Dear Niblets, Week Twelve.

Dear Erinn Zuzu and Viola Niblet,

This is our last Niblet letter. How quickly the last twelve weeks have passed. We’ll admit there were times we thought this day would never come. But mostly, we dreaded its arrival. And if we could have stopped time, we would have, to spend another moment with all of you. From a roly-poly mama with her teensie-tiny furball kittens, Erinn Zuzu, Viola, you are all who are left of the Niblets. Illy and Winter have gone to their forever home together and we wish them well. We bet they’re tickled pink over the wonderful life that lies ahead of them.

Winter naps with the squeaky toy before beginning her new adventure - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Winter naps with the squeaky toy before beginning her new adventure – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Illy and Viola pose together one last time - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Illy and Viola pose together one last time – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Erinn Zuzu, our foster mama who came to us in early September already large and full of babies and yet, with surprises of her own as to when they would arrive.

Mama Erinn Zuzu of the countless middle names graced to you during your long, long late summer/early fall pregnancy – Erinn Zuzu ‘Butter Biscuit, Cheese Doodle, Potato Pancake, Dumpling Puff Pastry Piroshki, Apricot Danish, Fluffy Cookie, Cutie Patootie, Doodle Bug, Super Sugar Bun, Snack Cake, Fruit Cup, Bowling Ball, Little Feets, Golden Eye, Honey Dew, Gum Drop, Honey Bun, Lambkin, Love Muffin, Snicker Doodle, Sugar Bun Sweet Cheeks, Cantaloupe, Poundcake, Butterball, Basketball Jones, Jelly Donut, Powder Puff, Apple Dumpling’ Niblet.

You are all those and then some. If we may, we’d like to add one more.

Erinn Zuzu listening to all her middle names - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Erinn Zuzu listening to all her middle names – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Just as precious to the character George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” was his youngest daughter, Zuzu, you will always be as precious to us. To us, you are a ginger princess, our gingersnap mama, our Zuzu, just Zuzu without the ‘Erinn’ part, and your Niblets as precious as Zuzu’s petals who were kept for safe keeping until it was time to fly with the wind to wonderful homes with families who have promised to love them forever as we did.

Robbie Niblet growing up - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Robbie Niblet growing up – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

After one last nap, Russell was ready to go - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

After one last nap, Russell was ready to go – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Viola, the littlest Niblet, December 27 - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Viola, the littlest Niblet, December 27 – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Viola, the littlest Niblet, you are trying so hard to make us love you. Every day with you is a treat! How you greet us with your wide eyes and tiny meows, how you seek us out and love to be held and pet. Do you know we’ve loved you for a very long time? Your beautiful ticked tabby fur and your stubby behind make us think of something wild, a sweet bunny from the fields come to romp at our feet, climb into our laps and quietly gaze into our eyes. You have had our hearts from the beginning and we cannot bear to let you or your mama go.

Zuzu and Viola, will you let us love you forever? We know there are a lot of other cats here but we know you will fit in. It might take a little time for everything to be perfect but we’re more than willing to work at it if you are. Will you be ours? Will you be the last of our Colehaus Cats and make our family complete?

The papers have been drawn up and now, you are ours and we are yours. We suspect you already had that in mind and that is just fine with us. May you never tire of our millions of kisses, Zuzu and Viola. Welcome to our family.

All our love forever and ever,
your Mom and Dad

Erinn Zuzu, now just Zuzu doesn't believe her ears - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Erinn Zuzu, now just Zuzu doesn’t believe her ears – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Zuzu becomes a Colehaus Cat! - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Zuzu becomes a Colehaus Cat! – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Viola Niblet, the last Colehaus Cat, December 27 - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Viola Niblet, the last Colehaus Cat, December 27 – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

48 responses to “Dear Niblets, Week Twelve.

  1. Yes Yes Yes!!!!!!Christmas is complete!xx Welcome home!xx Speedy

  2. We are so happy that Zuzu and Viola are going to stay with you. We know they will be surrounded by love and happiness.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. We KNEW it! MOL! How could you resist those adorable faces? Welcome to a fantastic family, newest Colehaus cats.

  4. I was hoping they were going to be adopted together. So happy these two will be Colehaus Cats and we can hear about them regularly!

  5. That made me cry. I am so happy for both of them. Very extremely happy. Thank you for keeping those dear ones.

  6. Oh, we are SO happy! We had hoped that Zuzu would stay with you, but we hadn’t dared hope you might keep one of the niblets, too. We can’ wait to watch them become part of your family.

  7. OMC…..Mom has big, happy tears running down her face. This is so wonderful!!! Welcome home Zuzu and Viola!!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  8. We are crying tears of joy AND doing the happy dance here! What a beautiful Christmas wish come true. 🙂

  9. omc, omc, OMC!!! Mom is bawling! So, so happy! We’ll have Miss Gracie at the Tabby Cat Club hold two spots for our newest members! We are thrilled beyond words. * Mom, watch it, your getting me all wet… hey! That better be tears… and not…. ewwwwww!* MOL! Concats! Concats! and nip cigars all around!

  10. I am so glad that they will be staying with you and that vicariously I will see Viola grow up to be a beautiful Manx lady cat. These are two very lucky ladies.

