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! 🙂
COLE D.O.B – 3 • 1 • 12 (estimated)
We adopted Cole in 2012 after a friend of ours spotted him at a busy intersection one evening all alone… 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 🙂
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 ! … 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!
MARMALADE D.O.B – 7 • 1 • 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) … 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+… 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! 🙂
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!
Chris is a self confessed crazy cat guy! … 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” … Born in Nottingham, England (that’s where the weird accent comes from) but he’s lived in the USA since 2008 🙂
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!
Jess is Cole & Marm’s wonderful cat mom and Chris’ long suffering wife! 🙂
She is our primary writer/editor for ColeandMarmalade.com, 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 =)
FRISKIES AWARD WINNERS!
Grand Prize Winner 2014 – Marmalade “Dumpster Kitty” • “Strange” Category Winner 2014 – Marmalade “Dumpster Kitty” • “Catness” Category Winner 2012 – Cole “Black Cat Stick ’em Up!”
MODERN CAT “STAR CAT” 2015
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!