Today's Tuesday's Treasures over at Melody's is all about celebrating our pets. Here is Barney, really he should be named Taz (the Tasmanian devil in Looney Tunes); since having him we have decided it is best to have the cat for a while and then name him! Barney was a wild four month old when we got him, his first day with us was spent with him hissing, scratching, running away and hiding under furniture. He didn't eat or drink or go to the toilet. His second day with us I decided things needed to change so I managed to catch him in an old towel. Protected with thick gloves I feed him via a dropper and so the taming process began. We had a hiccup when he was five months old, he swallowed his play string and it wrapped around his intestine. He needed major surgery, his bowel was cut in three places to remove the string and the vet didn't think he would survive. The top photo shows his shaved tummy after the operation, he was so sad, skinny and in pain but he refused to eat at the vets so it was decided he would have more chance to live at home. Barney ... we love him to bits, he is our Jekyll and Hyde, our Taz ... so loving and cuddly and responsive (I'm sure he thinks I'm his mum and the kids his brother and sister) but at times so fierce and scratchy and scary!! And it's his fifth birthday today!
My sewing so far this week? I am working on a Christmas Angel swap gift, here is a sneak peek, one is a finished item and one I am still working on.