This and That Updates

From the This and That basket:

Visitor Mancat Momo - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Visitor Mancat Momo – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Momo was attacked by someone a month ago (we suspect Tough Boy who is the neighborhood bully) and was taken in by his humans for treatment. Upon returning home, heavily medicated, sporting a drainage tube, and a Cone of Shame, he got loose, wandered the neighborhood for a short while, always just out of reach of his mom and dad until our mom cornered and scooped him up. A couple of weeks later, Momo is back visiting as if nothing happened though his shaved tail and backside and nicely healing punctures show otherwise. No photos of that because he’s a dignified Mancat.

Churchill waiting for breakfast - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Churchill waiting for breakfast – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Churchill is sleeping overnight in Geoffrey’s house three-to-four nights a week now. Our mom still can’t get close to him but she’s confident that will happen someday.

Sir Whittles, vole catcher - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Sir Whittles, vole catcher – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Orange neighbor kitty Whittles is becoming something of an expert on mole and vole catching. Our mom doesn’t like to see anything killed outright by wandering cats, but she can’t help but feel a bit of relief knowing those destructive burrowers won’t wreck her garden this coming spring.

In the Why department, a new visiting squirrel has a broken right wrist and paw and an atrophied left leg making him easy to spot wobbling his way along the fence top. Mom’s calling him Limpy. He’s pretty clever in that he hides from the other, bigger squirrels who tend to chase one another while leaving the unguarded squirrel nut box all for himself. Mom used to wonder why all the injured and/or dying birds and animals seem to find their way to our backyard; that was very depressing, she said. In the Answer-to-Why department, she now understands that with all the food and shelter spots that’s provided out there, the creatures see this as a paradise sanctuary of sorts. And who wouldn’t want to spend time, perhaps their last bit of time, in paradise?

As for us cats, we’re all doing very well at the moment. So well in fact, instead of pointing the camera in our faces, mom and dad went out and took photos elsewhere not too far from home. All we can say is those are some of the biggest, oddest-looking cats we’ve ever seen!

Our favorite local reindeer - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Our favorite local reindeer – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Reindeer for Christmas? Yes! - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Reindeer for Christmas? Yes! – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

19 responses to “This and That Updates

  1. So glad Momo recovered well from his injuries – kitties get abcesses so easily . Good for Whittles for catching those moles and voles!

  2. Thank goodness Momo recovered well from his injuries and we bet he’s glad that the camera didn’t make him show his “war wounds” to everyone.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. We’re glad to hear Momo has recovered from his injuries and Churchill is enjoying Geoffrey’s house 🙂
    My parents’ retirement home was a haven for critters, too. We always said there was a “Welcome” sign for animals. They even had a resident turtle.

  4. What a wonderful wrap-up! We love the visitors to our backyard habitat (our human may finally get around to illustrating that little book she started 15 years ago), they make for good Cat TV. We just ask that our human not feed any kitties in our yard because we don’t like them at all!

  5. Lots of good news to end the year on,xx SPeedy

  6. Oh dear poor MoMo. We are so glad he is so much better. We certainly enjoyed the update on everyone.

  7. Good to hear about the neighbors. You have pretty interesting neighbors.

  8. da tabbies o trout towne

    meowloz momo, churchill & whittles…glad two see everee one again N we hope ewe all haza sooooper awesum 2015….N guys…tell yur mom & dad ta uze caushunz round de deer……they iz vizshuz ya noe, de hole santa thing iz just a front…

    hope everee one hada soooper Christmas !! ♥♥♥

  9. That’s a nice end of year round up! Glad Momo is recovered 🙂

  10. You kitties live in a very interesting neighborhood!

  11. Great photos, I feel bad for the limpy squirrel though.

    • We do too but we haven’t been able to capture him to take him to a rehab center. He wobbles but wobbles very, very fast. We think he’ll be okay. He’ll always have a full nut box here to feast from.

  12. How nice to hear that MoMo is recovering from his injuries.

  13. Hmmm… Your Momo sounds a lot like our Nosy-Neighbour-Cat. I wonder if they could be related!


  14. You sure have some interesting visitors. We’re glad Momo is healed now. But poor Limpy. At least he has a good place to hang out.

  15. We’re glad Momo is better. Poor guy, outdoors wearing his cone of shame! It’s always hard to see animals like Limpy and not be able to do anything for them. It’s good he at least has the refuge of your yard and abundant food.

  16. It’s nice you have a safe place where other less fortunate kidlets can find refuge. They’re fun to watch, too, right?

  17. Dose are some big, weird-lookin cats, MOL!

  18. We loved seeing all the various visitors to your yard. It must make for some very interesting TV for you all. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo