Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Hi my Wednesday blog-hopping friends. I almost didn't make it this week for several reasons. I usually prepare this post on a Tuesday evening as I always go out on Wednesdays, but last night we drove to a town about half an hour from here to see the film Les Miserables. I really wanted to see it as I have bought the CD which is a lot more meaningful now, and I love the music. We are singing the finale song as part of our choir concert this summer.
As you can see, we had to fight to find seats together!! There were seven of us, and maybe a further dozen folk arrived in time for the film, but that was all. It was easy to follow. The singing was all in English with Spanish subtitles, and what little speech there is, was dubbed in Spanish, but I knew what was happening, so it was fine. The film was amazing. I loved it. In true Spanish style, the cinema opened for a showing at 9.30 so it was almost 1.00 this morning when we got home! Hence no Workspace Wednesday posting.
Then today I went to my usual group, and when I came home I brought with me my two new babies.

Aren't they gorgeous? They are just two from a litter of nine pups that were abandoned outside our vet's clinic on Sunday. They are about three and a half weeks old so at the minute they need to be bottle fed every few hours, and as they already had a litter of eight abandoned last week, they  just didn't have time to do it properly at the vet, so they asked for foster homes. I have these two for about a month, until they are feeding properly on their own, and are ready to go to new, permanent homes.

The little black one is a girl. She is strong and active already, and greedy too.  She could be trouble in a week or two! The browner one is a little boy and he is smaller, less active, and reluctant to feed, so he will need more patience and attention.

And finally, last week I posted this picture of Arwen, and she was mortified when I told her that two people (one of them my own sister who knows Arwen well!), said they thought it was a picture of an oven ready chicken. I couldn't see where they were coming from at first, but then I realised that they were seeing the double layer of thick sheepskin that is her bed as legs, and then just maybe....
Anyway, Arwen has asked me to tell you that she is in fact a Real Princess, and don't you forget it!!!
I'll try to have some real crafting on my desk by next week.
P.S. The mini album I showed the start of  last week, is now finished, and you can see it if you click here.

Thanks to Julia for hosting this weekly gathering. I'll be round to visit as many of you as I can over the next couple of days.


Heather Alger said...

I Loved reading your blog today :0)
We have still to see Les Mis so am glad to read you enjoyed it. I think you are so kind to look after the little pups, they are Gorgeous x
Your Princess she is so Elegant and Gracious too. Have a Lovely creative week Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

Saskia said...

Aaaawwwww, those puppies are supercute!

Jean Straw said...

Very beautiful she is too!! I hope I am forgiven and that she will still come and sit on my lap next time I visit.
Jean x
PS Be careful not to get too attached to the new little cuties.x

Ria Gall said...

so good to hear you enjoyed the film just a shame that the place was nearly empty.
Those little puppies are little darlings how will you manage to let them go after all those bottle feeds.
Your poor cat I can understand her being hurt from last week, honestly what are people looking at.
Now it should be early to bed for you tonight if the babies will let you
Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
Ria #47

Krisha said...

And how is Arwen feeling about the new babies in the house? Great blog this week
Krisha #133

Kim said...

Oh my goodness how very cute! You're going to have your work cut out in a couple of weeks! Your cat is gorgeous too and her tiara is suiting her very well! Kim #151

505whimsygirl said...

I must admit, I'm a flunkie foster mom. That is how I ended up with Katie (one of my dogs). I wonder if the little boy is the runt of the litter.

Your feline is quite the Princess! And humph, I agree with her, she doesn't look anything like a chicken in the photo!

Thanks for visiting me already@!

Kay #125

MaxineD said...

What a busy lady you will be soon - poor Arwen with two pups to be insulted by after those comments. Give the princess a rub from me!!

Annie said...

Sorry I am so late in visiting you this week but life just got in the way til now :-) I'm so glad I popped by though to see your gorgeous little fostered pups.....do give them big cuddles from me.
A x

April Story said...

I hope the little brown guy is picking up on his eating. And tell Arwen I think she is beautiful. :-) April #119

Twiglet said...

Bit late for WOYWW visiting I know - had a busy week. So many cute creatures on your blog this week!. x Jo

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Kate loved reading your interesting post . The puppies are in for some TLC by the sound of it .
Has your parcel turned up yet?
hugs shirley-Anne