A 2014 Recap and Happy 2015!

Miss Newton wishes you a Happy 2015! - © Colehauscats.com

Miss Newton wishes you a Happy 2015! – © Colehauscats.com

All of us here at Colehaus Cats wish you a safe and healthy 2015! Thank you for visiting us, for reading our words, enjoying our photos, and leaving comments. We hope what we’re doing here works for you and that your visit here puts a smile on your face. As always, we’re open to suggestions to help make this a better place!

Before celebrations begin, let’s recap 2014, Colehaus Cats style:

Our bobtail girls Zuzu and Viola - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Our bobtail girls Zuzu and Viola – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

January 2014 came with two additions to the Colehaus family – mama Zuzu and daughter, Viola. As you could imagine, Viola was anxious to become a big cat and was making friends left and right. Calendar cover boy Quint gave away a couple of calendars while Mom went on a long cleaning stint. Olivia filled us in on the current Colehaus Cat dirt and we celebrated toys, Tessa’s ‘accident’ record, and Zuzu going out of the baby business.

"There's no treats in here!" - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

“There’s no treats in here!” – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

February brought another Olivia report. Facebook shared a movie about us and Quint sold his pre-spring paintings to help defray Zuzu and Viola’s spay-day costs. We had more toy photos to share with Sparkle’s Trap-a-Cat giveaway win (with bonus Illy Niblet photos). Pia sent her love over the airwaves to boyfriend Dexter of Cherry City Kitties and while Quint was wishing for an early spring, the squirt Viola was getting into everything!

Tessa knows. - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa knows. – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Sunpuddles ruled the days in March and saw Viola sharing her first story. We were interviewed by Connie of Tails from the Foster Kittens and Tessa laid plans to stay in the servant’s quarters on a more permanent basis. Ruby had her first ever dental cleaning and Miss Newton tried to teach mom how to take photos. Viola continued her quest to win over everyone and both Quint and Zuzu received much appreciated gifts from friends of Colehaus Cats.

Quint painting leaves - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint painting leaves – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

April meant more sunshine naps, Mancat photos, and our 6 month Dear Niblets letter. We introduced neighborhood cat visitor Momo, Quint went on his first spring walkabout in our garden and later, painted sweet violets. And then, Olivia was put in charge while mom was out of town. Might need to rethink that move.

Miss Newton on patrol - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Miss Newton on patrol – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

In May, Olivia offered up her best motivational tips, we saw Zuzu snooze (despite her insistence she doesn’t), Ruby squealed on ‘perfect’ Quint and his bad habit, and mom shared her writing class short story assignment that was more truth than fiction. And when mom went out of town yet again, Miss Newton held down the fort and corralled shenanigans like a pro.

Mo and Trouble get along fine - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mo and Trouble get along fine – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

June brought Quint’s flowers at last and he discovered a new favorite color – Kiwi. We had fun in our interview with the Funny Farmer Felines on Mousebreath. Maxx shared a theory while Miss Newton pondered things, and Zuzu showed off her fabulous butterball size. And who knew kittens could be so curious? Ruby disagreed with furniture rearrangement, Pia’s shared a little about her Internet habit, and we had more neighborhood visitors. Some were even cats!

Olivia - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Roving reporter Olivia kept her nose to the grindstone in July 2014, Pia wished of Pia-Mobiles (and got them in August via her ginger prince and a whole bunch of well-wishers!), Quint influenced baby sister Viola a bit too much, and Zuzu proclaimed herself an official Patrol Officer of These Here Parts. There were Mancat Mondays, Wordless Wednesdays, and Ruby decided she likes cat towers. We revisit neighborhood visitor Scruffy and sprinkled a day with a whole lot of Ginger Goodness.

Pia with Dexter's anniversary gifts - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Pia with Dexter’s anniversary gifts – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

August was a month of presents. In August, not that she would let anyone forget, Pia celebrated her one year love anniversary with long distance boyfriend Dexter. Mom had to get tough with the moles wrecking her garden and storyteller Maxx tried sharing a story with Viola while other, unnamed kitties gave the kitchen faucet a workout. Ruby fell hard for her own cat tower and Zuzu shared her poof-ball play skills.

The Three Amigos - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

The Three Amigos – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

September’s slide into autumn prompted Quint to get back to painting and brought out the snuggles in Maxx, Miss Newton shared her pointy side, Zuzu celebrated one year here, and mom dished on the morning head count.

The Niblets 10/8/2013 - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The Niblets 10/8/2013 – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

October saw our 1-year Dear Niblets letter, photos of life around Colehaus, a cute flashback, and Ruby signed up for her return of Ruby Tuesdays in 2015. The month also brought out the fun dreaded Bee Costume, the Zuzu Patrol, a day in the life of Squirt, and the offering of a very special set of Quint paintings (Sold! Thank YOU!).

Ruby singing - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Ruby singing – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

November brought even more Colehaus visitors, a brief flashback to Niblet Autumn, and showed the perils of living with fun-lovin’ sisters. Ruby developed a mad crush on her cat tower, both Quint and Miss Newton got creative, and Tessa pushed her boundaries. She told us she didn’t want to leave her master suite, but did we listen? No. Silly us.

Hopeful Maxx  - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Hopeful Maxx – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

In December, mom got fixated on napping ginger girls (so adorable, she says, *rolls eyes*), Viola introduced some of her favorite toys (some of which are definitely NOT Viola’s), Tessa swears she likes everyone (but she swears all the time so that means little), and Maxx became a calendar cover boy and held his first giveaway. Ruby and Zuzu shared their favorite Christmas stories, we gave a peek into our Christmas card blooper file, and we all celebrated Christmas with a ton of cards from our treasured blog friends (close, but not actual ton).

