Dear Niblets, Week Eleven.

Dear Niblets,

It’s been a week since Russell left for his forever home and two weeks since Robbie went to hers. We hope they are doing well with their forever families and are learning all about the holidays. We’re sure both are on Santa’s good list and will enjoy treats and lots of extra love on the big day next week.

In the meantime, Illy, Viola and Winter, you just might get more than a million kisses on Christmas day because how could you not? Kittens on Christmas day? What could be better than that? Not much we can think of.

Winter and Illy enjoy Dad's lap - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Winter and Illy enjoy Dad’s lap – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Illy, you purr now almost every time you crawl into our laps and you crawl into our laps every time we spend with you. Could you teach your sister Viola how to purr like that? We’ve yet to get a purr out of her, not that we don’t believe her time is coming or anything. More of your gorgeous Tortoise shell coloring is coming out, pretty Illy, as well as a shiny, sleek coat coming through your soft kitten fur. And with your mama’s amber eyes, you are going to be so beautiful when you are older! We so hope we’ll get to see you in an update months and years down the road.

Pretty Illy, December 20, 2013 - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Pretty Illy, December 20, 2013 – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

And, sweet Illy, we love your budding talkiness. Good morning to you, you seem to be saying when we first open the door to your room. Good afternoon, good evening and good night seem also to be in your vocabulary and always in a tiny, sweet voice. It’s hard not to hold you all the time and give you kisses. You are simply adorable!

Viola loves jeans - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Viola loves jeans – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Viola, your lack of purring is the only thing you’re short of. You’ve picked up where Robbie left off with greeting us every morning, except you do it with a bit more pizazz by way of ‘Velcro-ing’ onto our pants legs. We’ll work on that and continue to be grateful that you don’t weigh twenty pounds when you do it. And speaking of weight, you’re not too far behind your sister now. We’re proud of you for working on that. And cute? As cute as a bug! Or a cheetah kitten, one who’s learning to run and jump just as fast. Must be those gorgeous long legs you’ve started to sprout! We have little doubt you’re going to be long and lean into your teenage years and beyond.

Winter, December 20, 2013 - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Winter, December 20, 2013 – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Winter, sweet, quiet Winter. You’ve been with us for two weeks and we’re starting to see your personality shine. You absolutely love mama Erinn Zuzu who loves you back every bit as much as one of her own. You are playful and independent and have proven that you don’t need anyone else to have a good time yet, you adore romping with your Niblet sisters Illy and Viola as much as curling up with them to nap in a pile. And nap you do! You are the nappiest kitten we’ve seen. But then again, as pretty as you are, with your clear blue eyes and creamy, soft fur, your marble toes and slim, stripy tail, we figure it’s all about the beauty sleep because, little girl, you are beautiful! While you may not be as adventurous as Illy or Viola, your own quiet and calm personality is the perfect compliment to those rambunctious girls.

A Winter's nap - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

A Winter’s nap – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Our time with you is running short, our million kisses are winding down. If we could stop time, we would right this minute. We can hardly believe that soon, this precious Niblet time will have passed.

Seemingly like a whirlwind you all came into our lives and left having changed us forever. We are better because of you and will never, ever forget any of you or our time together; through all the weeks of your mama’s growing belly and finally, your births, through all the nursing, the weighing and the cleaning, the moving and adjusting, all the playing, all the storytime readings, the times we just sat and watched while you all slept and marveled at how ones so small could affect us so profoundly… we have been changed and the very thought of not hearing or seeing or touching or kissing you every moment as we have for the past eleven weeks is almost too much for our hearts to bear. But we will carry on without you when you find your homes and hope for you the very best of kisses and constant love will come from your forever families forever until we meet again many, many, many years from now.

Thank you for coming into our lives, Niblets, for teaching us, for having patience with us, for wanting to spend time with us each and every day and for bringing such joy to our hearts. We will always love you, now and forever.

Your foster Mom and Dad

26 responses to “Dear Niblets, Week Eleven.

  1. Sweet Niblets…we know you are going to have a great Christmas and make Christmas for your foster family so much fun. The thought of all of you moving makes us so sad and happy at the same time. Continue to soak up all that love and kisses. Meowy Catmess…MOL, HO, HO,HO! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  2. You’ve made our Mum all weepy reading about the niblets and Winter. They are all so cute and hope they soon find adoring families to spoil them.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. It’s been a fairy tale ride for all of us. We love hearing about the Niblets and now Winter. We hope the very best for each one of them in their new futures, and too we hope for updates down the road.

  4. The time sure has flown by since those niblets were born. I really like the look on Viola’s face. She just looks like she is going to be such a nice cat. Hope all the kittens have a wonderful Christmas and their Mom too. Take care.

  5. We too hope the best for them all and as for you… deserve a big Christmas hug for all that you have done. Nice one mum.
    Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Mol

  6. I know the perfect homes are there for each and every one of you!

  7. It has been so wonderful to be part of the community that has watched the Niblets grow. We’re all going to miss them very much, and we’re happy to have shared a little bit of their grand adventures. Big Christmas smooches to all of the Niblets from the head peep. (She made us write that. How embarrassing.)

  8. We have so enjoyed every week with the Niblets…even before they were actually here. They all have had the best upbringing so far and we know that will pay off as they continue to grow in their forever homes.

  9. We loved watching the Niblets grow up. Thank you for sharing their journey with us. 🙂 xoxo

  10. Thanks for the heartwarming squeee. Love seeing the kittens doing so well under your foster care. Sending holiday purrs to all.

  11. Oh, the niblets and Winter are so adorable. Illy’s eyes remind of a very alert owl. May you all find wonderful homes that will love you as much as the Colehaus gang does.

  12. I love them!!? Illy is a beauty! Where are you located?

  13. Oh they are beautiful! And will make great cats in their forever homes.
    Thanks Mom and Dad for doing the work of fostering Mom and the Kittens.

  14. We feel like we know the Niblets so well. Thank you for loving them so much, and for sharing them with all of us. We, too, will never, ever forget them!

  15. Mommy’s all choked up! It takes special folks to foster, and by golly, you two are SPECIAL.

  16. spittythekitty

    The Niblets have been a joy to see and read about since Day 1 (BEFORE Day 1!). You have done such a fantastic job of setting them off on the right path to become playful and fun-loving kitties! But at the end of the day, I (the Human) still must confess that *my* favorite Niblet is Erinn Zuzu!!! She is just the Best!

  17. This brings lots of happy-sad tears. We love you so much, but we are happy you will have good homes.

  18. They are all adorable. Blessings to you for helping these babies find a forever home.

  19. How fortunate that the Niblets “fell into ” both of your laps! We know all those kisses will help in making them the sweetest, most loveable cats that ever there could be! And Viola, fear not…it took Esme ages to finally find her purr. But now when she purrs, her purrs are wonderful and so much bigger than her tiny self! Have a wonderful Chorstmas each and every one of you 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  20. Lamento que eles cresçam tão rapidamente!

  21. they are growing up fast!

  22. da tabbies o trout towne

    N mannee thanx mews colehaus mom N dad for sharin de niblets N winter storee with uz all…we haz loved it!! trool lee XXXXXXXXXXX

  23. They are gorgeous. I seem to have missed out on such a lot these past months. Forgive me for not being around much. Will try harder for 2014.

    Marjorie and Harvey Button

  24. I do hope the three kittens find grand forever homes.

    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

  25. I think you need to turn this Niblet adventure into a book, you write so beautifully that you truly should. You make me cry every time xoxo

  26. We have loved your Niblet posts and agree with Caren, they are so beautifully written. All the girls are so precious.