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Happy 2014 and a 2013 Recap.

From all of us to all of  you, Happy 2014!  - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

From all of us to all of you, Happy 2014! – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

All of us here at Colehaus Cats wish you a wonderful, safe and healthy 2014! Thank you for visiting us, reading our words, enjoying our photos and leaving comments. We hope what we’re doing here works for you and that you have fun on your visits. As always, we’re open to suggestions to help make this a better place!

Before the celebrating really begins, let’s get on to that 2013 recap.

Ruby Tuesday - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Ruby Tuesday – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

What a challenging, yet glorious year 2013 was. In January, Ruby officially joined our family and was learning our schedule including the nightly brushies ritual. Ms. Stella O’Houligan suggested Ruby have her own blog post day and a year of Ruby Tuesdays began. Kittens Tessa, Pia, Quint and Olivia had become friends and were just entering their teenage years. The four were so young and small back then!

Colehaus Cats - Seth with Rosy Rings Spicy Apple Candle. © Colehaus Cats

Seth with Rosy Rings Spice Apple Candle. © Colehaus Cats

February saw lots of Wordless Wednesdays, Tessa troubles, Olivia sharing and Ruby playing just a wee bit too hard with Miss Newton. Or Miss Newton’s tail, rather. We’re glad that fur finally grew back! After an inspiring warm week, Quint started work on his spring 2013 paintings. And we lost our sweet comfort cat Seth, who had been feeling off for a few weeks, almost rebounded to health only to have his big heart give up. We think of you often, Seth, and know you are having the time of your life with all the others at the Bridge.

Not Everyone has a Basket? 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Not Everyone has a Basket? 2013 © Colehaus Cats

In March, Maxx was stilling residing outside the master bedroom, otherwise known to him as his Servant’s Quarters. Ruby was experimenting with being out of the room too, but only on rare occasions. Pia grew her floof, Olivia discovered a love of baskets, painter Quint was interviewed, painted a special project for a special and helpful friend and went out shopping and Tessa was… Tessa.

Shopping at Craft Warehouse for art supplies - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Shopping at Craft Warehouse for art supplies – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

April brought Ruby’s decision to remain a bedroom girl, Tessa got flowers, Quint shopped for his own art supplies and there was an epic second Kissing War!

The Playboys Quint and Maxx - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The Playboys Quint and Maxx – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa showed both her loving and troublesome sides in May, not that that is much different from every other month. Quint was inspired to paint more after falling in love with our backyard flowers. He also tried to find a playmate in Maxx who is most definitely not the playing type. And there were lots of Ruby Tuesdays and pretty Olivia shots to round out the month.

Miss Newton, Gatekeeper - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Miss Newton, Gatekeeper – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

June included Mancats and one of Quint’s favorite paintings going to a wonderful auction. There were sleeping kitties and a gatekeeper and a new Kissing War with new players. Pia went missing for a while and Olivia felt the need to get some things off her chest.

Always to be called Geoffrey's House - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Always to be called Geoffrey’s House – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

In July, we showed off tongues and big feets, a flashback kitty and personalities. Geoffrey, the outside feral who had finally befriended Mom, was lost to FIB and a new feral house was built and dedicated to his memory. We had visiting baby raccoons, more Ruby Tuesdays and half the group went for their yearly V-E-T visits resulting in another grumpy Tessa day. But what’s new, right?

Pia loves Dexter - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Pia loves Dexter – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Pia professed her love of Dexter of Cherry City Kitties to the world in August, Quint came up with his own version of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and a festive summer flowers series to help the WCGHS shelter cats and everyone recapped what they did over their summer vacation (Hint: Everyday was pretty much the same). We had a Mancat visitor to Geoffrey’s house, Tessa and Olivia proved they had secret tabby stripes and the entire household became Tabby Cat Club members!

