Wednesday, 1 February 2012
IT'S A HOOT
Good morning everyone
Chilly here in Christmas Pie Crafts land, but not so frosty.
First a big thank you to everyone who commented on my Handmade Monday post, in particular those who gave me some great advice to get rid of my computer 'visitor'.
I am still looking for guest bloggers for my Friday slot. Come on now crafters, if you love blogging this is a great chance for more people to get to know you. Don't forget to check out the first post this Friday.
For today's post, I am joining in the February Linky Party with Bath Bomb Creations. As it says on Bath Bomb Creation's blog post, dedicated to all things furry, fluffy and feathery. I am a great animal lover and lucky enough to be married to someone who shares my love of the four-legged 'humans'. We have had a cat (or two) all of our married lives and I grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters and budgerigars - not always at the same time though.
Before we adopted Jazz and Daisy, we had Barney and Pebbles (true brothers and they were 6-years old when we met them at the RSPCA in Chobham). Pebbles was a big tabby and white cat and Barney was a big dark tabby. Three days after we adopted them, Pebbles managed to get out - we were frantic. We put his details on all of the animal rescue websites, reported his disappearance to the RSPCA, put up posters all around our village, and did a leaflet drop in lots of roads near to us. We received lots of phone calls, some with sad news about a 'find'.
We continued with our searching, and leafleting, etc and about 3 months after Pebbles disappeared, we got a call from a lady living in a road about half a mile from us. She thought Pebbles had taken up residence in her garden - and he had. Because he was so new to us, he wouldn't recognise our voices, so calling him wouldn't mean much but we visited him every day and also took a cushion that Barney had been sleeping on so that he could pick up some scent. Were were so pleased that he had stayed in the neighbourhood. We used to have a lady not far from here who took in elderly and lost cats - we borrowed a cage from her and planned to used this to catch our Pebbles. Easier said than done! However, two weeks after he moved into his new garden, we managed to catch him. A very skinny, wormy cat and I am sure you can imagine how very pleased we were to have him back home again. Barney wasn't so sure as he had been Top Cat for a while, but eventually they both settled down together.
Strangely enough, my make isn't a cat, but an owl - a beautiful wise bird and we do occasionally see them local to us. Not too local though as am sure the temptation of Owl Whiskas for Jazz and Daisy might be too much.
Don't forget to visit the other furry, fluffy and feathery bloggers, come back on Friday for my first Friary post, get in touch if you would like to join in this new venture and I will be back on Monday. Have a great rest of the week everyone.