Cole & Marmalade are always up to something! … Together with their human ‘servants’ Chris and Jess, they will entertain AND educate you! Check out their fun videos to see them in action! Please Adopt, Spay & Neuter! – BE THE SOLUTION! ๐Ÿ™‚

COLE   D.O.B – 3 โ€ข 1 โ€ข 12 (estimated)

We adopted Cole in 2012 after a friend of ours spotted him at a busy intersection one evening all aloneโ€ฆ When our friend texted us the picture of this little fluff ball we couldn’t say no and we picked him up the very next day. He was only around 6 weeks old and covered in fleas, but as you can see he’s matured into quite the handsome man and we feel very lucky that this black cat came into our lives ๐Ÿ™‚

We believe Cole is a TURKISH ANGORA but can’t be totally sure since he was rescued off the streets, but we all know rescued is the best breed anyway ! โ€ฆ Jess chose the name Cole because she likes the name (thank you to the TV show Charmed <3…) and because of the obvious similarity to “Coal” which we thought was fun AND I also liked the fact that it was a combination of my name Chris + Poole.

Because we raised him from such a young age he bonded with us very closely and he’s a big snuggle bug … He’s also very clever and when we play hide and seek with Cole he normally outsmarts us!

Kitten to Cat - #BlackCatsRule
Kitten to Cat – #BlackCatsRule

MARMALADE   D.O.B – 7 โ€ข 1 โ€ข 13

Marm was born July 1st 2013, unfortunately his two siblings died and his owners didn’t want him and we feared he’d end up at the local shelter or let loose outside to fend for himself in a nearby feral colony… so we agreed to adopt him into our family (his mum was spayed soon after) โ€ฆ Cole & Marmalade soon became best buds and were running around playing together in no time at all!

Marmalade was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and we also discovered he was FIV+โ€ฆ But after having the tumor removed and undergoing a dozen chemotherapy treatments Marm came out on top and kicked cancer’s butt! He’s now in remission and doing well, nothing’s gonna keep this feisty ginger kitty down! ๐Ÿ™‚

He’s a short haired ginger tabby and I named him Marmalade after the British jam I eat on my toast! … Plus I like to say Mar-ma-lade, unfortunately many people think he’s a girl because of this name, sorry Marm!

Marmalade has such a distinctive face, we love it!
Marmalade has such a distinctive face, we love it!


Chris is a self confessed crazy cat guy! โ€ฆ Growing up with cats since he was a kid, he’s very proud to be owned by such amazing cats now he’s an “adult” โ€ฆ Born in Nottingham, England (that’s where the weird accent comes from) but he’s lived in the USA since 2008 ๐Ÿ™‚

For 7 years he was Media Producer at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa FL where he worked closely with tigers, lions and other exotic cats, helping to raise awareness about the problems they’re facing in the wild and in private hands… He hopes to make Cole and Marmalade spokes kitties for their larger cousins too!

Chris with Joesph a male lion - Big Cat Rescue
Chris with Joesph a male lion – Big Cat Rescue
Chris took part in many rescues
Chris took part in many rescues
Real Men Love Cats! 1985 - Present Day!
Real Men Love Cats! 1985 – Present Day!


Jess is Cole & Marm’s wonderful cat mom and Chris’ long suffering wife! ๐Ÿ™‚

She is our primary writer/editor for, helps with video ideas and pics and is responsible for all the pawsome kitty props in our videos including costumes and EPIC cat castles!

In 2017, she opened an Etsy store – Accessorati where she sells homemade crocheted items for cats and humans. The most popular are her stuffed homegrown catnip toys! Check it out and be sure to visit often as shes always creating new designs as well as seasonal favorites =)

jess blog


Grand Prize Winner 2014 – Marmalade “Dumpster Kitty” โ€ข “Strange” Category Winner 2014 – Marmalade “Dumpster Kitty” โ€ข “Catness” Category Winner 2012 – Cole “Black Cat Stick ’em Up!”

Chris pictured with all the category captains after winning the GRAND PRIZE AWARD!
Chris pictured with all the category captains after winning the GRAND PRIZE AWARD!


Thanks to our wonderful supporters and their daily votes, Marmalade WON the Star Cat contest and was featured on the cover of Modern Cat Magazine and all 3 boys were featured inside!

Chris and Marmalade reading Modern Cat Magazine :)
Chris and Marmalade reading Modern Cat Magazine ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. Cole & Marmalade are the best! You really make great videos that are both fun an educative at the same time, I wish more celebrity cats would use their popularity to raise awareness of both house cats and big cats like you do.

  2. I am also in Tampa and my Blackie is just like Cole, my husband saw this little kitten in the middle of the street and walked right up to him and had him every since. Blackie and Cole are the same age and both Maine Coons, I love black cats and being a cat lady its hard to hat any type of cat. Good luck with Marmalade and hope recovery is quick. Love the videos!!!!

  3. Do you remember where your friend picked up Cole? Because the same time that we take the black key there was a black female cat and a kitten on the side of the road not that far away from my home and I’m just wondering if it sound outrageous but you never know.

  4. Chris I wanted you and the boys to know how much you have helped me. I have severe anxiety and I’ve found that Cole & Marmalade help bring me down the best. You guys are better than any pill or other distraction I’ve tried. I’m so happy to have found your videos.

  5. Hey guys, my family and I have loved watching all your adventures and awesome ideas on cat play houses with boxes, two years ago we rescued our black cat that’s half siamese and half tabby, he was found by a park with his sister they were both blind from eye infections and very under weight so we swooped the pair up, I fell in love with babies (the black kitty)the very first second I met him and my good friend took his sister (who is traditional siamese colors)that very same day, they too were covered in fleas, scared because they couldn’t see and very hungry but about a month later they were new cats full of love and life, I really enjoy watching Cole because his personality is just like my black kitty babies, my son loves marmalade the best, anyway thanks for sharing your adventures and knowledge we are big fans.

