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  1. Sunnie Mitchell
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:33 pm

    blimey, how ever are you going to let go of any of these adorable kittens who will grow up to be completely amazing cats, HOW?!). I wouldn’t get to see all the fab that is The Life of Paul and VEB.

    OMGsh, how ever are you going to be able to say bye to any of those kittens – I live in the UK and just tried to convince my Paul (no, really, that is my husband’s name) we need to visit the grandchildren in the US (5 at last count) AND bring home the little grey love.

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  2. Pklagrange
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

    Does the mirror have to go out the same way it went in?!?!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      December 7, 2017 @ 12:37 pm

      Yes! Paul really enjoys the excitement!

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      • Deborah
        December 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

        Ohmy gosh, that answer made me actually laugh out loud!

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  3. Anmiryam
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

    What, oh what are you selling? How do I find out to see if I want to make your things mine…

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  4. Sheila
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

    I loved your urgency to snuggle all the snuggles. They literally expire and you can’t get enough!!!! I have a Mac and it seems like the ads are pretty normal-but-annoying-in-a-normally-annoying way (at least for me). Looking forward to seeing your new magnificent thing, as well as your fridge, unless that’s it, which is, of course, magnificent in it’s ability to produce all things delicious when we open the doors to the blue light and the angel chorus sings in the way food.

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  5. Mary McDonough
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:41 pm

    Did you sell your spool cabinet, Victoria? I liked to look at it every now and then when it was online.

    Mary

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  6. Joyce Winge
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

    Carole is very much an intellectual in a party of mundanes on the show–and watching her try to translate herself to be understood (aviva) made for fascinating TV. Much like YOU having to translate your GFT life. Peas in a pod. Her first season or two is absolutely worth the binge watch. However, her apt would make you yawn. Or cry.

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    • Joyce Winge
      December 7, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

      Blarg!! Didn’t ask–did you go look at refrigerators? Anything new on kittens. SORTY, Kitchens ! (Went back to look at the leaping kitten and got stuck)

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      • Sarah
        December 7, 2017 @ 12:59 pm

        Did you see the recent posts about the fridge’s new location?

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  7. Laura Barnes
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

    ‘Floof’ is one of the nicknames for our Newf Angus. Love the kittehs!

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  8. Tropicalmissourians
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

    It makes my day to see you have a new blog out!!! Your writing style is a big bunch of epic funness! Love

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  9. Nora
    December 7, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

    I so wish I lived near you and Self. I could get my kitten fix (as long as you would share – these are especially darling and not even feral) plus I’d be more than happy to buy whatever you’re selling. Plus plus you’d be such a hoot to be around. Love your blog even with those darn pop up ads.

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  10. Lisa A.
    December 7, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

    I would endure just about anything to be able to read your posts and laugh out loud. Just PLEASE tell me how you get anything done with those little munchkins in your home? I just fostered my first little babies (with your help and guidance thank you) and GOT NOTHING DONE (don’t tell my family but deep down I did not mind all that much!)

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      December 7, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

      I am so curious what I have said or done to make you think I am even remotely productive?

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  11. Vickie H.
    December 7, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    I love Carole’s book…and, like you, I cannot imagine her in that whole reality TV thing…..I have not watched…but, like you….I AM curious…..just haven’t caved in and gone there….YET…..who knows….
    Kittens are ADORABLE to the nth degree!!!

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  12. lindsay
    December 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

    These new kittens are yummy, indeed. I’m so grateful to be able to foster them vicariously through your blog, since we already have too many adult cats (and a very spoiled dog and dwarf rabbit) to add kittens to the mix. Beyond that, thank you for acting on your humane sensibilities; it gives me hope.

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  13. Darling Lily
    December 7, 2017 @ 1:43 pm

    Send me ALL the gray and white snuggles! Ugh, we have 8 already, but 8 is NEVER enough!

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  14. Lisa W.
    December 7, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

    More kitties ! Hooray … and they are adorable ! You are the absolute “BEST” for continuing to take them in. Oh and just so you know …. I am not getting a single pop up ad at all while enjoying your page !

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  15. Peggy
    December 7, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    I love your kittens. I have an old rather grouchy yet quite sensitive cat who doesn’t do well with other animals, including people. Just seeing neighborhood cats come in the yard freaks him out and he runs to hide in the closet. So I have to enjoy kittens through your blog. Thank you very much!

