The Niblets – 2013

Erinn Zuzu

A stray picked up mid-August 2013, Erinn Zuzu was brought to the attention of the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society. It wasn’t long before shelter volunteers discovered Erinn was expecting. Her due date, unknown at the time, was October 4, 2013.

Erinn, now known as Zuzu, was a petite, short-haired, buff-orange, bobtailed cutie with a lighter muzzle and chin. Her estimated age was four years old (per exam in late August 2013). She was captured with two five-to-six month old ginger boys, one bobtailed, one with a tail, who may or may not have been her kittens from a previous pregnancy. They have been neutered and were adopted together out of the shelter.

Erinn Zuzu was adopted into the Colehaus Cats family in late December 2013. Her name was changed to Zuzu, dropping the Erinn part, because she likes it that way.

The Niblets

Erinn’s kittens, The Niblets, were born on October 4, 2013. Their births were shared live via posts on the Colehaus Cats web site and on the Colehaus Cats Facebook page. It was an exciting four hours filled with well wishes from friends around the world.

In order of birth, Illy was a beautiful, dark Tortie female. Viola, the smallest, is a dark ticked Tabby with tan/orange Calico undercoloring on her face and paws, and is a Manx. Robbie was a light gray Tabby with huge eyes and with a short bobtail like her mom. Russell, the last born, was a laid-back, orange Tabby boy.

All Niblets seemed about the same size at birth (Niblet weight chart below to see how off we were) and all did exceptionally well. Erinn was a great mom and knew exactly what she was doing.

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Robbie, who fooled us into believing she was a boy for eight weeks, was adopted first in early December 2013. She got along great with her forever home canine friend Sophie who thought she was a feline herself.

Upon the adoption of Robbie, we were asked if we would take in Winter, a blue-eyed cream-colored siamese/snowshoe(?) mix kitten just two days older than the Niblets for a few weeks of extra socialization. Everyone took to her instantly, including foster mama Erinn Zuzu. Winter was a very good girl and so, we made Winter an honorary Niblet.

Russell, the only Niblet boy, left for his forever home in mid-December 2013. He loves his older forever home sister, has grown to be quite handsome, and is doing very well.

Also in mid December, Santa found a loving family looking for a pair of kittens to grow up together. Just before Christmas, Illy and Winter were adopted by the same family and officially became sisters.

As the newest members of the Foster Fail club, we adopted Erinn Zuzu (now known as Zuzu) and the last and littlest Niblet, Viola, in late December 2013.

All the Niblets now have loving forever homes, thanks in part to all their website and Facebook fans. We couldn’t have raised this bunch without your comments, suggestions, and daily kind words. We thank you!

You can read the beginning of the Niblets here when we posted a rare second post of the day beginning at 4:40 p.m. (please scroll to bottom of post to start and make your way upward for all updates).

7/4/2014, on her 9 month birthday, Viola weighed in at 8.2 lbs. Mama Zuzu weighed in at 11.2 lbs.

12/4/2014: Viola weighed in a 9.4 lbs. Mama Zuzu weighed in at 11.2 lbs.

