Young ‘Uns Part 2.

Little Miss Tessa X-Paws - 2012-2013 © Colehaus Cats

Little Miss Tessa X-Paws – 2012-2013 © Colehaus Cats

In part two of our Young ‘Uns series, last spring when Tessa was delivered to us, she came with an extra helping of personality. Take a pose, for example. If you were to come visit Tessa, nine times out of ten you’d find her sitting somewhere with her front paws crossed over. She did it as a kitten; she does it as a young adult.

Tessa Cross-Paws - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa Cross-Paws – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Is it comfortable? It must be. When she was younger, her legs seemed long. Maybe that had something to do with it?

Tessa Kris-Kros - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa Kris-Kros – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Gee, my legs are so long and my mittens are so white, I don’t know what to do with them. Decisions, decisions. It’s tough to be a cat! For the time being, I’ll just criss-cross them.

Paws Crossed Tessa - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Paws Crossed Tessa – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Because she does it so often and because of all the danger and trouble she finds, we wondered if she criss-crossed her paws for luck. It’s worked for her so far! Doesn’t matter where she is – On the back of a chair…

Crissy-Cross Paws Tessa - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Crissy-Cross Paws Tessa – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Under the dining table…

X-Paws Tessa - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

X-Paws Tessa – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Or on her favorite windowsill. Or just maybe, she crosses her lucky paws for all her Kitty Blog friends who might not be having the best of days. Have a good, safe weekend. Tessa’s crossing her paws for you!

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No sign of babies from Erinn Zuzu ‘Cutie Patootie’ Niblet yet. She continues to put on weight just like she’s supposed to and is up a pound and a half since she was captured as a starving stray in mid-August. Always looking for a hand to rub against, she’s such a well-mannered and loving little girl. Imagine our surprise when her medical records finally came through yesterday stating she’s not a kitten at all but around four years old! Oh dear! Four years old and un-spayed? How many kittens do you suppose she might have had over the years?

Erinn's growing belly -  2013 © Colehaus Cats

Erinn’s growing belly – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Anyway, we’re looking forward to her time and have almost everything stocked up and ready for her big day. Why, just over dinner last night we discussed the importance of having fresh rubber nipples in the house… because why not?

32 responses to “Young ‘Uns Part 2.

  1. Tessa looks very lady-like and refined with her crossed paws, in all the photos. Our human finds that pose very endearing. 🙂

    We’re way behind in blog-reading, so far behind we’ll never catch up, but we’ll have to keep an eye out for newborn kittens! At least this will be Erinn’s last litter, thanks to you! 🙂

  2. Tessa you are such a beautiful girl and love those crossed paws. Beautiful ginger girl, hope all goes well.

  3. Oh Tessa, that paw crossing is just soooo cute!

  4. I had forgotten how cute she was as a kitten! Uh…not that she’s not still cute…it’s just that…oh heck, you all probably understand…

  5. Molly The Wally

    Tessa you sure a long legged beauty and very lady like too. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Tessa, you are certainly lucky in beauty! And what household doesn’t need to be stocked up on rubber nipples? Thanks for rescuing Niblet.

  7. Tessa you are a cutie as is Erinn,xx Speedy

  8. Tessa we think you are just adorable with your little crossed mitts. Abby did not do that too often but when she did we would oooo and ahhh over her too. We think Miss Erinn is so sweet, we are hoping her kittens are all born healthy and we know that you will look over them and give them great loving care.

  9. You look so sweet with your pretty crossed paws, Tessa. 🙂
    We’re so glad Erinn is with you and has a safe place to deliver her babies.

  10. Cross my kitty heart Tessa you and your crossed paws are adorable!!
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  11. My Himalayan often crossed her paws, too. Cats look so “composed” when doing that.

    We can’t wait to see Erinn’s babies 🙂

  12. Tessa, you just know how fetching you look with your paws crossed! I do it too, because I know what a flattering pose it is.

  13. Tessa, you sure know how to strike a beautiful pose! Thank you for caring for Erinn, and her soon to be babies!

  14. da tabbies o trout towne

    Tessa….it is a sign of royalty, in its highest form, to repose with one’s paws crossed; I can tell your lineage is MOST regal, purrhaps Bastet herself was a great, times 200 million… grandmother…


    and best fishes to you Erinn and a fast and safe delivery of the wee ones….goodness…4 years….sigh….hugs to all and as the boys say; here’s to a great week end for all

    hugs from dai$y =^..*=

  15. Tessa, you are so beautiful and regal with your crossed paws! We can’t wait to see Erinn’s babies! We wish her a safe delivery!

  16. I do that too, Tessa! Very elegant, isn’t it?

  17. Tessa you are gorgeous!!! Can’t wait for Mama to have her babies!

  18. Tessa – your paws crossed photos are sooooooooooo lovely. You were a sweetie pie and now a regal lady.
    Pees. Thank you for joining my blog hop.

  19. Tessa you looked very comfy like that!! I do that too, but not all the time!! xox

  20. Tessa, with your paws crossed like that you look like the purrfect ladycat! So sweet!

  21. You look so ladylike with your paws crossed, Tessa!

  22. Oh my Cod….Tessa is such a perfect little sweetheart!!!
    Such a beautiful girl.

  23. Long, skinny kitties with their paws outstretched are so Cute, and elegant. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

  24. Allie: oooh Tessa! Sister from another mother! You’re so dainty with those crossed paws!

  25. Miss Tessa, you sure know how to strike that mitten pose! What a cutie!

    Glad to hear Erinn is doing well…. purrs from us all1

  26. Oh Tessa, we love you and your crossed paws, you are so adorable! Purrs to sweet mama-to-be Erinn Zuzu Niblet, we are glad she is doing well.

  27. Archie crosses his paws it is so sweet to see :-). Erinn good luck xxx

  28. Awwww. What a little poser!

  29. We bet Errin will be pleased that this is her final litter of kittens. Tessa is so cute with her crossed paws. We think it is just good manners, Our mom says when she was young that she was taught that ladies crossed their legs at the ankles! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  30. Tessa is so lady-like! Me-Ommmmm

  31. I love Tessa’s crossing paws. That’s really special 🙂