Meet Alfie! The newest family member. He is such a sweet little boy but I am exhausted already and we only got him on Friday! He is 8 months old and we are his 4th owners. We collected him from the rescue centre..it was a 2 hour drive and I worried that maybe I wouldn't bond with him and then what would I say to the lady - that I didn't want him? How bad would that have been, though she was quite prepared for us not to take him if it wasn't a 'good' match. Fortunately it was. I loved him on sight and the look in his sad eyes only made me want him more.
Then came the other surprise. Our sweet Posy actually hissed 15 times in 4 hours! This has surprised us because she has never hissed before (well a tiny one once when a huge dog came into the house) and we have another cat who walks into our home on a regular basis and she loves him. So the weekend has been somewhat stressful as I was frightened to leave them alone together, though there has been no fisty-cuffs yet. Infact there has been a gradual thawing on Posy's part and goes up for a quick sniff. He is lovely with her which so good.
Not so lovely though around the house! He never stops. He is obsessed with food, jumping onto the kitchen sides which is a big no-no in our house and tries to get into the bin. He seems to have no spacial awareness as he just launches onto anything or into anything like on his first night he leaped into the toilet before it was flushed! We had to rinse him off which hardly helped the settling in process! He is very playful too, which the children love.
This is me trying to sew. He was leaping onto my fabric, walking over my pins. It was a relief when the children came home yesterday to amuse him and to help keep an eye on him! I haven't been able to take many photos as he never sits still..hey that might be someone walking into the kitchen!
I did take this though when he was curled up on our curtain for all of 3 minutes and I thought ah, lovely background!
Thanks for all your lovely comments about my linen cupboard though Tom is not keen with the idea of keeping the door open..you see it's in his room! Some of you have asked about the fabric at the back..well it isn't fabric but an old ( 5 years?) Laura Ashley wallpaper. I have managed pre-Alfie to make 2 cushions from Green Gate tea towels and a napkin and I actually think they are best that I have ever done! I'll show you tomorrow!