08/31/2015 – Mamacat Monday

Today is Zuzu’s two year anniversary as a Colehaus Cat! Let’s take a bit of a walk down memory lane.

To refresh everyone’s memory, Zuzu came to us as Erinn, an emergency foster need kitty from our friends at West Columbia Gorge Humane Society. We received a phone call about an orange girl that was pregnant and dangling on the edge of the birthing precipice – it could happen at any moment and the need was dire for a foster home for her. Oh yes, and in the call someone uttered, “…and did we mention she’s a bobtail?”

Excuse me? An orange bobtail girl?

Where do we sign?

So we did some serious disinfecting and picked up some hardware to allow her to be isolated while she adjusts to the household. And here was Zuzu’s first photo (please click to enbiggen):

Erinn who became Mama Zuzu - © 2013/2015 Colehauscats.com

Erinn who became Mama Zuzu – © 2013/2015 Colehauscats.com

Based on the urgency of the fostering request, we wondered whether she would give birth in these first few days, before ever setting foot outside of her “isolation ward.” As it turned out, she was much further from giving birth than everyone thought. This provided time for us to get her on a stable diet of good food and discover she preferred the name Zuzu to Erinn before the big day finally came six weeks later. Here she is on what proved to be the day we had long anticipated:

Chilling on a Friday afternoon - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Chilling on a Friday afternoon – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Within 24 hours of that photo, Zuzu was a mama (again – it was clear that she had gone through this before and we were fortunate for her experience). It was a wonderful experience, chronicling and sharing the event with our Internet friends. Erinn Zuzu and her Niblets were born to be Internet celebrities.

Erinn Zuzu and her Niblets - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Erinn Zuzu and her Niblets – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The kittens grew up as they all do, too fast so much of the time. Ultimately though, we were able to adopt Zuzu and her daughter Viola, the tiniest Niblet. There was something very satisfying about being able to keep two of the family together and continue to chronicle their lives here as part of the Colehaus Cats clan.

Our bobtail girls Zuzu and Viola - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Our bobtail girls Zuzu and Viola – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

So Happy Anniversary Zuzu. We are very happy you and your daughter are part of our family here at Colehaus Cats. We raise a tuna snack toast to many years to come.

Mama Zuzu - © Colehauscats.com

Mama Zuzu – © Colehauscats.com

Mama Zuzu - © Colehauscats.com

Mama Zuzu – © Colehauscats.com

25 responses to “08/31/2015 – Mamacat Monday

  1. We remember the adventure! We’re so glad the two of you decided to adopt this home, it was an excellent choice. Enjoy your special day.

  2. We remember reading about this on the internet and are so pleased that you adopted baby Viola too so she has her Mama Zuzu with her.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Zuzu is a pretty kitty, as is Viola. Congrats on 2 years!

  4. We’ve enjoyed getting to know Ms. Zuzu and Viola. <3

  5. Happy two years at the bestest home ever ZuZu
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. Happy Anniversary Zuzu! Thank you Colehaus Cats for allowing us to re-live Zuzu;s journey. We remember waiting anxiously for the birth of the niblets. It was quite an experience.
    Congratulations!
    Love,
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  7. Happy Anniversary, Mama Zuzu!!! You found the best home ever and you even get to watch Viola grow up into a beautiful lady cat. You are both very blessed and so are we ‘cuz we got to watch you move in, give birth, and help your Niblets grow. Purrs and soft paw pats to all of you!

  8. Can’t possibly be two years! Love that picture of Zuzu and Viola 🙂

  9. Happy Anniversary Zuzu! I love stories with happy endings 🙂

  10. manxmnews2014

    Oh this is so lovely and we are glad to hear of the continuing adventures of Zuzu and Violet.

  11. My human remembers when Zuzu came to live with you! Happy anniversary.

  12. Happy anniversary to all of us. We think we came to become readers when Zuzu just gave birth. That was 2 years ago? Wow! Cheers everyone!

    Emma and Buster

  13. awww – hard to believe it has been that long….we remember it well!

  14. zuzu ~~~~~ heerz ta 200 tuna snax toastz & another 200 gotcha dayz….a most happee day two ewe, ♫♪♫♪♫♪ best fishes, mice creem dishez & happee day wishes…hope yur day iz FUN, enjoy LOTZ oh toona….eat sum pie az well & haza awesum day !!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ happee gotcha gorgeouz 🙂

  15. Wow, how time does fly. We remember this like yesterday. What a wonderful post. Concats to Zuzu on her anniversary!

  16. Katie Isabella

    I remember so so well. I love that lady cat and all her babies. And that picture of her with her arm around her baby there just made me smile so big. xox

  17. Wow! Two years already! Happy anniversary ZuZu.

  18. Oh, how we remember “kitten watch.” Zuzu, we love you!

  19. Really, it has been two years? It doesn’t seem so long ago at all. Happy anniversary with the family, Zuzu!

  20. Happy Gotcha Day Zuzu!

  21. Such an unusual lady she is, and it’s always fun with kittens! I’m surprised you had any time at all to post photos!

  22. Happy Anniversary Zuzu. May you have many more.

  23. Oh, how well we remember! Happy Anniversary Zuzu and Viola!

  24. Happy belated Anniversary, Zuzu ! Purrs