10/05/2016 – Dear Niblets – Three Years Old!

Dear Niblets,

Today, you are three years old. Three years old! We can hardly believe how fast the time has flown by and now, you are fully grown cats. Three years ago, after waiting so long, longer than anyone thought we’d have to wait, your beautiful and very, very round mama Zuzu presented us with you four little Niblets – Illy, Viola, Robbie, and Russell.

Mama Zuzu and her Niblets - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Mama Zuzu and her Niblets – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

We are so proud of you! Three years ago, we could only imagine how handsome and beautiful you would grow up to be. How could you become anything but that? We were all so lucky that your mama waited so long to have you because that meant she was getting the very best food and care. And when you were born, every one of you was the picture of health. Even you, Viola, who was the littlest Niblet for a long time.

Illy and Viola Niblet - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Illy and Viola Niblet – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Robbie and Russell Niblet - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Robbie and Russell Niblet – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Once upon a time, you were adorable, little things that fit in a single hand. Now you are adult cats and we have no doubt that wherever you are, you are magnificent felines.

The Niblets - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

The Niblets – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Sisters Robbie and Viola Niblet - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Sisters Robbie and Viola Niblet – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Sister Illy and brother Russell Niblet - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Sister Illy and brother Russell Niblet – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Honorary Niblet Winter and sister Illy adopted together - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Honorary Niblet Winter and sister Illy adopted together – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

We hope you, Russell, Illy (Tiger), Robbie (Talliah), and honorary Niblet Winter (Lily) have behaved yourselves over the years, and love your forever families. We think of you often and wish you continued good health and good lives. Your mama and sister Viola sends kisses, and we do too.

With love and memories of a million kisses given,
your long ago foster Mom and Dad

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Fosterers often wish for and love getting updates on their fosters but those don’t always happen. We are fortunate enough to get occasional messages about The Niblets, but little in the way of photos. That said, here’s a photo of sweet Illy (Tiger) and Winter (Lily) shortly after they were adopted together:

Illy (Tiger) and Winter (Lily) in their forever home (2014).

Illy (Tiger) and Winter (Lily) in their forever home (2014).

And photos of handsome Russell before and after he found his forever home:

Russell Niblet - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Russell Niblet – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Russell (2015) at his forever home.

Russell (2015) at his forever home.

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We are thrilled to share Viola growing up on colehauscats.com. Her mama raised her, her sisters and brother to be strong, fiercely independent cats just as she is. Though they are mother and daughter, Zuzu and Viola spend almost no time together. They are their own cats, independent of one another. This is one of the last photos of Viola spending time with her mama, having preferred spending time with big sister Illy:

Illy, Viola, and mama Zuzu (2013) - 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Illy, Viola, and mama Zuzu (2013) – 2013-2016 © Colehauscats.com

And to spend time with other cats later still:

Independent Viola snuggles with Quint and Olivia (2014) - 2014-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Independent Viola snuggles with Quint and Olivia (2014) – 2014-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Viola gets along with every cat at Colehaus Cats, even newest addition Sunny. She snuggles with Quint often, though prefers her “Me” time most of all. Happy Birthday, bunny bun. May you celebrate many, many, many more!

Viola naps - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Viola naps – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

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To go through all posts, photos, and video of our 2013 Niblets foster event, please begin here or for the short news flash version please click here.

Zuzu (then known as Erinn or Erinn Zuzu) and Niblet information was included in every post from September 2013 through December 2013. Wonder why Zuzu has so many nicknames? Confused on how the Niblets went from two boys, two girls to one boy, three girls? Unsure who honorary Niblet Winter is? Please check out our monthly Archives (far right sidebar) to get the entire Niblets’ story.

Want to read all the Dear Niblets letters? Who wouldn’t?? Here you go! Happy viewing!

