12/23/2016 – Eve of the Eve

Merry Eve of Christmas Eve!

Patrol Sergeant Zuzu inspects our mini lights for compliance - ©

Patrol Sergeant Zuzu inspects our mini lights for compliance – © Colehauscats.com

Once again, we’re sending endless kisses and thanks to everyone who sent us cards for our mantel, including these extra cards that we got yesterday from All the Kitties Blue and something special from CK – a small tuft of CK fur! SQUEEEEeeeeEEEEE!

Kisses and thank yous to Boomer, Dai$y, and Toona from de land oh Trout, Sasha, Grady Lewis & Joan, Jeanne, the cats and all the foster kittens from Random Felines, Pam, Hemmingway & Steinbeck, Flynn, Jackie & Ivor, Leo, Cashmere, Glitter & Andrea, Savvy, TKS, Mom L and Dad P, Peaches & Paprika and their assistant Carol, Annabelle, Boo, Ping, Jinx & Mom Debra, Melissa and Mudpie, Cheri, Dan and the Cats of Wildcat Woods, Hannah, Lucy & Mum Sue, Timmy, Toby, Buddy, Mr. Buttons, Miss Fitz, Einstein and Dad Pete, Luke & Trixie and all our favorite vets, Carmine, Milita, and Angel Jewel, Robyn, Fred, Stefan, and the Crooked Acres Gang, Raz, Allie, and Ellie, Wally, Ernie & Zoey, Max, Kirby, Angel and Mom Nan, Penny, Sammy, KaTwo, Prancie, Joanie, Brody, Snowball, Jinx, Tallulah, Noel, Millie, and Polar Bear, Monika, Bob, Munchkin, Obsidian, Ashlyn & Cosettee, Rachel, Dexter, Olive & Sophie, Zorro, Pixie & Claire, Chuck, My Angel, Patty O’Malley, Sweetie and Vicky, Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula.

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Now for a very special Christmas story:

We’ve posted this one before, but it’s so special to us, we had to pull it from the archives to share again this holiday because it was such a special and memorable day. Before we dive in, let us wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May this time be special and memorable to you and your families, full of happiness, joy, and the wonder of the season.

Santa's little helper - 2013-2016 @ Colehauscats.com

Santa’s little helper – 2013-2016 @ Colehauscats.com

Santa and his little helper - 2013-2016 @ Colehauscats.com

Santa and his little helper – 2013-2016 @ Colehauscats.com

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A little rhyme runs through our heads at this time of year, every year:

We wish we may,
we wish we might,
help find homes for all this night.

And one year, we saw it happen.

Back in December of 2013, while interviewing potential Niblet forever families at our local Petco, a sweet, jolly man sat upon a chair seemingly meant for him and someone handed him a kitten, one of a very large group of kittens our area had that year.

And then, something magical happened.

That kitten found a forever home that day. And the next kitten the jolly man held did too. And the next. And so on and so on throughout the day. And the senior cats brought to the event found their forever families too. These forever families, they weren’t your average “Hey, we’re at Petco and since we’re buying dog food anyway, let’s adopt a kitten for Christmas, too” Petco shoppers but a string of very vetted families who came in, independently of one another, to see cats and kittens they had been following online through the shelter and through word of mouth, and don’t you know, every one of those cats and kittens found the best of homes that day. *happy sigh*

May we all open our hearts and homes to those who need love, not just for a day but for all of forever.

Have a magical Christmas.

39 responses to “12/23/2016 – Eve of the Eve

  1. We hope you all have a magical Christmas and many presents.

  2. Such a terrific post, Merry Christmas from all of us.

  3. Beautiful post! I love that story. So glad so many kitties found loving forever homes. And yes, may be keep our hearts open to others all year round. Merry Christmas!

  4. Sounds like that the cat gods focused on that jolly man, to bring in perfect adopters on that day! A great story, and Zuzu looks cute in lights. Merry Christmas to Colehaus Cats!