  6. I love these two ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a ginger cat myself and trying to talk my boyfriend into adopting another furry friend. Lots of love from NI

  7. Awesome! Me and my friend really like your videos about Cole and Marmalade! Keep making more cat videos pls!
    Also, your videos can spread awareness of saving a cat from shelter!

    • Hey Quin, nope not from Australia, although I’ve visited there a couple times, great place! โ€ฆ I’m actually British (Nottingham) but have lived in the states since 2008โ€ฆ Cole and Marm don’t have any dog friends, I think they’d just freak out, they are big scaredy cats!

  8. I just wanted to thank you, Chris and Jessica, for everything you do to educate people on the plight of big cats, and for your work directly with them at the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. The thought of even one of those felines having been abused, neglected, or losing their habitat due to human activity, makes me unbearably sad. And I am incredibly grateful for people like you that ease and/or prevent their suffering. And I’d also like to say that you could not be a better example of what every cat deserves to have in a human companion. I can only hope that you can continue to raise awareness and educate people to care for the felines in their lives.

      • Is there a kind of DNA kit for cats that helps owners determine the breed of rescues having unknown origin? If there’s not, Cole & Marm could seize the business opportunity to market something like that! ??

  9. Oh my gosh Cole and Marmalade are so cool and cute at the same time!!! I have a black cat named Mickey that looks like Cole (well sorta) And I have a ginger orange cat named Leo which looks exactly like Marmalade. Thank goodness Marmalade kicked Cancer’s butt. Good job Marmalade!!!

      • Meow Cole, Marmalade, Jugg and Zigzag,
        I have watched and enjoyed your videos for a while now and have just found your website. You bring a smile to my face everytime I watch you. I unable to have cats now due to my disability but you have partially taken that sadness away. I once had 5 of your cousins but sadly they are in pussy heaven, they were well loved and as mad as you all. Now I have a hamster (Nugget), who gets spoilt and easier to manage. I will have to send him to teach you how use the big wheel I think!
        Thank you fur sharing your fun. Please get well Cole!

  10. It is so true what you said about the pocket panthers — aka black cats — and adoption. It is too true. My black cat is a 3-legged, feral born kitten I found hiding in my outdoor work bench. But when I called shelters about her, I was told she would not even be offered for adoption. So, she lives with me now.

    It has been a long three months to get her out from under the bed. She is still skittish when you approach her on foot; tho’ I think mostly because she just likes to run. Her missing leg doesn’t slow her down. She loves laser pointers, dried chickpeas (she got in the pantry while I was at work, tore the bag open, and rolled those dang legumes all over the house), chirping at birds in the window feeder, and stalking the wild moth. She likes sleeping in the sweeps tray on my jewelers bench. She even watches Cole and Marmalade videos.

    I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want her.

    Thank you for advocating for black cats.

    • Hi Rose, yes it’s so unfortunate that even in 2015 black cats have a bad rep, but we’re doing our best to help end this dumb superstitionโ€ฆ. so glad you the little black kitty, I’m sure she’ll have a great life with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I have to agree with what others have said, your C & M videos have been a great stress reliever for me personally. I watch them with my own black cat friend, Madeline who I adopted from the shelter as no one wanted her. Maddy is fascinated watching the guys frolic around. They are hilarious and make me laugh out loud! Do you still offer a C & M mug? I just received their calendar and love it! But would also love a mug, if available! Thanks!

  12. Hi love your videos Cole and Marmalade are so sweet and up to all sort of trouble, i have 5 cats myself all spayed and vaccinated, We have Suzy ( from Northern Ireland, Belfast ) a black half Persian her nose is not as flat but she has the big fluffy tail, then it is Clancy he is a dark ginger one, we got him from the neighbours who had him in their garage after following the son home one evening, i said i’ll take him a garage is not the best place for a 6 month curious kitten, then we have Oscar Wilde ( he is Irish ) he is light ginger and white and cream, we found him in the back of our garden, a dump job i think but we got him and he was so scared and small about 5 weeks, now he is a handsome boy and after finding out he was allergic to flea bites he is now a kitty full of energy and playfulness, then we have Stella, we got her from Equipet in Northern Ireland, i was looking for a cat after our Felix died of acute liver failiure ( he was after Suzy and he was a big massive black cat ) and she is fully white and deaf and has a yellow eye and a amber eye and she is so cool,and i use sign language when i talk to her, then we have Zoe a little tabby small but so feisty, we got her from the neighbour he got 4 kitty’s on his hand and can’t take care of them all so i decided to take one, actually she choose me. I love them all and i would not be without any of them, but no more now we don’t have the space. I calculate one room for each cat then i know they all have somewhere to go if they want to be alone, but usually they are where i am. Me and my husband love them and we wouldn’t change a singe one of them.
    Ps. I’m Swedish but moved to Belfast met my hubby then we moved to Ireland.

      • Hi Chris! i have a question, i ended up with a little Cockatiel ( rescue ) and he is in a cage but the cat’s go nuts especially Zoe i think it might be because she is so young but can you give me any advice? the bird is a bit aggressive so he won’t come and sit on our hand or anything and i don’t think he will ever get out of the cage either ( if he would get better and we can use our hand without him trying to bite it off, we can close the door ), we will find another cage with narrower bars as it is now the moggies can get their paws in, not fully but still not nice when a little sharp beak nipps at their paws. anyway i appreciate any advice you can give… <3

  13. Hi, from Western Maryland. I too have kittie children, three in fact. Hope, Queen Elizabeth at the bar fight, is well you understand. She is a white and grey calico. Babe is my Philly tortie girl, 7 pounds of Nurse Ratchet. Babe will not let me go to the bathroom alone at night. She must show me the way you know. Then there is my boy, my handsome black Duncan. I found him on the streets of Washington,D.C., and watched as he evaded death by running between the wheels of cars on the street. He is named Duncan because it means dark warrior in Gaelic. He did fight for his life that day. He came home with me and has had many adventures living in Baltimore, Philadelphia and now Western Maryland on the side of a mountain. When asked what are their breeds I reply,”Alley rescue.” But I am not sure who really rescued who.

