Friday, October 23, 2015

The Importance of Being Ernest

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Good morning! Please say hello to dear Ernest Plunkett.  He looks a lot like his little sister Ellie, with  a short black coat and a occasional wispy white hair. The easiest way to tell them apart is by their size -- he weighs a few more ounces and his frame is stockier.  His ears are a little flatter, too, but that could be temporary. They're all just a little nervous right now, so once he's feeling a little more confident, they may pop up.

And though he's still a wee bit scared, that doesn't stop him from purring.  Just a little scratch on the back of the head will get his motor running.

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He's the only boy in this set of four and we'll be meeting his other sister on Monday. Any predictions on what she might look like? Another black baby bear, perhaps? Or a Siamese? That would be fun, we haven't had one of those in a long time.  Or an orange? How perfect would that be for the Halloween season?  What do you think? What color will she be? 



28 comments:

  1. I hope for a tortie, although there'll never be a tortie as lovely as Wylla.

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    1. Your right there Jenn - No torie is as lovely ass Wee Miss Wylla!

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  2. I'll second the vote for a tortie

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  3. SQUEEEEEE!!!! Times three!!! (So far) This is quite a cute group of babies!

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  4. Licorice toe beans! So cute....

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  5. Ernest of the earnest face - welcome! I think your last sister is also black to complete the set. Can't wait to see how you like Beanie & Wylla!

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  6. I love little black kitties!!! I'm very excited about this batch!

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  7. Don't worry, itty bitty boy. You landed in a very safe place.

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  8. orange would be awesome although i am sure she will be so very very cute whatever color she is!

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  9. Three little bears, all as cute as can be. A ginger would be wonderful for the season, but, like denise said, she'll be adorable whatever color coat she's decided to wear to the party. I'm looking forward to finding out what you've named her.

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  10. I vote for grey tabby or solid grey.

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  11. Wow, he's really cute. I am thinking that his remaining sister is a black fuzzball. Although it would be neat if she was a Siamese marked girl

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  12. Lisa (mom of Chai, Sophie and Acacia)October 23, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Orange girls are pretty rare so that would be very cool to complete a Halloween set! But I'm partial to grey girls so I'm hoping for that if not orange. Still, as someone else said, she's going to be cute no matter what she wears to the party!

    I just love the long wispy white hairs on this group! Looks so nice amongst the fluffy black fur.

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  13. I'm gonna say the 3rd sister is a tuxie!

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  14. I will guess Miss No. 4 is a cow kitty.

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  15. Maybe a smoke? White undercoat and black overcoat...

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  16. I think I say this every time, but this is the cutest batch of kittens!!! I am in love!

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  17. Another sweet black kitten!

    I hope they don't get adopted till after Halloween. Americans can be so mean about black cats - when they're the friendliest of all, statistically. All the black cats I've known (including my adorable Sebastian) have been absolute darlings.

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  18. Americans can be so mean about black cats? I'm confused by your statement. Can you please explain?

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  19. These little ones won't be old enough for adoption until after Halloween, I think, but I get what vilakins is saying. In some parts of the country black cats and kittens are abused or sacrificed during Halloween because of the superstition behind black cats. I'm not worried about these little ones, they aren't old enough.

    I vote the last one is a tuxie!

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  20. Hi Laurie! I think villakins may be referring to a problem that some communities have around Halloween time, when black cats in particular are targeted for pranks and/or abuse. It is horrible. The Humane Society in my town does not adopt out black cats during the month of October in an attempt to stem the problem. Glad these sweet babies will be safe and happy this Halloween!

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  21. I don't believe it's a problem, I believe it's an old wives' tale. Yes, there are animal abusers in the world (not just in America) but from what I've read on the subject, there aren't statistics that support the idea that black cats are targeted around halloween.

    There are rescue organizations that ban black cat adoptions during the halloween season, and I feel it sends the wrong message.

    It gives potential adopters a reason to think they shouldn’t be adopting these often-overlooked cats, it perpetuates a myth, and ultimately, it puts black cats at greater risk to be euthanized in overpopulated shelters.

    Black cats are awesome. Let’s not give anyone a reason to believe they are anything less than that.

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    1. I'm so sorry... I thought you were actually confused and looking for information, I didn't realize you were just making a point. Sorry for butting in!
      I do sincerely hope there is not a "problem" here or anywhere, but I can't say I blame rescue groups from trying to protect black kitties from harm.
      We have two giant black cats in our family, and they are adorable and loving, if a little overfed. hahaha.
      Thanks for sharing these cuties with us!

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    2. No need to apologize!! xo Laurie

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  22. Oh, I adore my own housepanther. The one thing about being owned by a housepanther -- learn to love nightlights XD

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  23. What are you thinking, Ernest? That kitten is clearly planning something, probably a benign dictatorship, with himself as spoiled-rotten king of the world - or at least his itty bitty corner of it.

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  24. Adorable Earnest! He's hit the kitten jackpot at Charlene & Wylla's Kitten Finishing School.

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