Tag Archives: Flashback Cats

11/10/2017 – Finally Friday

Finally, Friday! Because we have a bunch of complicated stuff going on here with house repairs, meaning access to our computer may be spotty at best, we won’t be here for a couple of weeks but we’ll try to pop in and out here and there when we can. That doesn’t mean we won’t leave you with a photo or two. See you later in the month!

Dinner with the Niblets (2013) using their favorite Monsters Inc. feeding tray.

Niblet dinner, November 2013 - © Colehauscats.com

Niblet dinner, November 2013 – © Colehauscats.com

Dinner with Sunny, Tessa, and Quint using their SureFlap feeders.

Colehaus Cat dinner x 3 - © Colehauscats.com

Colehaus Cat dinner x 3 – © Colehauscats.com

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Chill-axing with Quint
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

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!

Want insider information on Ruby and the other Colehaus Cats? Visit our About page to get the scoop on everything Colehaus Cats!

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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

09/08/2017 – Friday Flashback

Before that special boy Quint joined our family…

Baby Quint, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint and his long, long body, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint and his long, long body, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

We had another special orange and white boy. His name was Seth and boy, was he a character!

Seth, 2004 – © Colehauscats.com

One of Seth's sleeping positions - © Colehauscats.com

One of Seth’s sleeping positions – © Colehauscats.com

Seth made every box fit - © Colehauscats.com

Seth made every box fit – © Colehauscats.com

Seth, the original fruit snagger - © Colehauscats.com

Seth, the original fruit snagger – © Colehauscats.com

Seth and his favorite toy - © Colehauscats.com

Seth and his favorite toy – © Colehauscats.com

Sadly, we lost Seth to heart disease in 2013, but he and Quint did spend six wonderful months together and we are certain a little Seth rubbed off onto Quint.

To learn more about Seth and other Colehaus Cat bridge angels, please visit our Never Forgotten – OtRB page here.

To learn more about Quint and the rest of the Colehaus crew, please visit our About page here.

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

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