Colehaus Cats Christmas.

If you missed the Christmas Eve news, Illy and Winter found their forever home together with the help of Santa!

Illy and Winter's forever family - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Illy and Winter’s forever family – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The only thing that’s better than one kitten for Christmas, is two kittens for Christmas!

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Pia rips into a package - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Pia rips into a package – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

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.

Olivia inspects the Santa Paws bounty - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia inspects the Santa Paws bounty – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

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!

Ruby lays claim to a jingle ball - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Ruby lays claim to a jingle ball – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Some toy selections were unexpected. Ruby likes the jingle balls, for example. Not to chase. Just to hold onto.

Quint claims the purple mousie - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Quint claims the purple mousie – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

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 LOVES the Nip Naner - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa LOVES the Nip Naner – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa, surprisingly enough, did not get a lump of cold (or a Justin Bieber CD!), but was quick to grab the Nip Banana.

Tessa shares the Nip Naner - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa shares the Nip Naner – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

And then shared it with Miss Newton!

Miss Newton LOVES the Nip Naner - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Miss Newton LOVES the Nip Naner – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

…who LOVES Nip Naners…

And Miss Newton shares with Pia - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

And Miss Newton shares with Pia – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

…and shared it with Pia…

Pia puts the serious noms on the Nip Naner - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Pia puts the serious noms on the Nip Naner – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

…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!

19 responses to “Colehaus Cats Christmas.

  1. Those presents were sure well received. Everyone had a good time! We can’t wait for the surprise tomorrow.

  2. We are happy to hear that Illy and Winter went to their new home
    for Christmas 🙂
    Even better is all the fun you kitties had and also getting your room back 🙂
    Purrs for your Mom and Dad with their colds.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ
    and Angel Tillie

  3. We’re so happy for Illy and Winter and to hear that everyone is happy at your place again. We hope your Mom and Dad feel better soon.

    The Florida Furkids

  4. The nip banana seems to be a firm if rather soggy favourite. Quint looks very protective of his purple mousie and we wouldn’t like to try and steal it!
    We hope your Mom and Dad soon start to recover from their colds. We are all excited about tomorrow’s post.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. da tabbies o trout towne

    guys…ewe getted sum way awesum gifts for sure tho it looks like yur mom N dad mite wanna go get a BUNCH oh nannerz!!! tell yur mom ta put a few slices oh perch on her head N her will knot onlee feel better in noe time, her will all sew smell grate, be stylish AND haza handee snax close by! happee week oh end everee one!!!

  6. OH my goodness mercy me. I think I have to say I have an overdose of precious sweetness here. Oh my word. What darlings enjoying their presents. And Tessa…how adorable. Miss Newton…Mommy is coming in the night to steal her (and Tessa) away. xoxoxox

  7. We’re so happy that Winter and Illy are going to their furever home…together!

    It sure looks like all the Colehaus Cats had a great Christmas…getting their room back was the best, we bet!

  8. What an exciting Christmas everyone had. So nice to see everyone sharing the toys. Mom told us we had to share and we did so she was proud of us. As we move towards another year, we hope all of you have a peaceful and joyous New Year! We’re so glad we’re part of your lives and that you’re part of ours. We are also super happy to see Illy and Winter’s new Mom and Dad. They look like they are going to be wonderful parents! 🙂

  9. The nip nana really cracked us up. So pleased it was a happy holiday.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Now the kittens can play together forever. I think that is marvelous. Thanks for sharing the photos of everyone playing with their new toys. I’ll have to buy my gang a nana .. I sent one to my grand kitty and I hear she loved it.

    Happy Almost New Year,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

  11. What joy! We’ve been having the pee war with Ping since Annabelle joined the family. *sigh* Looking forward to your news!!

  12. That is really a very Happy Christmas Indeed!xx Speedy

  13. What a great Christmas everyone had! (Well, maybe except for the sick human. I think Illy and Winter got the best gift of all, with Tessa getting her room back a close second!

  14. sounds like a pawsome Christmas! we just love that Winter and Illy went home together 🙂

    PIp, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  15. So nice when order has been restored and all the kitties can be happy again. So nice for Illy and Winter to have their new home just in time for Christmas. We will really miss seeing Illy. We can’t wait to hear about Erinn and Viola tomorrow. We really hope what we hear is they will become purrmanent members of the Colehaus gang. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. oh, we can’t resist…stay HIGH and DRY, kitties!

  17. Hooray for Illy and Winter (and their new family)! We love that Christmas miracle — sounds like a very merry Christmas for the Colehaus Cats. 🙂

  18. Such happy news, except for the human with the cold. At least it was close to purrfect!

  19. I think a catnip banana should be part of your anual celebration – too cute!