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Updated on December 2, 2014

Lens Writing is only Half the Success

There are so many ways that success can be achieved at Squidoo and I bet you have only touched on half of them, if that.

This is a message from a kitty angel who wants only the best things to happen to you. It is a message of love and peace and making friends among your Squidoo buddies, It's about hugs and kisses, don't you just love them, and all things nice. Meow, a little pat please or a scratch under the chin will make me puuuurrrrrrrrrrr. Thank you, I enjoyed that.

Some friends are visiting but not leaving a rating. Please leave your love behind so I can remember you. purrrrr

Kittens, don't you Love Us

Don't You Feel the Love Here?

Kittens are perhaps the best example of love and great pleasurable feelings you can imagine. That's why this kitten wants you to know that by being loving and cuddly, cute that is, you will win more friends and create a better niche for yourself than otherwise.

But kittens are also skittish. That is why we run and hide when something frightens us, such as a loud voice, anger, bullying or just plain rudeness. So if you want us to love you then please be loving in return. Gentle, kind and considerate and lots of hugs will win us over. We know it's a jungle out there but you don't have to treat Squidoo like that. This is a very friendly place and we love it here. besides everyone is doing their best and no one spreads hatred around unless they are hateful persons. We kittens don't take to that kind of person.

If you want to scream, rant, rave and get on people's (kittens) nerves then do it some place else. Here we have our snoozes sometimes, play at other times, engage with each other, boost up each others morale and generally lead a very happy life. We get rewards and treats for good behaviour as well. So watch your manners folks and come play with us as often as you ike.

Are you A Squid Fanatic

How Many Lenses Do You Build a Week?

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Kitten Love

How Much Do You Love Squidoo?

Can you feel the love here?

Expecting Love In Return

We All Need to Sleep

When we work and play hard, such as by building lenses, responding to squids and being helpful and loving all day we have to sleep. Sometimes we might forget to come back for the next round but don't despair we have not left home.

If you think that we should have been around checking out your latest LOTD or looking at a new site you have just published be patient. You might not get an answer for some time. Besides that we have to eat, hunt, do our housework and, of course, wash our coats. Yuk, all that licking. This all takes time and then we don't always feel so sociable anymore.

Beside how much socialising have you done lately? Have you been visiting other squids work? You must you know if you want people to visit yours. Leave some comments so they know you are interested in them. Rate their lenses and help them out when they need it. That's how we spread our love around. Always respond to those who have left comments as well. That's just plain courtesy.

How Many Hours a Day Do You Sleep

Or are you too addicted to Squidoo that you often pass on it?

When You Least Expect It

We will jump out at you and take you by surprise. Do you know how many giant cats there are in Squidoo, how many of us angel cats? And then there are the lions at the top of the ladder (domesticated, friendly, gentle and playful, of course, but BIG). Everyone is looking at you - and of course your lenses.

You will quickly get told if they are not up to scratch (excuse the pun but I have claws). We will claw our way through any lens and tear it to pieces to let you know if it is good or bad. But we do it in a nice friendly way, of course. We are full of love, hope and great expectations. Match us in temperament and love and you will do fine.

How Much Help Do You Expect?

Do you ask giant squids for help sometimes?

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Finding our Way Around

Sharing and Caring

You see the way we kittens groom each other and play together nicely. Well I have a challenge for you. How would you like to join with us in featuring and favouring lenses? You can see how busy I am building this lens for you.

If you would like to play this game you will need to put links below of lenses on which you feature those of other squids. Its just a case of you washing someone else's back and they wash yours. What do you get from it? BACKLINKS, MORE VISITORS and BETTER RATINGS, especially in the SE's (search engines for the newbies).

For every lens you feature you get backlinks to every lens, web site, email and article that links to that particular lens. Its like building a great big web but you also get other things as well. The opportunity to REPUBLISH YOUR LENSES is a real bonus. Every time you put in someone's link you have to republish for it to show up. That way your lens stays fresh.

Email them of course to let them know you have done this and they will probably at least visit the lens and hopefully leave a comment for another boost to your ego. If they don't have an email activated in their bio give them a prompt to do so as you want to feature their lenses and have to let them know when you do this.

Every time you refresh a lens by republishing it you can send a Squidcast. That results in more visitors, comments and higher ratings. It also gives you a chance to refresh your lens, just like washing your back, well someone else washing it, and helping you to smell good. If you have watched the videos you see how we do this for each other.

You also get a chance to ping the lens and, thereby, receive more visitors and send it higher in SE rankings, So how about it, will you join our little group? If so just put your lenses on the plexo below and I will be in touch asap. But make sure it has links to other squids lenses and not just your own. You might even get a badge to put on them - that is being looked into right now. Each lens must feature at least 3 lenses by other squids (besides your lenses) to qualify.

