Wednesday, 20 March 2013

How to Make an Easter Chick

Now for something completely different, well OK not completely different I am keeping with the chicken theme from last week's post.  I have decided to go all crafty for this my post this week and show you all how to make this very cute (unedible) Easter Chick.

Easter is here again, Easter is a time of renewal, spring time. 

Why not make this adorable little Easter chick, complete with an Easter bonnet. 

Children will love helping you make one or maybe more.



You Will Need

1 of each 
12" / 30 cm Yellow Pipe Cleaner
 12 "/ 30 cm Orange Pipe Cleaner
12 " / 30 cm Red Pipe Cleaner

1  1" (2.5cm) Yellow pom pom
1 0.5" (1.27cm) Yellow pom pom

2 small googley eyes

Small triangle of orange felt


  1.  Glue the small yellow pom pom to the large pom pom (you could use a low temperature glue gun).


    2.  Glue the googley eyes to the small pom pom.

    3.  Glue the orange felt triangle to the chick's head; you could also use a small triangle of foam instead of felt.

    4.  Cut the yellow pipe cleaner in half; shape as above to make a tail and wings. Glue in place.

     5.  Cut the orange pipe cleaner into 3 pieces (4"/10cm) shape as above to make feet, glue in place.

Your Easter Chick is ready for his/her Easter Bonnet.


 6. Cut the red pipe cleaner into 3 peices (4"/10cm) cut each piece again  into half and shape one half into a doughnut shape.

7.  Twist the other half around itself (into a spiral shape) insert into the doughnut shape, glue into place.

8. Glue the bonnet into place and glue the small silk flower onto the bonnet.

The chick can be made with bigger size pom poms, you can use different coloured pipe cleaners for the Easter Bonnet.

So there you have it the chick would make a perfect decoration for your Easter celebration table.  Please also make sure you do not give the chick to a small child, they may decide to eat the small parts, not a good idea.

Day-old chicks

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Who's the Chicken?

Now most folks who know me, know I am a self confessed Scaredy Cat, but that does not make me a Chicken. When I say Chicken I don't mean the fluffy, feathered variety that we cats like to eat. (see left) I mean Chicken as in to be a Chicken (coward)

I am all for Love Thy Neighbour and all that but there are some people, and cats, that you just can not love. The cat in question is Feral Tabby.  At one time we used to get along just fine, in fact for a time I thought Tabby was female. How stupid did I look when I found out  that Tabby was a tom cat. (Image Take Five- by Herbert T - Creative Commons via Wikimedia commons)

Feral Tabby hasn't got many admirers in my feline family either, Sooty absolutely can not abide him, Gingy has even taken swipes at him now and again and so does Blackie.  Tabby has been such a pain recently he is always howling outside our house, spraying all over the place and refuses to leave the area e.g our garden.  My humans continue to feed him because they are big softies and feel sorry for him.

I have been involved in a couple of fights with Tabby as he is always trying to chase me away, he has chased me away on a number of occasions.  This week I came home with an enormous scratch on my nose and Tabby was wearing one on his nose too, coincidence do you think? No I had a scrap with him and he chased me away for a few hours, this made me late for my food and put me in a grumpy mood for the rest of the day.

Tabby has run away from Gingy, Blackie and Sooty and on the few occasionally from me, So I am asking you dear readers Who's the Chicken? I will abide by your decision.

Feral Tabby

I am also pleased to announce that I have received another award; well actually this is the second time I have been honoured with this award.  My friends Jasper and Felix have awarded me the lovely Why I Love Thee award,(see below) created by the peep, as he calls her, of my friend Nerissa of Nerissa Go and check out his wonderful blog.

In accepting this award I have to carry out the following:

1. Thank the award giver and give a link to their blog.

2.  Pace the award on your blog.

 3. Say why you love your peep/human.

I would like to thank my very lovely friends Jasper and Felix for giving me this award, please go and take a look at there wonderful blog.  If you are a Twitterer you can find out how you can help them and all the other animals on Twitter with their Cold Wet Nose Day campaign. Click here: Felix and Jasper Blogalot

Felix and Jasper working hard on their laptop

The award is already proudly placed on my blog, so I shall skip that part.

Why I love my peep/human, the first answer I gave for this question was because she feeds me, so in answer to this question again; I would have to say because she and her other humans took us in and adopted us. Nobody wanted us as their own house cats so I would like to say thank you and on behalf of me, my late brofur Scratchy and my other adopted feline sibling; we also love you lots, even if we don't show it sometimes.

Last and by no means least I would like to give a mention to my Facebook friend Pingu who has been rather poorly lately and he already suffers with a liver condition.  So to Pingu I wish you a speedy recovery, with much love and purrs and most of all he loves us to Roar for him so for you Pingu here is a very big

Here I am Roaring for Pingu

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

WLF Easter Sock Hop

WLF Easter Sock Hop

Yes it is pawty time again, you are invited to come and join us for the WLF Easter Sock Hop on Friday 22nd March 2013, on Twitter see Twtvite here: Hash tag #wlfhop.

This online event will be taking place in the gym of Rydell High School ( from the movie Grease)  
Dress Code 1950's Sock Hop or The Movie Grease.

We will be travelling back in time to the 1950's the time of Rock and Roll; Bill Haley and The Comets and Elvis "The Pelvis" Presley. The time of Teddy Boys, Bobby Socks (hence Sock Hop) and Poodle skirts (please ask the poodle first before borrowing their skirt thank you)  We will hopping and bopping at the hop and twisting the night away. There will be a dance competition and quizzes to win prizes and of course the opportunity to sample our delicious noms and drinks.

Our dance competition is open to all, to win all you have to do it describe your dance and provide us with a picture of you dancing, and our judges will pick a winner.  Happy hopping. 

St. Francis Hospice for Cats

We will be fund raising at the event for St.Francis Hospice for Cats.  St Francis is a UK registered charity (since April 1997) and they are based in Derbyshire.  They provide facilities and long term care for elderly, chronically sick and terminally ill cats through charitable donations. You can read more about the history and the trustees of the charity here: About  Every penny helps them no matter how small and there are other way to help St. Francis, through their Zazzle shop & using the web browser. If you wish to donate to  St.Francis Hospice for Cats you can do so through a direct Pay Pal payment click here: DONATIONS. (ChipIn will no longer be available after 7th March 2013) 

If you would like an AVI for the pawty @PuppyNumber7 (Thomas Archer) has kindly offered his services. If you wish to donate a prize for the #wlfhop please contact @claudiab53 or myself @PatchyMeow.


Our catering is being provide by @FrufruB, if you wish sample any of the following dishes please ask our Bartender or Fru.


Club Sandwich

Nip Drumsticks
Nip Dog


All Day Breakfast

Not only can you sample the delights of Frufru's wonderful noms you can order our #wlfhop 
 Gin with Nip Cordial
Bourbon with raspberry and Ginger nip ale.
Gin with Creme de nip
Strawberry Milkshake
1950's Side Car

Babycham with pear slice

All are welcome to the #wlfhop so come and join us and have a rock n rolling good time it's all for a good time.  It's all for a good cause too. See you there or be square.