1. Marianne in Mo.
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:36 pm

    I love Yoda. But spouse is firm on no cats. If you keep showing me kittens, I may have to divorce the man I’ve been married to for 42 years!!!! LOL, just kidding – maybe!


  2. Diane Anderson-Edwards
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:41 pm

    I’ve been fostering for over a year now. My first litter of four had a tiny black cat that I didn’t expect to survive, and he also looked like a Batman, and that’s what we named him!! We adopted him, and a year later he is the biggest cat I have ever had, 15 lbs!! We are on our third foster family, and they are ready for adoption; their Mama Zen (she was so mellow) was adopted two weeks ago. It’s always hard to see them go, but we have to make ourselves available for the others in need. So far, we have saved 15 lives.


  3. Terri Golding
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

    Not only are you a great writer with exquisite taste, but you have a very big heart. I love all animals, but especially cats. All but my first baby over the last 50 years were rescues or given to us. I have probably rescued my last baby recently, as time marches on and I don’t want to leave them. Thanks for all you do.


  4. Lisa Merz
    June 21, 2018 @ 5:08 pm

    I want Sprout!!!!! I have taken in three rescue kittens and a huge, gentle giant dog …which have all sadly now passed away. I filled the void they left in my heart and home with three more rescue dogs but miss my kitties so badly!!!
    I will happily take spunky little Sprout…I ADORE Calico’s…..but I cannot get to PA (from VA) until the weekend of July 13th?
    If you are willing and able to cuddle her until then, I’ll bring my hubby and adopt her and spoil her with some much love and attention!?
    Please let me know.
    Your blog is absolutely my FAVORITE!!! You and I were meant to be best friends….I do Estate Sales/Auctions compulsively too!!
    Best regards,


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      June 22, 2018 @ 8:37 am

      I would LOVE for you to take Sprout!!
      BUT she needs to go with Prequel.

      This has ZERO to do with you, or how much you will love her!! But shelter tries to get babies who are bonded adopted as pairs (because they have too many kittens, AND the siblings do truly love eachother and match eachother’s energy and endless play)

      Maybe think it ovre?… (no pressure! totally understand either way!) For what it’s worth, two kittens are literally the most fun ever. Watching them together melts your brain with love.
      xoxo, VEB


      • Jax
        June 22, 2018 @ 9:44 pm

        Two is as easy as one! Easier really, since they entertain each other 😉


  5. Meghan Folger
    June 21, 2018 @ 7:31 pm

    We just adopted 2 tuxedo kittens a neighbor found on some property they own (their sister was adopted by another family) and we are in love! (We also have 2 dogs and another cat…all strays/rescues. I’ve been officially cut off by management.)


  6. Tammy Hinkle
    June 21, 2018 @ 8:06 pm

    You need to read Augusten’s brother John Robinson’s book, Look Me In The Eye about his life with Asperger’s. There are 2 versions because it does such a good job describing Asperger’s that he was asked to make a cleaned-up version for use in teaching. So, make sure you get his original version with all the 4 letter words because that’s what makes it so real.


  7. Kathryn
    June 21, 2018 @ 8:57 pm

    We just recently lost our 18 year old born-feral cat. My husband heard a little mewing next to his car, coming from a field, and found the tiny little guy under a broadleaf weed. We named him Smudge, because that’s exactly what he looked like: a little black smudge. I also TNRd 10 cats/kittens from the mamakitty, who had 3 litters before we could trap them. I still have 2 out of that group left (some took off, some were adopted, mama died). They live in a little heated house outside and follow me all over outside. I have a little sign in my kitchen that says “How we treat cats determines our place in Heaven”. You place is solidified!


  8. Jennifer
    June 21, 2018 @ 10:24 pm

    Ms Barnes, I am now familiar with the urge to hoard ALL the kittens. I got five, 7 wk old foster sisters on my first go-round. I returned them four weeks later, all well loved and socialized, and prized for their unique personalities. I was seriously more bummed than I thought possible for several days. Then I got the call that one of the sisters had a reaction to spay surgery and could I watch her for another week? OF COURSE! Now, I have to give her back again. Because I have 2 cats already. Right? I wish I could obsess about something else for a bit.


  9. Keswick Cottage
    June 22, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

    I also used to have a kitten that would fly at my shins and thighs. She would hang onto my bare leg with her claws. 😐

    P.S. why no pictures of your kitchen projects?? Don’t you love us anymore??😢😭😭


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