One other thing if you are going to do this you should join as many fan clubs of other squids as you can manage and encourage those squids to join yours. That way the Squidcast will get lots of readers and responders and every squidcast is a backlink as well. This exercise is all about ratings, ranking and backlinks, and of course being a nice kitty.

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Has this lens taught you something about backlinks?

Do you usually add other squids lenses to yours as a feature?

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Puuurrrr. Before you leave please give me a kiss and a hug. Love you back

Hope to see you visit here again soon. meow, meow. I'm hungry

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© 2011 norma-holt

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      @David Stone1: Great to see you here again Dave. Always a welcome visitor. Pity that they canceled the Angel program as I think it worked well.

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      David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

      This is a fun throwback lens. Reminds me of the old days, and I see I blessed it back in the old Angels program. Nostalgic.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I always treasure the visits from the squid angels and lensmasters.

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      MissKeenReviewer 4 years ago

      Great lens-love it!

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      Dandelia23 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens!

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      Totus Mundus 4 years ago

      Great lens, one that I can revisit often!

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Enjoyed going through your very informative lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for always giving helpful tips. :)

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      DeboraR 4 years ago

      The more of your lens I read the more I'm learning. You blessed a lens of mine, "Three Cup Cobbler", and I'm so thankful for the blessing.

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      This was a lot to take in, but a great example to refer back to for some great methods.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I like the way you share your "methods" for building a lens.

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      MillBucks 5 years ago

      I always enjoy reading your articles, you feature such wonderful information and each visit I make is very enjoyable!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      This was a fun entertaining and educational lens. Love it.

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      This was a fun entertaining and educational lens. Love it.

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      Kara Hara 5 years ago

      Thanks for the interesting and informative lenses. And thanks for featuring and blessing my lenses. Hugs and kisses for you,Norma.

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      sheriangell 5 years ago

      The first blessing I left dropped off over time, so I stopped by to drop off a well deserved second one. Thanks for being you Norma!

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      BIG HUG and have too much fun.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Thank you for the great and fun lens!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Purr purr. :)

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Wow - I love kitties too. Come and meet Kisser my Russian Blue cat. Thanks for faving and featuring a couple of my other lenses.

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      This lens represents some of the best of the supportive community on squidoo. Blessed and featured on "Wing-ing it on Squidoo," my tribute to the best I've found since donning my wings. You're Awesome!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I enjoy reading this lens and I learned things too.

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      Pastor Cher 5 years ago from United States

      I was looking at your graphics so I went to the site you suggested. Are these free or is there a fee? They are very lovely. Enjoyed your lens and am still popping about others.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I give you a hug this was a great lens

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      This was so imaginative and visually appealing. Wonderful lens.

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Enjoyable, interactive and informative :).

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Another excellent lens! I always learn so much from your lenses. :) Cheers, Jenna

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      CathyLou LM 6 years ago

      xoxo! I love the kitten videos. :) This is some really good info, I didn't know about the backlinks from featured lenses. Thank you! :)

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      antoivo lm 6 years ago

      Here`s a BUG FAT KISS "X" and a BIG WARM HUG "O" Great lens great job well done

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Powerful message. I'm spreading the love. ****Blessed*** Ah, my prediction came true. :-)

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Love your Lens!!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      came back for another fix - lovely stuff.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Meow, purr! Love this lens. It goes a long way in showing what the spirit of Squidoo is. Every newbie should be made aware of this lens. I've found it very informative and helpful. Yes, Xs and Os for you.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Meow xox :D

      FYI: my security word is meowhead. Coincidence? I think not.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      Great lens! Love you too! Leaving you with a Squid Angel blessing and added your link to My Squid Angel Wings lens.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Already liked this lens, as it is just ownderful, just thought I would let you know I stopped by

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Great lens, really helped me see that there are far more good souls on here than I realized.

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      Dinostore 6 years ago

      Wow, what a fantastic lens! I love the layout! Thumbs up and fav'd.

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      i know that i have to spend more time on putting content etc...

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Adorable videos! And you are right .... writing the lens is only half the battle.

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      Shibamom LM 6 years ago

      Even though I'm a "dog person" I loved my time here!

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      greetingcardsinfo 6 years ago

      This is just a very lovely lens so well wrote I feel you are a very warm and kind person.

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      Stoney2009 6 years ago

      Hugs and Kisses!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @Andrea RM: Well, I don't just sleep you know, but your rub feels great. purrr.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @ChrisDay LM: Purrr, purrr, Chris that was a great cuddle. meow, meow.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @reflectionhaiku: Geee, you are so nice. Love the cuddle. Purrrr. purrrr

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @David Stone1: Oooooh Dave, that rub was so niiiiice. Please come back when you are in town. Puurrrr, purrrrr. Meow.

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      sgNgix 6 years ago

      Huge kisses and hugs for having such a great lens. I hope you do get the lens of the day at some point, because a lot of people could benefit from what you have in here. Good work.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. I had fun with the debates, voting, predicting and learnt new things about 'Sharing and Caring'. Thanks..

