If you missed the Christmas Eve news, Illy and Winter found their forever home together with the help of Santa!
The only thing that’s better than one kitten for Christmas, is two kittens for Christmas!
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Christmas Day for the Colehaus Cats was a day of wonder filled with packages of treats and toys, stolen bits of ham, lots of dad attention, napping on a napping mom (who caught dad’s cold for Christmas and missed everything!), sharing cranberry rolls and getting a fresh room for a fresh start.
The Santa Paws package was gone through pretty thoroughly with everyone settling on favorite things. Olivia still can’t decide between treats or toys. Thank you again, Henry and Rosie (and Mom Cindy and Dad Jim) of A House with Two Cats!
Some toy selections were unexpected. Ruby likes the jingle balls, for example. Not to chase. Just to hold onto.
We all figured Quint would fall in love with the purple mousie. He selected that as his own but only after giving everyone else a chance to claim it. He’s so thoughtful that way.
Tessa, surprisingly enough, did not get a lump of cold (or a Justin Bieber CD!), but was quick to grab the Nip Banana.
And then shared it with Miss Newton!
…who LOVES Nip Naners…
…and shared it with Pia…
…who LOVES Nip Naners and then got busy putting some serious noms on one of the corners. But mom saved the day by saving the naner from complete and total Pia destruction!
After Illy and Winter left for their forever home on Christmas eve, we moved Erinn Zuzu and Viola back into the master suite for a while (where Erinn gave birth) with Maxx and Ruby and then, cleaned the kitten room from top to bottom. Just before the clock ticked over to Christmas day, we gave back the room, once again becoming the Cat Den, to the Colehaus Cat residents to enjoy as they did before the Niblets entered our lives. No longer is the door shut to the room with sounds of scampering, playful kittens coming from within. Everyone is free to come and go as they please. It was our Christmas present to Miss Newton, Tessa, Pia, Quint and Olivia (and the sometimes visiting Maxx and Ruby).
Secretly, we hoped this would help restore a sense of peace and togetherness. And that Tessa would get past her behavioral pee problem. And do you know what happened?
A Christmas miracle! Not one pee incident since! Tessa just wanted the room back, just as we figured. Everyone else who wanders the house loved rediscovering their room and all is well again!
We hope you all had a good Christmas day, a great Boxing day and are looking forward to the year ahead. Tomorrow, we reveal a big surprise for Erinn Zuzu and the last and littlest Niblet, Viola!