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September opened a new chapter at Colehaus Cats when we agreed to foster mama-to-be Erinn Zuzu, whose kittens didn’t show up anywhere near when expected. But Erinn did get a LOT of nicknames out of it all. We had more Mancat visitors outside, tolerated air conditioning installation workers inside, switched to a dedicated Colehaus Cats Facebook Fan page, saw Maxx assemble his troops and there were cats with fruit.

Girls are brave too - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Girls are brave too – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

In October the Niblets arrived at last! There were lots and lots and lots of Niblet updates, including near-daily photos, naming day and our Saturday Dear Niblets letters began. In between all that Niblet stuff, Quint wished to thank everyone who helped him help assemble funds for Erinn Zuzu and the Niblets V-E-T expenses (Zuzu’s spay day is in January!) and he received a wonderful gift of pretty art paper from our friends at Twinkletoe Tails. Tessa convinced us she was every bit as tough as any Mancat, Ruby had her Tuesday comments and everyone weighed in on the Niblets.

The Niblets, November 5, 2013 - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The Niblets, November 5, 2013 – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Wee Wednesday Words peppered November with a Thanksgiving flashback of some other Colehaus kittens, Maxx had questions, Ruby shared her Tuesdays and Pia shared a typical day in her life. The always-helpful Olivia offered decorating advice, Niblets learned to eat on their own, had their first V-E-T visit and Viola Niblet got her first time-out. And there were so many special Niblet photos!

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

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

December brought cards from wonderful friends and treats and toys from a secret Santa (even after the day of Airing of Grievances). There were meetings and requests, some holiday painting and a Niblet surprise. And a certain painting boy who became a calendar cover cat! We had very cold weather and felt bittersweet sadness in our hearts with the knowledge of Niblets soon finding their forever homes. But they all found the best ones ever! Even Erinn Zuzu who is known now just as Zuzu, because she likes it! Welcome Zuzu and littlest Niblet Viola to the Colehaus Cats family!

There you have it, 2013 recapped. We’re looking forward to what the new year will bring. May you have a fabulous 2014 filled with wonder and excitement, and most of all, peace and love.

Thank you for reading us.
The folks of Colehaus Cats

Flashback Friday – Spring Greens.

Seth - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Seth – 2012-2013 © Colehaus Cats

The re-introduction of spring greens in the house has all the ginger orange kitties here in a tizzy. It’s their favorite color, after all, and none so loved the color more than our dear, departed Seth who always knew what green toile was really for.

A Good-bye.

Colehaus Cats - Seth worshipping the sun. © Colehaus Cats

Seth worshipping the sun. © Colehaus Cats

Seth's Nubbin Tail.

Seth’s Nubbin. 2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Seth and Green Apple. © Colehaus Cats.

Seth and Green Apple. © Colehaus Cats.

It is with heavy hearts that we report Seth, our comfort cat, has passed. He fought an internal infection, rebounded to near-perfection after two full rounds of Clavamox (about six weeks) and returned to giving us his all in the short period of time he had left. What no one knew was that his heart had enlarged dramatically and finally failed. He never complained, even as he struggled to breathe and we raced him to the doctor. He gave us his hugs until the end and then, with our favorite vet in attendance, he slipped away and was no more.

Seth was our comfort cat from the very moment we found each other; us shopping for litter at PetSmart, him shopping for a forever home from an adoption cage at PetSmart. He was his dad’s boy but shared his love with his mom nearly as much.

He was the glue that brought so many of our kitties together in peace, both with the current crew and the older bunch that are all gone now, save Maxx.

From a horrible start – abused, neglected and then rescued, he joined our family and made it whole. We won’t forget you, Seth. Go in peace knowing you are still very much loved and meet up with the others who went before. Until we see you again, love Mom and Dad.

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Thank you all so very much for your comments over the weekend. Every word is appreciated and is being held dear. Thank you, blog pals. Thank you.

Colehaus Cats - Seth with Rosy Rings Spicy Apple Candle. © Colehaus Cats

Seth with his favorite Rosy Rings Spice Apple Candle. © Colehaus Cats