Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cat update and an award


Thank you to everyone for your cat advice and stories as a response to my last two posts. Happily, although a little sad for us, our pretty feline visitor has now been reunited with her family.

On Saturday the cat protection lady finally arrived at 12 ish apologising that she has been held up at the cattery. Luckily for us but unluckily for her, my friend who was due to arrive any minute had been delayed too due to traffic held ups on the A3 so didn't arrive to find us now with resident house cat (she is very allergic to cats).

Whilst my friend was stuck in traffic the cat protection lady was 'scanning' the cat to check for a microchip. She didn't find one but did remember that she had heard of an all black cat who was missing. She said she would try to locate the family but in the meantime take the cat so that we could hoover etc prior to my guest arriving. We were very sad to see her go as she was such a sweet cat but asked if they could let us know what happened. We also offered to look after her ourselves should she not have a family.
About an hour later a car pulled up outside. It was the cats protection lady with a young woman and a 6 year old girl. The cat belonged to them, was called Fizz and had been missing for over a week. They had been so worried. The woman was overwhelmed with gratitude and really very emotional. The little girl was so sweet and really pleased to have her cat back. So a happy ending which was great. The family, unexpectedly popped by today with flowers for me and gifts for the girls along with a sweet card which the little girl had drawn to say thank you... i was so touched.(even the dad came too.. they were obviously so relieved).






So my sofa has an empty spot for a cat or a dog... it really feels the right time for us to have a family pet as we have lots of love to give. Maybe me turning 40 is an added reason ... and that i am having no more babies...?!


Now on to the award...



Lovely Sal at Sal's Snippets has passed on to me this blog award. Thank you so much Sal... i am so pleased you enjoy visiting here. Sal lives in a beautiful part of Devon and her blog is full of lovely images of her surroundings, her vintage thrifted treasures and her creative projects. I have just noticed that she also has an etsy shop... you might like to take a look.

Now the deal is that i now nominate 7 blogs that i love. This is so hard as i love so many and also i have done a similar award before. I have tried to pick blogs that i believe have not received this award yet and ones that i am enjoying at the moment...some old friends and some new.
So here goes.. my nominations are...

1. pipany for a sensory delight as she writes so descriptively and i often feel i am in cornwall there with her.

2. diana at pebbledash who takes stunning photographs and who has a love of the colour blue which i am increasingly drawn to. I always love to pop over and visit her.

3. louise at This is my patch whose observations on plants, and wildlife are so inspiring and always informative.

4. caireen at the patchwork dress who is 'blog resting' just now although is very busy with her work. i find her posts somehow refreshing and love her observations and photographs.

5. michele at cowboys and custard who i will finally get to meet in November. Lots of interesting vintage and reflective posts and her shadow boxes are charming.

6. florence at flossie teacakes as i adore her writing style, love her long posts and she always manages to make me laugh.

and finally

7. raina at raining sheep. I met raina through her visual ephipany blog where she posts the most exquisite images. Her beautiful photography and amazing sense of colour shines through in her blogs and i now enjoy visiting both.

On receiving this award it is customary to spread the love further if you wish by
a) posting the logo on your blog. b) Linking back to the award giver c) nominate at least 7 other blogs and add their links to your post and d) post a comment onto their blogs to let them know they have an award.

Now i am off to do just that...
ginny x

17 comments:

French Knots said...

Isn't that card sweet, and good to know your feline visitor has such a loving home.

Florence said...

Oh thank you Ginny! I also loved reading your cat post - how lovely for the cat to be back with its people. I do hope you find a nice kitten to fill the cat-shaped hole on your sofa. x

Simone said...

I am glad that this story had a happy ending. Fizz had such nice owners too which was a good thing. I am sure that Cats Protection have a whole lot of kitties looking for a lovely home like yours!

Miss Frugality said...

