Nennie the photography assistant…

 

Nennie was determined that the hubby not leave without her on his next photo job… I think she makes an awesome assistant ๐Ÿ˜€

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Building Ladders….

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The hubby and I spent Saturday building a new cat ladder for our two little princesses… They didn’t much like version 1.0, which was a thinner bit of wood with no mesh over the top.

Version 2.0 is MUCH more successful! Not to mention much safer for our fur kids to use.

Neither hubby or I are very ‘handy’ but this was actually a piece of cake! The hardest thing about building it was sawing all the steps as we only had an old school hand saw to use, and seeing as hubby’s back isn’t great at the moment I did most of the sawing ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Guess who had a really sore arm that night?

But it’s done, and it works, and it was super easy to make so I’m rather chuffed!

Since we put it up we’ve been trying to get them to use it… Grace, our braver grey kitty had it down that night… it helps that she LOVES tunnels, so this is just a new tunnel for her to play in ๐Ÿ˜€ (she’s the grey blob in front of Nennie)

Nennie, our somewhat less brave (complete scaredy cat!!) grey and white kitty has yet to master it. This pic is the ONE time she has been in it, and that’s as far as she got before reversing back into the apartment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Ah well, I’m sure she’ll get it eventually… it did take her 3 weeks more to venture into the garden than it took Grace so I guess she’s just naturally more cautious.

It’s so funny how they are sisters and polar opposites! Grace takes months to get to know and trust people – it took her 4 months to let hubby pat her properly and almost double that with me, but she will go off and explore places and get into trouble with the other cats in our streetย without backing down – even though she is the smallest cat on our street!

Nennie on the other hand, loves people. She’ll let anyone pat her, and she’ll happily snuggle on any available lap. She follows us around the apartment and calls when she can’t find us until we answer her, but she is so cautious of new places and new things it’s crazy.

Lucky I love both of them like crazy!

Fingers crossed that Nennie gets the hang of it soon. poor thing had been cooped up indoors since the weekend ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Keeping busy…

There have been too many things lately that have kept me from crafting to my heart’s content…

Work is busy – being summer and all, everyone is getting married and wants photos of their weddings, which is awesome, but also means that my time is spent working on those weddings…

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been busy making slide shows for our wedding couples which means loads of this…

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and not so much crafty goodness… or blogging ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Then Nennie, one of our kitties, came home with a giant foot…

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We have no idea what happened to her, she was fine in the morning then went out for a couple of hours and came back like this… so the afternoon was spent checking her paw for cuts, stingers, insects, wounds etc. etc. and watching her to see if she was walking on it (yes), eating (yes), was lethargic (she’s a cat, so yes).

We tried calling our vet but he’s on holidays, so we had to call the emergency vet’s :/ They basically told us to keep an eye on her and if she started limping, having trouble breathing, not eating or just being off to call them and bring her in.

Nennie didn’t have a clue what the fuss was about and settled down for a nap and when she woke up had some dinner and went back out again. When she came back a couple of hours later her foot was back to normal, thankfully, and she was still her normal crazy self, begging for snacks, chasing moths on the balcony and rolling over for tummy rubs, so we figured she was fine… which is more than I can say for me! Being the stress head that I am I was already planning to take her to the vet’s in the morning.

Then this morning I opened up WordPress on my iPad and had a lovely surprise! My little blog has 101 followers now – which is AMAZING!! I still can’t quite believe it.

And the postman came with some eBay goodies, including a load of lovely washi tape and some super cute birdie buttons ๐Ÿ˜€

kittencrafts_stash20714Oh, and I almost forgot – a friend of mine told me about a discount store over the border in France last week so I convinced the hubby we just HAD to go check it out ๐Ÿ˜€ Lucky for me we did cos I came home with more STASH!!

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My new stash hasn’t been touched yet, I’ve been too busy working, but I think I’m going to remedy that right now and go make something!