  14. After I put Little Tommie to sleep it was time for a new pair of kitties. I work so I knew I wanted a bonded pair. I’m partial to tabbies so that was on my wish list. When they showed me Marley, a tabby, I fell in love. Then, I saw his sister, Bullet, who is a jet black cat. If I had not watched so many Cole and Marmalade videos, I would not have considered a black cat. But, hearing your advocacy for adopting black cats softened my heart toward Bullet. They are now in my home, playing together, being loved and helping me get past the loss of my beloved Tommie. I can now say, “Black cats rule!”

  15. Hi! I just wanted to thank you for everything , Cole, Marmalade and family. I love cats, and always have. I used to get picked on for loving cats so much by school kids, so it’s nice to see in my older years how people really enjoy how amazing cats are, just like me. Thank you again!

  16. Hry Cris, i’m a C&M fan, with my very own girl named Morena, she is a black beauty, playfull and sometimes crazy.. Hehe.. She appeared in my house one day and never left, she is my baby girl. She have a little dog sister, they play together all the time. And since today, her cousin (the cat of my brother and my brother) will live with us, still haven’t introduce to each other, will see how that goes, but i guess will go ok. Any tips for introducing two adult cats?
    Well, we love your videos, Morena watch it with me most times..
    Keep the great work, and have a wonderful new year..

  17. It is said that all orange tabbys are males. I don’t know why, but it seems true. So Marm can rest easy, I see his true colors.
    We had 2 cats & 2 dogs growing up, but I was always a cat person. In 2006, a 50# black dog with white tipped toes & tail adopted me. He has a white Pointer streak down his nose, Dalmatian spots on his chest & ears that stand at attention even at rest. I never intended to love him, but here we are 9yrs later. (he is 11 now)

    My cats were always obedient, my dog is stubborn & willful. He also has selective hearing, he ignores me, but then races into the kitchen when I pop open the shredded cheese. He can’t fetch either, but will chase a ball with gusto. I often think my dog is a cat in a dog suit.
    Cat people are animal people. Dog people are a little odd, but I understand them better now.

    • We had a female orange tabby growing up. She was beautiful, loving and completely infatuated with our dog. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™ก We were uneducated in the risks of declaring at the time, and she was declared when she was spayed. She stayed in the house 100% of the time until my parents moved to a 10 acre property. She was an incredible mouser and would snatch barn swallows out of the air. She never let her handicap stop her from being an amazing cat.

  18. I’ve seen Cole and Marmalade all ovrr (FB, YouTube, etc.), but today is my first visit here. The “When Harry Met Sally”… oops, that should be “When Cole Met Marmalade” video is just adorable! I love how one of Marmalade’s standard reactions is too sit on his haunches and look like he’s begging. Does he still do that, or was that just a kitty phase?

    You guys (all 4 of you) are doing a great job! Keep it up!

  19. We just lost our Tori 2 nights ago. Not sure how we will get over the loss. I was by her side when she took her last breath. She rescued us when we moved into this house 8 & 1/2 years ago. She preferred to stay outside most of the time and she had one litter of kittens and then was promptly spayed. We unintentionally kept one if her babies, a sleek black female, named Baby Kitty. She is also spayed. She was her mother’s companion until her passing. We are going to try to keep her inside with our son at least at night. We have 2 young females that stay inside exclusively, also spayed. Life is not right without at least 2 kitties. Our hearts have been broken 4 times in the last 17 years with losing our sweet kitty furbabies, but you can’t break a heart that doesn’t love, and we’ve certainly done that. Our lives have been enriched by each one of our rescue babies. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™ก

  20. I love seeing the Cole and Marm videos and pictures, they always make me laugh.
    I also want to say thank you for telling everyone about Marm’s FIV+ status. The fact that he’s happy and healthy, as well as living with another kitty, helps further dispel the stigma surrounding FIV. As a volunteer at a local shelter, I do my best to educate others about FIV, and that it’s not something to be feared. From my experience, the FIV+ cats are some of the most friendly, and sociable cats. Maybe seeing how well Marm is doing wilk encourage others to consider adopting an FIV+ cat.
    Thank you for sharing your story and for all you do for kitties big and little. Keep up the good work!

    • Hi Crystal, glad we put a smile on your face and yes the FIV+ status isn’t a negative thing that;s for sure, another video I want to make in 2016, keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Hi Chris and Jess

    Have been loving the videos with Cole and Marmelade . You have a real feeling for the inner cat ! Being more a dog and horse person I never took such an interest in kits before . A mate adopted two semi feral brother barn cats ( grey tortoiseshell ) and now they live a mostly outdoor existence opposite a big land reserve , mostly being natural cats and intersecting with their human only at mealtimes ( dawn and dusk ) .

    What I find fascinating is when and how they choose to enter their human s domain and become pet kits for a few minutes or hours at a time … Then they need to resume their animal life as outdoor predators and make it clear it is time for them to take leave !

    Your videos especially the night ones and the big cat ones make it easier to understand their double life as either kits or human companions and when and how it suits them to take on one or the other role . They are unpredictable about the when but are unmistakable when they intend to get in some ‘ human time ‘ and it isn’t always related to feeding ! Mostly its spontaneous and they do stuff ranging from vocalising to climbing the fly screens to signal it’s time for a social visit .

  22. My cat is 3 and still insane. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love his playfulness. He’s such a cuddle bug too.

