Hi Everyone ... Simon here again.
Today is the day that I promised to get rid of the remaining rubbish from Penni's clearout - sorry, the Candy that you were all hoping to win!
Well, I can confirm that that winner is ...
Congratulations Carol. If you Email me your full postal address I will ask the dustmen to drop the bag off with you next time they are passing !!
The reason for the enforced tidy-up was the result of a slight misunderstanding between myself and my long-suffering wife ...
... I came home one day and Penni excitedly announced to me that there would soon be the patter of tiny feet around the house, as there had already been twice before. Naturally, I was a little bit concerned and very surprised but decided (in private) that this would explain her mood swings and increasing waistline.
Being the kind, caring and wonderful person that I am I decided that I would try to be useful around the house - I raised my feet when Penni was vacuuming near me so that nothing was missed, I stayed out late so that I didn't create too much mess at home and I cleared away all of the rubbish from her craft area. I really tried !!!
Imagine my surprise when, a couple of weeks later, I returned home after a hard days' mischief to be told by Penni that she had brought her new baby home! I'd only been gone a few hours - plus the waistline didn't look much different. Maybe the mood swings ..?
The 'baby' was another cat - a 15 week old Silver Tabby Maine Coon called Orion:
Now I understand why a cat lover has a doghouse ... I'm well-and-truly in the doghouse now and don't expect to be let loose soon (...for any foreign readers who do not understand the expression 'being in the doghouse', just trust me that it is not a happy place to be). The mood swings are definately still present (...lucky I didn't comment to her about the waistline !!!).
Keep coming back in order to find out how Orion, Erin and Thomas are doing - I'm sure that Penni will keep you all informed.
Until my next outing - Stay Happy !!