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~ Blizzard is owning her shaved belly and spay scar. .
She's been doing really well, and I'm happy to say that she didn't need a cone of shame.
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Next up for her:
Vet ophthalmology appointment is coming up soon. I hope and pray she will get to keep her wonky eye.
#blizzardwatch17 #wonkyeye #perfectlyimperfect #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives

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~ Cat love at first sight ❀️.
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Part 2: Lil Man Bear's story.
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After all of his siblings were adopted and he was alone, his foster mom brought him over to my house to be fostered with my kittens.
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Enter the story: Jojo.
Jojo used to be one of my foster kittens too, and was my first foster fail (which means I kept her!). She has always adored all of my foster kittens, and has been a wonderful surrogate big sister and kitten sitter. She provides the kittens with great socialization skills, and she's an excellent role model.
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The attraction between Jojo and Bear was instantaneous and undeniable. It was cat love at first sight! She would light up and get silly when she saw him, and he did the same for her. They were inseparable. I'd say their love affair ranks up there with Bonnie and Clyde, and together sometimes they are just as lethal. She chose him as her life companion, and I gave them my blessing and adopted him 😹. There is a four month age difference (Jojo is older).
#jojolovesbear #myjojokitty #lilmanbear .
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~ Happy Caturday!
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In honor of National Kiss a Ginger Day (yesterday), I thought I would share some baby photos of my ginger, Lil Man Bear.
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His story:
He and his 4 siblings were born outside to a feral momma. Sadly, they were orphaned when their momma was hit by a car. A kind person scooped them up and brought them to our rescue. They were just 3 weeks old. My best friend, Michele, bottle fed and fostered them until they were old enough to be adopted. The entire litter was so beautiful, and one by one they were adopted. Lil Man Bear was the last one left (no one chose him). I took over fostering him and put him with my kittens so that he wouldn't be lonely.
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Enter the story: Jojo.
(to be continued).
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#lilmanbear #fosterkittens #kittens #gingerkitten #rescued #fosteringsaveslives #fostermom #adopted #kittenlove #kittengram #kittensofinstagram #kittenlover #ilovekittens #kittenmom #kitten #fosterkittys

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~ Have you kissed your ginger today?
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My Lil Man is all dressed up for his very special day. He knows he's not supposed to be on the island, but it's my fault since I put his toys up there. So he is forgiven. And, he reluctantly accepted all of the kisses!
#nationalkissagingerday .
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~ Blizzard's spay day was today, and she's home with me recovering. She's a little groggy still from the anesthesia and pain meds, but despite what she's been through today, she insists on making biscuits for me.
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Her tummy issues have improved since I changed her diet, and now she is that much closer to being ready for adoption events.
One last item on the checklist is to have her wonky eye examined by a vet ophthalmologist, which will hopefully be next week.
Have I told you how much I love the word "wonky"? It makes me laugh, and I really think people should use it more often. It means that something is odd or isn't working/operating the way it should. .
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#blizzard
#wonkyeye #makingbiscuits #fostercat #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #ilovecats #catlover #tabbycat #cat #catstagram #fosterhome #gato #fostermom #fosterkittys

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~ Tomorrow is spay day for our little miss Blizzy!
Goodnight kitten friends πŸŒ›βœ¨
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~ More silliness from my former Autumn Kittens (3/3).
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What a scrumptious group of kittens they were. They enjoyed all things new, they played hard, and slept even harder. β€’
You can see more photos/videos of this memorable litter by using their unique hashtag #theautumnkittens or check on them by visiting their new IG's:
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Leaf and Twig -@caesarandcleodc.
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Maple & Squirrel -@theartkitties.
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Acorn @piddykitty .
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~ Looking back at the Autumn Kittens 🍁 (2/3).
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One of my absolute favorite things that this silly litter of kittens used to do is sleep in the weigh scale. They couldn't get enough of it!
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In the first video, Leaf is sound asleep and Maple tries so hard to get his turn in the scale. He even nudges Leaf's face as if to say "Hey, get up, it's my turn!". He finally got his turn (second video).
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Absolutely adorable! You can see more photos and videos of this memorable litter by using their unique hashtag #theautumnkittens or check on their journeys at their new IG's:
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Leaf and Twig -@caesarandcleodc.
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Maple & Squirrel -@theartkitties.
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Acorn @piddykitty .
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~ Who remembers my Autumn Kittens 17? (1 of 3).
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I thought I'd post a look back at when they first arrived. This is one of my favorite videos of the year. The kittens were in an unfamiliar place without their momma, scared, and huddled together tightly like little penguins. It only lasted minutes, but I'm so happy that I caught this moment on video. How adorable were they?
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You can see more photos and videos of this adorable litter by using their unique hashtag #theautumnkittens or check on their journeys here:

