Hello hello! Hope you’ve had a nice week? For us, it was half term and it’s been very lovely. I think I’m in a minority in the parent world, but I really love half term. Not in a slushy way, more that we like not being ruled by the routine! School is still new to us, and we (I) have struggled a bit with getting up and getting out in the mornings. In fact, I’m crap at it. Despite my best intentions for calm TV-free mornings of getting ready without any tantrums and laughing into our cheerios, we always end up late, missing socks, forgetting book bags and running to school with a sweat on. So this week has been about lie-ins. Not lie-ins like they used to be mind, more “you can take the ipad to your bedroom as a special treat!” kind of lie-ins. Which are almost as good. Almost.
We were asked by the lovely people at the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) if we wanted to be involved in their I Heart My Pet 2014 Campaign, a project to promote animal well-being. The campaign is all about crafts for pets, so we jumped at the chance. We decided to use our macramé skills to make a dog toy.
Two months ago our black cat, Treacle, went missing. We thought she’d found a loving new home and was enjoying cream and napping on a old dear’s lap. We were so shocked when she came wandering back last week looking very frail but ok. The most surprised of us all was Little Button.
She’d been quite used to conversing with our other black cat, Tumble, and can’t quite work out that we have two of these creatures. In honour of Treacle’s return I made a cat-shaped rattle for Little Button to stroke and play with as she’s not quite mastered the art of gentle yet.