Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kindness, Kittens

Good morning.  First off, thank you so much for the outpouring of love, support, virtual hugs and sweet, sweet words.  I appreciate you all so much and take comfort in knowing you're out there thinking lots of good thoughts for all of us here at the IBKC.

There's so much love coming from you, it's hard to keep up with it all!  I'm reading all your comforting words on the blog, Facebook, Twitter and in emails too, but don't have time to respond to each one.  Just wanted to let you know they've been received and are appreciated greatly.

 
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So, how are the girls today?

On a scale of zero to ten,  ten being hopeful and zero being hopeless,  I'm somewhere between six and seven right now.  Yesterday I was a nine.

They're showing some symptoms of the virus, diarrhea and vomiting, but these are also very common things for kittens of this age to experience, so there is a chance it could be unrelated.    We'll just have to wait and see.

I know you all care so much about these girls and want to know what's going on with them.  I'll do my best to update you, but right now, trying to see them through this is pretty consuming, and they are my number one priority.  I will report when I can.

Thank you again for all the love,
I've said it before, and I'll say it again,  you are a special bunch of people.   You are kind to the core and we appreciate you deeply.

xo Laurie


78 comments:

  1. Prayers and blessings for you all. So sorry about little Filbert, and hoping for the best for his two adorable sisters.

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  2. All the best to these little ones, yesterday broke my heart :( xxx

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  3. Aww massive hugs Laurie, we all know you are doing your absolute best to keep these babies going, and we are rooting for you 100000000000000000000000000000000%

    Much love
    xxx

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  4. Aw little fluffsies <3

    I want to cuddle them til they're all better.

    When my cat gave birth the second time, her and all 5 of her kittens got crazy diarrhea and they had it for so long we were getting really worried about mummy and babies alike. They all pulled through though, so I'm touching wood for these little fluffsies too <3

    www.gleepface.com

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  5. Sending all good thoughts for these sweet baby girls! Completely understand that they're your priority, and I hope soon you'll be updating us that they're healthy, happy, and tearing down the curtains!

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  6. Wishing you comfort and strength. And I am hoping for good health for those girls.

    Take all the time you need and take care of yourself.

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  7. Bless your ever loving heart for letting us know, Laurie. We're all with you as much as we possibly can be, although I do realize you're the one (along with Craig) who's doing the day-to-day grunt work.

    Please remember we'll always be here as long as you'll have us. ❤ �� �� ❤

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  8. Oh look at those little faces!!!! So cute!! I hope it's just the usual thing for kittens in these lil ones! =)

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  9. Sending purrs, good thoughts and prayers for the girls. Thank you for loving them and caring for them so much. xx

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  10. Which virus is it? Will be thinking good thoughts for all of you, human and feline.

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  11. I hope the girls pull through. Such a sad thing. Much love for you all.

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  12. Thank you for everything you do for these little ones. I'm sending all kinds of good thoughts to all of you, and strength to the girls so they can fight this off and come through it healthier than ever. They're lucky to have you and Charlene on their side!

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  13. Even if they do have the virus, remember that you know what it is, and they don't have the same intestinal problem as Filbert did. Purrs going your way -- I know whatever happens, you'll do the right thing for these babies.

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  14. Sending love to all and healing vibes to the Stout sisters! Laurie, thank you for all you do for these precious babies!

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  15. Sending love and good thoughts for these adorable babies. They are in the best place possible, your loving care.

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  16. I am thinking of the girls and hoping they get better.

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  17. I was so heartbroken to hear about sweet Filbert-unfortunately there's been rather a lot of bad news and heartache to endure in my life lately. But I am hopeful and sending thoughts of warmth and healing for the Stout girls. And to you, Craig, and Bean of course. Hang in there.

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    1. I hope things turn around for you.

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    2. Know that your kitty friends in Texas send purrs and meows for a brighter tomorrow, Sharon!

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  18. sending good juju vibes y'alls way. ANd of course, snuggles to your girls.

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  19. love and best wishes for all of you - these little girls have their best shot because of everything you do. we're out here watching and admiring your amazing commitment to all your kitties. thanks for the update.

