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12/27/2017 – Holiday Aftermath

The aftermath of Christmas isn’t too bad around our house this year. For the sixth year running, our twelve-foot, pre-lit Christmas tree remained safely slumbering in its box in a closet along with dozens of appropriately-sized and intact ornaments. The mantle, chandeliers, and buffet decorated stylishly for 2017 with a light hand requires minimal attention to transition from holiday time to deep winter. For a radical change, Mom’s pulling up the darkly traditional living room rug and replacing it with something lighter and smaller for 2018.

See? We told you Mom was itching to start early, early, EARLY spring cleaning! She’s gets crazy sometimes.

So, while she’s scrubbing seventeen years of compressed rug protector marks off the laminate flooring, the ginger girls are still discussing to whom, exactly, the beautiful jigsaw fabric blanket belongs.

Ginger girls decide blanket rights - © Colehauscats.com

Ginger girls decide blanket rights – © Colehauscats.com

Pia Bean lets everyone within two blocks know she’s the more deserving, being as she’s fluffy and cute and Mom loves her even if she’s a bit of a diva.

Pia says that blanket should be hers and hers alone - © Colehauscats.com

Pia says that blanket should be hers and hers alone – © Colehauscats.com

Older, wiser, and smarter sister Sunny knows she doesn’t have to say a thing. After all, possession is nine tenths of the law.

Sunny knows that blanket is hers - © Colehauscats.com

Sunny knows that blanket is hers – © Colehauscats.com

If we had to pick sides on whose blanket it really belongs to…. well, we’d pick not to pick because cat parents can get away with choices like that.

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And in case we’d thought all the gifts were already handed out, Sunny came down with a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Christmas Day evening. Always trying to be prepared, Mom had a dose and a half of Veraflox left (Sunny doesn’t respond at all to Clavamox) to help Sunny feel more comfortable until her vet visit yesterday morning… in which Mom had to learn fast how to drive a new car slowly on ice. “Whew boy! That’ll wake a person up!” she said. “Was that invigorating to say the least!”

We’ll know later today what course of treatment Sunny will need going forward and it’s probably a good time to sign up to learn how to give her sub-q fluids, though she’ll need some kind of medication for anyone to be able to do that without losing fingers. We’ll figure it out.

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – No post
2014 – No post
2013 – Colehaus Cats Christmas
2012 – No post

12/15/2017 – Normal? What’s “Normal?”

No, really, Mom. We're laughing WITH you - © Colehauscats.com

No, really, Mom. We’re laughing WITH you – © Colehauscats.com

We’re laughing at our Mom because she almost forgot how to do our blog, not that we’re blaming her after all the chaos we’ve been through since that rainy October 14th, to be exact, when Dad and his car had a boo-boo run-in with this thing called a water heater out in the garage and almost made the kitchen a drive-thru. A drive-thru without chicken nuggets, mind you!

Or less than three weeks later, on November 3rd, his car that had been repaired just a week before, might have lost its brakes and Dad drove into the garage door and wiped out the corner of our house. Those were both sounds our Mom says she hopes to never hear ever again, and we can assure you, they were LOUD!

So, what’s a cat to do when, for almost two months, the air is filled with hammering and pounding and sawing sounds of construction repairs the likes of which we can only imagine bugs hear when we pounce on them and eat ’em up! Cats aren’t bugs. We shouldn’t have to listen to all this racket!

And so, Mom read books to us – we still heard the hammering. And she played the radio – we still heard the pounding. And, finally, she pulled out all the holiday decorations – and some of us made good and sure those Christmas lights got in on the sawing sounds by trying to chew those up! You’re following our logic, right?

Mom said that wasn’t funny at all. Who’s laughing, Mom? Just give us those lights!

Just a taste, okay Mom? - © Colehauscats.com

Just a taste, okay Mom? – © Colehauscats.com

*crunch crunch* - © Colehauscats.com

*crunch crunch* – © Colehauscats.com

*nom nom* - © Colehauscats.com

*nom nom* – © Colehauscats.com

I'm warning you. Get these off me - © Colehauscats.com

I’m warning you. Get these off me – © Colehauscats.com

Thank you for having patience with us over the past couple of months. It’s been nothing short of hectic around here and we’ll fill you in on more in the coming weeks, including someone who had to go to the vet and some wonderful news about Pretty Boy Mac and his new forever home!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Are there ever enough toys?
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

11/20/2017 – Multi Ginger Monday

Working with Dad - © Colehauscats.com

Working with Dad – © Colehauscats.com

“Working” with Dad. We weren’t distracting him in the least. Seriously, we weren’t.

P.S. Dad says he isn’t really a block head.

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Still working on those durn house repairs. To all our U.S. friends, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you later in the month!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Pia in Charge
2014 – No post
2013 – Tree Toys
2012 – No post