Basket Case.

After many Facebook pet pages were deleted or converted from Personal pages to Fan pages without owner permission recently, we decided to convert our Colehaus Cats Facebook page over before it done unexpectedly for us. We hope you’ll pop over and Like us, even if you are already our Facebook Friends.


Boy, the things they don’t tell you will happen when you convert a Facebook page. The biggest surprise was losing all our friends (all converted to ‘Likes’ which is ‘kind of’ the same) and we no longer have the ‘Home’ button so we can’t keep up on everyone. We feel a little bit like we’re in exile and even though we’ll continue as always to post updates to the Colehaus Cats Facebook page (especially on Erinn Zuzu and her upcoming baby Niblets), we can only communicate through comments. To counter this in a roundabout way, we created a Facebook account for Colehaus Cats mom, Carole Cole, and she hopes you’ll accept her friends request when she rediscovers you. If you wish to be friends and she hasn’t sent you a request yet, shoot one over to her. She’ll love that!

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There should be a National Cat in a Basket Day, says Miss Newton - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

There should be a National Cat in a Basket Day, says Miss Newton – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Miss Newton says: Did you know today is International Cat in a Basket Day? No, it’s not really. I fibbed. But it should be, don’t you think? There isn’t even anything like that. Who’s fault is that do you suppose? How hard could that possibly be to start one? I ask you, what cat doesn’t like a basket especially when a box isn’t handy? Note to self: After beginning International Cat in a Basket Day, lay plans for starting International Cat in a Box Day. I say we mew loud and clear to the highest authorities in the land and demand such a day!

And I’ll get right on that, after my nap in my purr-fectly-sized, color-coordinated, cozy basket.

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A Erinn Zuzu ‘Cantaloupe’ Niblet update:

At least my belly's not in this picture - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

At least my belly’s not in this picture – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

What? You again with that flashy box? Okay, at least you’re not focusing on my belly this time…

Wait, I probably shouldn't have said that - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Wait, I probably shouldn’t have said that – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Uh, I probably shouldn’t have said that, huh? I’ll bet dollars to donuts you mean to snap a pic of my belly…

Doh! I knew that's what she was aiming for - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Doh! I knew that’s what she was aiming for – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

… and you don’t disappoint, lady!

Little yet from the baby Niblets. We did feel movement last night and today, we think we saw belly movement. Erinn’s up another two ounces but doesn’t show any sign of nesting yet. She’s just a happy, round girl who can’t get enough head scritches to suit her needs. So guess what we spend a lot of our time doing? That and kisses, of course. Can’t give this sweetheart enough kisses.

31 responses to “Basket Case.

  1. da tabbies o trout towne

    happee baskit day two ewe newton!!! thatz a grate eye dea:).we think ewe haz started another nashunull holly day !!! errin. onlee a few mor dayz N de wee ones will bee heer!!! hope everee one haza grate week oh end, eat plentee of pie & donuts !!!

  2. Miss Newton, we are certain with your influence and that of your meowmates, that you’ll be able to get this basket day thing up and running. Mommy doesn’t do Facebook, so she doesn’t understand what’s going on…but whatever it is doesn’t sound right. We’re waiting impatiently to see those niblets. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. We bet it’s getting uncomfortable getting about now Erin so we hope your babies will want to come out soon.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Molly The Wally

    Happy cat in a basket day to you and have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. What a lovely basket you chose, Miss Newton. We think you have a wonderful idea. Mom says that Hemingway would need a boat-sized basket ‘cuz he’s so big. 🙂
    We also think that Erin Zuzu is getting really roly poly. Do you think her niblets will be round???

  6. We too think there should be an International Cat in a Basket Day!

  7. One reason we didn’t join FB was because of the issues with taking on a cat persona and FB not wanting anything but “people”. I don’t know about you but this is cat “ism”. I think they have something against animals. UMFGHF!!! Oh Erinn you are the cutest little thing with a big belly full of niblets!!!

