Purrayer moment: Sending out hugs to Chrystal, at Daily Dose of Dogs (aka, Cats with your Coffee), who just lost two new foster babies, despite heroic attempts to save them.
We don't usually do challenges, 'cause we're not organized enough, but Milo and Alfie's Shabby Chic Day was too much to resist. You see Casa residents have been rendering our furniture shabby for years! Who knew it was chic?!
First up is the recliner you saw so often in 2009 and 2010. It only took 1.5 years for it to get into this condition... and the cats WERE using their scratching posts, too! Clearly something about this chair brought out the claws, especially from the guys (OK, Grey, yeah, it was mostly you, sweetie). This is why we now have slipcovered furniture!! The lounge chair is languishing in Space Paws back basement, waiting for me to pull together the green papers for slip covers. Yes, I understand it is possible to slip cover a recliner - the chair is perfectly good - just looks, well, shabby chic!
I feel the perfect accessory to shabby chic is the GIANT MUTANT FURBUNNY! Unfortunately, we did not have any to photograph because we used the loud sucky machine on Friday. But, we can show them to you in the formative stages. First it's a little clump, here. And a couple of little clumps there. And a few hairs showing up everywhere. And THEN, they decide to have a convention.
That's the stage we're at now. Left unchecked, they will float and roll around, picking up members along the way, and pretty soon you have a Furbunny as big as one of your residents. Like I said, the perfect accessory to Shabby Chic!
And now, on to babies!!
Yesterday, when I tickled Big Girl's Belly, she immediately groomed a paw... and she did this over and over! I filmed it but it turned out a bit blurry. :-( But today she was grooming, with no prompting at all!!
We will close todays viewing with a gratuitous toesie shot, courtesy of Miss Little Girl.
Last, but not least, another shameless plug - March for the Animals & Name Those Babies!
Our lady Two Legs is doing the March for the Animals on Sunday, April 17th, to raise green papers for the MD SPCA. I'm going to round up my siblings and we are going to help! If you can help, in ANY amount, you get a chance to name my sister and brothers and me!!!! Click here, to find out more!
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has pitched in to help!