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  16. Diane Scott
    December 7, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

    I am in love with your kittens. I have been on some of the sites to try to foster a couple of kittens but so far no luck. How do YOU get those adorable kittens to foster? If someone as crazy as you can foster, surely someone like me, who is only slightly less crazier than you could get some. I want all three of yours. I actually would love a tuxedo after seeing all your tuxedos. I am trying to avoid one that looks like my dearly departed Jazz and Janie (age 20). I visit the sites hoping for just the right kittens to love on until they get forever homes and then get a couple more. Where do you get yours? Please let me know.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      December 7, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

      I am here to HELP YOU BRING FLOOF INTO YOUR LIFE!

      I’ll list some suggestions below, but first what you (probably?) want to do is get approved to foster through a few places close to you… and then join their secret Facebook groups for foster parents! THAT IS WHERE YOU GET DIBS ON THE FLOOFS.

      I am assuming you are local to Philadelphia… so here are a few:
      http://www.acctphilly.org/ (they are high volume! in kitten season they post new kittens ENDLESSLY)
      https://phillypaws.org/
      http://www.citykitties.org/

      If you are wanting to be super particular, you could also add the other side of the Ben Franklin and check out
      https://ccasnj.org/ (also high volume, and great support system… they often work with Philly ACCT)

      XOXO thanks for helping the animals

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      • fixitchick
        December 9, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

        we spell it fwuffeh. as in SOOOO FWUFFEH! de fwuffeh bebeh’s. so cuddliscious.

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  17. emily
    December 7, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

    O. M. Gosh. Those kittens! Any chance you’d be inclined to post some video of Fluff Nugget Snuggle Munchkin shenanigans?
    PS – if I was a rock star, I’d totally steal “Fluff Nugget Snuggle Munchkins” for the name of my kick-a band.

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  18. Robyn
    December 7, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

    The kind of math you are using is called “Pug Dog” math. It comes from the movie “Life With Father” and I use it on my husband all the time. In the movie, the father is very budget minded and his son wants a new suit ( Movie is set back in early 1900’s) but since his father’s old suit fits him okay, the dad sees no reason why the son needs a new suit. But the young man was wearing it when a very young Elizabeth Taylor flirts with him and the boy cannot accept the affections of this beautiful young lady while in his father’s suit and pleads with the Mom to help him. The mother goes to the department store and buys a ceramic Pug Dog and brings it home and of course, the father has a fit and orders the mother to bring it back which she does but exchanges it for a new suit for the son. When the dad finds out, the Mom tells him that the suit really didn’t cost him any money since she just exchanged it for the Pug Dog. And when the father tries to get her to understand that he still has to pay for it, the Mom gets him so confused he just gives up! Great movie and an even better form of mathematics!

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    • Julie
      December 7, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

      First thing I thought of when I read this blog post. Been using Pug Dog logic for years!

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  19. Marianne in Mo.
    December 7, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Oh those precious nuggets of fluffiness! They are all that and a bag of chips! I wish I could foster, but my husband isn’t Paul, and doesn’t understand how much it would give me existence in my retirement! I can only clean house so much before I go mad, and besides, he just messes it up anyway. I (shudder) almost hope to outlive him so I can live the life I was meant to live. Yes, I said it. I love him, but he insists on being the boss of me.
    So – I watch SOME of those *reality* housewives, but not N.J. or D.C. ( Because they are fakeness personified and D.C. is beyound boring! But Carole is actually tame on her show compared to the others, and I think she mostly just watches the others be inappropriate so she can travel on the shows’ money! As I watch, I wonder how women can be so dumb/ childish/ rude/ abusive and still think these others will be nice to them. Then I remember they are *acting*. If I were in a restaurant while they were filming, my jaw would need to be scraped off the floor. But, it’s better than chasing dust bunnies endlessly!

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  20. Marianne in Mo.
    December 7, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

    Forgot to add that I also watch a lot of PBS. I’m open to anything, and PBS has been a real treat! They have some good series that I may not have given a glance at in the past.

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  21. Alexandra Welch-Zerba
    December 7, 2017 @ 3:33 pm

    Victoria, You are the absolutely BEST!!! Best style, best person, with the best humor. Keep up all your amazing work for the animals. Purrs!

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  22. Patricia
    December 7, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

    I read Victoria all the time because she’s funny and she has lots of kitten photos (does there need to be another reason … KITTENS!) I never see any annoying pop ups … just teensy ads for very classy stores and products. Nothing the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey wouldn’t approve. I’d like to claim that’s due to my superior browser history but it’s probably VEB. She has a secret passage to Downton Abbey already.

