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  1. Rose
    December 22, 2016 @ 7:05 pm

    I can’t help but notice that all of your foster babies so far have an uncanny resemblence to Elvis….hmmmm

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  2. suz
    December 22, 2016 @ 7:27 pm

    what a fun-filled, love-filled post. thank you – i didn’t want it to end. months ago, i came to your blog for the decor/antiquing/dyi and stayed for the kitties. a happy christmas to you and yours and a blessed new year. –suz in ohio (and kitties muppet, louie, emma, julia and jake – louie’s kind of a tuxie/monkey face/harlequin mix).

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  3. Sherry Stuifbergen
    December 22, 2016 @ 8:51 pm

    You are SO SO funny! I just read your post about your brothers and you buying them goofy presents and jumping off the front porch, etc. It was so funny. I laughed out loud! I love your blog.

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  4. Wilma Galanos
    December 22, 2016 @ 9:32 pm

    Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Love your blog.

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  5. Pat
    December 23, 2016 @ 12:25 am

    Victoria, you are a gem.o

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  6. Berit
    December 23, 2016 @ 2:49 am

    You are so awesome. I wish I had a friend even half so awesome and “you-full” as you! Thank you for blogging. And ALL the pics of ALL the Tuxedo Cats forever and ever amen.

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  7. Carrie
    December 23, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    Merry Christmas VEB! Fostering sounds like it’s been so good for you and the kittens. Still sorry for your loss of Elvis. Enjoy your time with your brothers. <3

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  8. Suzanne
    December 23, 2016 @ 11:12 am

    Hi, I’m fairly new to your blog, but I’m so glad that I happened upon it. Each post fills me with envy and longing for what is clearly your super power of finding these beautiful THINGS. I always find something that i can do that I would never have thought of. I also shed a tear or two when you talk about Elvis, THE kittens or any kittens for that matter.
    Thanks for the roller coaster of emotions 😉 It’s good to feel things.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you!

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  9. Diana C.
    December 23, 2016 @ 12:04 pm

    Dear VEB: I must type this quick, because I still can’t believe it myself. Have never even owned a cat, but thanks to you, have signed up to be a foster caregiver to kittens with our local Metro Animal Services. Haven’t been given a litter, or even one, yet, but the director said this is a slow time of year for kittens… but they’re coming. Okay, there I said it. I’ll keep you posted.

    Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your life with your readers.
    Diana

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  10. Jen Laumer
    December 23, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

    Lovely little bookcase, obviously you need it. Thanks for the fun Christmas post and the break, as I am weary of elf-ing with my dual Kitchen Aids, tempering chocolate and tying up cello bags. Nice respite lying on the sofa in front of the tree, reading you.
    Your tux kitty looks like such a love 🙂

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  11. Nancy Carr
    December 23, 2016 @ 6:47 pm

    Love your posts. Best wishes and many blessings,

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  12. Terri Cnudde
    December 23, 2016 @ 11:24 pm

    You are adorable and I laugh all though your posts. 😊 I am a cat lover/owner too and feed every stray that comes my way. ( just fed “little gray” a big bowl of milk and a serving of kibble! 😊) Anyway, you and I could be bffs. If only you lived in Michigan! We could share estate sale and kitten tips and GFTs. 😊 Merry Christmas my friend, keep doing what you’re doing. You make many people happy, and you do not constantly post photos of peonies in a farm sink. 😊 Enjoy your holiday! ( I may or may not be slightly tipsy on Christmas champagne… hint: I am! lol!)
    Terri
    p.s. The left behind kitten’s parents should call you. (Seriously? WTH?)

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  13. Karen
    December 23, 2016 @ 11:57 pm

    I’ve (ok, ‘we’ since my husband was very interested, too) have just finished reading all of your posts from the very beginning. Wonderful blog, I wish I’d found you sooner. Thank you for sharing your boundless enthusiasm life and all of your hard work.

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  14. Pamela Massey
    December 24, 2016 @ 7:48 am

    can you ship that tuxedo male beauty to Canada???

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  15. Deborah Burns
    December 24, 2016 @ 10:47 pm

    Merry Christmas VEB family and foster kitties!

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  16. Lisa Carlson
    December 25, 2016 @ 1:32 pm

    Dear Victoria,
    Im smiling as I write this, wishing to THANK you for the gift your posts are! I discovered your blog a few months ago when researching old home restoration tips, and I laughed for hours that day, not making it past your site. I LOVE the way you express things and not only is your sense of humor a joy, but the understanding of that need to have these certain old and often one-of-a-kind things, is so wonderful to share! So again, and thanks for sharing your beautiful finds and sweet kitties. Most sincerely~ Lisa

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  17. Sue J.
    December 26, 2016 @ 8:28 am

    The glitter canon would have been epic. Next year…

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  18. Laura Lee
    December 27, 2016 @ 9:58 pm

    Well I am thankful for you too you lovely loon.

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  19. kmkat
    December 28, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

    When our sons were still at home we used to foster kittens every summer. Those kittens were all so well-socialized when we brought them back!

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  20. Marianna M.
    January 2, 2017 @ 2:17 pm

    I just discovered your blog while aimelessly scrolling through FB and instantly fell in love with it. It was The Kingdom Mirror post that caught my eye and I ended up reading it to my husband on one our long drive to visit family. You are fabulous! Thank you for sharing your finds and your awesomeness. I look forward to reading more. May you have a very Happy And Fancy New Year!

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