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  20. Here's hoping the girls will be fine, they are so cute! And thanks for such lovely pics and stories and taking suhc good care of soooo many awesome kitties!

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  21. I missed your post yesterday and am so sad to hear about precious little Filbert. We are sending good thoughts and lots of purrs to the two little girls.

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  22. Sending love and healing thoughts to the girls!

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  23. Sending happy thoughts and hugs your way...

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  24. Keeping these two wee ones close to my heart and hoping all will be well with them.

    Hugs,
    Judith and my boys (Finn, Levi, Henry, Dylan and Albert)

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  25. Prayers and good thoughts to IBKC esp that Stout girls...

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  26. We know these tiny girls are in good hands, Laurie. May the Kitteh Force be with you.

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  27. I was traveling yesterday and couldn't post. So, so deeply sorry for the loss of wee Filbert. He could not have been in a more loving, caring environment with you. But I know you are in such pain over his loss. These girls are so fortunate to be with you. You are doing everything that can be done for them -- thank you for that. Please know that you are in my thoughts as you are in everyone's thoughts and prayers who follows this wonderful blog. Sending you love and strength at this very, very difficult time. And sending love and healing thoughts to these wee babies. Be strong girls!!

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  28. Sending healing prayers you way. Lots of hugs.

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  29. Oh no - please know we are thinking about all of you. Losing a tiny life like Filbert is so hard - and we will send healing purrs to the girls....

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  30. I've just now checked in on this blog. I'm so very sorry about Filbert. Saying goodbye to any kitty is hard, but I can't imagine how hard it is to say goodbye to a baby. I've got my fingers crossed for the girls. I hope all will be well for them.

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  31. Lots of prayers being sent your way! Those darling baby girls are in loving hands. Just got done snuggling our first kitty who is now 15 and told her how grateful we are for her. Amazing what some of these babies must overcome. Lots of love to your little fluffballs!

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  32. sending heaps of white light for the girls!

    don't worry about us, we will be here whenever you get a chance.

    you and all of yours are in our thoughts and prayers. {{hugs}]

    Linda

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  33. Sending many hugs to you and wee little girls. Hoping all turns out just fine and that the girls are just being kittens of a young age.

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  34. Thinking of you, Craig, Charlene, Wylla and Audrey. Reilly & Sprite send purrs and love your way.

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  35. Hoping and praying that that these little girls will be OK. I was sad to hear about sweet little Filbert.
    Rita

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  36. Praying for God's healing on these little bitty ones.

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  37. Be healthy, little ladies! We all want to see you grow up big and strong.

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  38. Hang in there, little Stout girls! Live up to your name! Very sorry about Filbert, it's hard to do the right thing for the little ones.

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  39. Still praying for the Stout sisters to hang in there and get well. They need to grow up strong and beautiful and make their brother proud... Laurie, we know they are in the best of hands with you and the team at the shelter!!

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  40. I know if they have any chance it is with you caring for them. My thoughts and prayers to both you and them.

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  41. Love and hugs to you and the girls, and special warm energies of strength and healing to them.

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  42. Oh, Laurie, I hope things are improving. I didn't have time to look at IKBC yesterday, and I just now read the post about Filbert. So sad - poor little guy. Best wishes to everyone at your house, and may the girls come through with no problems.

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  43. Thank you for keeping us posted. We know they are your priority and that's part of what makes this, you, special. All the positive thoughts and prayers and juju I can send is coming your way. I hope that the next post is that they are, if not improving, holding their own. Bean, time for you to take care of Laurie! I am sure you already are.

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  44. You are such a stupendous foster-mom. The love and care you show for all the kittens is what keeps me coming here everyday.

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  45. Praying the girls will come through this just fine.

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  46. Sending prayers and light for the girls, and love and great appreciation for you, knowing that the kittens are in the best possible hands with you.

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  47. Sending hope for the little girls. Thank you for trying so hard always.

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  48. Sending you big hugs for being such an amazing foster mom! I know how hard it is when babies are sick, sending you positive energy and prayers!

