Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Cat AND TURTLE blogging...

I let out a gasp and then a chuckle when I saw this photo on Etsy. Everything about it is perfect - the colours, the cat's pose and attitude. Love it!

The beds are the lovely work of Jayne of likekittysville. Model kitty Betty Bob now lives with Jayne, who has rescuesd many an abandoned cat (often feral) who have come a-knocking at her door... Have a look at Jayne's other beautifully designed modern beds for your funky feline.

Onto the turtles:
A couple weeks ago, we were all having dinner at my sister Pat's, when my sister-in-law Karen happened to mention that my brother Doug will NOT read my Friday blog post if it has to do with cats. Skips right over it.

Now, Doug likes animals, has always liked my cats, is good with dogs, and their kids who are all grown and out of the house now, always had a bunch of pets: birds, guinea pigs, snakes (two that are now around 8 years old) and turtles. They couldn't have a dog or cat in the house because of allergies, but they would have if they could have. And yet, he doesn't want to read my fascinating Friday Cat blog posts. Hmmmffff!

Over the years, on top of the little pet-shop turtles for his kids, Doug also rescued some turtles who were going to be out of a home when his construction company was preparing some boggy land prior to building. I believe he's relocated turtles to new homes in ponds and marshes closer to his home (they live in a small town near Toronto) safe from the construction bulldozers. One of these turtles, Margaret, is now living in an indoor turtle pond built by my bro, along with Jesse and Flash.

Here is the pond in their living room (you can click on it to see better). Oh yeah, and btw, that wooden chest was my grandfather's and it was sitting in our musty basement for 50 years or so; Doug did an amazing job refinishing it. Back to the turtles, apparently, Margaret (the biggest one) sometimes escapes, teetering first on the bamboo fence and then leaping to the floor below, so Karen and Doug have to be careful where they walk. It seems the turtles are pretty happy here.

Which reminds me, I will have to make more of these cards...

Hope you enjoyed this Dougie! Have a good week-end everyone (^_^)

6 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

How flippin' cool. Both the cat chair and the turtle pond.

Hisako said...

You come from an incredibly talented gene pool! Hope your brother enjoyed the read (LOVE the pond in the lvg room!).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tribute. Wouldn't have had a cat or a dog even if we could.

Anonymous said...

Hey Doug....you and I are now famous! Hahaha!
Re/ your leaf collages- funny, I was recently going to ask you if you were still making them - I would love a largish one - Have 2 of your collages in my office and always receive lovely comments...

Lisa said...

Enjoyed your cat/turtle post!

I've tagged you :) All the cool kids are playing, lol.
Please visit www.lucidmoonstudio.blogspot.com to read the rules and play along! Join in the fun!

Joanna said...

That turtle pond is AMAZING! I really need to do somethign like that myself-- my turtles have outgrown their aquarium, and it's an eyesore to boot. Any chance he'd pass the instructions along on how he did it?