Meet the Four-Pawed Crayola House Kids: Guerita, Simba and Roly Poly!

God blessed us with three precious little ones – 2 girls and a boy; all three of which have  four legs and fur coats.  They are trilingual; they know Spanish, English, and Cattish.  The pitter-patter of their little paws have brought much joy to our lives.

Meet the amazing and amusing cats of the Crayola House:

Guerita contemplates escape – using her pretty red cast as a weapon to knock down walls.

Guerita – The tiny white, very vocal peanut cat, who at the age of 7 decided she did not want to live with us and held a grudge for 7 years – choosing the freedom of the red-tiled roof next door or my sister-in-law’s floor to sleep on, while returning daily to our house to eat, drink water and hiss at me – until she fractured her paw and tore a ligament… Sporting a pretty red cast, she was forced to become an indoor cat (attempting escape every hour). She has now forgiven us and lives happily by our side. Yes, the Prodigal Cat  has returned, as if she never left- ruling the house, bossing Simba, Roly, Vidal and I around!  Guerita’s Indian name means ‘Teeny-Tiny White One with Big Lungs’.


Simba’s favorite place in the world – Daddy’s lap!

Simba – Guerita’s ‘fraidy-cat sister, although double the weight; Simba is our chubby little girl, whose favorite pastimes are sleeping, begging for food, curling up on Daddy’s lap and praying for chicken.  She enjoys WholyFit, and more often than not, joins in with me.  She only does one pose, however: Rock.  Simba likes to jump on the sofa, chairs, people and attempts to jump on the table if we are eating chicken. For that reason, she believes her real name is ‘Simba, No!‘, as that is what she hears daily.  Simba and Guerita are both 15 yrs old (in 2012).

Roly Poly believes any space can be used to curl up and take a nap!

Roly Poly – Simba’s son, is our happy-go-lucky self-proclaimed protector, and the founder of RolyFit.  He too once ruled the great outdoors of our property- lazing on the red-roof tiles next door, hunting in the jungle next to it (almendra tree), and bringing home the occasional iguana.  Roly has battled health issues, but always bounces back.  Even from blindness – well, sort of.  He seems to have selective vision- he walks deftly around furniture that was just moved – and then promptly walks into a wall.  Personally, I think he takes after me, as I do the same… Roly’s favorite pastime is discovering new stretching poses to add to his repertoire of RolyFit and eating fish.  Roly is 11 yrs old (2012).

Bed, Bath and Simba!

Back in ‘the day’ before his vision problem, Roly delighted in playing hide and seek… and napping while Mommy searched the house for him!

Designer beds for the Crayola House kids!