01/02/2017 – Our Year in Review – Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Tessa's not sure where the year went - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa’s not sure where the year went – © Colehauscats.com

Where’d 2016 go? It was just here a day ago… Happy 2017! From everyone here at Colehaus Cats, we thank you for visiting us, for reading our words, enjoying our photos, and leaving comments. We hope what we’re doing works for you and that your visit here puts a smile on your face. Please join us today for our 2016 Year in Review!

MadCat Miss Newton – © Colehauscats.com

January 2016 began with the first habitation of two Feralvilla feral shelters and a feeding station just in time for a rare snow day, with evidence of all our overnight visitors. The month evolved (devolved?) into picky cats and mad cats. There were claims of ownership, morning snuggles, and a certain Patrol Sergeant showing off her kitten cam video habit.

Love Itty (now Sunny) - © Colehauscats.com

Love Itty (now Sunny) – © Colehauscats.com

February rolled in with an infestation of counter seals from which Mom ran from the house to go meet an adorable blog friend in town for an important show. Quint, tired from all the winter rain, created late winter art, Pia sent Valentine kisses to her boyfriend Dexter, someone didn’t like being called the baby (and still doesn’t), and someone else nicknamed Ms. GrowlyPants temporarily moved in for some fostering.

Beautiful Frame from our friend Joan - © Colehauscats.com

Beautiful Frame from our friend Joan – © Colehauscats.com

Sweet Viola kisses ushered in March to help temper all the vet checkups and nasty ear infection medication foster Miss Itty required daily. Our friend Joan sent us a beautiful frame which quickly became the focal point of our living room and houses the first piece of Quint’s art we purchased and framed for ourselves. Spring finally arrived and with it, the first visit of the year with the visitors around Colehaus. We learned a number of things about Miss Itty, including her love of catnip, and making a friend in Zuzu with a shared dislike of all loud shenanigans. Must be a ginger girl thing.

Quint adds purple - © Colehauscats.com

Quint adds purple – © Colehauscats.com

April started with grumpy cats as is the norm around here on April Fool’s Day. A couple of Friday Flashbacks returned smiles to our faces. We posted about a mama’s right, excuses on a Monday, and finally, Quint took his first spring walk in his garden, after which, he created his top-selling art series ever, Full Spring.

Ruby and friend Squeakers - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby and friend Squeakers – © Colehauscats.com

Quint relished a second stroll in his blooming garden in May and we gave a nod to Squeakers, the highest ranking toy amongst all toys at Colehaus. We got silly with foster Miss Itty and Olivia found herself the highlight of two blog posts in a single week! There were MultiCat Mondays, furniture clearly made for one particular cat, and more visitors to Colehaus.

Zuzu - © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu – © Colehauscats.com

June brought dental checkups and some extractions so we dedicated the rest of the month to pure fun. There were toys, Three Word Wednesdays, more toys, and trust from foster Miss Itty.

Baby Tessa – © Colehauscats.com

July started with the bang of fireworks. We made a big, multi annex fort and spent the 4th of July playing with toys, listening to Mom read kitty books, hiding, and napping until the big booms were over. Foster Miss Itty showed everyone senior girls still know how to play, the typical teen Viola spent the month being bored, and we got a peek of what was to become our daily dinnertime entertainment. There was a Friday Flashback with Tessa, questions from Pia, and cat math according to Olivia.

From Pia with love - © Colehauscats.com

From Pia with love – © Colehauscats.com

Quint jumped into August by recreating his Summer Lilies with paint, we raised questions about the future for foster Miss Itty, and there were more yearly vet checkups to get through. Ginger Princess Pia sent her love to Ginger Prince D, and we took a summer stroll to see the visitors around Colehaus.

Olivia's magic bed - © Colehauscats.com

Olivia’s magic bed – © Colehauscats.com

Ducks and good news heralded in September with a pinch of mischief on the side. Foster Miss Itty because Sunny, our last Colehaus Cat, and with the help of kind donators and fans of Quint’s Sunflowers art, she was able to afford her final medical procedures plus elimination of two pesky infections and support for her ongoing Stage 3 kidney disease. THANK YOU! We took another walk around Colehaus, Mom confused us with her cat fiction, and fruit-lovin’ Olivia was instrumental in the great grape escape.

Mama Zuzu and her Niblets - © Colehauscats.com

Mama Zuzu and her Niblets – © Colehauscats.com

October saw a Monday tribute to Colehaus Cat mamas, a dear happy three-year birthday letter to the Niblets (with links to all past Dear Niblet letters) – one of which grew up to become the Colehaus Circus Cat, and Quint jumps at the chance to paint once again. We showed piles of kitties snuggling together and gave an update on Sunny.