  5. That is the best holiday story ever, and we hope that Christmas miracle occurs all over the world again this year. Sending best wishes…so happy you received our kitty Christmas card. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  6. Katie Isabella

    You have restored my faith in people who come and adopt. That they were good loving families for certain means the world to me.

  7. Best. Christmas story. Efur.
    Merriest of Christmases dear friends!
    The gang at Cherry City Kitties

  8. Oh that’s the best story ever!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  9. that is a wonderful Christmas story indeed-let’s hope many more cats find forever homes this season!

  10. We are sorry…we sent cards to people who sent them to us because we are strapped financially, so we didn’t send to the whole list. Our card is on our blog and we hope you will take it. Merry Christmas.

    • It’s okay. This might be the last year for paper cards for us and we LOVE eCards! We have yours and it’s beautiful! Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!

  11. Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Christmas 🙂

    Athena and Marie xx

  12. That was a very sweet story- I hope it happens again. Merry Christmas! XO

  13. What a heartwarming Christmas story.

    Emma and Buster

  14. What a wonderful story ! Merry Christmas to all of you ! Purrs

  15. I love your story – that is the true magic of Christmas working!

  16. That’s such a wonderful story! Wishing all the cats and kittens happy homes.
    Merry Christmas to you and your fur family.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  17. Patrol Sergeant Zuzu is darling! Thanks for sharing that story. Yes, we too would love to see more and more kitties getting loving, forever homes and that there would be no more homeless pets!

    Merry Christmas!

  18. It is wonderful that they all found their forever homes. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  19. Have a wonderful Christmas. We loved the poem.

    Shoko and Kali

  20. Now that’s a Christmas story we wish would happen every year! From our island to your haus, Merry Christmas to all of you!

  21. IF only this Christmas story could happen every single year. Nonetheless, it was a magical time that year for all of those precious cats. Happy Holidays to all of you, paw pats and purrs, Savannah and The Kid Sage (PeeEss hope my card got to you before Chrissmouse Day)

  22. É uma história emocionante, seria ótimo se voltasse acontecer!
    Um Feliz Natal para toda a família Colehaus!!

  23. What a beautiful story! Merry Christmas, dear friends!

  24. Merry Christmas! Beautiful Christmas story!!

    The Florida Furkids

  25. Santa had a majic touch, he touches, kits get adopted.

  26. That’s one of the best stories ever. Merry Christmas to all of you. PS: we are really enjoying Quint’s Cedar and snow painting.

  27. That’s the best Christmas story ever!!! Has Quint claimed the furz or is he sharing. My furrend Herbie ate his.

  28. A beautiful post … and such a lovely statement about the meaning of the season that often gets lost in the hubbub and more commercial aspects. If there were one thing I’d be granted, it would be for all kitties to have loving homes … they deserve nothing less. We didn’t send out cards, but Bear and I wish you all a Merry Christmas full of peace and love. And we appreciate your friendship every day of the year!
    ps – That picture of Zuzu and the lights is TOO CUTE!

  29. This is what Christmas is all about ❤

  30. We love this Christmas story!! Beautiful!! Happy Christmas to you all xxx

  31. Merry Christmas to all of you!

  32. Bestest Merry Christmas Story ever! Merry Christmas to yous!
    Loves & kisses
    Nellie & Mommy

  33. That is a magical Christmas story, how touching! Good to see Zuzu keeping the Christmas lights in check! Meowy Catmas to each of you special kitties and a very Merry Christmas to your Mom & Dad!

    xoxo Clooney Claus

  34. What a lovely story! We hope you are having a Happy Chrissymouse Day full of wonderful treats and prezzies!

  35. Merry Christmas wunderpurr furriends

    Hope mew’re having a terrific day

    Bestest festive purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  36. What a wonderful and heartwarming Christmas tale! Merry Christmas, sweet friends. May it be filled with wonders and miracles abundant. Love you!