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And update, plans and general rambling



I made this little guy yesterday just because I felt a sudden need to crochet a toy. I wanted it to be small (to use up this colourful scrap yarn), easy and fast, and so I chose Three Little Cats pattern by Sarah Lyons. It’s the Daddy Cat – there is also Mummy Cat and their Kitten in the collection, but I’m yet to crochet them when I have scraps of some different colourful and cheerful yarn.

The kitty is standing on my desk, watching me as I’m typing this, and I’m really curious how long it’s going to take before Ciri kidnaps it and claims it as her own 😉

Speaking of cats, Stella is sick with some kind of feline cold/flu. It’s second time since she’s been with us, and I know she suffered from it in the shelter too. She gets her annual booster vaccines, so the cold is not very strong, and luckily Ciri seems to be completely immune (she was vaccinated as a kitten before having any contact with the virus, unlike Stella who is a rescue), but she still looks miserable as she keeps sneezing and her little nose is runny. She’s a little better today though so she doesn’t need antibiotics, just a warm comfy place to sleep and some good rest.

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This is her sick face – seriously, she looks like a person with congested sinuses 😦

Ciri also doesn’t say no to comfy sleeping spots and it seems she adjusted herself perfectly to my former yarn box!

Cats are liquid and take shape of the container they’re in!

Also, I’ve just realised I might have a cat problem, judging by what’s on my desk!

If you wonder, there’s Sea Buckthorn tea in it, from sunny Greece. Good thing for someone who struggles with inflammatory issues, and beside that I just like herbal teas.

Last week I’ve been to Brussels again (luckily the hotel room wasn’t creepy this time!)  and it seems I’m going to have a very busy summer. Which is a good thing, even though it’s going to be challenging when I think of this year’s surprisingly sunny weather. I still have today off  before work begins, which is a good reason to meet up with some friends in the evening 🙂

Last but not least, I wanted to show you the beautiful place I’ve visited last Sunday – a small island next to Howth port in Dublin called Ireland’s Eye. It’s an amazing place because even though it’s very close to Dublin (about 15-20 minutes by boat), it’s a paradise for sea birds.

It also has its own murder mystery and ruins of one of the olderst churches in Ireland, from the 8th century.

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I don’t have a good camera but even with my super basic old Sony I managed to take a few birds photos. Those are Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Gannets, Herring seagulls and Great black-backed seagulls. I’ve also seen Puffins but from such distance that taking a photos without a very good zoom was impossible. Oh well, another time!

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10 thoughts on “And update, plans and general rambling

    1. Thank you! It really shows on her face, doesn’t it? 🙁 We’re going to the vet tomorrow to check if her lungs are clean and we can continue without antibiotic or it’s time to change her treatment…

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  1. Hope Stella feels better soon, with or without the antibiotics!
    And you might as well give away Daddy Cat to Ciri right now, before you start getting attached to him. 😉

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    1. Thanks, I can’t stand it when Stella is so miserable 😦
      The only hope about Daddy Cat is that Ciri is not too bright and won’t find a way to steal him 😋

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  2. Oh, goodness! What a beautiful place!! Someday . . . . 🙂

    Precious Stella! Sending all my get well vibes her way! ❤️

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    1. She is, thank you! She was really miserable but she’s playful and happy again 🙂 Unfortunately as a carrier of the virus with weaker immune system most likely she’s going to have flare ups every once in a while all her life. I’ve just ordered some l-lysine, just to have it at home in case if she gets sick again. Hopefully not any time soon though.

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