Niblet Weight Chart week 12
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy (adopted) Viola (adopted) Robbie (adopted) Russell (adopted) Mama Erinn Zuzu (adopted)
12/28/2013 - ADOPTED! - - ADOPTED!
12/27/2013 - 3 lb 1 oz - - -
12/26/2013 - 2 lb 15 7/8 oz - - -
12/25/2013 ADOPTED! 2 lb 14 7/8 oz - - -
12/24/2013 3 lb 4 3/8 oz 2 lb 14 3/4 oz - - -
12/23/2013 3 lb 3 5/8 oz 2 lb 14 oz - - -
12/22/2013 3 lb 2 1/2 oz 2 lb 12 5/8 oz - - -
12/21/2013 3 lb 2 1/8 oz 2 lb 12 1/2 oz - - 10.0 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 11
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie (adopted) Russell (adopted) Mama Erinn Zuzu
12/20/2013 3 lb 1 3/4 oz 2 lb 12 1/4 oz - - -
12/19/2013 3 lb 1 3/8 oz 2 lb 11 1/4 oz - - -
12/18/2013 2 lb 13 5/8 oz 2 lb 10 1/2 oz - - -
12/17/2013 2 lb 13 7/8 oz 2 lb 9 5/8 oz - - -
12/16/2013 2 lb 13 5/8 oz 2 lb 9 1/8 oz - - -
12/15/2013 2 lb 14 3/8 oz 2 lb 8 3/4 oz - - -
12/14/2013 2 lb 15 oz 2 lb 8 1/2 oz - ADOPTED! 10.6 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 10
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
12/13/2013 2 lb 14 1/8 oz 2 lb 8 3/8 oz - 2 lb 13 7/8 oz -
12/12/2013 2 lb 12 7/8 oz 2 lb 7 1/4 oz - 2 lb 11 7/8 oz -
12/11/2013 2 lb 11 1/2 oz 2 lb 6 1/4 oz - 2 lb 10 7/8 oz -
12/10/2013 2 lb 8 1/8 oz 2 lb 4 3/4 oz - 2 lb 9 1/8 oz -
12/9/2013 2 lb 6 1/2 oz 2 lb 2 1/4 oz - 2 lb 7 3/4 oz -
12/8/2013 2 lb 5 1/4 oz 2 lb 2 3/8 oz - 2 lb 8 oz -
12/07/2013 2 lb 6 1/2 oz 2 lb 1 1/2 oz ADOPTED! 2 lb 9 7/8 oz 10.0 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 9
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
12/06/2013 2 lb 8 1/8 oz 2 lb 3 oz 2 lb 6 1/8 oz 2 lb 11 1/2 oz -
12/5/2013 2 lb 8 7/8 oz 2 lb 3 5/8 oz 2 lb 6 5/8 oz 2 lb 11 1/8 oz -
12/4/2013 - - - - -
12/3/2013 2 lb 8 7/8 oz 2 lb 3 1/8 oz 2 lb 6 1/2 oz 2 lb 9 3/4 oz -
12/2/2013 2 lb 7 5/8 oz 2 lb 2 7/8 oz 2 lb 5 1/4 oz 2 lb 8 5/8 oz -
12/1/2013 2 lb 7 3/8 oz 2 lb 2 7/8 oz 2 lb 5 1/8 oz 2 lb 8 1/2 oz -
11/30/2013 2 lb 6 1/2 oz 2 lb 3 1/8 oz 2 lb 4 oz 2 lb 7 1/4 oz 10.4 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 8
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
11/29/2013 2 lb 6 oz 2 lb 1 1/8 oz 2 lb 3 1/8 oz 2 lb 6 7/8 oz -
11/28/2013 2 lb 5 7/8 oz 2 lb 1 5/8 oz 2 lb 2 5/8 oz 2 lb 6 5/8 oz -
11/27/2013 2 lb 4 5/8 oz 2 lb 1/2 oz 2 lb 2 oz 2 lb 5 7/8 oz -
11/26/2013 2 lb 3 5/8 oz 1 lb 15 1/4 oz 2 lb 1 1/8 oz 2 lb 4 oz -
11/25/2013 2 lb 3 1/8 oz 1 lb 15.0 oz 2 lb 3/8 oz 2 lb 3 1/2 oz -
11/24/2013 2 lb 2 1/8 oz 1 lb 14.25 oz 2 lb 0 oz 2 lb 2 5/8 oz -
11/23/2013 2 lb 2 oz 1 lb 13.75 oz 1 lb 15.375 oz 2 lb 2.50 oz 10.6 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 7
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
12/22/2013 2 lb 1 oz 1 lb 13.375 oz 1 lb 14.875 oz 2 lb 1/4 oz -
11/21/2013 2 lb 1/8 oz 1 lb 12.0 oz 1 lb 14.125 oz 1 lb 15.750 oz -
11/20/2013 1 lb 15.625 oz 1 lb 11.375 oz 1 lb 13.25 oz 1 lb 15.125 oz -
11/19/2013 1 lb 15.125 oz 1 lb 11.125 oz 1 lb 12.25 oz 1 lb 14.625 oz -
11/18/2013 1 lb 14.50 oz 1 lb 10.0 oz 1 lb 12.0 oz 1 lb 12.75 oz -
11/17/2013 1 lb 13.50 oz 1 lb 9.875 oz 1 lb 11.50 oz 1 lb 12.375 oz -
11/16/2013 1 lb 13.125 oz 1 lb 8.875 oz 1 lb 10.375 oz 1 lb 11.875 oz 10.8 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 6
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
11/15/2013 1 lb 12.50 oz 1 lb 8.875 oz 1 lb 10.25 oz 1 lb 10.875 oz -
11/14/2013 1 lb 12.125 oz 1 lb 8.50 oz 1 lb 9.375 oz 1 lb 11.375 oz -
11/13/2013 1 lb 11.125 oz 1 lb 7.375 oz 1 lb 8.50 oz 1 lb 9.875 oz -
11/12/2013 1 lb 10.625 oz 1 lb 6.50 oz 1 lb 7.875 oz 1 lb 9.375 oz -
11/11/2013 1 lb 9.75 oz 1 lb 6.0 oz 1 lb 7.50 oz 1 lb 8.625 oz -
11/10/2013 1 lb 9.25 oz 1.5.50 oz 1 lb 7.25 oz 1 8.125 oz -
11/09/2013 1 lb 8.25 oz 1 lb 5 oz 1 lb 7 oz 1 lb 7.25 oz 10.0 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 5
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
11/08/2013 1 lb 7.25 oz 1 lb 3.875 oz 1 lb 5.75 oz 1 lb 6 oz -
11/07/2013 1 lb 7 oz 1 lb 3.625 oz 1 lb 5.125 oz 1 lb 6 oz -
11/06/2013 1 lb 6.50 oz 1 lb 2.625 oz 1 lb 4.875 oz 1 lb 5.25 oz -
11/05/2013 1 lb 5.625 oz 1 lb 2.625 oz 1 lb 4.375 oz 1 lb 4.625 oz -
11/04/2013 1 lb 4.875 oz 1 lb 2.125 oz 1 lb 3.50 oz 1 lb 4.125 oz -
11/03/2013 1 lb 4.25 oz 1 lb 0.875 oz 1 lb 2.625 oz 1 lb 3.0 oz -
11/02/2013 1 lb 4.375 oz 1 lb 1.125 oz 1 lb 2.625 oz 1 lb 3.50 oz 10.4 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 4
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
11/01/2013 1 lb 3.875 oz 1 lb 1.375 oz 1 lb 2.875 oz 1 lb 3.625 oz -
10/31/2013 1 lb 3.50 oz 1 lb 0.375 oz 1 lb 2.125 oz 1 lb 3 oz -
10/30/2013 1 lb 2.875 oz 1 lb 0.25 oz 1 lb 2 oz 1 lb 2.375 oz -
10/29/2013 1 lb 2.5 oz 15.625 oz 1 lb 1.375 oz 1 lb 2 oz -
10/28/2013 1 lb 2 oz 14.875 oz 1 lb 0.625 oz 1 lb 1.375 oz -
10/27/2013 1 lb 1.50 oz 15.0 oz 1 lb 0.25 oz 1 lb 1.375 oz -
10/26/2013 1 lb 1.25 oz 14.6250 oz 1 lb 0.125 oz 1 lb 0.875 oz 10.8 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 3
(Red font denotes weight loss.)