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  49. Setting the healing beamerator on high, and sending you, Wylla, Audrey, Charlene, and Craig all the healing beams I can your way. Bless you Laurie, for your compassion and love. I will continue to hold all of you in my thoughts until we hear that those sweet little girls are well. {{{{{{{{{{Whylla, Audrey, Laurie, Charlene, and Craig}}}}}}}}}}

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  50. Warm hugs and healing thoughts.

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  51. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of these sweet souls. Sending lots of good thoughts to the girls and to you, Craig, and the Bean. Godspeed, young Filbert -- you left a big hole in so many hearts.

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  52. My prayers are for you and the girls

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  53. So sorry. Sending prayers and purrs to you and the lil ones.

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  54. I am so, so sorry about sweet Filbert :( Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of these beautiful little ones, in good times and bad. I will be praying for you and the little ones!

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  55. The girls are in the best hands possible, but I'll send up a little prayer, too. xoxo

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  56. We're got behind a day, but we are so sorry to hear about little Fibert here. My 8 year old delighted that he was a cat with a nutty name and looked like a mini me of our big boy tabby who has lovely tummy markings too. I can't imagine how it must feel from your end. I'm so sorry. We're thinking happy thoughts the little girls stay healthy and happy.

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  57. I'll be keeping you and the girls in my thoughts, and I'll be holding my Gus and Gibson extra tight.

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  58. Here comes another wave of love and healing wishes for dear Wylla & Audrey. With them in your care, they will have the most love possible!

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  59. They are in the best of hands. Prayers and good wishes coming your way, Laurie. Mary A

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  60. Hang in there, baby girls.. Your brother Filbert is watching from the Rainbow Bridge with St Francis sending lots of healing energy for you.

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  61. Sweet Little Nut, we know how lonely you are for your lovely sisters... but please can we keep them on this side of the Bridge? The wonderful people out here in Itty Bitty Kitty Land are just broken hearted since we lost you, our tiny, roly-poly stripey friend, and I fear we cannot withstand anymore sadness. Please guard your sisters with your itty bitty angel wings and give them the strength they need to fight, if necessary. Thank you, sweet Filbert, for watching over them, and your sweet foster mama, papa, and auntie Bean.

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  62. Sending kitty purrs and good vibes to Audrey and Wylla. I was so saddened by the news of Filbert, and I really hope the girls get better.

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  63. God I love this site. Anyone in need of empathy refreshers should be directed here immediately. So sorry and high hopes for the remaining little tiny fluff balls.

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  64. Aww dang it. I just saw this about Filbert, I am so sorry. He was such a cutie.

    Sending the best get well kitten vibes to Audrey and Wylla ASAP. You don't worry about us out here, we will be fine. Do what you can to those 2 lovely little girls. ((HUGS))

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  65. Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way, please keep us updated when you can as we understand your very first priority is the fluffy little girls!

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  66. ♥♥ Here's to hoping it's just a little kitty cold and nothing serious! The power of the kitty blog followers are with you! <3 <3

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  67. We all know you're doing your very best to take care of the girls, Laurie, and we also know that your very best is very, very good indeed. Thank you for sharing your real journey with the kittens with us -- I know that you usually don't mention the minor crud that most babies arrive with, but we all understand that it's not always sunshine and playtime. So please, as you focus on bringing the Stout girls back to health, know that there's an awful lot of people out here who are with you every step of the way! And we'll be continuing to send you and the whole household all the good vibes and healing thoughts we can.

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  68. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for the girls! <3

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  69. I've loved your writing and photos for years. What you do inspired me when I took in a sick 10 day old. I also learned a lot through you about taking care of such a little guy. I understand the challenges with the sicker babies, thank you for taking on all these challenges. My guy's digestive system took many weeks to get working right, but now he's a 13 pounder :) They have great comfort and love in your care and I cheer you on.

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  70. I pray for their fast recovery. They are really cuties.

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  71. So cute kittens! I'm hoping that they'll get well sooner.

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  72. the kittens are so adorable. I hope they feel better now.

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  73. Kittens are so cute. I am very worried to their condition.

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