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Tidings of Gratitude by TeaPhotography Tidings of Gratitude by TeaPhotography
Dedicated to the following really wonderful people for certain ways that they've been supportive to me, in recent times:

:iconlayaboutjoe: :iconlydiarhianne: :icona-wakefield: :iconcassy-blue: :iconfalareste:
:icondreamiez: :icondj-acid-rain: :iconbrian-b-photography: :iconc0mpassion: :iconcrgphotography:
:iconsurrealistic-gloom: :iconknifeintoaster: :icondark-lioncourt: :iconfelizias: :iconm-i-t-c-h-e-l:
:icontigles1artistry: :iconstygma: :iconpoca2hontas: :iconpizzapotatonbacon: :iconcarolynym:
:iconannissina: :iconcelticstrm-stock::iconjocelyner: :iconveeegeee: :iconexplosivelight:


Thank you tons for the support you've all shown!!
:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:



These are four of the seven kittens born to Dixie, as described here:
King of the Hill by TeaPhotography



These kittens at The South Coast Humane Society  and soon-to-be, MANY MORE, are available to be placed on hold for adoption. We have begun to advertise them, such as in the above photo, for the newspaper, last Saturday, and on our Petfinder.com and FB.

I believe that from Dixie's litter of seven, the three girls, have had holds placed on them, before advertising began, but not the boys. Not sure why- they all look just as cute.

But hopefully they will all be adopted soon when the time comes...

Soon after Dixie's kittens were born, we had two other mamas give birth in our kitten room... litters not as big, but then recently, two moms were brought in with NINE kittens between them, and this is just the beginning!
:faint:

It's a long story, but throughout all of this, one of the other kittens born in the kitten room, was rejected after the mom ignored the first two... leaving her with only two left...
So we took that one, since no one was on duty, when the first two were rejected.. :(

And, I have been bottle-feeding it since it was 3 days old, night shift, every 1-2 hours...
among many other things that needs to happen for it, at this stage. It's day 13 days now, and we still have a long way to go...

This is just ONE of many reasons... that I have been more exhausted than what is my definite usual.
I can't focus on anything, and I can't tell night from day, and I am having trouble trying to work, and a lot of projects coming up fast. :hmm:
Ah well, such is life. :ohmygod:


Well, I guess I'm doing the best I can, and the kitten... is overall doing the best it can do, despite the circumstances! It is VERY STRONG, and has much will to live.
But its already had an EYE infection, before its eyes even opened! And other things... but the wee thing IS a survivor, and we are pullin' for it-- (I really hate calling it, an "it", but we are not 100% sure... though we do THINK it's a boy. :aww: )



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[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
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:iconcowboyb0b:
cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awwwwwwwwww so adorable!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aren't they! They big kitties now! :dance:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
awwwwwwwwww melts in a puddle* I want one of the tuxedos :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
He's grown up now! ;) :hug:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
:) did you keep him?
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Faircloth-DigiTalArt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Love Kitty by LOVEMAYU  Adorable.
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What an adorable group of kittens!! :iconlittle-cats: You certainly have your hands full with the kittens in addition to everything else! I hope things will ease up for you soon. :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
awwwwwwwwwww
1 :aww:
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Annissina Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you, my dear Tea! :tighthug: I like the one to the far left the best! :love:
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M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Thank you so much, Tea, beautiful journal as always and wonderful little kittens! I wish I would not live so far away, I would come and take them all! They are so cute! Two of them look just like my two cats I have...awwww :heart:
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Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are a blessing yourself my dear friend! :iconbouquetplz:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thank you kindly for this wonderful dedication!  :heart:

What a lovely picture, these kittens are so adorable!  baby-cat-sleeping by Lollita290

Beautifully done!  :hug:  :love:
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MisDmeanor Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcute-plz: OMG how precious! :iconcute-plz: :iconsweethugplz: LotsofLove :iconflyingheartsplz: 
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww what a cuties:love:
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   General Artist
aw they're really cute :)
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW CAN I THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!!!!?????....
You are a real gem... did you know that my sweet Tea????
These kitties are wonderful and also the work you are doing
with them...
God bless you hon...:iconloveyouplz::kiss::iconchrii:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
You don't really have to... :XD:
Your heart is so big and warm and that is good enough for me...
It's why I love you so much!
:iconfloatingheartplz:
I could not do anything what I do without the help and support of my friends, mostly from here on dA!
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are really something else sis...:nod::iconchrii:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Thank you Tea!  :huggle: Such wonderful things you are doing to help all these kitties.  :love:  I hope the little one you are bottle feeding is still doing well!  Hang in there little guy!  :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are ever welcome when I think about all of your support! :hug:

And the little guy is hanging in there... some problems here and there, but... remains hungry, and big lungs.