Fits just right for The Squirt - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Fits just right for The Squirt – © Colehauscats.com

We jumped into November with what else? A Wordless Wednesday. But later and with what we hoped was better content, we shared MultiCat photos, a rare lint panther, a Friday Flashback with Pia and Bunny, some hellos and goodbyes on our final around Colehaus tour, Quint’s winter painting, and finally, some Friday fun.

Quint eats the props - © Colehauscats.com

Quint eats the props – © Colehauscats.com

And lastly, December rushed in with a month of holiday cheer and happy surprises, a nod to previous Colehaus Cats, a couple of snugglebugs and Christmas card bloopers, a word or two about the Nice List and the Naughty List, and our favorite true Christmas story. Given a health A-OK, Sunny moved into the luxury suite with Ruby and there came more cards and gifts and toys than anyone here had ever seen.

There you have it, 2016 revisited. What a wonderful, fun year it was here at Colehaus. We’re looking forward to what this new year will bring and wish for you all a fabulous 2017 filled with joy, happiness, and excitement, and most of all, peace and love.

Thank you for visiting. Thank you for reading us.
The folks of Colehaus Cats

28 responses to “01/02/2017 – Our Year in Review – Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

  1. That is a whole lot of stuff going on! Let’s hope 2017 is a wonderful year for us all.

  2. That was a fun recap of a pretty darn fun year!

  3. How can 2017 top that?!

  4. A very busy year. I am glad Quint felt the urge to paint and so happy you adopted Sunny. Happy New Year to you all! XO

  5. You had quite the year! Our favorite part of your year was the adoption of Sunny….I knew all along she would become a permanent part of your family! Happy New Year!

  6. So many beautiful kitties … so little time! Happy New Year.

  7. You guys have had quite a year! I can’t believe it has been nearly a year since I was last in Portland. Not sure when I’ll be there again – my next trip to the Pacific Northwest will probably be near Seattle.

  8. Uau! Foi um ano agitado, foi bom estar com vocês.
    Tenho certeza que vamos nos divertir muito com vocês nesse novo ano.

  9. What a busy year you all had. I love seeing the little kitties again
    Happy Happy 2017
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Great roundup of the year. Loved seeing all the pictures. Hope your 2017 is a great year for all.

  11. That was a great roundup of the last year. I hope 2017 will be a good one for all.

  12. It was quite the year for all of you. We purr 2017 is even better. Happy New Year!

  13. What a busy and fun year you had! Thank you for sharing the recaps each month and the adorable pictures. Happy New Year!

  14. You had such a busy year! Hope you have a purrfect 2017 🙂

  15. Since we are new here, we enjoyed your year in review!

  16. That was a fun-filled year and I remember reading most of it even if I don’t always comment. Happy New Year to y’all.

  17. Very nice year in review.

  18. This is a fabulous year! Thanks for the review. I enjoyed reading it! I hope all this happiness and much more for you guys in 2017!

  19. spittythekitty

    What a great post! Happy Mew Year, Kitties and Humans. We hope 2017 brings you as much happiness as you deserve, which is a TON! XOXOXO

  20. meowmeowmans

    Your 2016 was pretty awesome, dear friends! We hope the new year is even MORE wonderful, because you totally deserve it. 🙂

  21. Sandy Cooley

    Lovely recap – thank you and happy new year to the Colehaus family!!

  22. Nice year review ! 2016 sounds like a pawsome year ! Purrs

  23. We hope 2017 will be a wonderful year for you all.

  24. Totally enjoy your blog, and the photos, and Quint’s art! Happy New Year!

  25. whitefish waves frum uz and copee & paste…. anda happee new yeer two ewe all ♥♥♥ ; sneekin round blog land two day iz gettin tuffer bye de minit… de food gurlz place oh employ iz ta blame… we wanted ta say hope de new yeer bringz everee one lotz oh happee nezz & health & perch samichez ~~ !!! ♥♥♥ ☺☺☺

  26. We consider ourselves very privileged to have been allowed to view all the Colehaus Cats during 2016. We laughed, we smiled, we hugged, we danced. You all gave us so much joy!! Here’s to a 2017 filled with love, laughter and kitty paw pats!
    Hemingway, Steinbeck and Pam

  27. What a year! We loved following you this year and are looking forward to 2017