Can you believe you’ll be one year old tomorrow? One year old! Where did the time go? One year ago, you were on the verge of arriving. We were so delighted and couldn’t wait to share you with the world! Of course, it was your mama Zuzu (then named Erinn Zuzu) who took her sweet time delivering you four sweet bundles who became the Niblets.
And from everything we hear, you have all grown up to be fabulously wonderful young cats. Your mama Zuzu is so proud of you, as are we. Your sister Viola sends purrs and kisses to her sisters, Tiger (Illy), Talliah (Robbie), honorary sister Winter (Lily), and orange brother Russell.
A million kisses to you all. Please join Viola in sending comforting nuzzles to sister Talliah who lost her playmate and sweet doggy sister, Sophie, in late August.
Niblets, we hope you are all doing well and love your families. We bet you all still have those gorgeous big eyes you got from your mama and have grown long-legged like your sister Viola.
Some of you probably still have the best belly spots any batch of kittens ever came with.
You might even like belly rubs. Viola sure does, especially when watching other kittens on the Internet! That’s her secret vice.
Do you Niblets know what treats are yet? Viola just learned about treats a while ago when a good friend of Colehaus sent her a sample bag of Royal Canin Baby Cat food. Since the Niblets learned about dry food with Baby Cat, Viola was extra excited to re-discover this tasty treat, not to mention getting her own present in the mail!
She only gets three or four little kibbles at a time though, and not too often. Baby Cat is high calorie and while Niblet Viola is still just a young cat, she still needs to watch her waistline. She takes after her mama just a little in that department. Shhh, that’s our secret.
No, Viola. No one suggested you were becoming a butterball.
Not with how much you love playing! Viola loves toys of all kinds – crinkly balls, nip pillows, other cat’s nip pillows… but she particularly loves Neko Flies.
And we can always count on brother Quint to keep her interest soaring. Viola, who knew you loved feathers so much? Quint knew!
We shouldn’t have been surprised with how smart you’ve become, Viola. If we hadn’t seen it for ourselves, we might have believed we had faucet elves. Now we know it’s you who had somehow learned to turn on the kitchen faucet for a drink. Hmmm, we’re probably gonna have to do something about that… Hope none of you other Niblets have learned bad habits!
We love you, Viola and Zuzu. Over the past year, you’ve taught us much and brought us such joy. Thank you, Zuzu, for working so hard to become a delightful member of our family. Viola, we know you love brother Quint and sister Olivia, and you’re working on Pia and Tessa. You’re your own young cat now and don’t bother your mama Zuzu much. She’s happy with that, just as long as you don’t sass back too often. You love greeting us in the morning and napping in mom’s arms just as you did as a wee kitten.
We can’t imagine our family without you and your mama.
Extra love going out to all the Niblets wherever they are today. Thank you for being a part of our lives. We’re sending kisses to you all by way of a million kisses to sister Viola, who just happens to look forward to those every day.
Happy Birthday, Niblets! And Happy Birthday, Viola, the littlest Niblet and the youngest Colehaus Cat. May you all celebrate many, many, many more!
A million kisses and all our love,
your foster mom and dad.
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Bonus material! Links to all previous Dear Niblets letters:
Dear Nibets, Week One
Dear Niblets, Week Two
Dear Niblets, Week Three
Dear Niblets, Week Four
Dear Niblets, Week Five
Dear Niblets, Week Six
Dear Niblets, Week Seven
Dear Niblets, Week Eight
Dear Niblets, Week Nine
Dear Niblets, Week Ten
Dear Niblets, Week Eleven
Dear Niblets, Week Twelve
Dear Niblets, Six Months Old