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
10/25/2013 1 lb 0.875 oz 14.375 oz 15.875 oz 1 lb 0.25 oz -
10/24/2013 1 lb 0.50 oz 13.75 oz 15.0 oz 1 lb 0.375 oz -
10/23/2013 15.50 oz 13.0 oz 15.25 oz 15.875 oz -
10/22/2013 15.125 oz 12.625 oz 14.125 oz 15.125 oz -
10/21/2013 14.375 oz 12.0 oz 13.375 oz 14.875 oz -
10/20/2013 14.125 oz 12.0 oz 13.0 oz 14.50 oz -
10/19/2013 13.625 oz 11.125 oz 12.625 oz 13.75 oz 10.8 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 2

Date Illy Viola Robbie Russell Mama Erinn Zuzu
10/18/2013 13.0 oz 10.625 oz 12.0 oz 13.375 oz -
10/17/2013 12.375 oz 10.375 oz 11.75 oz 12.875 oz -
10/16/2013 12.125 oz 9.875 oz 11.375 oz 12.25 oz -
10/15/2013 11.875 oz 9.375 oz 11.0 oz 11.875 oz -
10/14/2013 11.125 oz 9.125 oz 10.375 oz 11.25 oz -
10/13/2013 10.625 oz 8.50 oz 9.75 oz 10.75 oz -
10/12/2013 10.125 oz 7.875 oz 9.625 oz 10.125 10.8 lb

Niblet Weight Chart week 1 – born October 4, 2013

Date Illy (f) Viola (f) Robbie (f) Russell (m) Mama Erinn Zuzu
10/11/2013 9.875 oz 7.25 oz 9.0 oz 9.875 oz -
10/10/2013 9.125 oz 7.0 oz 8.50 oz 9.25 oz -
10/09/2013 8.50 oz 6.50 oz 7.875 oz 8.50 oz -
10/08/2013 7.875 oz 6.0 oz 7.375 oz 7.750 oz -
10/07/2013 7.0 oz 5.50 oz 6.75 oz 6.75 oz -
10/06/2013 6.50 oz 5.25 oz 6.25 oz 6.375 oz -
10/05/2013 5.75 oz 4.625 oz 5.625 oz 5.50 oz 11.4 lb

8 responses to “The Niblets – 2013

  1. That was just lovely. I’m willing to bet Colehaus fans will be clamoring to adopt those niblets.

  2. It’s brilliant that they are all ok. Erinn Zuzu was very lucky when she came to you!!

  3. The kittens all look so different from each other and we bet they’ll all get wonderful homes if you can bear to let them go.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. We had no idea kittens gained weight so quickly. Can’t wait to watch them grow and develop. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  5. In short, Erinn is a purrfectly normal cat. Love those Niblets. They’ve grown so much already.

  6. Those look like some really healthy nibletts. They are gaining weight like wild fire. Take care.

  7. Such cutie patooties!! We love Erinn, love the Niblets and love their names!!

    The Florida Furkids

  8. OH MY WORD! Mom wants them ALL so badly!

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