There it is, 2014 revisited. What a wild and wonderful year it was. We’re looking forward to what the new year will bring and wish for you all a fabulous 2015 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

41 responses to “A 2014 Recap and Happy 2015!

  1. What a terrfic round up of the year for all of you. We sure enjoy all you kitties and your blog. It was especially fun when the kittens came. You all have a very Happy and Healthy 2015.

  2. 2014 was quite an eventful year for you all!

    May 2015 bring good health, happiness, love and lots of treats. 🙂

    Purrs and peace.

  3. You had a busy year! The look back made us smile, but we hope that the look ahead into 2015 makes all of you smile. Happy new year!

  4. That was a busy year for all of you and we loved watching Zuzu’s babies growing up and finding their new homes. We were so pleased when you decided to keep Viola she is such a cutie.
    We wish you all a Happy Christmas and hope 2015 will be a good year for you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. Love your blog, keep doin’ what ya do! 28 paws up from da HighCats and a thumbs up from Mom. Happy New Year Colehaus.

  6. Katie Isabella

    I loved every word…every meow!!! Thank you for every kitty and the story of the Niblets as they came into being and for their first year. ❤️❤️

  7. We loved reading about your very busy year. We are sure that you are going to be even busier in 2015. We love visiting with you and your humans. Here’s wishing a very fabulous Happy New Year to all of you! We love you all the way from Minnesota!

  8. It was quite the year for all of you! And we look forward to even more in the coming year. Happy New Year!

  9. Happy New Year, sweeties! Wishing you all the best for 2015! xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  10. What an exciting year! Here’s to an even better 2015!!!

  11. da tabbies o trout towne

    guys…we haz loved chillaxin with everee one thiz yeer N look for werd ta doin sew next….de BEST part about thiz re cap…knot onze waz de B werd menshuned….N we thanx ewe most humblee for it ♥

    heerz two a burd free, happee, healthee N blessed 2015 ♥♥♥♥♥

  12. What a great post and look back!!

    Happy Mew Years Eve!!!

  13. Sounds like you had a great year, hope 2016 will be a great one.

  14. You had a full year kitties. Go ahead and nap till February, you deserve a break.

    Happy New Year.

  15. a good year all around….can’t wait to see what 2015 brings

  16. What a wonderful year in the Colehaus! Although a certain ginger mancat says “paws down” August was the bestest month EFUR!

    Happy New Year dear friends!
    The gang at Cherry City Kitties

    pee ess: (yes, of course there has to be a pee ess…) pssst… Pia… I’ll be sending you champagne kisses at midnight… wink, wink…. Love from your ginger-man D.

  17. What a busy year ! Happy New Year and all the best for 2015 ! Purrs

  18. Bravo for a great year review!! You all stayed mighty busy and did lots of loving and fun things together
    Hugs madi your bfff

  19. Brilliant year review!! I remember the Niblets!! They must be all growed! You guys are a great team even if Tessa swears!! MOL Happy New Year to you all x0x

  20. I may not comment all the time but I remember almost all those highlights. Great review. I look forward to more Colehaus adventures in 2015. Happy New Year! Hoping 2015 is a happy, healthy, prosperous, stunning one for all!

  21. Happy New Year. We hope 2015 is as busy and enjoyable as 2014 has been. We look forward to reading more of your activities.

  22. That was fun to read! Happy New Year everyone!!!

  23. Wow, you kitties have had quite a year! I hope 2015 is even more stellar!

  24. Great recap- I didn’t start reading blogs until the end of May so I really liked having a recap. Happy New Year!

  25. Happy New Year to you all! Thanks for that nifty recap of 2014!

  26. So much going on for you! What a great recap. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

  27. We always love your recaps, gang. 🙂

    Happy New Year, dear friends. Here’s to a year filled with happiness and health. 🙂

  28. We so love your stories, posts and blog! We loved Quint’s art this year (and the people who received his art for presents, were really touched!) The Zuzu patrol we get a kick out of and what made our year from your posts was Pia and Dexter’s Anniversary love story…the sweetest ever! May your 2015 sparkle with magic and be filled with love and possibility!

  29. Happy New Year,xx Speedy

  30. What a great recap of the year. All the pictures are wonderful, we really enjoyed the post. Thank you for your sweet comment and especially for the purrs and prayers they are much appreciated. We hope 2015 brings all wonderful things your way. Hugs and nose kisses Pooh, Mumsy and family

  31. What an incredibly busy year for you all! Gorgeous pictures of everyone 🙂 Hoping that 2015 brings you nothing but happiness and love!
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  32. 2014 sure was a busy year for you !
    Wish you a Meowmy Happy New 2015 🙂

    XOXO

  33. What a year! Mes remembers most of it from reading your blog. THe nibblet has growed LoTS!!
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    Kisses
    Nellie

  34. Wow What a year. We look furward to many more years of fun wiff yous all. Fanks fur bein’ ow furiends. Happy New Year!!

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  35. That was a great review. Happy New Year to all of you.

  36. What a wonderful post=we really enjoyed it!…Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year filled with great health, great joy and great love!…xoxo…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  37. We love Quint’s painting — and the coffee mug photo! Happy HAPPY Mew Year to you!!!

  38. A great year by far! 🙂 And we loved getting to know the Nibblets and watching them grow. We are still enjoying Quint’s painting 🙂 Happy, happy New Year to all of you!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  39. Thanks for the great recap. We wish our Mom would do one for us, but she says she doesn’t have the discipline. Keep up the good work. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  40. What a great year it was! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all. Cant believe the Niblets are already over a year! Wowzer
    Purrs
    Timmy and Family