Happy Birthday …..

Hello everyone,

Today is a very special day at our place. we have to celebrate three birthdays/

First of all, we have Lady Zayra of the three Turnips (Zayra). She became 11 years old today.

Secondly (and third) we have the two sisters Vaskebjorns Fleur du Cap and Vaskebjorns Svannah P. Both became two years old today/ Especially Savannah is a surprise as she is suffering from Tetralogy of Fallot and was not supposed to get old. This was discovered when we had a heartscan with 9 weeks for her because our vet heard a heart murmur. At the moment she is trying to set the record 😉

Obviously we had to eat a lot of cake today 😉

Fleur (left) and Savannah (right)

Fleur (left) and Savannah (right)

Zayra

Zayra

 

DIY wall scratchpads for our cats

Hello everyone,

Nobody guessed the pictures in the previous posting, therefore today the whole “action plan” for this fun project 😉

A long time ago we saw some wall scratchpads on the internet that were placed in a wooden frame. The idea never went away and popped up again on our trip to Berlin in August. We were walking inside Stillwerk and there was a shop selling carpets and they had samples hanging around. We asked if we were able to purchase these samples and they said it was possible. Unfortunately we thought, well if they sell it in Germany, it will be possible to get it in the Netherlands. But as it turned out, the shops in the Netherlands were not willing to sell the samples.

This May we were in Berlin again and now we decided to buy two of the samples. The shop took the order and said it would take 6-8 weeks to have the factory make them. We could even decide what size we wanted. We went for 38cm x 38cm being the size they had in the shop.  We also asked if the factory could make them including the rings to hang them on the wall. That also was no problem. A plus side is that the rings are nice set and very big.

Back of carpet

Back of carpet

Last week the little carpets arrived and we bought all the stuff we needed, being 4 hooks and 4 screws and 4 plugs ;-). After that it was time to hang the carpets on the wall. First of all we had to measure where they needed to come on the wall. We put some little crosses on the wall.

Marking

Marking

After that we got our drill and drilled some holes (4 in total) and inserted 4 plugs.

Plug

Plug

Now it was time to get the hooks and the screws and place them on the wall. Due to our electric screwdriver, this was a easy task 😉

Hooks

Hooks

The only thing left to do at this moment was getting the carpets and hang them on their hooks.

carpets on wall

carpets on wall

After this hard job 😛 , we only had to wait for our cats to come ….

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Feme

Feme