Leaf and Twig -@caesarandcleodc.
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Maple & Squirrel -@theartkitties.
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Acorn @piddykitty .
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~ As I await new kittens, I'm posting some of my favorite videos of former fosters.
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The butterfly did not stand a chance with Jingle and Tinsel (3/3).
These two girls were fearless, and I love the way they respected each other's time playing with the toy.
Cameo by my lovely foster assistant, Jojo.
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You can see more photos/videos of this adorable pair of sisters by using the unique hashtag #yulekittens. Or, visit their IG page to check in their journeys -@our_3princesses_andchuck . .
#yulekittens #myjojokitty #kittens #fosterkittens #catoftheday #catsofinstagram #cats_of_world #cutepetclub #thedailykitten #bestmeow #topcatphoto #excellent_kittens #cat_features #insta_kitten #instacat_meows #catstocker #bestanimal #weeklyfluff #themeowlife #bestcats_oftheworld #happycatclub #catsofday #instapet #animaladdicts #pleasantcats #catloversclub #cats_of_instworld #igcutest_animals #happycatclub

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~ Former foster, Jingle, owned the spot at the top of the scratching post. She loved to perch up there daily and watch my every move. It was one of my favorite traits of hers, along with her "worried eyes" that were just precious (2/3).
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You can see more photos/videos of this adorable pair of sisters by using the unique hashtag #yulekittens. Or, visit their IG page to check in their journeys -@our_3princesses_andchuck .
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~ Former foster kittens, Jingle and Tinsel, got a visit from my foster assistant, Jojo. All of my foster kittens have loved Jojo and are always curious about her fluffy tail. She doesn't mind, and enjoys their company (1 of 3).
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You can see more photos/videos of this adorable pair of sisters by using the unique hashtag #yulekittens. Or, visit their IG page to check in their journeys -@our_3princesses_andchuck .
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Bootie wiggles courtesy of Tinsel.
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~ As I wait for more kittens to arrive, I thought I'd post some of my favorite photos and videos of 2017.
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This photo was taken just before Christmas, after Tinsel and Jingle went to their forever home (@our_3princesses_andchuck).
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Lil Man Bear couldn't wait to get into the kitten room to play with all of the fun kitten toys. I have no idea how he squeezed into the penthouse condo, but he looks pretty happy with himself. Many of my foster kittens have enjoyed this prime piece of real estate. Who can resist the modern clean lines and rustic charm it has?
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#lilmanbear #penthousecondo #kittenroom #kittenstorage #gingercat #whitepaws #catlover #catoftheday #catsofinstagram #cats_of_world #cutepetclub #bestmeow #topcatphoto #cat_features #instacat_meows #catstocker #bestanimal #weeklyfluff #themeowlife #bestcats_oftheworld #happycatclub #catsofday #instapet #animaladdicts #pleasantcats #catloversclub #cats_of_instworld #igcutest_animals #happycatclub

