By popular request I’m writing this, although I didn’t intend to write more until after THE day of Barbara’s sponsored walk for our local Cats Protection branch.
See part 3 and links to parts 1 and 2
Only a few days to go now and she is all prepared apart from getting her face paint perfect and we are worrying if the weather is still as hot as it is now, will her paint run and will her cat costume be too warm?
We finished preparing the puss-chair today, it was a puzzle how to fit the collection box to it where it would be on view and tethered safely so as not to fall off.
It was my job to fathom something out and after trying all sorts I came up with the solution, the bottom is stuck to the front of the puss-chair with silver tape.
Babz made lots of CP posters to put around the chair and with bunting and balloons it looks very eye catching.
She also made a photo album filled with pictures of ‘her’ kittens and hung it on the chair, she really does have some brilliant ideas!
We decided to take the finished puss-chair today to her place of work, which is only five minutes walk from us, thinking Sunday would be quieter than a weekday.
We took turns of pushing it, my inexpert bumping along with it was a good test to make sure nothing would fall off lol
Two little girls and a boy came along and the girls giggled and the boy said ‘Oh cute’
It’s lovely how children just show their feelings and say what they think, the adults we met just gave us strange looks.
Good practise for Babz anyway as she will get some even stranger looks and maybe some funny remarks too on Thursday’s walk lol when she’s padding along with her tail swishing and Julee beside her in her dog costume.
We haven’t seen that yet, I’ll be taking some photos of them both to share here.
Babz has raised £272 so far now.
The plan is that along with that, whatever Julee from the Loftus funeralcare branch, who is raising money for Hope Animal Sanctuary near where she lives and works, has raised in sponsor money and what they both collect in town after the walk, will be pooled and shared out equally.
But we already know for sure they will each qualify for the Co-operative booster fund of £100 for their charity.
It’s a wonderful ethical firm and they are very generous to charities.
GOOD LUCK to Babz and Julee and I hope it goes well on the day.