Here at Colehaus, we have what we call a glue cat – a cat who brings together other cats who normally wouldn’t be caught dead in a single room together, helping all the cats to get along with one another as famously as peas and carrots. Past Colehaus glue cats were angels Seth, Zooot, and D.K. Our current glue cat is Miss Newton.
From the start, Miss Newton tucked each newbie under her wing – Tessa, Quint, Olivia, and especially Pia Bean who still loves Miss Newton above all others (with exception only to her ginger Prince Dexter of Cherry City Kitties). Ruby, Zuzu, and Viola all share nose boops with Miss Newton too, so, should it be any different with Sunny? Nope! The pair regularly nap the afternoons away together, something Sunny doesn’t do with anyone else.
Sunny and Miss Newton – © Colehauscats.com
Miss Newton and a wee baby Pia Bean. Look at the size comparison between the two. Miss Newton has always been a petite girl, weighing in right around eight pounds. We’re pretty sure Pia weighed just over four pounds here, a good portion being fluff weight.
Miss Newton plays mama to baby Pia – © Colehauscats.com
Yesterday’s photo of Miss Newton and a not-so-small Pia Bean. Look at the size comparison now! Pia is a big, solid girl weighing in at fifteen pounds. But to Miss Newton, Pia will always be a little bean.
Pia and Miss Newton – © Colehauscats.com
And what’s a Danger Cat without a little glue? Something not as cute, we say! Not just anyone can share a box with Tessa, and Miss Newton pulls it off easily. Okay, with maybe a little ear annoyance from Tessa. Relax Danger Cat.
Miss Newton and Tessa – © Colehauscats.com
Welcome to the month of May! If you live in a city very close to our town, welcome to Riot in Downtown Day. Grrr….
Moving along, someone elsewhere was telling someone else how rare ginger girls are, going on and on how only so many are born and how even more rare it was to find one to adopt. Mom’s not one to let such incorrect information pass by without saying something. She sees ginger girls all the time in shelters who need forever homes, and her respect level automatically goes up many more notches for those who adopt, permanently adopt that is, a ginger girl. They can be stubborn, difficult, very opinionated, and from time-to-time, downright cranky.
They can also be extremely loving and exceptionally loyal.
Mom posted a photo collage of our four ginger girls to that someone elsewhere and opened a can of worms at the same time. Our Mom…. can’t let things be, can’t keep her lips zipped.
Our ginger girls – © Colehauscats.com
Tessa with Sunny and Miss Newton – © Colehauscats.com
Now that Spring is here, the sunlight coming into the master bedroom turns everything and everyone very bright.
Tessa, Sunny, and Miss Newton – © Colehauscats.com
All except Tessa, who prefers half bright, half not-so-bright.
Tessa – © Colehauscats.com
That’s because, like my fur colors, I prefer being half a good girl and half a ba-a-a-a-d girl. MOL!
Tessa’s idea of decorating – © Colehauscats.com
Tessa is still ripping up the tablecloths we drape over the antique buffet that we’ve had in the exact same spot for fourteen years. Nothing we put up there to anchor the tablecloth is safe – lamps, silver trays, bulky candleholders, books. If the buffet wasn’t bought specifically to fill an extra long wall space, and we had room elsewhere, we’d think maybe she thought the room needed a change. Not going to happen. And every time she tears up the tablecloth, she gets a time-out in the big bedroom. We know Mom’s not going to crack first on this subject!
Hey! Just for fun, here’s an online jigsaw puzzle of Tessa’s decorating, courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com because who doesn’t want to put together a puzzle of a mess?