  11. How pawome! Furever homes for all the Niblets, Zuzu, and Winter. What a purrfect ending to the story.

  12. Oh that is such wonderful news that those two get to stay with you. We are thrilled.That Viola is just too cute and Zuzu is so very pretty and deserves a really nice home. Great great news. Take care.

  13. All teary over here too – that is wonderful. Giggles over Viola who I think of as the “Hey lady, see what I can do?” kitty. Here’s to a wonderful Colehaus cat and human family!

  14. YAY!! That is the MOST PAWSOME NEWS EVER!!!!! xoxoxo

  15. oh my gatos! we are so thrilled to read this! yay for Zuzu and little Viola Niblet 😀 we just can’t stop smiling! concats!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  16. Parabéns, Zuzu e Viola! Isso é emocionante, fico feliz que vocês entraram para essa família amorosa.

  17. Purrfect ending to a wonderful Christmas tail. We are thrilled for you. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  18. How great is that?! Truly wonderful!! Welcome home Zuzu and Viola! We know you have landed in the middle of a very special family and that you will be loved and live happily ever after! 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  19. The mom’s eyes are leaking so much…we hope she can type for us. 🙂

    This is the BEST NEWS EVER! What a wonderful way to start the new year! Erinn Zuzu and Illy, you now have the bestest home. Congratulations on becoming Colehaus Cats. We couldn’t be happier for you.

  20. Another reader checking in as leaky leaky leaky with happiness that Zuzu and Viola will forever be yours! XOXOXOXOXO

  21. I always cry at happy endings!

  22. OMG a double happy ending!!!!! Congrats!

  23. Welcome home dear ones; *reaches for kleenex box* we send you our purrrrs and loves and hugs *and we’ll keep That Woman from sopping all over your furrs*. xoxo
    Ms. Stella O’Houligan

  24. P.ESSSs; I’d like to send Mama Zuzu a ‘homecoming’ present. Can you please email That Woman your address?

    Ms. Stella O’Houligan
    That Woman (stacyhurt at rocketmail dot com

  25. Oh we are crying big tears of joy…this is such a fantastic ending to a such a sweet story we really cherished this fall and winter! We are so happy for Zuzu and Viola…they hit the kitty lottery jackpot for sure with their forever home! Congratulations to them and to Mom & Dad Colehaus!

  26. Oh Zuzu and Viola! This is just the best news ever! Welcome to your furrever home!

  27. What a happy ending to the Niblets tale! My human had so much fun writing the story about the Bad Christmas Kitty that she thinks you should take your Niblets letters and fashion them into a children’s book. You have so many awesome photos of the kitties and so much written that it would not take much. We loved every moment of seeing this family grow.

  28. that is a great letter. welcome home Zuzu and Viola!!!

  29. This is perfect!!! It couldn’t have gone any other way. This makes our hearts jump around with joy and they make Mom’s eyes fill with happy tears. Hugs and more hugs to all of you!!!

  30. We have enjoyed every update about Zuzu and the Niblets, but this is our favorite. We are so happy Zuzu will get to see sweet Viola grow up, and they have such a wonderful forever home. Yay!

  31. Glad to hear Erin will stay. She’s a great lady. Also a quick update Robbie (a.k.a. Tallia). She is doing great. After a short period of trying to get her bearings in the new home she quickly took over. She has no fear of telling anyone what she wants and what to do. She still wakes up and is hungry right away. She will run to where we are and announce with all her heart that her tummy is empty. She’s quickly shown where the yummys are and get right down to eating. After that it’s on to her toys and to run a few laps around the downstairs part of the house. After a while she gets tired and runs to anyone to demands a warm lap to curl up in, and that scene repeats all day. Once the lights go out she gets quiet and curls up to sleep the night. She’s a total sweetheart and moves even the toughest hearts when they visit. So, worry not for this nibblet, she’s the queen of the castle here and will be forever.

    • Thank you so much for Tallia’s update! We’ll share this with her many, many fans who all will be so happy to hear she’s doing well. May you and your family have a wonderful new year!

  32. Congratulations on the newest permanent additions. You are all so lucky to have each other.

  33. Awwww, that is just too purrfect for words!

  34. That is wonderful news! Mum has tears running down her face but they are happy tears.

  35. Yipee, forever homes and they don’t even have to move out!


  36. Yay! *doing a happy dance fur them*

  37. Hip-hip-hooray, yippee, goody-goody gumdrops, 36-paws up! We and Mom are so excited that Viola and ZuZu are becoming permanent loved and pampered Colehaus Cats. It is exactly what we have been wishing and praying for. We so look forward to following you for years to come. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  38. Our mommy’s eyes are leaky too! We’re so happy for Viola and ZuZu becoming Colehaus Cats! Yay!

  39. Happy dancing at our house. We love it when a momma kitty has a happy ever after ending…and can stay with her precious kitten.

    xoxo Ellie and Cory

  40. Now that is a true Christmas gift!!!! Love you all! Best wishes in the New Year with all the beautiful Colehaus Cats.

  41. It’s a wonderful life. Congratulations on your newest family members and thank you for warming our hearts.

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  43. da tabbies o trout towne

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