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  23. Sandy B
    December 7, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    What Remains was a beautiful read.

    I implore you to join me on the dark side and cave in my friends!! Think of watching RHONY as a societal study and, in general, a way to make you feel better about your own crazy – because it CANNOT match their crazy.

    A binge of 10 seasons may be in order allowing an excuse for kitty snuggles for weeks to come!!

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  24. Ann Marie
    December 7, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

    How adorable! I don’t know how you do it… I would want to keep all of them. Once they come into my house, I am not letting them go…. I have been diagnosed with ‘Crazy cat lady’ tendencies….

    I stopped watching the reality shows; especially the RHONJ… My Italian family would slap me from here through next Tuesday if I acted like that….. I know they get paid to act like that, but whatever happened to self-respect?

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  25. Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens
    December 7, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

    I have been fostering for 15 years and had to take a break because I just moved, and I haven’t had kittens in months and it is killing me. Give those babies and extra snuggle for me

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  26. becky up a hill
    December 7, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

    This way of thinking in my family is called “the pug dog was free”, a line from the old movie Life With Father. When my adult children starting to repeat this, I knew we had raised two wonderful guys.

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  27. Donna Gibson
    December 7, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

    So glad there was a cat update! Confession: I hate cats! But you made me fall in love with Elvis and now I love tuxedo cats. Only tuxedo cats! They’re clearly the best cats!
    I’m horribly allergic, like scratch my face off and want to die allergic to cats so I’ve always been a dog person. And then Elvis…
    There should be a house blog and a kitten blog. I love all the blogs!
    Don’t go down the Real Housewives rabbit hole. Carole is a great writer and an incurable drama queen whose hobby is pot stirring.

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  28. Mary
    December 7, 2017 @ 9:42 pm

    I usually get one pop up per view. I just close them. Your blog is worth all the pop ups in the world to me! Those kittens are precious and you are remarkable.

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  29. Jeanne Desy
    December 7, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

    I just love Greylin II – the gray one with white nose, like my sweet Greylin of long ago. I am only allowed one kitty here, so please save him until Tashi dies, which may be 10 years or so.

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  30. Lisa D.
    December 7, 2017 @ 9:57 pm

    OMG, Victoria. Your kittens are precious!

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  31. Maggie
    December 7, 2017 @ 9:59 pm

    As Real Housewives shows go, you can’t go wrong with New York. DEFINITELY a different crowd than New Jersey (I watch both, obviously) and Carole is for sure an intellectual and one of the more level headed of the gang. Give it a try. Come on, just one taste. 😜

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  32. Lisa D.
    December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

    I only recently discovered your fun and amusing blog, and for the life of me, I can’t remember how I stumbled upon you, but I wouldn’t give you up for a few pesky ads. (How does one get rid of them, anyway? As you can probably tell, I am of the technologically challenged.)

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  33. Joni
    December 7, 2017 @ 11:17 pm

    She is Jackie Kennedy’s sister!

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  34. Joni
    December 7, 2017 @ 11:19 pm

    Her Mom, Lee, is Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ sister!

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  35. Angel
    December 8, 2017 @ 4:07 am

    Beautiful babies! I restrict myself to donating to rescues as I would be too weak to let go when forever home time comes…

    On a side note – are you selling through craigslist? I’d love to see what’s available!

    Thanks!

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  36. donna luisa
    December 8, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    OMG!
    I can smell the kitten breath from here…

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  37. MissFifi
    December 8, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

    KITTTTTTTEHS!!!!!
    Oh my gosh, I just want to curl up with them!

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  38. Marlena
    December 9, 2017 @ 6:26 am

    The kitten videos made my day on instagram yesterday so was glad to have time this morning to read the post! Have caught a glimpse of TRHW of BH on occasion and it is mildly entertaining, but I have got well and truly sucked in to Southern Charm! Cause who can resist those houses in old Charleston? Plus, there is not the same level of crazy….that is a rabbit hole I can spend hours in, which I justify by folding and ironing at the same time. LOL
    My wise teenage daughter calls it “scraping the barrel” TV. Not even the bottom of the barrel, just the actual barrel! : )

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  39. Wendy Mathews
    December 10, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    The kittens…..how do you resist keeping them forever??? You are a stronger person than I am! It was nice to watch your video about the mirror and see Elvis. She sure was a one in a million kitty. ❤️

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