Monday, July 28, 2008

He Waited... and Waited....

Alvie Pettibone
...then finally, his Mama emailed and said "I'm looking for a sweet orange boy...".

This weekend we said farewell to dear, sweet Alive Pettibone. I have to say, it sure is quiet around here without him. He always made his presence known with all his little cries and chirps.

It seems like Charlene might of been missing him . She's been a little restless since he left.

Alvie was adopted by a lovely woman in search of a friend for her big, fluffy Norwegian Forest girl cat. I'm sure Alvie will do just fine, he's used to keeping company with big, fluffy girl cats.

Alvie now goes by the name of Julius, as in Orange Julius. His Mama has already emailed to report he's settling in nicely is already showing her what a love machine he is. It sounds as though she intends to spoil him rotten. Let's hope the updates continue and she sends lots of photos too!

So that brings us to the close of the Pettibone chapter. I've said it a million times before,, but they were such a special litter of kittens. They are going to be a VERY tough act to follow.

And yes,,there will be a following act. I just need a day or two to prepare their quarters.

39 comments:

  1. Dear Laurie, I know, I just know you will keep us posted. Can hardly wait to see the next little family. And **hooray for Julius!** Cicero wants him to know that lil orange boys RULE :) (at least as much as their big sisters will allow: ask Miss Flora Underfoot about that one)

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  2. YAY! I knew that there was someone out there who could not resist that sweet marmie face!

    Can't wait for the next batch of IBKs.

    Whiskers

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  3. Thank goodness! I'm glad he went to such a good home.

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  4. Julius' MommyJuly 28, 2008 at 8:21 AM

    Well, I am just pleased as can be with my new little marmie man. He's sooo sweet! Last night I had him curled up in bed with me until he fell asleep then I put him in his own snuggly bed in the bathroom so he could get plenty of rest. He purrs like a locomotive! He seems to be quite taken with his new family, but they are giving him plenty of space--it sure is funny to see Julius hiss at cats who are more than 5 times his size. His new sister, Snookie, will be a good companion to him. I feel like I won the Kitty Lotto yesterday! Thanks, Laurie...he's just the love of my life! (I'll post pics of him from yesterday on the Alumni flickr site)

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  5. Oh good good good!!!! I am so glad!

    and that waiting picture is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  6. HOORAY! YAY FOR ALVIE! I know we have all been waiting with baited breath - now we can heave a sigh of happiness for Alvie, and shed a few tears of mixed joy and sadness at the farewell to the last Pettibone.Thanks for the good news on a Monday Laurie and IBKC crew!

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  7. What great news, and what a lucky family to have that darling guy. Blessings on him and the family and thank you for being in touch with us already to let us know you are all doing well!

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  8. Bye bye, Alvie/Julius. Enjoy your new home, parents and siblings! Here's wishing you a life full of love and fishy treats!

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  9. Oh, Hooray! I'm sad that he's gone - but so glad he's in a loving home! Yay! Alvie/Julius

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  10. That is just the best pic ever. Captures all the longing in Alvie's eyes for a forever home. Julius' mommy - thank you for the update. We can't wait to see what your boy is up to next! :)

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  11. So glad he is off to a great new home and settling in well.

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  12. That's terrific news! Yay! Alvie/Julius is a sweetie - I am thrilled he went to such a wonderful home! Julius's mommy, thank you so much for opening your heart and seeing how special this kitty is!

    We will miss the daily appearances of Alvie here, but we'll all look forward to Julius updates!

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  13. Hooray! That picture of Alvie/Julius made me tear up a little though. He's so beautiful. I'm glad he's found a wonderful forever home.

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  14. Good for dear little Julius! And thanks so much, Julius' mommy, for updating us.

    Julius is lying on a windowsill, paws outstretched in front of him and resting his head on them while looking out. He's patiently longing for his new forever home.

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  15. I knew I shouldn't be worried about such a great loving lil' guy - and I'm glad he gets a big fluffy sister. :)

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  16. I just KNEW it!

    I am just so very happy for Alvie aka Julius.

    Poor Butterbean needs her some new babies!

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  17. Huge Hoorays for our orange boy and his fabulous new family! It's almost as though Alvie hung around so we didn't have to be parted so quickly with the Pettibones. Bless his furry little heart.

    Thank you to Julius' new mommy for adopting him, and keeping us current with him. We *need* our IBK alum pictures and info, and you're terrific for supplying them.

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  18. This picture of Alvie should become a "I miss you" postcard... it would be too cute to resist, just like him!

    So glad he found a good home with a big sister...

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  19. Yay for Alvie Julius Pettibone!

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  20. Good things come to those who wait. Thank you Julius's mama for giving him a home. It made me smile. Best of luck to all of you.

    Don't worry Charlene, there will be more kittens for you to nurture and teach.

    Thank you!
    JasonInIllinois

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  21. Yay! This is such a relief to read; I've been anxiously awaiting the news that Alvie the loving purrball had been adopted, and now I've got it! :D Much love to Alvie-Julius, and to his new mom for snatching him up and keeping him. Beams!

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  22. oh HURRAH!! I was getting so worried about Alvie!!!!! he is a beautiful, buttery little boy. I'm so happy!!!

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  23. He waited for a reason!!! Horray!!!!!

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  24. Huzzah! I am so happy to hear that our last little Pettibone has gotten a Forever Home!!!!!

    Hugs to Charlene and tell her to be patient! :-)

    -darin

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  25. So excited to read that Alvie found a loving home! I was sad last week for the little tyke.

    Can't wait for the next litter of Itty Bitties!

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  26. And I would agree, that is just the best picture ever. Maybe should go on one of those cards!? :)

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  27. Yay! That sweet baby is on his way. I really like Alvie a lot. Now I can't wait to see who will be coming in next!

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  28. Oh, thank goodness! Now I don't have to drive halfway across the country to adopt him! ;-)

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  29. Oh hooray! I'm glad to hear Alv- ehm, Julius is settling in nicely already. What a lovely close to the first chapter of the Pettibone saga.

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  30. The end of quite a wait for Julius/Alvie - at least Julius' mommy did not call him OJ - that would have been TOO awful.

    He is so precious - and I was hoping that Laurie's "time off" posting pics meant just this.

    Precious Pettibones are all on their lifelong missions....bring on the next members of the IBKC!!!!!!!!

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  31. Awwww... so good to hear he's got a great home. :-)

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  32. Yay -- I knew some lucky person who take that sweetheart home. That photo is just adorable, too.

    I'll miss the Pettibones.

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  33. Farewell little Alvie, I wish you much happiness in your new home. I like your new name too. That last picture of you, waiting patiently is beautiful.

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  34. Goodbye my cute little orange friend Alvie/Julius.. I am soooo soooo glad that you found a wonderful home with a loving new mama and a great Norwegian buddy..I love that last picture of you waiting patiently on the window ledge.. Wish you ALL the best in your new loving home little Julius xoxox Jeanne

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  35. Oh! I'm so very happy for Alvie! He's such a pretty boy and who could resist such a love machine? I wish you a good live with your new mama and big sister. Don't be a stranger, Julius!

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  36. i just love when the kitties find happy homes. i'm all verklempt!

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