Sunday, 30 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
I'm pleased that my dear friend Mrs B is back from her anniversary break as I can now post a picture of the anniversary card I made for her and her lovely hubby!
A very Happy First Anniversary to you both! I can't believe its a year already!!
By the way people you must check out Mrs B's blog - go on - do it - you know you want to!!
Posted by Mizz Bee at 20:55
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Tonight, Himself and I took ourselves off to a nearby 24 hour supermarket at around 3am. I appreciate that to most people this is Not Normal, however we'd had a little sleepy earlier on and we Needed Stuff.........
The shop we went to was further away than our local one and, frankly, we'd rather travel further to that one as we have vowed never to set foot in the local one again (see earlier posts for details!)
We managed to spend a fortune on nothing just for a change but as there were a few little treats in there (including an expensive photography magazine, which is your fault Mrs B!!) we couldn't grumble too much!!
On the way up we had stopped the car and turned round because we saw a hedgehog on the other side of the road. we went to move it but unfortunately someone had hit it with a car and the poor little thing was dead. This put a bit of a dampener on our shopping trip, as you can imagine. Further up the road there were loads of bunny rabbits frolicking about. I had to drive very slowly and carefully in case any of them made a suicide jump in front of the car. Luckily they all decided they were happy to be alive tonight.
On the way home, neither of us could face going by the little dead hedgehog again so we went a more scenic route and were very pleased that we did for we saw a fox and her cubs!! The silly things were stood in the middle of the road (why do they do that when there are fields for miles around???) but as I was on Extreme Wildlife Alert I was driving very slowly. I wish it had been a bit lighter so we could have seen them clearer. They are such beautiful creatures and seeing them kind of made up for the Sad Hedgehog Incident.
Posted by Mizz Bee at 07:54
Sunday, 16 May 2010
When we got our kittens, Kevin and Betty, they came from a local cat rescue. They were feral kittens whose mother had been run over and killed. Luckily they were found by a passer-by who took them to the nearest vet. The vet passed them on to the rescue people who, in turn, passed them on to us - this is an abridged version of the whole story!
Following the death of my beloved Percy, Himself and I thought that Marmite was missing catty company, as he'd always until that point had cat brothers. He still had Ollie, of course, but he needed someone who spoke fluent cat, rather than pigeon cat.
We went through lots of thoughts and emotions around bringing another cat into the household; what if they didn’t get on? That would be a disaster of epic proportions…..
I found a website for a local cat rescue charity, and emailed to say I was interested in perhaps fostering cats. Between us, himself and I really truly thought that we would get a call to say some poor ancient and falling apart moggy was in desperate need of care and could we help out? We fantasised that this poor sad mog would fit into the household perfectly and would stay with us forever………..
When I did get the call, it went something like this..........
Cat Lady: Hi. You’re looking to foster cats?
Me: oh yes, really looking forward to it!
Cat Lady: That’s great – how do you feel about kittens?
Well this wasn’t what we were expecting at all……….I looked at himself and mouthed the word “kittens” – he looked vaguely alarmed……..
Me: Well,……..we hadn’t really thought about kittens…..
Cat Lady: (having rang back because the said kittens had disconnected her phone) Well I have two, they are about 6 weeks old, hand reared and it would be great if you could foster them……..
Me: (having rang the Cat Lady back again because the said kittens had disconnected her phone again) Well ok…..I suppose it wouldn’t harm for a short while……..
Cat Lady: (having rang back yet again for the same reason) Great – see you Tuesday!
When I went to the house to collect the kittens and I first saw them, I thought I was the victim of some sort of elaborate prank. These weren’t kittens….they were hamsters surely!! I have never in my life seen such tiny kittens!!
Initially, there was a great deal of hissing and back arching – the kittens were hilarious – hamster sized kitties setting themselves at a large dog and cat!! But after a couple of weeks it all settled down!
After they had been with us for a couple of months (and they had managed to completely wreck the house) we got the dreaded call……..someone wanted to come and see them……..we went into immediate panic/survival mode. Who was this person to think she could come and take away our little charges? We had brought them up, fed them, played with them, educated them, cleaned up after them – how could we trust someone else to care for them as we had????
As I had spent the preceding few weeks assuring people that I would have no problem handing them over when the time came, I made a brave show of it but at the last moment Himself intervened and the decision was made. They would stay with us!!
Anyway the rest, as they say, is history!
Thursday, 13 May 2010
The girls are getting ready for a big night out. That is one sizeable bottle of Baileys, and they are having it *before* they go to the pub? I think its going to be a messy one.......
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
This is a favourite photo of him. I used it as my 365 photo for today, which is a bit of a cheat as a) clearly it wasn't taken today and b) I suspect it might have been taken by Himself. However, it doesn't matter as Dougal deserves to be today's special picture.
Posted by Mizz Bee at 14:43
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Betty was NOT impressed at being picked up and photographed in this manner as, I think, her expression indicates!! You can see how tiny she is compared to Himself's hands.
Quite like the strange funky colours, not quite sure how that happened!
Posted by Mizz Bee at 03:34
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Well, not precisely in this spot but in the cemetery offices!! Sadly it seems I did not get the job, which is a shame as at least I could have had interesting lunchtime walks!!
Posted by Mizz Bee at 15:56