Dear Nibets, Week One
Dear Niblets, Week Two
Dear Niblets, Week Three
Dear Niblets, Week Four
Dear Niblets, Week Five
Dear Niblets, Week Six
Dear Niblets, Week Seven
Dear Niblets, Week Eight
Dear Niblets, Week Nine
Dear Niblets, Week Ten
Dear Niblets, Week Eleven
Dear Niblets, Week Twelve
Dear Niblets, Six Months Old
Dear Niblets, One Year Old
Dear Niblets, Two Years Old

26 responses to “10/05/2016 – Dear Niblets – Three Years Old!

  1. We luff Memory Lane! And boy do we ever remember Niblet Watch. It was so exciting.

  2. It seems impossible that it was 3 years ago that we were all waiting for the Niblets to arrive. Happy birthday Viola, and to the other Niblets.

  3. It is good to see Niblet photos again. Happy birthday Viola!

  4. Oh my, I’me going to have to clear some time today to read all of the posts! Happy Birthday, Viola, and to your brofurs and sisfurs. And congrats to Zuzu, who never had another kitten and it living the good life too. When I read ‘Niblets’, I think that I would most definitely have ‘nibbled’ on the kittens…or huffed them…

  5. Three years already…impossible. We loved all the Niblets when they were with you and were so excited when you chose to make Zuzu and Viola part of the Colehaus family. We had become so attached, and we would have hated to say goodbye to all of them. Happy Birthday to all the Niblets and especially Viola. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  6. Feliz Aniversário Viola, você e seus irmãos eram filhotes muito bonitos espero que todos estejam bem e felizes com suas famílias.
    Adorei ver as fotos!

  7. 3 years?? wow…. Happy Birthday Viola and the other Niblets! (that picture of Russell doing his “OMG I have toes” thing is great)

  8. We totally enjoy this post and how nice to see some of the Niblets all grown up. We were here for the Niblets posts so we’ve been following you for over 3 years now.

    Emma and Buster

  9. Happy Birthday Viola and Momma Zuzu, and to the sweet Niblet siblings tucked in safe and happy in your forever homes. You are some of the luckiest kittehs that ever was!

  10. My human is amazed it has been three years already! I wasn’t even born yet! What an awesome story about this family.

  11. Happy Birthday to the Niblets, such cuties.

  12. viola…..best fishes, happee day wishes & mice creem dishez two ewe…, russell, robbie & illy ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ and what an awesum ree union kinda sorta post….we lovez it …..we hope everee one haza soooper grate day, plentee oh perch pizza pie, donutz…anda happee momz day two ewe zuzu …..heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health for all ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 333333333333333 ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

  13. Happy birthday cute little Niblets!!!! I’m so happy to see all of you again in pics! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  14. Oh we can’t believe it’s been 3 years already! We remember Niblet-watch like it was yesterday. Happy Birthday to Viola and all the other Niblets. We hope they are happy in their homes.

  15. Katie Isabella

    OH you make me so happy with these loving dear and so sweet memories of the Niblets and your perfect wishes for them then and now. Thank you. You made me happy.

  16. Happy Purrthday to all of the Niblets!

  17. I cannot believe it has been THREE years! I remember their being born as if it were yesterday. You know that I was always partial to Viola….but they were all so precious!!!! I pray they are all happy and healthy………you weren’t kidding when you said you saved some of the photos that had never been on the blog…….I can tell…….just adorable! Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Niblets!! xoxoxo

  18. Happy Birthday to the sweetie-pie bunch!

  19. meowmeowmans

    How can it already be three whole years? WOW. Happy birthday, sweet Niblets. We love you all.

  20. Dragonheart, Merlin and Devi

    Wonderful photos! We hope you had a very happy birthday, Niblets!

  21. What a wonderful series of photos! Happy Birthday to the Niblets!

  22. Happy belated Birthday to the Niblets ! Purrs

  23. Happy Birthday, Viola and Niblets!! What a very sweet post–so much love and care here.

  24. We’re late to the party, but we sure hope all the Niblets had a happy celebration with their respective family. Including your Viola.

  25. What great fotos and remembrances.

  26. Happy Birthday to you all. Such happy memories. Here’s an Extra Pawkiss for each one of you 🙂 <3