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~ Blizzard update:
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I took Blizzard to my vet for a second X-ray to determine whether or not she is pregnant. It was determined that she is not. At the 7 week mark, kittens should be visible (spines and skulls would show up on the xray), and there aren't any.
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It's honestly very bittersweet for me. I'm relieved that she doesn't have to go through the pain of birthing and then having to care for kittens for months. But, my family and I have been anticipating the births for so long, that we are very sad that we won't have her baby icelings to swoon over and watch grow over the winter.
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The last photo is the actual X-ray. As you can see, her tummy is huge, which is why two different vets (and myself) thought she was pregnant. She is a big eater and is just backed up and bloated. To remedy this, I will be changing her diet.
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Sadly, the X-ray also revealed something else. It shows that she has been shot with a BB gun. If you look at her left thigh, you will see a bright white circular spot, which is a BB. A BB is a metal ball that is shot from an air pistol or rifle. There appears to be no inflammation or issues with the BB being inside her leg. It is horrifying to me that heartless people can randomly shoot animals for fun or sport. I can't imagine how painful it must've been for her to be shot. And, for her to be so friendly, loving and trusting of humans still. This is a true testament as to how amazing and wonderful cats really are.
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Next up for Blizzard: I have a referral for a vet ophthalmologist to get her right eye looked at, and her spay is scheduled for next week.
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#fosteringsaveslives #adoptdontshop #fostercat #rescuecat #adoptme

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~ If I fits, I sits.
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Yes, Jojo is one of those silly cats that thinks she's smaller than she really is. She is obsessed with boxes of any size, and has even tried to squeeze into boxes smaller than this one. It's so funny to see how proud she is of herself, and I couldn't even be mad at her for being on my counter top πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. Does your cat do this too?
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#myjojokitty #ififitsisits #catoftheday #fosterfail #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #catsofinstagram #cats_of_world #cutepetclub #bestmeow #topcatphoto #cat_features #instacat_meows #catstocker #bestanimal #weeklyfluff #themeowlife #bestcats_oftheworld #happycatclub #catsofday #instapet #animaladdicts #pleasantcats #catloversclub #cats_of_instworld #igcutest_animals #happycatclub @catsofinstagram

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~ We are expecting some ice and blizzard conditions tonight here in VA, but I'd much rather get some furry icelings from momma Blizzard instead!
But, it takes time to create little kitten masterpieces. To be exact, it typically takes about 9 weeks. And, she has been with me for almost 7 weeks now, so we are getting closer!
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She's a sweet girl, and has been the purrfect house guest. She's silly and playful at times, but mostly she likes to lounge. She trills and talks to me when I get home, like in this video. She loves to be brushed and always has to be near me when I'm working or watching tv. She will no doubt make a wonderful pet for a lucky family when the time comes.
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Her right eye has not changed since she arrived. It does not appear to cause her any discomfort, nor do I see any irritation or drainage from it. It does look darker than her other eye. But, during the day when she is sitting on the perch beside the window, I can clearly see the pupil dilate. So, the eye appears to be functioning somewhat, but it has somehow sunken into the eye socket a little further than it should. She may have been born like this, or she may have received some sort of eye trauma that caused it to heal this way. We may never know, but I do plan to take her to see a vet ophthalmologist after her kittens are weaned.
#blizzardwatch17 ❄️ #theicelings #hurryupalready #wewanttomeetyou #mommacat #fostercat #rescue #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives

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~ My foster assistant is slacking again. I'd fire her, but she's just too darn cute.
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#myjojokitty #fosterfail #ilovehertodeath #dilutecalico #catsofinstagram #dailyfluff #catoftheday #fosteringsaveslives #adoptdontshop #fostermom #rescuecat #fostering

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~ Momma Blizzard update ~
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No icelings yet!
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Blizzard rang in the new year with me and Jojo, and we watched New Year's Rockin Eve together. Such a party animal I am! 😊
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She is such a doll. She's quirky and silly, and likes to play with toys and even gets the zoomies. She likes Jojo, but for some reason does not care for Lil Man Bear. He may be a little too gingerlicious for her liking, or it may be the way he waltzes into her space like he owns it. She's very content, is receiving good nutrition, and is getting a lot of rest. I'm so happy to have these past several weeks with her, so that she is comfortable with me when and if kittens are born.
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We are at the 6-7 week mark (out of a 9 week gestation), and she is still small, but I have noticed her tummy protruding out more on her sides now. There have been two different vets who have examined her, and both believe she is pregnant. I have scheduled an X-ray for later this week to confirm once and for all. I can't remember ever having to wait so long for a cat to give birth. But, I am so very thankful that this sweet girl is indoors with me, healthy, safe and warm. Whatever the outcome, I am prepared to help her in every way possible, and I will ensure that her life continues to get better.
#blizzardwatch17 #perfectlyimperfect #stillwaiting #bringonthekittens