  23. Hi, Sorry about sending you multiple messages… Please see my earlier message about playing one of your videos at a gallery opening benefiting (all the cat food donated) our cat rescue, Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue. I asked for permission to use “How Cats say I Love You”. However, 10 Reasons to adopt a shelter cat would actually fit best but we couldn’t show the first parts about animal shelter euthanasia because the other organization benefiting from this show is the local dog shelter and they wouldn’t go for the sad euthanasia part at the beginning. So, I know this is asking a lot, but would you be willing to provide us with at copy of 10 reasons to adopt a shelter cat, without the first section re euth.? We are a 501(c)(3) so your donation of rights to play the video would be tax deductible.

  24. As a fellow cat servant, I applaud everything you & your lovely wife do for Cole & Marm. I discovered your family via YouTube & got others in my family addicted to your vids as well. ?

    My first girl, Aurora (a Russian Blue mix), was found by my late sis-in-law eating out of a dumpster behind the pizza place where sis worked at 6mos old. Shortly later, a friend’s Dad found a ginger tabby under his van went he went to leave for work, but couldn’t keep him. So, we added Roger to our family. Since then, Aurora passed at 18 from cancer & Roger passed at 10 from diabetes. That was exceptionally hard on my as I’ve been insulin dependent diabetic since I was 9 yrs old.

    Thankfully, we’ve since had the honor of being chosen twice more. We’re firm advocates of never buying any pet. When we went to the San Diego Humane Society (when Aurora was ready for a new catpanion), we were shown a light orange tabby who they said didn’t like people. He sniffed at my husband, then me, then promptly climbed up against my chest, resting his head against my neck, purring loudly. My husband told the guy at SDHS that he lied as he laughed & we promptly took him home, naming him Tiernan (as he’s the new Lord of the house).

    Then when Tiernan was ready for a new catpanion after Aurora’s passing, we returned to the shelters to find out who would choose us next. We had found a black, 3-legged girl who was found with a gray Russian Blue, both being 3 months old. While the black girl didn’t care for us (she sniffed us & ran away), the gray kitty did, she even climbed into the carrier we had brought (in hopes of finding a match) & then wouldn’t leave the carrier. ?

    So, we currently have 10yr old Tiernan & 1yr old Anna as our Masters & we are grateful to serve. I wish you two all the best in your service to Cole & Marm, and beg for more videos soon. ?

  25. Hey Chris i really like black cats because i saw black kittens and one looked a lot like cole so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ have you got a video of you adopting marmalade. p.s cole and marmalade are very cheeky and funny

  26. Thanks for having kid friendly videos! Your videos are part of my daughter’s bedtime routine, she loves watching the cats antics.
    We are cat servents, ourselves, to 4 cats, all boys and neutered. I just want to say, I feel you, to Jess with all that testosterone in the house. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Keep up the great way you guys live and raise those 2 awesome cats and my little girl and I look forward to your next video!!

  27. I am a new cat mom after being converted once my black kitty Ozzy found me hanging around the warehouse of my job last summer. I was never a cat (always have had dogs, including my rescue Tulip) person until Ozzy, and now I’m hooked!!! CAM videos and posts make my day, I’m so happy they have amazing humans giving them the wonderfurrr lives they deserve. Poor babies had a rough start, I had no idea! Question – can an FIV positive cat infect a non FIV positive one? I thought my vet said yes but wanted to verify as I’m looking to adopt a furry friend for Miss Ozzy. Thanks!!

    • Yay, always happy to hear that people have been converted LOL โ€ฆ. I love dogs too, but cats just seemed to become part of my life and are much easier when you live in apartments. Yes, FIV+ cats can infect negative cats, but the only way the diseases is spread is through deep bite wounds, like two feral cats fighting over territory. If the cats get along like CAM, there’s a very low risk on infection ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I happened upon you on Facebook on a friends page (Mark Joseph) — Your video brought a smile to my face today… when I needed it most…
    God Bless you and your wife for your caring, gentle spirits… ~Patricia Kaehler — Ohio USA

  29. Hey Chris ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you so much for all the videos pictures and everything you post,they make my days better,seeing how happy your cats are. I have one too,a tricolor lady. She was going from one house to another in our street and on new year’s eve she found us. That time we had a grey cat named Gengszter(it’s Hungarian because we are from Hungary so it sounds a bit funny to others ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and my mom wouldn’t let me keep the other kitty. Then she somehow found out(the cat) that my dad doesn’t like cats and she started to bond with him. She followed him everywhere so on a snowy day we let her in the house. So now we are here with her and two golden retrievers and two bunnies and everybody loves everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Glad you enjoy all of our pics and vids, it’s our pleasure to share CAM with the work and help other cats in the processโ€ฆ It sounds like Gengszter was meant to be your cat, it was fate ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Hi Chris, hi Jess, hi Cole and hi Marmalade! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for amazing videos, you guys always put a smile on my face. It’s big deal, since it’s hard for me to be positive because of depression. You’re very helpful in my daily fight.
    I also have my own rescued Cat. His name is too hard to pronounciate for non-polish people, so just call him Mr. Cat ๐Ÿ™‚
    He’s, like Marmalade, fiv+, with no signs of disease. I’m a bit worried, cause he’s a light of my life and I don’t even wanna think of him being sick.

    Chris, your accent is brilliant, not weird ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Jess, great buildings, I wonder how you get inspired ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Your Cats are both great, I adore them ๐Ÿ™‚
    Please, keep being so nice and warm. Your family is one of a kind and I’m thankfully for that ๐Ÿ™‚

    With love, kisses and hugs,
    Kati from Poland ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Kati, thanks so much for the kind comments, we do our best and it’s so wonderful to hear that our videos and pics help others, stay pawsitive, I’m sure Mr. Cat will be happy and healthy for a very long time ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Hey up me duck. Originating from West Bridgford & now living in GA with my 2 rescue boys Jimmy & Ralphie I love the biography of Cole & Marmalde. I work tirelessly for rescue animals as well as running a pet memorial business also featured in Modern cat.
    We need more cat crazy men in the world like you.

