Quint: Gosh, it’s hard to have just one favorite. Is that the rule? Just one? Well, I can’t pick just one! I love going outside and sniffing flowers, I love watching the sky and clouds, I love my Mom and Dad, I love my mousies and playing fetch, I love painting and Greenies and snuggling and daytime naps. Okay, now you pick one from that pile and I’ll be okay with your choice.

Thanks, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo. Because we’d really, REALLY like everyone to have this award too but don’t want to cheese out twice, we’d like to pass this award along specifically to:

Molly the Wally
Hannah and Lucy
Marg’s Animals
and
Madi and Mom Down Home in NC.

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Finally, the bee-bees! It’s been a long while since we highlighted any of the visitors to Camp Colehaus. So what perfect timing than last evening when Sunny, a sometimes daylight-visiting raccoon, brought her three babies to visit for the first time!

Sunny's babies - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Sunny’s babies – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Sunny first came to visit a year ago as a youngish girl with a slight limp. She’d politely munch on cat food we foolishly left out for late night snacker Geoffrey before waddling off to parts unknown. A few months ago, Sunny spent half an evening out in our tiny backyard way up in a tall cedar when Ms. Colehaus accidently frightened her while weeding. There, Sunny napped and scratched and watched the evening turn to dark before coming down to drink and wade in our fountain.

We’re happy to have a wild animal bring her offspring back here to her old stomping ground and it’s something we’ve hoped would happen once in our lifetime. We’ve lived here fourteen years and this is a first for us.

Sunny and her three babies - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Sunny and her three babies – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Now, we know what you’re probably thinking: “Oh, you silly people! You don’t want any raccoon action over there!” And you’d be mostly right but only because of one of our neighbors is deathly afraid of all wildlife (yes, funny, since our development backs up to a wildlife-laden creek, a greenspace and a couple of miles of dairy farmland all surrounded by forest and they just HAD to have known that before moving in six years ago – we think it’s a “new” issue) and we don’t want anyone doing anything rash like calling a raccoon-removal service.

Sunny and one of her babies - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Sunny and one of her babies – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The thing is all us neighbors keep our garbage secure and we, for one, don’t leave food out anymore for the neighborhood strays, Geoffrey and Scruffy. None of the Colehaus Cats go outside (other than to the V-E-T) and our one nice next door neighbor thinks they are cute too! Can’t we all just get along?

Wednesday Woots!

We’re having an exciting woot-filled week around here!

First off, tomorrow our brother Quint is interviewed about his painting talent by our good friend Dash Kitten from DashKitten.com. We think Quint was trying to act all grown up and all but we know he’s still just a sweet playful, not-so-little boy who dearly loves all his sisters. And his toys!

Quint sleeping with just some of his toys - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Quint sleeping with just some of his toys – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Over the weekend, we learned that our blog, Colehauscats.com was nominated to SkinnyScoop.com as one of their top 25 Pet Blogs contest! We’re flabbergasted, we tell you. There are some really big, important blogs listed there, all vying for votes before March 31st! Just to be nominated wow-ed us! We wouldn’t know what we’d do if we got any votes. Maybe play with toys and woot all day? Check it out if you would. Thanks, SkinnyScoop!

Speaking of toys, on Monday, we received a great new toy in the mail! Our Mom won it in a BlogPaws Twitter party a while back. It’s called a Play and Squeak “Spring Fling.” It’s a bouncy mouse toy that squeaks real squeaky mousie sounds! Pia loved it so much, she chewed half the tail off the mouse almost immediately…while it was squeaking. That’s so her!

Pia samples the Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Pia samples the Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Quint likes the Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Quint likes the Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

And then Quint stepped in and said, “Nope, that’s MY job! Yums, mousie tails!”

The tail-less Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The tail-less Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The tail-less Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The tail-less Squeaky, Bouncy Mouse – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Later, the rest of us sat around looking at the thing thinking, “Hey! That mouse is missing a tail!” That’s so us!

And then, further back than Monday, some eleventy-hundred years ago, we were given awards by those sweethearts over at Twinkletoetails.com and those wonder cats at Kitty Tales (behind the scenes). While we can’t exactly fire our Mom for not posting about this much, much sooner, we can (and did) let her know of our growing disappointment every.single.day by tapping our sharp, ever-lengthening claws on her lap warmer laptop every chance we got. Can you say, Paw-tographed? We apologize for her incompetence. Please visit our Awards page to see these awesome awards!

Mom says something else might be coming for us in the mail soon. But we have to wait to see. What’s that? Waiting? Life’s too short for waiting! Woot-Woot!