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  1. Kiki
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    Nah, it’s the other way round; YOU have brought US oodles of love, hope, beauty, fun, incredible finds and tons of joy 🙂
    Very, very Happy and Joyful Christmas to you and Paul and all your loved ones, as well as to all your lovely readers – and then a brilliant NEW YEAR full of GFTs and huge fun
    Love, Kiki

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  2. Garden, Home and Party
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family. I love the new foster kitty. I admire that you are helping so many cats through this program. I wouldn’t make it past the first lovable ball of fur…I’d have to adopt it and probably the other 10 I’d attempt to foster.
    xo,
    Karen

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  3. Suzanne Forbes
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

    That bookcase is a little gem, I admire it greatly. Little cat man is also a gem- so glad you have a furpanion for the holidays! Peace and happiness and blessings to you and your crew.

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  4. Georgeanna Autrey
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:10 pm

    Merry Christmas I love You too !!

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  5. Sunnie Mitchell
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

    Happy Christmas from NE Scotland! Love the barrister, love the slate, and LOVE the way the foster fellow is looking up at the sentiment on the board:) All the very best to you and yours in the New Year!!

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  6. shirley shep
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:14 pm

    You brighten my day. Thank you…….. and the happiest new year to you and yours.

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  7. devon
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

    Hats off to you and all the wonderful people out there who foster those unlucky souls who want nothing more than a chance for a loving home; I’m not sure i could foster without adopting, i just get so attached………and have the fur family to prove it:) wishing you and Paul and all the kitties a very Merry Christmas, following you always has been something i truly enjoy; I hope the New Year brings you an abundance of good fortune and happiness, tremendous GFT’s to show us, and many more foster babies to love on and care for!

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  8. Denise
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

    You are a blast!
    I wish I lived near you. I sooo get you!
    Our husbands could commiserate together.
    My nickname is (said with a Cuban accent):
    LUUUUCY?!?!

    If you are ever in Santa Cruz- give me a shout.
    I would hire you to decorate my house!!
    And, we could go out for drinks by the ocean!!

    Stay sweet and funny!!!

    Love,
    Denise

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  9. Sharyl Murphy
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

    Victoria,
    Wishing you and Paul a Very Merry Christmas. I love your mini barrister and
    I have never seen one either (which is saying something since I’ve been doing this longer than you’ve been on earth ;). Love the new kitten and with my whole heart commend you for fostering.

    Hugs, Sharyl (Sage Farm Antiques) I’ll be in touch soon.

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  10. Loretta Cloud
    December 22, 2016 @ 1:43 pm

    Love seeing your emails in my in-box. They always make me smile! Hope your holidays are wonderful!

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  11. Sandee
    December 22, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

    Merry Christmas. I love reading your posts the are wonderful. I love all your GFT’s. I definitely live in the wrong place. 🙂 As for being a foster parent, good for you! I love dogs and cats and have thought about it, but I would have a hard time letting them go. Well, we’ll see, maybe if the future. Keep writing, it truly lifts my spirits. Thank you.

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  12. Donna Gibson
    December 22, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

    I love tuxedo kitties! I know you can’t keep them all, but you can keep him!! I’m sadly allergic to not only cats but to allergy shots.
    Enjoy your holiday, I will look forward to the annual siblings jumping off the porch photo!
    I didn’t decorate at all this year! Too stressed out and blue after the election disaster and a torn rotator cuff! Besides the relatives are going to their in laws this year so why bother? Maybe next year….

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  13. Jeff Campbell
    December 22, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

    What a fun blog. Totally made my day. Victoria really has a way with words. If anyone knew I was reading about estate furniture and kittens they would wonder about me, but sometimes one just needs a writer with some serious personality to light up these winter days:)

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  14. Laura Laskey
    December 22, 2016 @ 3:33 pm

    I love your blog! It always makes me feel good … even when the subject can be sad. But, because you see things much the same offbeat way that I do – I end up smiling quite a bit as I am reading. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

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  15. Janice
    December 22, 2016 @ 4:07 pm

    I always look forward to your posts — my little heart does a dance when I see the link pop up in my email. Love the bookcase and hearing about your fostering adventures. Enjoy your family time and Merry Christmas <3

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  16. Jane Hayward
    December 22, 2016 @ 4:40 pm

    I have two barrister bookcases, both of which I dearly love, but I have never seen one like this, and think it is about the cutest one I have ever seen! You lucky girl!!! In Washington State, that would have been easily $300 to $450 – even at an estate sale!! You score the very coolest stuff! Merry Christmas!

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  17. LORRAINE
    December 22, 2016 @ 4:55 pm

    Christmas greetings to you, Paul and your families for this festive season… all the way from the land Down Under (Australia).

    I absolutely adore your posts… they make me laugh out loud!! 🙂

    Love all of your GFT’s and those gorgeous little fur balls. Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing of your adventures throughout 2017.

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  18. Shelly Powell
    December 22, 2016 @ 5:14 pm

    Merry Christmas VEB!
    I have been going to estate auctions and tag sales since I was 5! I am now 55 and had stuffed so many beautiful antique pieces in our home it was ridiculous! I am now on a mission to clear out some of my treasurs, but I still love estate sales! Your new small bookcase is so cute! I have never seen one so small! Great piece for a collection! 😀 I love your blog and you are so funny! You write with such wit and poise!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year!
    Blessings

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  19. judy
    December 22, 2016 @ 5:20 pm

    Oh! I was hoping for a shot of the front porch with greens and bows and disco balls. That was so pretty.it had a kind of kiddy fairy tale quality. AnyHoo-any advice on my feral cat that is expecting another litter. I think she was pregnant once before but never saw any kittens or more adult offspring so either I am wrong or the kittens couldn’t make it. I have my son’s large Rottie in residence so she is reluctant to come in the house although he seems to understand not to hurt her. Should I find an organization that would help her-take her to my Vet for shots? Happy Holidays to everyone and heres to a wonderful 2017!

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  20. Kathy Lee Milliken
    December 22, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

    Merry Christmas!! I’m so proud of your fostering kittens!! Good job! Hope your next year brings many gft’s!!

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