  32. I have 25 black cats. Of course 20 of them are in the feral colony that I take care of. One of them reminds me of cole. His name is Buddy. He lounges in the bird bath at night with his hind legs hanging out. When I first came here there were about 50 cats but I started the process of TNR /TSR. Then I started taming the ferals and when I left in 2013 they were all in homes or rescues waiting for homes. I came back a year later and now there are about 27 ferals and I am again going through the spay /neuter process. I hate the thought of a cat going through life not knowing the love of a human. It’s so sad. I’ve been doing rescues for dogs and cats all my life and will continue doing it untill I take my last breath. It’s such a painful task but watching Cole and Marmalade makes me laugh and lifts my spirits. Helps to remind me why I do this. Thank you for putting them out there for everyone to enjoy!

  33. Found you on Youtube and have been seeing your videos and now your blog…thank you! Having a really bad day until I met Cole and Marm..better than any medicine. I am 73 and live with my 2 seniors..Lily a calico is almost 18 and Dickens, a tabby boy is a year younger…both rescued, of course.
    Lily was the cat from Hell when we got her..hissed. spit, bit, the whole 9 yards. Found out she had been a sort of “play toy” for 2 big dogs. When I called the place I got her from they said they’d take her back…she’d be “unadoptable”. What? Meant euthanized I realized. No way! It took over year for her to trust us..upon vet exam she was was a wreck..I HAD to have her declawed at the time..I feel badly but it was the only way we could keep her. She is now on my lap..very sweet, loving, a beautiful senior girl..sleeps with me, talks to me, put her head under my hand for scratching. I think our paths were destined to cross or Lily would not be here and that would be a great loss. Looking forward to lots more videos of you and the boys and Jess, too!

  34. Hi Chris, Jess, Cole, and Marm! Love watching what Cole and Marm are up to. My newest fur baby Ella loves to watch these two play. Keep up the awesome work and give Cole and Marm a petting from my fur babies Peaches, Coco, BooBoo and Ella Bella, their daddy(Rich) and their momma(Jessie). Can’t wait to see what’s next for your fur babies.

  35. Have to say once again, I am so very glad to have discovered Cole and Marmalade! As an American in the UK (somewhere between Derby and Nottingham!) I was surprised to discover just how difficult it is to find a landlord who will allow pets. I have now been here for almost 12 years, catless, and really miss having furbabies to cuddle with, so I am really glad to have videos of C&M so I can get my “cat fix” whenever I need one (daily, at least!). Thanks Chris and Jess! You do a great job sharing their antics and C&M are a real lifeline to those of us who cannot have pets. Cheers from the UK! Michelle G, Belper, UK

  36. Where about in Nottingham are you from? I am a West Bridgford girl now in a Georgia world owned by two rescue cats and work with many pet families here. I love that you really bat for the Black Cat often seen in GA as a sinister menace and having had a Black Cat for 19yrs in the UK it grieves me that they are perceived in this way. Don’t get me started on the de=clawing.

  37. Loved the video. It’s best to have 2 cats. I miss my Bombay Peppermint and my grey striped one Precious. I have 3 dogs now but, know in the future another cat will be in my house and most likely a rescue. Not just on my doorstep but, in my home. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. I absolutely love these guys! They are so fun to watch! I can tell they are very loved and that makes my heart happy! We adopted our kitty Jack about 3 years ago after he had been tossed out of a car window ? A couple brought him into the vet hospital where I work after they found him on the side of the road. He was about 6-7 weeks old and he was a banged up lil guy. After the couple relinquished him to our hospital, my boyfriend and I decided to make him a part of our family. So he came to live with us, our 2 other cats, C and Kai and our pitbull, Scout. Due to nerve damage in his left front leg, he had to have it amputated. But that has not slowed him down at all! Animals never cease to amaze me with their unrelenting spirit to keep on keeping on.

  39. Dear Cole and Marmalade,

    I am one of your biggest fans. I watch your videos almost everyday. Your wonderful videos always bring a smile to my face. I love you Cole and Marmalade!

    Please make more videos!!!!
    Our cat

  40. Hi Chris,
    We really love your vids! Thank you for sharing.

    One day, we picked a lost beautiful female cat. We already tried to find the owner, but failed. So, we pet her. Until we realize that she is pregnant! She is like a Persian cat with normal nose -not peak nose, rounded face and medium long hair.
    We keep to take care of her until one day the babies born.
    They are 4 baby kittens and all of them is female. Is it normal to have all the baby female?

    We really love them. Now they are 4 months old.
    The strange think is that 3 of them is we believed they are Angora, very long hair and triangle face. But one of them is just like her mom, a Persian.
    Is it possible a Persian cat giving birth Angora baby kittens?

    We don’t know their dad, so we assume that maybe their dad is an Angora. LOL.
    Is it possible?

    big huge for Marm from far south east country ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fari & Aery

  41. Dear Chris, Jess, Cole and Marmalade – My little family loves your videos and I wanted to let you know how one cat can change the world! I had no pets since childhood because, while working, I thought it unfair to leave one alone for so many hours. When I retired and moved to the country (to be next door to my sis & bro-in-law), a poor sick kitty showed up, crying piteously on my back porch. I tried to feed her tuna and a bowl of water but she would just lick it and cry then went under a bush in my yard. I still heard her crying and was not going to let a sick cat die in my yard. Took her to the vet where they kept her for a week, working on trying to save her. I named her Sunshine, Sunny for short. Bought all supplies for when I brought her home (she was microchipped but they could not reach an owner and she was almost 100 miles from where she was registered!) But unfortunately, she had too many problems and the vet and I decided to end her suffering. I cried for days but then my sister suggested we visit the shelter and there I found a cat who looked like Sunny (dilute calico), a mom who’d had kittens that had been adopted but no one wanted her. So she became my own sweet Honey (had her spayed and microchipped and even got her medical insurance). She gave me so much love, when I heard about the plight of black cats at Halloween and was so grateful for cat love at Thanksgiving, I went to the shelter again and visited cats they had for adoption event at Petco. My snuggle bunny, Onyx became Honey’s sister (she came from a hoarder and loves to climb on my chest and snuggle). I was so grateful for all they had given me, I started volunteering at the shelter and now I’m on the Board, helping all the local homeless animals try to find furever homes! (Sorry it’s so long but I think it’s a good story). ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Caroline, Honey and Onyx.

