Tag Archives: OtRB

10/04/2017 – Thank You

From the very center of our being, we thank you all for your kind words, your thoughts and prayers, your cards and graphics, your perfect poems and quotes, your hugs, gentle headbonks and woooos and comforting purrs, and for your love and understanding. Thank you for stopping by and reading our words, written when our hearts were raw and broken over Zuzu’s very, very sudden illness, diagnosis, and passing. We are healing because of your kindness. Thank you.

Please hug your kitties. In Zuzu’s memory, hug them as soon as you can. She’d like that.

Zuzu, photo taken September 2013 - © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu, photo taken September 2013 – © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu, 2009-2017. Never forgotten. Thank you, Ann.

Zuzu, 2009-2017. Never forgotten.

Zuzu, Treasured Forever, 2009-2017. Thank you, friends.

Zuzu, Treasured Forever, 2009-2017.

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Viola is 4! - © Colehauscats.com

Viola is 4! – © Colehauscats.com

We’re celebrating a bittersweet 4th birthday with Viola and her Niblet siblings today. Sweet Viola, we know your angel mama Zuzu is very proud of you and your independence, and that you will continue to make her proud in the years to come. A million kisses to you, and to all the Niblet kittens far and wide. Happy Birthday, dear loves.

Viola on her naming day, October 2013 -  © Colehauscats.com

Viola on her naming day, October 2013 – © Colehauscats.com

Mama Zuzu with baby Viola, 2013 - © Colehaus Cats

Mama Zuzu with baby Viola, 2013 – © Colehaus Cats

Littlest Niblet Viola – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

A cuppa Viola, October 2013 - © Colehauscats.com

A cuppa Viola, October 2013 – © Colehauscats.com

I'm becoming a big girl, Viola says - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I’m becoming a big girl, Viola says – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Insistent Viola – 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

Viola - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Viola – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

That Viola always has something to say, Sept 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

That Viola always has something to say, Sept 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

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In celebration of Viola’s 4th birthday, please enjoy this online 60-piece jigsaw puzzle courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com.

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – No post
2014 – No post
2013 – BREAKING NEWS! It’s baby Niblet time!
2012 – No post

09/29/2017 – Zuzu and Our Hearts

Love Bug Zuzu in the morning - © Colehauscats.com

Love Bug Zuzu in the morning – © Colehauscats.com

We apologize for not being a bright, positive spot on the Internet today.

Former foster, happy-go-lucky sweetheart, mama to Viola and all Niblet babies, Pixie bobtail ginger girl, and the very best bed cat to wake up to each morning, Zuzu (Erinn) Niblet suddenly went into previously undetected renal failure last weekend. No amount of fluids administered or syringe feedings or vet care could help, no amount of snuggles or brushies or kisses or sweet nothings whispered in her ears would help. When just last week, she brought smiles to our faces and delighted us with her daily scampering up and down the stairs, sitting on Mom’s lap during tea time each morning, and patiently waited to be carried into the master bedroom suite she shared with us and Ruby each night, now a ragged hole resides in place of our hearts.

Zuzu, lethargic and near comatose, was beyond saving, and while we held and cuddled her at 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, in a beautiful, quiet room, she passed on to run scampery-fast and free at the warm, forever summerlands beyond the Rainbow Bridge, where we will meet again, someday, to snuggle once more, and for ever.

We love you, Zuzu, our sweet mama Niblet, our Mama Bun. We are so sorry we couldn’t help and so sorry we couldn’t have had more years together. Thank you for giving all of us Viola. We promise to take good care of her. We will never, ever forget you, our dearest Zuzu. Until we meet again… just love, all our love.

Mom and Dad
Written Monday evening, September 25, 2017

Zuzu’s first photos at Colehaus – 2013 © Colehauscats.com

Erinn Zuzu and her Niblets – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Our bobtail girls Zuzu and Viola – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Hey, my name’s on this! – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Serious play time – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Zuzu Bee 2014 – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Zuzu and her Dad – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mama Zuzu – © Colehauscats.com

Conversation with Dad – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

*slurp* – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu's blanket - © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu’s blanket – © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu's Ring o' Sleepytime - © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu’s Ring o’ Sleepytime – © Colehauscats.com

Napping Zuzu, mid September 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Napping Zuzu, mid September 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

Napping is exhausting, mid September 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Napping is exhausting, mid September 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

Last photo taken of Zuzu, September 20, 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Last photo taken of Zuzu, September 20, 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Pillow Dreams
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

09/08/2017 – Friday Flashback

Before that special boy Quint joined our family…

Baby Quint, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint and his long, long body, 2012 - © Colehauscats.com

Baby Quint and his long, long body, 2012 – © Colehauscats.com

We had another special orange and white boy. His name was Seth and boy, was he a character!

Seth, 2004 – © Colehauscats.com

One of Seth's sleeping positions - © Colehauscats.com

One of Seth’s sleeping positions – © Colehauscats.com

Seth made every box fit - © Colehauscats.com

Seth made every box fit – © Colehauscats.com

Seth, the original fruit snagger - © Colehauscats.com

Seth, the original fruit snagger – © Colehauscats.com

Seth and his favorite toy - © Colehauscats.com

Seth and his favorite toy – © Colehauscats.com

Sadly, we lost Seth to heart disease in 2013, but he and Quint did spend six wonderful months together and we are certain a little Seth rubbed off onto Quint.

To learn more about Seth and other Colehaus Cat bridge angels, please visit our Never Forgotten – OtRB page here.

To learn more about Quint and the rest of the Colehaus crew, please visit our About page here.

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – MultiCat Monday
2013 – No post
2012 – No post