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      reflectionhaiku 6 years ago

      The best a lens could be - helpful and magical.

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      I read this lens first during a non-Angel interlude, so I couldn't bless it. But I love this lens, and that failure will be corrected immediately. Great stuff here.

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      Andrea RM 6 years ago

      The dozing kitty put a smile in my face. My Strider does the same thing and he can be pretty demanding! :-)

      Greetings from a cat-lover.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Gems of advice - powerfully put but so friendly.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you Kim, purrr purrrr, that was a nice pat on the head.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @natashaely: Gee, you are so nice, purrr purrrr. Love you too and please come back sometime. Kiss.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @DecoratingEvents: Wooopie, you are such a great kitty lover and purrrr purrrrr purrrrr please come back sometime and give me another cuddle. Love you meow

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @dschandar: Gee you're sweet, friend. Puuuurrrrr, purrrrrrr, puuuuurrrrr, Hope you voted for me.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @annieangel1: Wow! Meow, meow, purrr, purrrr, purrrrr, don't know what else to say except love you heaps.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @sheriangell: Ooooh! Loved that cuddle and rub down the back, purrr purrrr, you can come back anytime, Shirl - hugs

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      How could I stop by and not drop off an Angel blessing to this oh-so cheerful lens?

      Blessed today!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      good lens - meow meow ( that means Angel blessed) :0)

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      dschandar 6 years ago

      Nice lens, has some useful tips regarding our activities in squidoo. Your lens shows how to develop simple lens with powerful information.

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      Gamganny 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens Love the layout and colors. Blessed :)

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      Spreading *Cupid Kisses* on Valentine's Day!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @anonymous: OoooooooH, I love Nicky. Purrr, purrrr, I could give her a back wash anytime. Purrrrr, purrrrr, sweet angel.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @anonymous: OoooooooH, I love Nicky. Purrr, purrrr, I could give her a back wash anytime. Purrrrr, purrrrr, sweet angel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is such an awesome lens,I have to give it my Squidoo Angel Blessing and I'm lensrolling to My Wonderful Cat Nicky lens.

      Nicky says:Purr...

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      This is such a great idea for a lens, just visited all the lenses on there, some of them are amazing! Absolutely puuurrrrrfect (couldn't resist sorry!) I'm a cat person so this appeals to all my interests! Wonderful lens :)

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Delightful lens ... I'm a sucker for cute kitties!

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      myneverboredhands 6 years ago

      Great lens with nice tips for newbies, and how to increase traffic to lenses... and of course, how to make Squidoo community even more better place to be. Thanks, Norma.

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      myneverboredhands 6 years ago

      Great lens with nice tips for newbies, and how to increase traffic to lenses... and of course, how to make Squidoo community even more better place to be. Thanks, Norma.

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      Thank you Norma for being what you are and doing what you do here on Squidoo:)

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Purrrr, purrrr, purrrr, That was sucha nice scratch and rub on the back. Please come again, purrr,purrrr,

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is an absoluely adorable lens and so purrfectly put together. Gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Hope a *SquidAngel Blessing* will make you purrrrr!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fall in love with this lens .. dear, lovely Norma :) Meow .. Meow .. 5 Puuurrrrple (purple) stars for you ;)

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Nice work.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @Jhangora LM: puurrrr, puuurrrr, purrrr, - love you, kiss

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @anonymous: puurrrr, purrrr, purrrr, kiss, kiss, hugs - do you have to go?

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @nightbear lm: puuurrrr, puuurrrrr, puuuurrrrr - thank you

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: puuurrrrr, puurrrrr, purrrrr - thank you

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @tssfacts: purrrr, purrrr, purrr

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: purr, purrrr, purrrr, Oh, please stick around and play some more.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @hayleylou lm: Purrr, puurrrrr, purrrr.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Puurrrrr, puuurrrr, puuuurrrrr, purrrr, Oh, do you have to go. Please don't go away, purrrr

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens I so love the pink coloring

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      I love Squidoo and I feel tha love of my fellow lensmasters. I'm glad to be here.

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Very nice!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This looks great in pink! I have 2 lenses about my cat if you want to consider them: http://www.squidoo.com/cat-person-convert and http://www.squidoo.com/cats-on-personal-checks

      :D

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Enjoyed visiting this lens. Blessed.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done! Pretty in pink.

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      EuroSquid LM 6 years ago

      Great lens! Blessed

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      I always have a great time visiting your lenses, and this is another one of your exceptional lens =) A very clever lens to help other lensmasters getting backlink for their lenses. You are amazing.... ^^

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a sweet lens, thank you for being so sweet too!

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very interesting read.

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      Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've come back to give you Angel Blessings for this lens - I must have forgotten!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      always a pleasure visitng thankyou!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      This is such an adorable lens! I love the little angel kitty.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Leaving a kiss and a hug, as well as an ear scratchie and belly rub .... hey for the kitties LOL LOL LOL