by Ruth

OK so you don’t see cats wearing glasses as in the poster, but I was sitting at my computer writing when Babz commandeered me to wear it while she worked on it lol.

The striped edges to the ears didn’t look right, out came the black material and the sewing tin again.

The wig is taking shape now!

Poster by Ruth

The costume is coming along nicely, some white bits needed on next to look more authentic and possibly white shoes instead of black or maybe white bits stuck on the black shoes?

The face paint has been tried for an allergy test, with no side effects. I’m to be entrusted to paint her face and whiskers on, oh dear, anyone any good tips?

We are behind schedule as this weekend we planned to begin on the puss-chair. Babz has great plans for that, she will cover it in cat material and stick Cats Protection posters and balloons etc on it, one thing for sure she will attract some attention tramping along the main roads on 31st May.

A friend suggested we let the local radio station know so passers by in cars give her and Julee a toot.

Babz is one very brave lady, she says she knows some people might think she’s barking (or meowing?) mad, but £230 in sponsor money so far shows how much support she has and some of the sponsors don’t even like cats!

It’s for a good cause anyway!

As there is only 10 days to go now I will leave the next installment here until after THE day. I hope to have lots of photos to share then with our lovely friends here as I’m going to see her off from her office and possibly go to the town later but I’m sure if I don’t get there someone will take some pics that end.

One funny episode, although we really shouldn’t have laughed, was yesterday. At the dress rehearsal Walter did a double take when he saw Babz but then he just looked at her again as if to say ‘What on earth are you supposed to be ?’ lol

But poor Jozef was absolutely terrified of her, even when she spoke to reassure him it was only her, he would have nothing to do with her. His little face was so dramatic we had to smother our giggles as we all know cats hate being laughed at.

He did forgive her for scaring him but she got a few black (and white) looks for the rest of the day. We felt so very guilty, she must have looked like a distorted giant cat to him.

How she’ll manage to get ready on the morning of the walk without him seeing her we haven’t fathomed out yet as both our boyz like to be around while we get ready for our day, their brushing of hair come before ours lol

THANK YOU again to everyone supporting us with donations and comments and good wishes, we appreciate it very much.




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May 29, 2012 Cooler NEW
by: Barbara

Thanks Leanne,I suppose it’s not everyday a dog and cat walk along the bypass, anyway it’s turned cooler and for my own sake I’m glad, maybe the sun will come back over the weekend. Plenty for you to do at KH as always,we won’t forget about you up there.

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May 26, 2012 looking good!! NEW
by: leanne

costume is looking good babz, i’m sure you’ll get even more double takes on the day, and not just from josef. i only hope its not as hot as it is at the moment for you, you’ll be lathered!! anyway lots of luck on the big day. hello ed, been busy, busy, busy lately.

May 24, 2012 FANTASTIC NEW
by: Jane A

Barbara you do look the part and I take my hat off to your unceasing hard work for charity.
Good luck next week!
I can’t wait to see the pictures either.

May 23, 2012 Puuurfect!!! NEW
by: Leah, England (Where we don’t de-claw)

I think its brilliant! Babz you look amazing and I just love the fact that you can’t keep the smile off your face!

What better way to raise money than to have so much fun!

I can’t wait for the next instalment!

All the best and have a great time!!

May 23, 2012 Cat Fun Walk NEW
by: Pearl Henderson

Your costume is looking good dear friends. Bryan and I will be supporting you wholeheartedly. We shall be watching out for you and Julie in town.

May 23, 2012 Brilliant NEW
by: Ted

Imagination, bravery, determination, compassion, Barbara has them all and on top of that a heart of gold.
All the luck in the world next week to her.

May 22, 2012 GOOD LUCK NEW
by: Rose

I’m following all this with great interest because I really am thinking about having a go at something like it myself.
I guess it’s part of the fun making your own catsuit and a lot cheaper as well,but I can’t sew for toffee lol
I’ll wait and see how you get on Barbara before I decide,I don’t mind if people laugh at me if it’s in a good cause and it raises lots of lovely money for animal charities.
GOOD LUCK,I’m so excited to read all about it after the day.

May 22, 2012 Getting near now! NEW
by: Barbara

Thanks for your encouragement folks, it’s getting a bit scarily near now, I went for a practice walk the other day, with the pedometer on, and walked and walked what I was sure was more than 4 miles. When I got home and looked at it the pedo said 1.7 miles! Well surely that couldn’t have been right so I got in the car and retraced my route and it was in fact 3.6 miles, so it still wasn’t far enough but I think I could easily do the extra half mile or so. I might have another practice run (walk) this weekend. Meanwhile the costume is about as good as I can get it, I’ve sewed white patches to the gloves and am hoping to buy some white plimsolls this weekend when we hit the shops. As a woman I’m never going to look like a cat, but it’s only a bit of fun when all’s said and done. Now for the pusschair! The latest figure for sponsor money is £260! I can’t get over how kind people are being about it.

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May 21, 2012 Great! NEW
by: Maggie

Sounds like it’s coming along really well! The costume looks great! I think Jozef was terrified because he’s never seen a cat so much taller than him before! But I know you’ll look great, Babz, and I can’t wait to hear how it all goes!

By the way, I second everything Edward said! 😉

May 21, 2012 Big fan NEW
by: Edward

Man if anyone says Barbara is mad then send them my way and Ill punch their lights out Ive never hear of a kinder more generous lady and still remember she gave her Christmas story prize to cats needing food and took flak from idiots.
Im not ashamed to say Im a big fan of Barbaras and Leannes by the way where is Leanne these days.
WAY TO GO Barbara

May 21, 2012 Wonderful NEW
by: Mrs M

I am so enjoying this lead up to the big day, I feel part of it and can hardly wait for the photos and write up of the day itself.

The best of luck to you Barbara and to your doggy colleague Julee too.

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