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  1. Suzanne Forbes
    July 31, 2018 @ 10:06 am

    I actually woke up this morning worrying about how Webby was doing without the kits so this is hugely reassuring!!

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  2. Laura Laskey
    July 31, 2018 @ 10:39 am

    Haha, I was worried about Webster loosing his kittens so I am glad you updated us!

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  3. Diane Anderson-Edwards
    July 31, 2018 @ 10:40 am

    How do you advertise to get them adopted? I also foster, working with our local shelter, but I try to get them adopted myself so they don’t have to go back to the shelter and/or put in the local Petco cattery. Our shelter has an arrangement with Petco to place their mama cats and other adults, and sometimes the kittens, at their stores. I currently have two kittens left from a litter of four and their mama. I want them to go together, as they have really bonded with each other. Any suggestions and strategies will be gratefully accepted!!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      July 31, 2018 @ 11:29 am

      Tough, I know… Our shelter has the same system with the pet supply places… do you use Petfinder? I would say that is helpful, esp. if you have unusual coloring or fur, or polydactyl, or something… also, using GOOD CLEAR FUN PHOTOS and video for social media.

      My personal opinion is that the shelter/adoption centers NEED to be the ones to insist that kittens get adopted in pairs. (there will still be PLENTY of single kittens… but siblings should absolutely go together when possible.) AND it DOES work. People LOVE kittens… and if their choice is two kittens? Or two kittens? Well. Now they have two kittens…. Anyway… this is not helpful to you specifically.

      If there is any place you can take them where they will be SEEN…. for me, our town is small, but has a center, and a place where they do community stuff and I’ve taken a crate over to the farmer’s market, outside the library, townwide yardsale, local coffee place, I will even take them in grocery/errands if stopping on way home from vet check… I’m sorry this is not even really an answer… except to say. I hear you. I know it’s… some kind of hard thing. Thank you for doing it. xoxo to your munchkins, from Webster

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      • Marianne in Mo.
        July 31, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

        We found our babycakes puppy through petfinder! We had been looking off and on for months, and one day, there she was! She had the most gorgeous eyes, and her coat was a sable color. We immediately set up a meet and submitted our info, and soon she was ours! While Petfinder can be overwhelming with so many animals, I think it’s a great resource, and you can be satisfied that these animals have been vetted, neutered/spayed, and given health checks.
        I am so happy for Webster and your porch kitty becoming friends. Do you think it really means that Webster will accept ALL stranger cats? I’ve often wondered about this. My cat (may she rest in peace with her friends) wouldn’t take to any strangers, human or animal, unless they appeared to be taking up permanent residence with us. It took her 6 months to accept my BIL who moved into our basement to live for two years. And she never went near my daughters’ cats when they came for two weeks every year.

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  4. Kipper
    July 31, 2018 @ 10:51 am

    Is it possible to keep Webster as your in-house assistant kitten raiser?
    I know you want to foster cats but he seems to be of great help and loves where he is. I might be a bit influenced because my late rescue cat, Sylvester, looked a lot like Webby.

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  5. Kate S.
    July 31, 2018 @ 10:52 am

    I’m going to greatly miss Webster updates if he is adopted. If I weren’t half a country away, I would have adopted him myself. I can’t believe you’re not keeping him: (

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  6. Vickie H.
    July 31, 2018 @ 11:44 am

    I adore Webster….and I will sorely miss him…..I have no doubt I would have been a miserable foster failure had he come to live at my home. That being said: I totally get why you have to let him go…and I so hope this lady is the RIGHT ONE for him. You are the best…no question!

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  7. Sarah
    July 31, 2018 @ 11:50 am

    What sweet progress for Webster and Mr Gray! Companions at least is a good start. We also struggled with that as Miss Kitty arrived here looking for a home ( 4 years ago) to stay about a month before little Violet appeared yowling at the top of her little lungs in the yard and we kept her. Miss Kitty wants nothing to do with Violet and Violet just wants to play. Alas. At least they both have a very spoiled and wonderful existence now.
    So glad your adorable foster kittens were adopted together.

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  8. Lisa G
    July 31, 2018 @ 11:55 am

    Webster is the man! You have given him the space, independence and love to be himself. VEB, you are so strong not to keep them, you the are bravest person. Thank you for this continuing story.

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    • Lisa
      July 31, 2018 @ 9:13 pm

      Oh, I so agree with you!

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  9. JeanFB
    July 31, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

    Heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. But a beautiful story, for sure!

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  10. Barbara H.
    July 31, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

    Thank you for the update! I’m so glad Webster has come into his own and also that you have Mr. Gray Cat for the intervals when you are alone. So much love. I hope Webster’s new home shows up soon. Love to you all.

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  11. Angela
    July 31, 2018 @ 1:01 pm

    I love Webster and his stories. If this adoption doesn’t work out, PLEASE keep him! He can help you with future fosters. Love how he has settled in now.

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  12. Laura Burns
    July 31, 2018 @ 1:02 pm

    So cute that Webster has found his Inner Kitten. I think that the encounter with Mr Gray worked out because he realized that Inside was Webster’s territory, and it is protocol to be polite in another cat’s territory (at least until you find out how much of a pushover he is). Assuming Mr Gray is neutered? That also helps!

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  13. Jayne Zabala
    July 31, 2018 @ 1:32 pm

    I wish you were keeping Webster — he’s such a good little babysitter and he’s surely had a hard enough life up until you took him in!

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  14. Memmey
    July 31, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

    PLEASE KEEP WEBSTER PLEASEEEEEE
    He trusts you and is a great ambassador for the newbies.

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  15. Pamela
    July 31, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

    What a lovely unexpected outcome for Webster. So happy you shared this story.

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  16. Debrashoppeno5
    July 31, 2018 @ 7:02 pm

    You are so good for Webster. I do hope you keep him on as your assistant.

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  17. Jessica Hogue
    July 31, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Thanks for the kitty updates. They always warm the cold cockles of my bitter, black heart.



    Speaking of black, I have a boy kitty named Mo-Li who is quite the looker with his long, ebony coat. Like Webster, he also loves other cats – especially kittens. He forces his licks and butt sniffs on them. Unfortunately, when his outdoor friend, Cat-Belonging-to -the-Entire-Neighborhood-Frederick, died last month, Mo-Li was inconsolable. Even though we weren’t ready for another cat after losing Frederick, we caved to Mo-Li’s mournful cries and got him a kitten last week. He couldn’t be happier now.

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  18. Teddee Grace
    July 31, 2018 @ 8:46 pm

    How can you part with Webster?! I love him from a distance. What a marvelous beastie.

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  19. Cheryl
    July 31, 2018 @ 9:05 pm

    The votes are in that you must keep Webster. He’s a ray of sunshine and everyone wants Webster pictures and stories to continue. I can’t wait to see him with the new kittens.

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    • Diane Anderson-Edwards
      August 3, 2018 @ 10:10 am

      Webster needs to stay to be your goodwill ambassador with the kittens. I have adult cats that assist with all of our foster kittens. They groom, play and sleep with them, and are also upset when they leave.

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  20. Diana Tillotson
    August 1, 2018 @ 5:48 pm

    Please keep Webster, he’ll help with new kittens me he loves you so.

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  21. tiffaney jewel
    August 2, 2018 @ 10:04 pm

    Well this is just the best thing ever. Webster is such a nice boy!

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