Well to tell the truth I have just become a Foster mother. And the real truth is I am foster mother to three very gorgeous KITTENS!!!
These two bundles of fluff and excessive cuteness are sister and brother, girl on the left and boy on the right. The little boy is one of those polydactal kittens, probably spelt wrong but he has extra toes! The third kitten, not in the above photo is a little white girl.
Time for some kitten overload photos.....
So we have temporarily named this little one Gypsy,
just look at those huge blue eyes!!
This one was know as Toes due to his extra digits
but we are now calling him Toby,
he just loves cuddles and sleeping on me.
And this is little Pixie,
quite shy but slowly coming round and getting braver by the day.
So how did I become a Foster Mother? I called into our local SPCA on Wednesday on my was home from work. Planning on applying to be a foster mother to kittens and ended up bringing these babies home. I have them until they each weigh 1 kilo, that is when they can be spayed and then they will all be up for adoption. At the moment they are all under 500g so this might take a couple of weeks. SPCA provided me with pretty much everything, but I have added stuff to make their wee lives comfortable and fun.
Of course before Wednesday I had a couple of busy days. On Monday my dear friend Louise came down from Auckland to visit and we basically just hung here and chatted and laughed. It was as always bloody great. She had made me the above bright and cheery basket, and isn't it awesome!! My Louise is one talented woman and always busy creating something fabulous. You may recall the Frida Kahlo doll she made me.
Poor old Cassie is the last left from my original girls, thinking she must be about 8 now. On the weekend we had her buddy Aggie, the last of the Barred Rock passed away.
I adore old Cassie, she has got pretty old age pensioner of late but I love her heaps. The rest of the girls are laying well at the moment and actually using their nesting boxes, I call that a RESULT!! I noticed a lone sweet pea was blooming, late but appreciated.
On Tuesday I found and purchased this Russian Doll from the recycle shop I used to work in. I was mighty impressed to find that there were eight dolls in total. Even the tiniest one opens.
Tuesday was a gorgeous sunny day, and I was all black and white and hair french braided!
I scored well at the op shops in Frankton that day too. The basket, book, pin and tiara were only $3 all up. And who doesn't need a Tiara? Then I found the black Minnie Cooper shoes tucked at the back of the shop for $6, mary jane style and they are going to be perfect when Winter shows it's ugly face later in the year.
On Saturday I got all excited about Spotlight having Vogue patterns for $10 each rather than the horrendous prices they normally are. Anyway turned out that I was early for the sale so they put my above selection of patterns under the counter which I picked up on Wednesday. I now have a wicked selection of things to create, and believe me I do have a cupboard full of fabric!!
I didn't have work on Thursday so it was good to just chill with my foster babies at home.
But of course I did dash out for an hour and came home with this wicked Chess Set that I scored for $8. I used to play Chess with my dad when I was a kid at our beach house. It has been a while since I have played but I am sure me and TOF are going to have some good challenges.
The funny thing is I had an old lady trying her best to get this off me in the op shop. Bleating on about how she had been searching for one at garage sales, blah blah. Actually I had been looking for one forever!!
Snooze you loose remember. It was just lucky for me that I spied it sitting up on a shelf.
Oh look, that is the frock I got last week when heading over to the beach!! I scored the mohair blanket from another op shop, perfect for the cooler evenings that are getting closer every day.
Autumn is definitely upon us in the Southern hemisphere. Plants are changing colour and leaves are starting to drop. The mornings are cooler and likewise the evenings. Makes sleeping so much easier. I suppose it won't be long and the winter woollies will be pulled out of storage and it will be all boots and coats!
Dawn gave me this set of bendy striped houses last week,
and they look perfect in my garden.
** Have a lovely Weekend when it arrives**
Mine is here!!