June 2020

Always cat photos. Since we’re spending more time at home with COVID-19 around, we spend more time messing with the cats! Brawndo is getting bigger.

Brawndo looks tiny, but don’t let that fool you, he is growing fast!

Sushi is our most normal cat, but we still give her attention as well!

 

Coatrack is becoming more lovely, sitting closer and being with us.

Danelle and I went out on a paddling date!

Maybe date is a stretch, as we were on Joe Ringling’s boat Colter’s Run doing a test run for the MR340.

I got a new clown gator to cover my face. Perfect for me!

Hogan Haake

Brawndo – 1/17/2020

We got a new cat and we named him Brawndo. If you’re wondering about the name, it came from my favorite movie, Idiocracy. Brawndo is a pure bred Maine Coon. We were picking him up from a breeder just west of Kansas City. We drove through an ice storm the night before to ensure that we could get him on time.

Enough of the car. We picked him up from Olga at EuroCoons. She was a bit more expensive than other breeders we talked to. When we go to her house, we could see how much she cared for the cats and were not disappointed by paying more for him.

And because the internet is all about cats and the post is about Brawndo, here are some photos of him!

My mom holding Brawndo.

So tiny!

Sonora is incredibly happy!

Posing him for a photo.

Brawndo (on left), Coatrack (on right) for reference

Corvin likes him too!

It didn’t take long for the two of them to become buddies.

Yep, he is adorable.

We have video of them playing.

All three cats eating.

Yes, I got Brawndo t-shirts for the family.

Hogan Haake

July – 2019

Another crazy month of random activities has come and gone. We used to dye our hair as a family, but I’m getting old and less fun. However, Sonora dyed her hair what is supposed to be red and blue but looks more purple and pink.

Corvin and Sonora both got some quality time with both cats at once.

As always, Danelle is looking smokin’ hot!

Hogan Haake

July – 2018

Since we have a new cat, Sushi, there will be too many photos of her. Its hard not to like a kitten!

There is no such thing as too much Brian Waldrop. Which one is real?

They moved the bike rack at work, but didn’t do such a great job re-attaching it…

I was worried one of our solar panels broke. Then realized that a firework had to have landed on it. Eventually the rain washed it off.

Hogan Haake

Sushi – 7/3/2018

On the drive back from a visit to KC where we dropped off Sonora to hang out with her cousins for a few weeks, Danelle had a serious discussion with me about cats. We got Coat Rack less than a year ago after Tiko died. Petra wasn’t a huge fan of of Coat Rack as he wanted to play and she didn’t. Having one very old and one young cat isn’t good. So she decided we would look into a third cat knowing that Petra wasn’t long for the world (17 years old).

Petra

We searched the Internet looking for a Maine Coon as we enjoy them. None were to be found online. Danelle and Corvin went to Felines Forever where we got Coat Rack, but didn’t like the cats they had. On Tuesday, they went to the APA to look at cats. I told them I would join them after work. By the time I got there, they had looked at several cats and just couldn’t decide if any of them were right.

I asked to look at a few more just to see what happened. The one I picked out the lady missed, but brought us another one. This cat was the one we decided would work for us. She had her front claws, but didn’t feel the need to get them out when dealing with us. That was the thing that sold me!

In order to get her adjusted to the house, we locked her in Sonora’s room. The hope was that she would grow accustomed to Sonora and be her cat. When I say locked, of course I mean when we were not home. Many hours were spent in the room with her getting to know her.

The last mess with this new cat was the name. She came with Salsa, but we didn’t like it. We had to wait for Sonora to name her, so she went nameless for about 2 weeks.Eventually Sonora ended up naming her Sushi. It all works out and we have two young happy cats that like to play together!

Hogan Haake