I understand that it is frustrating when someone has loads of ears + your dream ears sitting in their collection, but, both of you wanted that same thing, ears. They just happened to grab them first thanks to their determination.
We should congratulate each other and build each other up for having got these pieces rather than bring them down because you deserve them just because you have less. I believe collecting gear is also a hobby for most. Why does having a specific hobby like that make them less valid of retrieving ears?
Whatever method this kitty took to gain their ear collection, they did that! They. Did. That. and, gosh dang is seeing someones collection impressive and a happy feelings. It's not bragging when someone makes a gear post, its sharing and exciting.
Hats off to all these cuties and their massive ear/tail/collar collections!
Mine may be tiny for now but I'm proud of how far you've come and the determination behind it, I'm glad you've found something that makes you happy and gosh dang do you look cute doing it!