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  1. Laurelei Owa
    July 22, 2018 @ 2:29 pm

    Dear Victoria,
    Although you noted tongue in cheek that you could end up with eight (8!) cats in your home, there are plenty of people who live with, care for and love that many or more right in their own homes, myself included! I mention this I was always a bit perplexed at the schtick of daytime tv host/chef Rachel Ray, but one day she casually mentioned that here own mother has 15 cats, I recognized that she was raised by a fine woman. Another daytime tv story (sorry, I had a protracted convalescence from a botched hip replacement & spent months parked in my chair), featured Mariah Carey chatting away and dropping the bombshell that she lives with something like eight 8
    (8)! Jack Russell Terriers. There would be never a dull moment. By comparison, the same number of cats would be calming and sane. Naturally, I am bringing this upon order to insert a tiny bit of persuasion on Webster’s behalf that you consider promoting him to Ambassador of the Domain, and granting him the permanent household mission to welcome all visitors. If you have an incompatible foster cat, the third floor option is always a temporary space, as soon as you place a few more pieces of furniture in it for lolling around with Webster. You are the best thing that ever happened to him.

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    • Dawn
      July 22, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

      Awww, so sweet. Webster sure has a lot of fans who are pulling for him!

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  2. Susan Humeston
    July 23, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

    You are doing a very grown up thing. I’m 62 and still have a very difficult time doing grown up, responsible things like not assuming every animal needs ME, and not adopting new cats because there could never be enough, really – but the ones that are already here would be discomfited and upset. I have been grown up about not giving in to the “I Want Its” with living beings especially because my lack of being able to provide properly for too many creatures will affect their lives adversely rather than what I imagine is the “great saving of unhappy creatures”. And so you are doing and it is costing you emotionally. There is a rush when you get new ones, I’m sure – and the excitement of finding out who they really are and loving them while they grow with you. But when you must part with them, that must be very hard. AND to have all these comments of people pushing you to adopt this one or that one, or saying you CANNOT do this or that, while understandable (they are ALL animal lovers and cheering you on) must make it harder for you to Be The Grownup. Kudos to you and much love for all that you do. YOU are making a difference in cat lives absolutely, from catching and having ferals spayed, to housing transients on their way to a new and happy life – and bringing this message to us all.

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  3. Suzanne Terry
    July 23, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

    If I didn’t already have FIVE rescues (all adopted as adults, and two nearing 20 years old, I’d take them. Waaaah

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  4. Angie
    July 24, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    I am not even a cat person and I even want Webster. I check back to see that SOMEONE wants all three. RIGHT? That person is out there. Someone is reading saying YES! Of course I want all three. Waiting for the fairy tale ending…

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  5. Amber S.
    August 1, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

    Thank you for helping all these sweet kitties. How my heart wishes I wasn’t allergic and clear across the country because I would swoop them all up before you could blink. I hope someone lovely comes and takes all three and if not then two lovelies. Also, I love that Tolstoy quote you used at the end. As you always say “all the feels”. ♥

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  6. Diane
    November 23, 2018 @ 9:06 pm

    I hope you can keep Webster. H e has positioned himself as your ambassador. He will love all the kittens to assign to him. I don’t see how you could let him go and have to get to know new people. He is the “House” Cat. He would be terribly hurt if you gave him up. You are his family now. He trusts you. Keep him and foster kittens. . You do so much. Wish I could add more to my two kitties. Our community theatre just performed “CATS” so I named them after two cats. The black tuxedo is “The Rum Tum Tugger” and the little girl is “Rumple Teaser”. Perfect. When you can’t think of a name suddenly it comes to you. Tugger and Teaser (calico) siblings are a joy. P.S. Keep Webster. Blessings to you dear lady for what you do.

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