I'm so glad your cat visitor found it's family,and how sweet of them to thank you with flowers and cards.
I can heartily recommend having a cat stay permanently with you.Mine have been with me a year now and I don't know how I managed so long with out them!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by, at my blog...
unfortunately, just as you guessed there`s no more cake left... but, as soon as I make another one, the first slice will be just for you!
By the way... I had a wonderful time looking at all your past posts!
You and your friend are very talented indeed!
And your cakes look very yummy, too!
The posts that I liked best, are the ones, with your cute little girl being very artistic and showing us her sewing skills...
... she puts me to shame, as I don`t know how to sew...
My new years resolution will be to learn how to do it and I will put your wonderful book in my christmas list.
Keep up with all the wonderful work that you are doing... it will pay off, in the end!

With LOVE, HUGS and KISSES

Debbie Moss
XXX

Pipany said...

Oh what a lovely thing to find on this dull morn. Thank you so much Ginny and I love your blog too. Will do my bit later this week xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Ginny... a bitter sweet story.. but thankfully with a happy ending!
I can imagine just how attached you became to Fizz.. we became foster parents to a very friendly tabby that kept returning to his old home where we had moved to .. He was reunited each time. We eventually got Mr Pickles our very own tabby and would never be without a cat again.
Thank you so much for my award Ginny.. I have been a little overwhelmed with awards this week.. It is so very kind of you to say such generous things about C & C and the feeling is entirely mutual.. Well done to you on your well deserved blog award..
Look forward so much to meeting you too..
Michele xx

raining sheep said...

Wow, thank you Ginny, that is so sweet. You know, of course, that I love reading your blog and looking at your photoblog. You love taking flower pictures as much as I do. Totally made my day...it is so bleary and bleak outside and I was feeling blah...and now there is a bit of sparkle!! Hugs.

LOUISE said...

Ginny, thank you so much for this award, and congratulations on winning it too. With the weather we have been having over the past few days I have been spending more time indoors on the home blog and have just popped outdoors to the garden blog to see your message, so sorry for being late in accepting this lovely award. I see I have lots of catching up to do on your posts, I am going to enjoy reading all about the friendly feline who has been visiting you. x

this is my patch said...

Oh dear, this post has brought a few tears to my eyes, I know how attached you can get, I am still grieving over Socks, our friendly feline who visited us for well over a year. You have some lovely photos of Fizz to remember her by and a happy ending in which her owners were traced. I do hope they get her microchipped, not wanting to risk losing her again. It was really thoughtful of the whole family to bring you all the lovely goodies and for the little girl to have done the special drawing, that is a nice memento to keep too. I agree you must get a cat! x

Petticoat Lane said...

How lovely that the family appreciated all your efforts. What a great end to your story, Can't wait to see a picture of the kitten I just 'know' will be making it's debut on your blog very shortly...call it bloggers intuition..
Jane. x

Tracy said...

Sooo sweet...What pity though Kitty couldn't say with you...but so nice she could stay as long as she did! :o) Congratulations on you award...Just love your blog, Ginny! Happy weekend ((HUGS))

Gigibird said...
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Gigibird said...

Anyone who has lost a pet will know that there is nothing like the feeling you get when they return....not knowing what has happened to a cat or dog is terrible so it is wonderful that your little visitor was reunited....there are so many animals needing loving homes that I am sure you will find a grateful and willing replacement.

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a lovely end to the cat story - the family must have been so happy to have her back!

Ragged Roses said...

Hi Ginny, I am so pleased to hear that the cat found its family again, what a wonderful story. Methinks you should be paying a visit to the local cat rescue centre yourself. lots of kitties needing good homes ...!
Kimx

pebbledash said...

Hello Ginny, a very belated thank you for my award, I feel honoured! I'm glad the kitty story has a happy ending, though perhaps not necessarily the one you were all hoping for. I'm sure knowing you've made a little girl so very happy is recompense. And I'm sure the perfect cat or dog will find its way to your special family. xxx Diana