This post is number 2000. I wanted to do something special for all of you, so I put together a collection of favorite posts, pictures, milestones and important IBKC moments. I tried hard to find the ones I thought you might enjoy seeing again. Or for the newer followers, posts you might enjoy seeing for the first time.
I'm sure I missed many of your favorites - it was very difficult whittling it down to this selection. If there's something you feel should be included, feel free to post a link in the comments so others can see.
For each image I've posted, there's a link to the original post. I encourage you to take some time and follow the links to see more photos and read the comments you left. It's fun revisiting.
A huge thanks to all of you for coming by each day. It's been so much fun sharing all our stories and photos with you. I appreciate the love and support you give us and the sweet comments you leave. You're a special bunch - unlike any other online community I've ever encountered. Thanks for being here, sharing our experiences, and showing the love.
Here's to 2000 more!
Paws-down, world's greatest nappers.
Bean and Friends
We all love how she loves them. Especially when she loved on Linus.
Here she is schooling Inez and Orson Davenport.
Charlene's Most Embarrassing Moment
An unflattering photo of Bean. But she still looks pretty good.
Charlene, Sitting There, Looking Pretty
Because that's what she does best.
Leaping Wiley Knapp
WOW, that boy can jump. He's part kitten and part frog.
A Crossword with Kenneth
This smart little kitty helps the Kitten Whisperer out with his puzzle.
And Speaking of the Kitten Whisperer...
Everyone loves it when Dave visits!
Flirting with Disaster
This little nook is irresistible to kittens. Miraculously, none of the pottery pieces have been broken.
Our Biggest Scaredy-Cat
Sweet, shy little Monroe finds himself the perfect little family.
Charlene GETS a Bath!
Usually she's giving them, not receiving one!
Every Cat Loves a Man in Uniform
Theo, former comment moderator at Cute Overload, pays the Dearborns a visit!
Wee Little Wallflower
Sweet Phoebe Dearborn was one lucky kitten!
The Full Linus
Linus Medley shares it all with the world.
My Folks Adopt the Frosts
It was quite an adventure for these kitties! And my parents, too!
Butterbean on the Big Screen!
Charlene made a movie (with the help of some other cats)!
Bottomless Basket of Kittens
Every litter we've hosted has spent some time in this basket.
Here are a few favorite moments from our annual fundraiser:
Kittens of Mass Distruction
Little Girl, Big Heart
WTD?? (What the Duck)
Kisses the Kitten's First Shift on the Phone
Nothing but Naughty!
My poor drapes!!
Posts about Poo
It's not often that I talk about the subject of kitten poo, but whenever I do, there's always lots of comments. Right Harlan?
World's Greatest Biscuit Maker
The award goes to the super-kneady manic biscuit maker, Gaetano Fortunato.
One very snuggly pair.
Group shots always seem to be a favorite around here. Here we have all six Anderson-Ericksons sitting still.
Good Clean Fun
The Darlings play a little game of soccer in the bathtub.
Little Rhoda, Asleep at the Wheel
I love this tiny, tired girl.
World's Cutest Kitten?
She was adored by many and her introduction received more comments that any other kitten we've fostered.
Yep. She's cute.
Dear, Sweet Drewey
She's since passed, but I'll never forget this sweet moment between Drewey and Benny.
Norman, You're Doing it Wrong
This picture ALWAYS cracks me up.
Look out for those LaBath girls!
Enid's Angel Wings
What a special little girl.
What are those boys up to?
Undignified pictures of Renatta Pettibone and Charlene.
Twyla and Her Summer Reading List
She's one smart kitty!
One of Our Sadder Days
Saying goodbye to this special fellow.
Brave Little Bear
Bernadette gets a bath.
The Feel-Good Story of the Century
Part 1 and Part 2 of Maddie's adoption tale.
Wee Willamena's Thumbs
This picture ended up on Cute Overload, and was the reason why many of you long-time followers were introduced to our blog.
Our little Pierre all wrapped up and ready to receive his lunch.
And Last But Not Least...
I've said many times that we're not in the market for a kitten. It works so well having just Charlene and our foster kittens. If there is one kitten out of all our 140 kittens I would of kept, it would of been Georgie Bartlett. He tugged on all of our heart-strings, including Charlene's. To this day, I refer to him as "the one that got away".