Monday, November 30, 2015

First Picked, Last to Leave

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Do you remember Ramona/ Ramón Clover? Well, he has a new baby brother and his name is Ernest Plunkett.

I promised Bernadette, his mama, pick of the Plunkett litter and when she came to visit these dear kittens it was Ernest who caught her eye. He was full of energy that day, just like every other day,  and put on quite a show for her.  She was looking for a playful kitten to help entertain Ramón, and Ernest certainly fit the bill.  His snuggling skills and strong motor helped cinch the deal!  

Bernadette had a little traveling to do before she could bring home her Ernest, so his stay was a little longer and we had him here several days after his sisters left. He really made himself part of our family and we enjoyed his last few days with us immensely.

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He was allowed to come upstairs and hang out in Charlene and Wylla's world and the girls loved sharing their space with him. They all ran wild and played together. He scaled their cat tower and wrestled with their catnip bananas.  We even let him sleep in the bed with us, which is something we rarely ever allow kittens to do, but we didn't want the little guy to be alone, so he joined us. It was a little crowded, but he found a spot on my pillow and slept there most of the nights.


Bernadette came on Monday to pick up Ernest.  Of course we before he left we gathered up all of his orange pompons and packed them in a bag.

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We were all a little sad to see him go, but it was hardest on Wylla when he left. She kept looking for her little friend and over the next few days you could see she was restless and a little mopey, which is not how she usually behaves after a batch leaves.

She's fine now. We had some holiday houseguests and I put up the Christmas decorations, so things have been pretty interesting around here, so she's been pretty entertained.

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Though we miss him, we couldn't possibly be happier for Ernest Plunkett.

You landed yourself a great home, dear boy!  Please say hello to Ramón  I know you two are going to be so happy together!




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21 comments:

  1. Sweet story, sounds like Ernest is going to be well loved in his new home, he was certainly well loved by Wylla!!

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  2. what a great adoption story!! don't worry Wylla - the tree will keep you busy for a while

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  3. Beautiful boy! Let Bernadette know we'd love to see photos of Ramon and Ernest.

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    1. Seconded. We have to see those two little black bears together.

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  4. What a pair Ernest and Ramon will be!

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  5. Ernest and Ramon sound like a 1950s doo-wop duo! Hooray, little dudes!

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  6. Welcome home, Ernest. May it be filled with joy and love for all your days.

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  7. Poor Wylla! I actually just teared up a little bit when you talked about her missing her buddy.

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  8. So Bernadette has two little bears to worry about tripping over in the dark now. Lucky her! ;) Two little guys to snuggle up with her, purring happy purrs, and twice the fun with two silly kitties to be entertained and charmed by.

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  9. Maybe Wylla thought he was going to stay forever, since you had a few extra days with him. Poor Wylla! Not quite used to the rotating door of kittens just yet, I see.

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  10. Any chance there will be some Ernest approved pompons in the IBKC shop for the holidays?

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  11. I'm so glad Ernest is going home with someone from the extended IBKC family and relieved you let him keep his orange pompoms!

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  12. This is where Ernest was destined to be!!! Makes me so very happy and I know someone else who will be happy to hear about Ernest's new wonderful family!!! Laurie, you did it again!!!! Perfect match!!!

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  13. Hi Everyone! I posted a few photos of Rámon and Ernest in the comments section of the FB link to this blog post. The two black bears are so playful and snuggly!!! I'm so lucky to have them!!!

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  14. I love the cat pawprint fabric basket that Ernest is in. Laurie - did you make it or is there somewhere I can get one for my Sophie?

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    1. An anonymous person made it for Wylla years ago!

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    2. That was very kind of them. It is adorable!

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  15. Ramon and Ernest look so absolutely adorable together! Thank you for sharing, Bernadette! What a very special litter our Plunketts are!

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  16. He was trying to (and succeeded in) making a sale! Clever boy, hehe.

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