We are hopeful but cautious... as there are some issues... we wait til he is healthier at an older age to feel more comfortable. :heart:
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:iconladdster:
laddster Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable :meow:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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:iconaussie-blonde:
Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
awwwwwww adorable lil kittens... hope they all find good homes.
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you dearest Linley! Appreciate the wishes MUCH!
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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:iconaussie-blonde:
Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
u are so welcome Tea :tighthug: alwaysss my friend..
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Aww! They are so adorable, my dear Tea!   :love:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this kind dedication!  :heart:  Thank you by Digithalie

It is an awesome picture, so well composed! I love especially the black one with the withe stuff on its upper chest, it makes me think of my late - and - beloved Poupi.   Cat Chasing Butterfly by RogerKeithBarrett
Thank you so much, my sweet friend!  :iconlovehug: 
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I thought you would just LOVE this! :nod:

You are so welcome, and it is so the least I can do when I think about all you have ever done to be supportive and helpful!!

That black one is the SAME black one that was just born, that I dedicated to you before! :D :heart:

Sending you my love dear.
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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:iconandaelentari:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
kittens seem like a handful!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
:lol:

Well they are...

And if you have to mother them, because the bio-cat mother won't,
they are very much excessive work...

I did it last year, when a single abandoned cat, came into my care, but she was 3 *weeks* at the time,
and though was an awful mess, up and down constantly...

in this case, this one came to me at 3 *days*

:ohmygod:

Having a choice in adoption, I would always choose an adult cat, anyway... just to skip that real playful and messy stage when they literally get into everything and wreak havoc everywhere...

:faint: :sleep:

And you know how I love cats, and probably about how many I have... :nod:
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha aww that kitten was lucky you found it to take care of it like that :).
I've never had a cat, but my sisters do and they love them.  I can see why you would want to avoid the really painful/messy stage and have a more relaxed one :).
How many do you have?
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Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional
Thank you for the mention :heart:
Hope the kittens wil find great homes soon!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's the least I can do, when I consider your support and encouragement!
And thank you for the wishes. :aww:
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional
:hug: :)
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
   Bunny Kitty Emoji-01 (Lovely) [V1] They are so precious and beautiful Tea what better gift then beautifull kittens with such precious faces looking up at you...New life and lovely lovely images.I am certain anyone will love these little rascals.I am a big lover of cats myself.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are such a precious friend, always with loving and supportive words!! :love:
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
   :angel: Always an angel to me.you more then deserve so much praise my friend for all the most kind and thoughtful things you do for others.That is what makes you a very special lady!
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CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
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crazygardener Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
they are adorable!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated! :D
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crazygardener Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
your so welcome 
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LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner May 18, 2014

Thanks a bunch, Tea, for your beautiful dedicatory photograph of Dixie's kids!  I'm honored.  It's my hope, as it is everyone's I'm sure, that all the homeless animals you and your colleagues have sheltered will find loving "forever' homes.  Bless them ... and bless you for helping them!

Love by CroiBriste
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for being such a supportive and encouraging friend... you know something like this, just couldn't be done alone, at least... well, not by me anyway...
but shall we say.. "it takes a village"? it feels like that for me, and I really appreciate you being a part of the village.

Thank you for everything!
And what a cute and wonderful image you've included!!! :D :D :D
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
These kittens are adorable:hug:  Thank you so much, dear Tea :love::heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! :cuddle:

You are ever welcome! :hug:
It's just the least I can do when I consider all you've done in general. :love: :heart:
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Stygma Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Thank you!

I'm glad to hear the wee little thing is still alive and kicking! :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are ever welcome! :hug:
Truly the least I could do when I think of all you've done.

And yes... still kicking...

I wish I could say the same for myself...

I think I'm still twitching, I just can't feel anything. :XD:
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Stygma Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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TrinitySage Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hmmm, the link to the south coast humane society didn't work for me T_T

I went on google and found this link instead www.southcoasthumane.org/home/

Is this the right place?
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