  42. I’ve been enjoying Cole and Marmalade videos for months now. They are my most favorite to watch on You Tube. You truly are the best Cat People around! You really know how to make those feline boys happy and it’s easy to see how they love you for all you do for them. By the way, did you know that October 27, 2015 was National Black Cat Day? I don’t know if that’s every year or if it was just that date. Keep the videos coming, I love to look for new Cole and Marmalade antics for entertainment! Thanks!

  43. Hi!!!
    Chris, I just finished your video about Marm beating cancer and the kids sending you fame mail.
    How do I send fan mail?!?!?!

    A huge fan, I’ve introduced you to my dad who now follows you guys on Facebook, I’m subscribed on Youtube, we have 2 cats of our own called Lucy and Bellatrix.

  44. I absolutely love u guys!! U and Jess do such an awesome job!! U all make me feel better when I’m having hard days and those are very often these days dealing with depression and PTSD. U all are a bright part to my day! Thank you! Wish I could have kept my black fur baby!!?

  45. Hey Jess & Chris, just wanted to say I’ve been watching your videos for a little while now, they are brilliant. Cole and Marmalade are very sweet and adorable, it cheers me up everyday watching the four of you and your adventures.

    I like what you’ve done to help support rescue cats too, we’ve had a lot of cats (11 in my 27 years!), we’ve got 3 rescue cats as well as cats from breeders (7 in total at the minute haha!). They are fantastic as pets, they are as good a companion as anyone could ask for. You’re Cole looks just like a slightly longer haired version of one of our twin girl rescue cat called Tabitha too!

    I must admit I watched your video on cats at the rescue centre, when I saw Blackie the 14 year old female rescue cat that didn’t have a home or family to be loved by it almost reduced me to tears! If I lived in the U.S. she’d of been coming home with me instantly.

    Thank you for sharing your lives with us via your videos, you’ve shown me a lot of things I should try with our cats to help them enjoy themselves more, I can’t wait to make them some box castles to play in!

    Im looking forward to seeing and sharing with my family more of your adventures with Cole and Marmalade in the future (and the big cats too!). Chris I didn’t realize you were a Nottingham man either, I thought you were a mancunian like me! Next you’re going to say your from Ruddington where my girlfriend lives too! Haha.

  46. Hello there Cole and Marm! I happened to be off my normal cheeky mood once, was probably nervous. Searching for cute cat pics brought me to your facebook and instagram pages. Whenever I am down, these two help uplift my mood. I am glad that you considered adopting black cat like Cole – after all he’s such a handsome boy. Same goes for the cute Marm too.!

    I am an avid cat lover from India. I have had cats all around me since I was 3, and had them till I turned 18. Later they grew old and well… Now I am a student far from my home and being a student doesn’t allow you to adopt a cat – especially in India where few people are cat persons! But I hope to be owned by cats soon as I finish my education and settle down at one place.

    Chris and Jess, keep up the good work. It is fun and educative at the same time. All four of you are awesome, and your photos and videos always help me uplift my spirit! <3

  47. Hey there I watch your guys videos so much. I have a cat of my own his name Is BJ. I love him so much I have been around cats since I was little.

  48. I love Cole and Marmalade! They brighten my day when I am anxious! I was looking at your shopping website and I seen a shirt that had Marmalade face on and it said derp life, what does that mean?

  49. I love Cole and Marmalade!! I love watching their videos! My favorite is The one where you tape what they do at night! I was looking on your shopping website when I seen a shirt with marmalade on it and it said derp life what does that mean? I can’t decide who my favorite one is lol. I love them both so much! In January I had to put my poor baby Stormy down because he had FIV:( I always doubt that I did the wrong thing:'(, does Marmalade suffer? My Stormy walked around and meowed a lot almost like a cry:( does Marmalade do that??

  50. I love Cole and Marmalade!! I love watching their videos! My favorite is The one where you tape what they do at night! I was looking on your shopping website when I seen a shirt with marmalade on it and it said derp life what does that mean? I can’t decide who my favorite one is lol. I love them both so much! In January I had to put my poor baby Stormy down because he had FIV:( I always doubt that I did the wrong thing:'(, does Marmalade suffer? My Stormy walked around and meowed a lot almost like a cry:( does Marmalade do that??

  51. Im a cat lover too and its nice to know other people love cats and care for them! Also Cole and Marmalade are soo cute love themโ™กโ™ก

  52. Dear Chris, Jess and the two awesome Little tigers, I, my family and my boyfriend love your videos and our little cat, Minouche (a crazy, beautiful little European cat, 4 years olt) is thanksful to you all because we take inspirations from your videos in games, recipies, etc. My boyfriend and I live in Rome, that’s famous to love cats and we’re getting our phd in Law. We love cats so much, in fact we took our Minouche from the street when she was only 50 days and we’re about to have another cat, but I’m dangerous because I’d like to carry home every cat I see in the streets (yes, I’m a crazy cat person ?). I’m a helper for two colonies of cats and I’ve just started to give my help to the big colony of the monumental Cimitery of Verano (if you want you can see their website: They make a great job woth almost 400 cats, included for FIV and FEVโž•). Everyday we watch our videos and you make us so happy! Go on this way. Happy Easter from Italy!! Best regards, Mia.

