Cat needs new servants

December 19, 2014

The current servants of this gorgeous small cat are moving overseas and she is now in need of new people to feed, house and pet her.

An outdoor cat, she is independent, haughty and lovable. She’ll warm your feet or sneak under the covers with you at night if you let her.

Her favourite time to snuggle is after you’ve fed her, naturally. She’ll let you know when she’s had enough in no uncertain terms.

She would answer to the name of ‘Po’ if she actually answered. And being a cat, you know, she doesn’t.

If you are interested in becoming the new cohabiting servants of this little majesty, please email Karin at karinbrown77 (at)



I’m doing a bit of research on egg-cartoon critters for my November Calendar of Craft project. There are quite a few different designs out there so I thought I would list them in a ‘Ten Best’ list. (I hear all the cool blogs do this occasionally).

Most of these only require paint and glue, but some also require googly eyes, pipe cleaners and paper. Just use them as inspiration and be creative! I found one site that had created a whole aquarium of critters!


1. Ladybugs… by far my favourite

These have googly eyes but you could just paint those on like this person did.






2. Turtle… for the more artistically inclined and more basic ones for the likes of me








3. Owl..








4. Cat…










5. Batty bat…








6. Piggy Pig…

and a more artistic version







7. Fishy Fish

and another







8. Crabby Crab








9. Penguin







10. Spider







Honourable mention. I also found an elephant design but couldn’t copy the photo, so here’s the link

Conversation with Kadie (3.75 years old)this morning…


Kadie: chatter chatter chatter… the cat makes flowers. And mum, you love flowers!

Me: Yes I do

Kadie: So you can get married!

Me: Can I?

Kadie: Yes, you can, Dad’s going to marry you

Me: Is he?

Kadie: Dad’s going to marry you because you’re my friend (You’re my friend also means I like/love you)

Me: I don’t want to get married Kadie

Kadie: (I could see the cogs turning) But Poppop married his mom (mom/wife/girl are all interchangeable)

Me: Yes. But I’m happy not being married. Will it make me a better mum?

Kadie: Yes! It will make you a princess!

Me: I’m already a princess

Kadie: No you’re not! (laughs) you don’t have a dress

Me: This is so disturbing…


To make this easier let me illustrate the chain of thought there:

Flowers -> Wedding -> parents married -> because their parents are married -> being married is important -> because it makes you a princess -> who have dresses.


I love the way the mind of a 3.75 year old works! I’m just vaguely disturbed by the correlation of some of items in this conversation….