03/22/2017 – Wordless Wednesday

Sunny (and toes) - © Colehauscats.com

Sunny (and toes) – © Colehauscats.com

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Want something to work on? Here’s a 48 piece puzzle of Sunny’s photo above courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com

Have fun!

03/20/2017 – MultiCat Monday

Sunny and Tessa (in box) - © Colehauscats.com

Sunny and Tessa (in box) – © Colehauscats.com

Heard you were in the dog house? That anything like being in the oatmeal box?

Quint and Tessa - © Colehauscats.com

Quint and Tessa – © Colehauscats.com

Danger cat Tessa is out and about in the rest of the house again (after being grounded for six weeks for an attitude adjustment). She’s getting along with everyone once again just fine, like before she turned into a difficult, sullen teenager. Or maybe it was a midlife crisis. She is five years old now. Only Olivia seems to have held a grunge against all those chases and fights Tessa put her through and now, Mom is breaking up growl-fests between those two.

And Tessa wants to sleep back in the master bedroom each night where she was grounded to and seemingly wanted nothing but to be LET OUT!

And here we thought the ginger girls were the divas of Colehaus…

Tessa and Pia - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa and Pia – © Colehauscats.com

03/17/2017 – Tessa MacTroublesomes

Tessa a.k.a. Sweets MacTuxieton - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Sweets MacTuxieton – © Colehauscats.com

This kitty, this cat, this most-of-the-time sweetheart, Tessa.

Tessa a.k.a. Danger MacDangerson © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Danger MacDangerson © Colehauscats.com

This adventurous member of our family who sometimes gets things in her head and pushes the corners of her envelope.

Tessa a.k.a Grumps MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a Grumps MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

This cat woke up on the wrong side one day back in February and soon, found herself in all kinds of trouble. It started with a grumpy day. Over what, we have no idea. But we’re working on a theory based on past behavior.

Tessa a.k.a. Scrappy MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Scrappy MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

The case of the grumps turned into picking fights with Quint and Miss Newton (who even as a very petite girl, can definitely hold her own in a fight). Tessa’s grumpiness continued as she lost every fight she initiated.

Tessa a.k.a. Fights MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Fights MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

By the end of the weekend, she had more scratches on her nose than ever. And she was still grumpy. And then, on Valentine’s Day, she sauntered into the kitchen, looked up at Mom, and peed.

This was the exact behavior she exhibited back in 2014, and similarly, she was very healthy with no UTI or anything else going on, but suffering a case of Tuxie Attitude. Instead of hoping this was a one-time thing and suffering the consequences of finding secret pee spots around the house weeks later, Mom took the same eventual approach as she did in 2014. Tessa was grounded to the master bedroom for a month, 24/7, where she instantly turned back into a perfect angel. No grumpiness, no fighting, and no inappropriate peeing.

Hmmm, do you suppose she just wanted/needed a vacation?

Tessa a.k.a Sweets MacSweetyton (after adjustment) - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a Sweets MacSweetyton (after adjustment) – © Colehauscats.com

Tessa gets out on parole this weekend. Let’s hope a month filled with servant calls, special attention, and treats on silver trays taught her a valuable lesson!