  53. Hi Can you please post a safety message about the dangers of using dog flea and tick ointment on cats. We are seeing many very sick and poisoned cats at our animal shelter, because people are not aware that the ingredient in dog ointment is toxic to cats. You have so many followers, that if you post about it, the message would reach a lot of cat families to help spread the word. If someone has both a dog and cat they should not use the ointment on their dog either. They can instead use a chew preventative that would not accidentally get on the cat or furniture the cat may sleep on. Thank you in advance if you are able to pass on this Cat Safety Public Service announcement. PS We love Cole and Marmalade. Such sweet Kitties. Best wishes, Margie, Taz, Mama Kitty, and Fred.

  54. Just wanted to say THANK YOU! I have 5 cats myself, all of which are black ? Matilda-18 Munch -8 Bonnie-3 Leo and Simon -8 months, and 2 digs Penny-5 and Boomer-3. 2 of my 5 cats were rescues as well as both my dogs. My 2 youngest cats I decided to keep because where I live no one wants male black cats. I hope to buy some land in the future where I can rescue/foster and help save more lives! Your doing an amazing thing and making a difference! Keep being AWESOME!!

  55. Hi, Cole and Marmalade I was wondering whats your mail address because I drew a picture of cole and I would like to send it to u.

  56. I’m really very worried about ALL of you because of the horrible wild fires all over California. I PRAY that you are ALL SAFE. Please, please get out of California!

    • NO worries, we moved to Illinois in April of 2016 but were praying for everyone in California during those fires too! =(

  57. I never fail to take my dose of Cole and Marm every single day. Please keep them coming. Thank you for being such fantastics parents to them and advocating the public. Love Chris the ever entertaining and charmimg frontman and super duperly love Jess for all that she does behind the scenes! ??????

  58. Iโ€™m not sure which I love more: watching all the videos of the boys or it being so obvious that you and your wife are such wonderful cat parents. All the toys, boxes, hideouts, cat towers, and all the playtime and cuddle time they get absolutely warms my heart. Also, how Cole and Marmalade are allowed pretty much anywhere in the house. Only cat people understand the kitchen counter thing and roll our eyes at all the people who think itโ€™s so awful. Iโ€™ve been sharing my life with cats for 25 years, but the absolute love of my life was Boston, who I adopted at three weeks old as one of a litter born to a feral mom. Boston and I were inseparable and went through an awful lot together. I lost him last May after he developed congestive heart failure one month short of his 17th birthday. Boston was an orange tabby and the videos of Marm when he was a kitten look exactly like Boston at the same age. I still struggle with his loss very much, but watching Marmalade always makes me smile. Thank you for making and keeping your boys so happy.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Lori <3 So very sorry for your loss of Boston but heartwarming to know you had a wonderful long life together. We'll give Marm some extra snuggles on your behalf too! =) We're always here for you!

  59. Hi there!
    I’ve just discovered your videos out of the blue! I was on youtube, trying to find a video about the typical english breakfast for my year 7 pupils, and as I often watch cats videos, I was suggested to watch Cole and Marmelade or rather “Cole”s attitude when I get back home” Anyway, I’m the happy cat owner of two three-coloured fluffy-haired sisters. I rescued them when their wild mother disappeared and the three kittens were left alone I just want to thank you for the love you keep giving and sharing, the world would be such a better place with more people like you, like me, like the ones who have watched your videos for so long.
    Big hugs and kisses frol a tiny place in the south of France
    Sonia xxxx

  60. I love your videos, and how you promote spay and nueter to control cat over population.Marm and Cole are Great spokes felines for the cause. Chris and Jess I want to say Thank You for the joy your vlogs have brought me. You have my support. Keep up the wonderful work you do.

  61. I highly appreciate what enormeous work you do to save some of the cats lives. And you love ALL OF THEM (as I do too) in the same way. Cole and Marmalade are very friendly and smart cats; they’ve found the purrfect parents in you Chris & Jess !! Thank you for wonderful job and I hope you keep it up fur a long long time….

    All the best fur you f(o)ur and warm greetings from Switzerland


  62. Thank you for your wonderful videos. The last cat that I had was 27 years ago. My therapist at the VA and I have agreed that an emotional support animal would really help with my PTSD. I had a small stroke in May (I’m 72) and a cat will help keep my stress level down. The SPCA has a few slinky black cats, so as soon as have my apartment cat-proof I will adopt one.

    The balance of humor and educational videos is great.


  63. Where did you get that great cat door seen in “alley cats” We have same type of door and that would be really handy


  64. My husband and I enjoy your videos and updates. We are huge fans and our 2 beautiful fur babies enjoy watching as well. We adopted our girl Sadie in 2013 and she looks just like Zag and while teaching high school my students found our orange tabby Manning in 2014 (and he looks just like Marm). I hope to see more videos soon of all of your fur babies. I am always encouraging students to adopt and not shop because they make the best pets.

  65. Hi Cole and Marmalade and Chris and Jess, just wanted to say how much I love following all your exploits on Facebook and Instagram. I really like how you combine education about cats and their many needs with lots of fun and humour. And if Marmalade can survive cancer and chemotherapy then so can I (I’m currently in the second cycle of chemo for breast cancer). That gorgeous ginger boy is my furry hero! Keep up the good work guys, you’re pawsome ?

  66. Hi Chris,

    A little pressie for the season is on its way to you, hope you like it..! Not going to say what it is here, you’ll just have to wait..!

    Hugs & STUFF,

    Ria & Sammi in Aberdeen, Scotland xxx

  67. Cole & Marmalade I’ve been following since the beginning, didn’t realize you were in Tampa! Big Cat Rescue does awesome work! Hope you still involved with them. Can’t think of better ambassadors than your two kittens. Even my cats Gracie and Leo agree. Leo says if you need an old timer to come mix it up a bit he’s willing to throw his 8 pounds into it. Lol, Cole & Marm won’t know what hit them! Best wishes for you all.