  8. We don’t do FaceBook but we do love a lovely lady in a basket!!
    Hugs madi and mom your bfff

  9. Baskets are the bestest! Erinn is so pretty. Since she loves head scritchies maybe she can be adopted out after the future Niblets are weaned.

  10. Apoiado!! Também queremos um Day Basket.
    Como a barriga dela está grande, acho que em breve teremos uma linda mamãe com seus filhotes aparecendo por aqui.
    bom fim de semana

  11. That is one comfy looking basket =)

  12. Every day is box day. As soon as I open a box- presto! There’s a cat in it.
    Baskets are better for pretty pictures and I support your Basket Day proposal.

  13. This facebook fan page thing is stressing my human out as she’s now never sure whether she’s on my fan page or her own personal page. AND she didn’t even know that as a page I could like other pages!!! How dumb is that? Am I supposed to tell her everything? MOL Looking forward to the kittens, just so I can hear mum go squeeeeeeee!! 😉

  14. Miss Newton, that basket suits you purrfectly! You get a whopping 16 paws up here for a day that’s all about the baskets!
    Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow

  15. oh Miss Newton. that basket even sort of has stirps like your furrs! pawsomely purrfect for you!

  16. I sure hope the babies come soon. Hey, basket day is a terrific idea and we all vote for that! I went to FB but I do like your page already.

  17. We love the idea of Basket Day! We like your FB page and we’re friends with your Mom.

    We can’t wait for the Niblets!!!!!!!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  18. We have a FB page…and you’re right, it’s not as easy to use as a regular account. The mom has a FB account and she’s furiends with your mom now. And *whispering* Wally has an account that hasn’t been switched…yet…don’t tell, okay??

    Miss Erinn Niblet…just have those babies and then the human will leave you alone (MOL! Like that’s gonna happen!).

  19. You mean there ISN’T an International Cat in a Basket Day?! Well, somekitty has to create it then.

    I’ve always had a Facebook Page as opposed to a profile so I’m kind of used to how it works. And if you liked my page as a profile, that is probably why I’ve lost several “Likes” recently – the “Likes” only count for profiles. It doesn’t factor in Pages who “Like” other Pages.

  20. The pages vs accounts things is awkward. FB didn’t design it for the way we want to use it but as a business platform, so we’re kind of kitty-shaped pegs in round holes.

    Erinn is getting so big, we’re sure she’s ready to have those niblets soon so she can get her girlish figure back!

  21. We’re friends with your mom so we can keep up with all of you! We changed our name on there hoping we can escape them moving us to a page so we’ll see. We can’t wait to see those little babies!

  22. THAT is a great basket! We have a basket, but it is loaded down with toys! MOL!

  23. I love baskets and so did Scooter until Alice came along and they became a great already-captured, now I can attack, destination. RE: FB the ultimate path to dementia. I no longer try to correct anything as they will do what they want. When “they” decided I lived in Boston instead of Tampa bay, FL, I just posted a note, thanked them for paying the rent, noted I hoped they picked a great location but I would rather live in NYC. It’s a definite Yankees over Red Sox issue.

  24. aw, Miss Newton, the basket is just pawfect for you! enjoy your naps! we’re with you on starting up a National Basket Cat Day…wait… did we say that right?

    Erinn Zuzu and her nicknames always make us smile 🙂 we can’t wait for the lil Niblets 😀

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  25. Well, we like your FB page, and we are FB friends with your mom, so we think we’ll be okay. 🙂

    Every day is basket appreciation day here!

  26. Awwww happy happy happy International Cat in a Box Day! How utterly adorable!! Yay!

    Booo to facebook and their changes without permission!! We don’t FB but we just know your FB page is totally fab! Take care

  27. Sorry about your FB problems. We avoid them by not being on FB. Ahahaha! Poor not so little Miss Cantaloupe. She sure is ripe! (How nice she is getting lots of food and scratches.)

  28. spittythekitty

    Hey Quint! You finally gotted your Viceroyship today!! Come see 😉