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~ Happy New Year! ✨
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Wishing each one of you a happy and magical New Year. I hope it brings you lots of fun, happiness and wonderful new memories!
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Photo: Best Nine 2017.
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It looks like Lily and her pond kittens were the most popular, along with Romeo, Phineas (Goblin), Jingle & Tinsel, and momma Blizzard! #bestnine2017
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Update on Blizzard coming up next!
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#lilypondkittens #julietandromeow #yulekittens #thehalloweenkittens
#blizzardwatch17
#fosterkittys #fosteringsaveslives #kittens #fosterkittens #adoptdontshop #happynewyear

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πŸ”Έ UPDATE πŸ”Έ
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Who remembers Roo from my Pooh litter 2016 #thespringlets ? This is one of my absolute favorite photos of Roo, taken when she was just one week old.
Roo is an orange tabby, which are almost always male (80% are male). Roo is two years old now and has a wonderful forever family with two kitty brothers. She has her momma's long hair and is gorgeous. Swipe to see what she looks like now!
#adopted #babyroo .
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~ Blizzard update ~
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Still no icelings!
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Blizzard had a nice Christmas, and I finally allowed her to meet Jojo face to face. The two of them have been playing under the door for several weeks, which by the way, is a great way for adult cats to get to know each other. They didn't hiss and just took a few moments to sniff each other.
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Blizzard has been with me now for almost 6 weeks, and two different vets have told me that they believe she is pregnant. An X-ray taken at 4 weeks was inconclusive (gestation is 9 weeks). I am still on the fence about it, because her tummy has only gotten slightly larger since she arrived. I am so used to momma cats having huge bellies, but it may be because she was so early on in her pregnancy when I got her. I wonder if cats are like humans where some pregnant women barely show at all? πŸ€”
A second X-ray will be taken in a week, which will be 6-7 weeks since she arrived. We should definitely know what to expect by then.
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If It turns out that Blizzard is not pregnant, I will schedule her to be spayed and vaccinated (she already tested negative for feline diseases). After her spay, I will take her to feline ophthalmologist to have her bad eye examined.
Until then, we will continue to enjoy our sweet little house guest.
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#blizzardwatch17 ❄️ #pregnantornot #mommacat #cat #theicelings #hurryup #wecantwaittomeetyou

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~ I am so thankful for the Christmas cards and Amazon gifts I received this past week. Thank you to Laura B, The Morgans, Lauren and Dan, Lisa S and Kiona kitty, Dena M, and to the person who sent the Amazon gift card no note included). I am truly grateful, and thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Third photo: I wanted to share a photo of one of my favorite Christmas gifts, which was from my youngest niece, Erin. She knows me so well πŸ˜‰!
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An update on momma Blizzard coming up soon!
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#grateful #thankful #blessed #amazonwishlist #merrychristmas #ilovepackages #lilmanbear #myjojokitty #jojolovesbear #ilovecats #catcandydish .

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~ Jojo was the gift inspector today. She made a point to either climb on, sit in, sniff or bite every gift that we opened. #centerofattention #myjojokitty #merrychristmas

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~ Merry Christmas from my family to yours! πŸŽ„
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I hope you have a fun day and are surrounded by family and friends, and of course, your fur babies! #lilmanbear .
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#christmaskitty #santahat #fosterfail #gingercat #cat #gato #ilovecats #catlover #merrychristmas

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~ I can't tell you how much I love receiving updates on former fosters!
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For those of you who have been following me for awhile, you may remember my Pooh litter (2016). How can anyone forget them?
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I received some recent photos of momma Daisy (swipe to see) and wanted to share them with you! Daisy was such a wonderful momma, but the pregnancy and caring for kittens was extremely hard on her. She lost weight and lost a lot of her fur. She was later adopted by a lovely family who had also adopted another adult cat from our rescue group.
I can't believe how wonderful she looks! Her fur is full and long, and she looks so happy!
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Photo 1: Tigger (@simon_the_tiggster), Eeyore & Pooh (@biscuitandjelly),
Roo (no IG). #thespringlets #adopted
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