by Ruth

17 days to go to until Babz does the sponsored walk and collection in town for our local Cats Protection….please click to see Part 1.

Although the bottom part of Babz costume went really well, we are having problems with the top half.

Poster by Ruth AkA Kattaddorra

She decided the fur fabric would definitely be too bulky and hot to walk 4 miles in and then stand around the town.

So off we went back to the oddments box and found some white velour, much better!

What a job to get it right though, pinning, cutting and sewing again, Babz was in despair, but she persevered and it’s coming along well now.

She has some black fingerless gloves, her microchip, tail, ears, a black furry wig and face paint, cheap from Amazon.

On the day of the walk I’m to be entrusted with painting her face and neck black and white and painting her some whiskers and claws on too, that should be fun lol

Walter and Jozef are most interested but don’t seem very impressed. Still they say they don’t mind being supportive but not to expect them to sit in the puss-chair and go along with her on the walk, they will have better things to do.

The best news is that the sponsor form is filling up nicely, £174 promised so far, Babz will well qualify for the £100 top up from her firm.

Marion of our local Cats Protection is snowed under with kittens right now so every penny raised will be much appreciated for sure.
THANK YOU very much again to the kind PoC regulars who have donated by button on Marion’s site, it is included in the total.

When the costume is finished to Babz liking, we’ll have to tackle the puss-chair, at least that won’t be scary for her.

She surely was a bit fraught with me let loose with pins around her.

Watch this space for the next instalment..

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May 18, 2012 What a job NEW
by: Edward

Man what a job to look like a cat I dont envy you but its such a great idea and to raise money is kind of Barbara and Mrs Ed and me are full of praise for her.
Good luck Barbara if I had any money I would send it for you.

May 16, 2012 Thank you NEW
by: Ruth

Thanks Michael, lol a well oiled machine, we’ve been called some things but never that lol
We are a team yayyyyyyyyyyy

OK just for you Leanne I’ll put that truly ‘orrible pic of me modelling the tatty wig in the next poster lol

Hoping to have some pics of the progress of the puss-chair by then too.

I’m glad you are enjoying it Mrs M, thanks for your kind comments on all the articles I write, I do appreciate it.

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May 16, 2012 Forgot to say… NEW
by: Barbara

That yesterday a man at Shildon donated £20 in memory of his old dog Nelson who died recently, he really was a lovely dog, I remember him coming into my office with his dad and coming round behind the desk and sitting with me pressed against my legs, and whenever we met in the town he would always give me a wag, I think he was a bit of a retriever cross, anyway RIP Nelson and thank you for the sponsor money.

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May 16, 2012 Stressed out! NEW
by: Barbara

I have to keep reminding myself this is fun! My main worry is me thinking I look similar to a cat while other people think I just look daft, but it’s coming on, I think I’m ready for a full dress rehearsal and for Ruth to try her hand at whiting me out and making me some whiskers LOL. She’s been so kind to me, putting up with me panicking, paying half of everything as well as sponsoring me and pinning things without pricking me! The pusschair will have CP coloured bunting and balloons and posters showing a pyramid of kittens from one queen cat and recommending neutering and micro-chipping (plus a few funeral plan brochures in the basket underneath in case anyone asks)
I can’t get over hitting the £200 mark for sponsorship, I haven’t had an update from Julee, and of course we have agreed to share equally whatever we raise but I know for sure now that we’ll both qualify for the extra £100 each from the booster fund so each charity is assured of £200 at the very least.
I agree with Leanne we must have the pic of Ruth in the wig on next time’s poster.

Thanks for all your support everyone, we’ll keep you updated

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May 15, 2012 Impressed NEW
by: Michael

Dynamic Duo…I am very impressed. You do know how to raise money for charities. Well oiled machine..!

I am looking forward to the next installment too.

May 15, 2012 Wonderful NEW
by: Ruth

Since I wrote this article, Babz sponsor money has hit the £200 mark !!!!

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May 15, 2012 ruths photo NEW
by: leanne

ruth i hope you’re not going to forget to include your photo in your next instalment. its funny and i’m sure everyone will enjoy seeing it. looking good babz, your costume is coming along great. i’m looking forward to see how you’re going to ‘decorate’,if thats the right word, your pusschair.

May 15, 2012 WOW NEW
by: Mrs M

I’ve been looking forward to your next part, lol, I did laugh at Walter and Jozefs input.
What a lot of sponsors already, I think that’s wonderful and I think Barbara is very brave.
PLEASE Ruth keep on letting us share all this, I’m so enjoying it.

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