This weeks Top Ten theme is Mothers Day and as I’m not a mother to human children I thought I would share with you the important things to know when you’re a mother to furbies.
1. One of the first things to realise is that FURniture is called that for a reason, it’s there for your furbies and not for you. No matter how many times you try and stop them getting on it, you’re fighting a losing battle and they will claim their rightful place.
2. If you have cats know that your belongings are no longer your own – if they feel like sitting on something then they will.
3. If you’re a fan of nature programs, know that you’ll have to get used to a cat shaped blob in front of your screen. Our little black cat was a sucker for Springwatch and as soon as she heard the bird noises she’d be in front of the tv.
4. When you have a handsome dog like Bertie (our first dog) be prepared to be stopped a lot by people wanting to say hello. Ken used to joke that Bertie was no good for attracting women as the only ones that used to stop were in the blue rinse brigade (elderly ladies).
|The day we found out that Bertie Boo had incurable cancer.|
6. Don’t rush into getting a new family member after one dies, do it in your own time. We waited two and a half years as we were still grieving and felt it would be a disservice to both Bertie and any new furby if we rushed the decision. When we did make that decision we found the adorable Bramble Jelly Sassy Pants and she has been a welcome addition to the family, though I’m not sure if Cookie, her sister, would agree.
|Bramble at 5 weeks old|
|A whole bed to sleep on and Cookie chooses my clothes.|
|Please excuse my scary morning face and hair.|
10. Warning, serious moment. Ken and I have not been blessed with human children together and he knows that I find mothers day challenging (to say the least) so every year he gets me a lttle pressie and a card from the furbies. I love that he writes the card with his left hand so that it looks like the brats have tried to write it, and I love that he will just reach over and hold my hand if there is too much about mothers day on tv – he knows just how to make me smile and I am blessed everyday to share my life with this incredible man and our furbies.
Before you go, why don’t you pop over to Tamara’s blog and see what my fellow bloggers have come up with – click here to visit.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and say hello to the next animal you see.
Pamela & Ken