Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Goodbye, My Loves

All of the Ashbys

The Ashbys were kind enough to sit still long enough for a final group photo. Thank you kittens.

First to depart are Clovis and Rupert. Bunny, Milton and Norman will be leaving tomorrow.

Before they they leave, they've got to visit Traci at the HS for one more round of shots this afternoon. Not much of a going away party for the kitties, but it must be done.

It doesn't seem possible that it's time to say goodbye. They haven't even been here a month yet. Like I mentioned before, they've been a super healthy litter. We didn't have to battle any sniffles, sneezes, goopy eyes or upset bellies so there was nothing to slow these kittens down.

They've been the perfect little litter, and I've enjoyed every second we've spent with them. I know when they move on, they are going to make their new families very, very happy.

34 comments:

  1. goodbye little ones!

    How do you get 5 little kitties to sit in a line like that?

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  2. I hope Bunny is going to a home with other kitties. All cats need someone to play with.

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  3. I just hope that all their new owners either blog about em or have a flickr account so they can post the pics!

    Id love to see Bunny all grown up!!

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  4. What a batch of darlings. As our vet once said about our dear, departed Willy, "There's lots of personality in those eyes."

    Traveling Mercies, precious Ashbys.

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  5. I miss them already - especially the chubby cheeked Norman, I think he was my fave in this litter.

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  6. But... but... they just got here! :( Waaahhh..

    Happy lives, little booboos.

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  7. But I'm not ready for Norman to leave!!!!!! I'm happy for him, and his new family, but my day just got a little bit more depressing. *sigh*

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  8. Noooo!
    Don't let them go!
    I will miss seeing them.
    I know they will be happy with their new families.
    I hope the kitten fairy sends new needy kittens to Charlene Butterbean.

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  9. I truly commend you for all that you do. I have always been an animal lover. My heart just fills up with so much love for pretty much any animal I come in contact with. I also grow very attached in a very short period of time. My BFF calls me the Dog Whisperer, lol. I would never be able to foster animals, because I would never want to let them go. You are a good woman and I love what you do!

    Bye, bye you precious little Ashby's!
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    ♥♥Anita♥♥
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  10. I can't believe it is time for them to go already. I am so happy that they all had a good start at life with you and are now going to good homes but I am so sad to see them go. I know they will have good lives thanks to you. I can't believe how much I will miss them even though we never even met. I wish happy, sleepy, playful, joyous lives for them all!

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  11. Good luck, little buddies!

    XOXO

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  12. Bon voyage, precious babies!

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  13. I will miss Bunny dearly. He was my favorite of this litter! I hope the new families will join the wonderful world of blogging and keep us posted with lots of pics...

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  14. I am so glad they all found homes so quickly, I can't believe how fast they are leaving the nest! Thanks for the final group shot, I just love the Ashby kids! Vaya con dios little gatos ;o)

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  15. Bye sweethearts - and thank you for letting Laurie take this last wonderful picture to remember you by!

    I know you will be good kittens - and soon, cats - for your new families. How could you not, as graduates of Charlene's charm school?

    Bunny had me considering a transcontinental move. I hope her new folks - and all the parents - send plenty of pictures in the days and years to come!

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  16. snif snif... Goodbye my dearest little fluffy friends..Hope you will be very happy in your new family and please give us some updates every day.... - Jeanne
    PS: Laurie, that's another great great shot..

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  17. Aw, going already! Bye bye little kitties and I have my fingers crossed their new people will blog about them. Especially Bunny's new people!

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  18. Lucky kitties, but bittersweet for us. I'll miss them terribly. Are you getting a new batch soon, do you think?

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  19. Little Ashby's I know you appreciate the great start you have in life as elite members of the IBKC.

    Thank you Laurie, Miss Charlene and all your assistants for doing these acts of kindness and sharing them.

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  20. My hubby says they're drugged! Personally, I think they are practising syncronised cute posing while they still have the chance.

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  21. Bye beautiful little Ashbys. We wish you all a most wonderful life with new adventures and lots of love and cuddles and belly rubs.

    p.s. Please remind your new forever people to send pictures or better yet have blogs so we can follow your adventures

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  22. Adorable photo, as always. If you happen to make a set of postcards of the Ashbys, I'd be happy to purchase them. :) I just love black kittens, and Milton's as cute as can be too!

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  23. they all look like they just woke up and 'someone' scooped each up and sat them in a line.
    i'm so happy they all have homes!
    and am GREEN with ENVY that Kendra gets to have TWO new babies in her house! Bye Bye little angels!

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  24. Goodbye little fluffballs! Do your Mamma proud and be brilliant!

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  25. Hope you all have wonderful lives in your loving forever homes, little ones! I'll miss you!

    So Clovis and Rupert are going together, what about the rest?

    Thank you, Laurie, for fostering these wonderful kittens. The Ashby's were so lucky to have been in your care.

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  26. Great job once more of raising up a litter of kittens and posting great photos, Laurie!

    It's bittersweet to see this batch go, yet I'm sure they're going to good homes... and that the next needy litter is right around the corner.

    Keep up the great work!

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  27. Laurie & babies, it was wonderful to see you all again today, even if it was to get poked and prodded. Bunny led the group with her curious and adorable nose at the front of the crate, ready to greet all who passed by.
    I miss you already.

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  28. *sniff* Gonna miss these little ones!

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  29. Good luck, kittens! We'll miss you.

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  30. Bye, Ashbys! Hope to see you soon!

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  31. wow! That's amazing that you got them to sit like that! How did you do it? :)

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  32. I could NEVER get all of mine lined up like that lol! Its great you got loving homes for them, it is bittersweet, but you will have the room now to rescue some more...i have a BIG problem with fostering, its so hard for me to send them to their forever homes. I hope all their new families stay in touch with you so you can see them grow.

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