Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bottomless Basket of Kittens

I bought this pink basket for Charlene when she was just a tiny tot. She slept in it for her first year, then outgrew it. Now, it belongs to the kittens.

Every single litter we've had has curled up in this basket. Oh, the memories it holds.
(and thank goodness it's machine washable)

Here's a little sampling of the cuteness this basket has contained.

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The Lytteltons

The Spooners

Walter and Ira Finch

The Drapers

The Darlings

The Ashbys

The LaBath Ladies

Albert Livermore

The Pettibones

Lovell Pickett

The Bouviers

Rex Von Trout

54 comments:

  1. What Chook said... best basket ever!

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  2. The LaBaths just can't be contained!

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  3. Oh man, those Spooners are so cute! Of course my favorite is Lone Little Albert Livermore...my little pumpkin.

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  4. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Baskets-o-kittens!!!! My most favorite thing EVER!!!! :D

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  5. whose the 9th kitten down?

    They are all cute though!

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  6. Oh those LaBath girls, sleeping outside the basket. Always forward thinkers, those girl.

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  7. What a lovely trip down memory lane! It makes me realize how long I've depended on IBKC for my daily dose of all things kitten and love and beauty and Charlene and grace and generosity and ...

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  8. OMCC! Who is that lovely floofy baby in the last pic? (I'm new here, pardon my ignorance)

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  9. Love the halo around Rex! It was fun seeing so many basket pictures all together.

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  10. BOY is it a good thing the basket's machine washable. ALL THAT SWEETNESS would cause diabetes in a hot minnit otherwise! Thanks for the sugah high for today!

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  11. Every time I visit this site I feel an irresistible urge to snuggle with my dog, since I have no kittens to snuggle.

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  12. Oh!
    You are just so lucky!
    ANd so are the kitties that are placed in your TENDER sweet care!
    Thank you for caring for these fur-babies!
    What bundles of JOY!
    Oh how I miss my kitties!
    I had to leave my kitties behind when we moved to Seattle from Alabama!
    There's just nothing like KITTIES!
    xxooxox
    You are a KITTY-ANGEL!

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  13. I love it, so cute. I think the basket has some pay it forward good feelings for the kitties. Can Charlene even fit in it at all?

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  14. Oh a basket of kittens! Sweet and delicious with no caloric intake!

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  15. Hey everyone,, if you don't know who's who,, the hover text will tell you. Just roll over the pic.

    You can also click on the pic and it will take to the set with the whole litter.

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  16. Where can I get me a magical basket that is always filled with cute kitten loving goodness?

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  17. My head exploded from the cuteness. soooooo cute!!!!

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  18. Do you have any pictures of Charlene in the basket? I'd love to see those!

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  19. I just want to stick my face into every picture!

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  20. Awesome kitteh basket is awesome. ^__^

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  21. The backside shot of the Petitbones with their tails hanging over and down the side of the basket is my favorite. And who knew the Darlings were so teeny-tiny? Good thing I don't have to choose a favorite photo or family, I can just squee about all of them.

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  22. SylvestermiasmommaMay 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Holy kittens! Love all the photos. If I buy a basket, can I grow some lovely kittens like these? ;-)

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  23. CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. I've noted the basket from litter to litter and it has become even more special to know that it was Charlene's first. Thank you for all the lovely memories - including that of the most adorable Ms. Maddie Bouvier! What a great tortie! So happy she is now living in her forever home in my hometown! Nice to have that connection. (Hi Maddie and family!)

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  25. CLASSIC Maddie Bouvier head rotation. She still does that everyday! Webbthistle, hello! Maddie says thanks for the love and offers you a buddy bump.

    It's a magic basket.

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  26. The best basket ever!!! The pictures are so sweet!!!

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  27. Oh man, I miss little Clovis man. He was so dang cute and tiny. And Hubie. He's in the shadow there, but I know it's him. Oh, and Rhoda! Her and Hubie were pals. Thank you for the memories, Laurie, looking at all these little muffins makes me so happy!

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  28. No matter what kind of a day I'm having - good or bad - the latest batch of Itty Bittys (and of course the beautiful Ms. Bean) make my day brighter. Thanks so much!

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  29. That's my baby (fka Alvie Pettibone) with his sister Renatta in pic #10...I'd recognise those rings anywhere! LOL

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  30. I love how the basket has contained so much love and gives so much comfort!

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  31. Nothing better then a basket of kitties! Love it!

    Tammy

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  32. Umm umm. Good things DO come in small packages, er ... baskets.

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  33. Laurie,

    How are the Finch babies doing? They will forever have a special place in my heart!

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  34. I can honestly this is the first time I've been jealous of a basket! It gets to cuddle all those kittens!!

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  35. I want to be in that basket too...snuggles with all the babies...so priceless...

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  36. Laurie - yeah, what THEY said. All of them. It's true, I ALWAYS start my day here and receive a dose of warm tranquility and love. OK, here's a request (you've had 'em from me before): A SET OF CARDS WITH ALL THE BASKET PICTURES!! I would order it instantly - and (waving to all of us sitting here) I bet others would to! Bless you, Laurie, and Craig and all y'all. You're the best kind of Bright Spot.

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  37. I 2nd the request for a set of basket cards. That's truly a basketful of love! Thanks for making my day.

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  38. HOW DANG CUTE!!!!! Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone...be safe!

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  39. 3rd on the "Basket o kitts" card set! That Lovell Pickett...what a great pic! Actually they all are adorable!!!

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  40. We need a pink basket set, a floral pink bedspread set, an orange towel set, there's not enough for the purple rolly ball set yet, on Craig set...

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  41. Hi there! I just discovered your blog & it's adorable! Of course anything about cats is wonderful in my book. I have a cat-themed blog about my cat art, my cats, foster cats & other random stuff. Stop by if you like. You & your furballs have a great weekend ~ meow!

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  42. Does Charleen wonder over to the basket wondering when the next batch will appear?

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  43. That sequence of pictures are my favorites that you have posted!

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  44. Well we don't know how much you paid for that basket but it was worth every dollar. It's precious.

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  45. Lovle pics.. any with ms bean in the basket?

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  46. Since Fergus had this basket as a kitten, we had to buy a big one when we brought him home and it has been 10 times worth every penny paid. The big cats love to sleep in it too!

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