Friday, 27 January 2012

Things I'm loving...

  
A long, long time ago (maybe a year or so) I saw a picture of some cute bookends in a magazine and ripped it out.  It eventually ended up in a stack of "paper stuff" that I sorted out recently and when I came across it I gave it to my sister as a birthday present idea (my birthday is in August).

Instead, she surprised me and a parcel arrived today holding these two pretty items...


If you can't tell, its a mouse sitting on a stack of books to the left and a cat peering over the top on the right.  If you love them just as much as I do, you can get a set here.

Very apt seeing as last night my Meow brought in an alive rat and decided to let it run away into the spare room.  I attempted to catch it but when I moved the bag it was hiding behind it jumped over the towel it was supposed to run under so I could pick it up and scared the absolute shit out of me.  I went from a crouching down position to a standing up a metre further away on tiptoes screaming position and my poor tummy muscles, which are still recovering from surgery, gave a great big lurch of ouch. 

So I called MR and had a cry over stupid rats and stupid cats and stupid tummy muscles and stupid no emergency-rat-disposal-flights home from Newman at 10.30pm and then I realised I could call my Dad so I did and he very kindly drove half an hour here to get rid of the rat for me.

So, I'm loving my book ends and my Dad for emergency rat disposal but the Meow is definitely in the bad books!




More loving at Paisley Jade's!
 


7 comments:

Sally said...

OMG! Seriously? A rat. That is awful. I'd be crying too. Laughing later but crying first up. What an eventful evening.

2paw said...

Oh no, I would have squealed and had a cry too. It's their nippiness and speed that scares the willies out of me. Your dad is very kind, but look at poor Meow, look at that face!! Glad you are Ok and have nice bookends.

Wendy Sice said...

That is classic, to get cat and mouse bookends and then your real cat catches a real mouse (rat)!

A similar thing happened to us in class once. I was teaching the kids to sing Hickory Dickory Dock, and a mouse ran across the room and out the door! xx

sarah said...

Love the Oxfam shop! I had to laugh about the rat. I would have reacted the same though- I can handle spiders and even snakes more than I can handle any kind of rodent. Urgh!

PaisleyJade said...

I hate it when cats do that!!!

Tara Lee said...

I recognise those bookends! I absolutely love them and have a pair sitting on top of my desk. I also know exactly where you got them from. Oxfam! Brilliant shop, they have so many gorgeous handmade products that are all fair trade. I just love it and I am not just saying that because I work there. I got the job after I fell in love with the store.
Peace, Tara

Vintage Sweetheart said...

That happened to us too! We left the doors open all day and thought it had gone until I saw it climbing the fly wire door. I screamed and trapped it in a room then it started to bang on the door. About 2am in the morning we finally got it out. Stupid cat!!