  68. Hi cole and marmalade one of ur guys biggest fan and I think that u guys are so cute I would love to meet u guys in life so much from ur fan

    Aria Campbell

  69. I dont know if you will see this, but I also live in IL! if you ever come near st louis I would LOOOOOOOOOOVE to meet you!!!

    • I love the videos. It’s really entertaining & soothen me, especially after work. I subscribed on Youtube lately but I want to watch all their videos. Really nice to meet Cole & Marmalade videos.

  70. Thank you for your videos, which I periodically binge-watch with my kitties. I’m very grateful for all the great ideas (including step-by-step instructions) in your videos to enrich the little ones’ indoor lives. It will be nice to try some of them out for larger cats.

    You both must have amazing amounts of ENERGY (not to mention patience and love) to now have four youngsters, two of which are tortie kitties. Fortunately my current cat bros were seniors when they chose me, so we’re all in sync.

  71. It was nice meeting Marmalade and Cole’s human parents at the Catsbury convention. I’m now following their journey on instagram??

  72. Hello Chris, it is you fan me Nikki, and i love your cats they are so Super-Duper cats and i love them soooo must. Cole and Marmalade are the best cats in the Best! You two make the best cat vidoes ever! Thank you Chris and Jess for the best vidoes Ever. Love you and Stay Super-Colorful! Love RainbowSparkle&Zedd&SuperWhy&Catboy as Nikki.

  73. Zdravรญm z ฤŒeskรฉ republiky ?????.Svฤ›t by byl lepลกรญ, kdyby bylo vice koฤiฤรญch ? lidรญ????.Drลพรญm palce vรกm i koฤiฤรญ bandฤ›?.

  74. Your cats are just beautiful creatures and thanks for sharing their lives with us. I rescued a calico from a gas station when she was 5 days old after her mother had been killed. She lived to be 13.5 years old. What you and Jess do is truly amazing. Please keep up the good work on educating the world on the importance of rescuing. There are so many loving animals that need to be saved. Thank you for keeping focus and awareness on that. The rescue breed IS the best breed.

  75. I have followed Cole and Marmalade for years! I have two male cats who are best friends (Spencer and Guster, Gus for short) and I aspire to have a feline purrsonality blog as well! Gladly accepting any advice for a beginner! Love, peace and meow!

  76. Hi Chris, do you follow Kevin Richardson (the lion whisperer)? Just curious because of your work with the big cats.
    Love Cole and Marmalade!

  77. Thank you for helping raise awareness about rescue, spay and neuter,and adoption of special needs cats and kittens. I was just today watching the 2018 rerun of My Cat From Hell that featured you, Cole, and Marm and decided to google you. Before COVID hit , I fostered neonatal kittens (about 600 kittens fostered to weaning over 16 years) for a nonprofit rescue in Southern California. Of course I also ended up with a few failed foster felines (4F) as a result. All but one of our 6 feline family members had at least one issue that made them generally unadoptable and/or expensive to keep healthy. The one that didnโ€™t initially have any health issue was a 3 day old orphaned black female kitten who had to be tube fed for a week before she was able to suckle a bottle. She now owns my husband, but when she was a kitten (13 years ago) and ready to start going to adoptions…every weekend Mike would say โ€œ She doesnโ€™t need to go THIS week.โ€ Needless to say… she never went. The other kitty kids are Picabo, 14 year old grey tabby/stealth tortie (eye issues and herpes), Buddy, 10 or 11 year old BIG brown tabby (abandoned as a emaciated 3 year old with FIV), Merlin, 11 year old classic Nebelung fluffy grey boy (3 eye surgeries and all teeth removed due to stomatitis), Pluto, 13 year old smaller black DSH (older semi-feral kitten who recently had a face tumor removed), and Ruddy (our youngest at 5 years, another semi-feral who could be Marmaladeโ€™s twin brother). Anyway, Iโ€™m not really a good social media person, but several of the young people who volunteered with me at adoptions filmed me bottle feeding babies and posted to our Instagram site if you like watching kitten ears wiggle as they suckle. Enjoy your weekend, stay safe, and thanks again for getting the rescue word out! Georgetta Instagram catscradlerescue1954

  78. Wow! I never knew you won awards! But that’s so AWESOME! And I am a cat lover but I am 11 yet and due to some circumstances, I can’t adopt OR foster. The one difficulty is time and the other is that only my grandma is at home mostly and she will not be able to pretty much take care of a feline friend! That would be both- rude and bad- for the feline. =( I am pretty sad, but I do really appreciate your work (And the fun and laughs that Cole and Marmalade give me through THEIR YouTube channel ;D). It’s also Awesome how you have so many cats in your locality while we have only one (who visits us almost after 4 months ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜’) So, yeah….. Love you guys!
    To Cole and Marmalade: Although we don’t actually know each other, I tell you, you are my best and the most Purrfect friend!

    – Khanak, Cole and Marmalade’s friend!

  79. I love this site and I love the Facebook page, YouTube page, and so on. I’ve been a huge fan of Cole and Marmalade and now Jugg and Zig Zag too. I love coming to this page to read some of the heartwarming stories to brighten up my day. So glad to see you all still going strong.

  80. Hi. One of my cats just tested positive for fiv. He has been around other cats. My vet said it can be transmitted sharing food and water but I read that it is transmitted through deep tissue such as a bite. Please share what you know.
    A fellow crazy cat person.
    Prayers for Cole. He’s got this.

  81. I love you guys so much! Your vids brighten up my days and keep me sane in quarantine! I too am a crazy cat person and I have a rescue baby at home named Cuddles(Cuddie). Iโ€™m hoping for another rescue baby! #livelove&rescue! I hope youโ€™ll respond to my fan mail but no worries if you donโ€™t because you probably have a LOT. Sending love from Cali!

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