I’m part of the Wellington Sewing Bloggers, a group of awesome Wellington-based (for the most part) women who sew, blog, and get together to eat cake, drink tea and talk about sewing and blogging.
For our latest get together, we outdid ourselves, with sewing, blogging, cake, tea, and KITTENS!
The Kitten Inn, a cat rescue charity, offers afternoon teas where you can play with their not-yet-adoptable kittens before and after your afternoon tea to help socialise them. ZOMG!
Your tea money supports a good cause, the kittens get used to lots of people, you get to play with kittens, and if you’re really, really lucky, you manage to get away without the firm and absolute conviction that you must come back as soon as the lot of kittens you played with is old enough to be adopted out, in order to snag one for yourself! 😉
Those of us who were kitten inclined had a wonderful afternoon of kitten playtime, kitten cuddles, tea, cake, more kittens, photos of kittens, wishing we could adopt all the kittens…
And, I’m sure you’re all thinking ‘that’s nice, now MAKE WITH THE KITTEN PICTURES’
Sewing bloggers featured are Kirsten of FiftyTwoFancies, Hvitr of Historical Living with Hvitr, and Nina of SmashTheStash (there were lots more of us, that’s just who happened to be at a convenient angle to where I was sitting as I snapped photos 😉 )
I’m sure your all wondering what Felicity made of this. She actually loves it when I come home smelling of other cats and kittens: it gives her something interesting to sniff and investigate.
Once she’s done sniffing, she wants a cuddle, just to be sure I love her best.
Yes Felicity, I love you best. No matter how old you get, you will always be my kitten!
OMG cutestpostever (and Cutestcatever Award goes to Felicity)!
What a purrfect way to spend an afternoon! (And yes, my Zola is my best kitten, always, even though he’s nearly 6 years old!)
Thank you for what you do! Socialization is key for adaptability. Many animal shelters actively seek volunteers to hang out with cats and dogs. Even just visiting a shelter is important, because they collect numbers of visitors which they use to apply for funding!
Thanks for doing your part to help the kittens–and I will give my rescue dog a scratch in your honor.
What a wonderful way to spend a day!
wwww!Awwwwwwww! The grey fluffy kitten with white paws is utterly gorgeous and the tabby and the black and white one and…..
Aaaaaw! I didn’t go partly because I had a Sudden Airport Pickup in the middle of the teatime, and partly because I didn’t trust myself to get out of there without a kitten.
Well, the next time someone asks me what I’d like to do for a birthday treat, or something, I have my idea ready to go! Thanks for raising awareness of this kind of thing.
They’re always your kitten, no matter what age they are.
My son’s summer camp does something like this. They call it Meowtown; they take in a bunch of kittens at the start of the summer, and as part of their camp duties the kids help look after the kittens and get them socialized.
It’s a sleepaway camp. The kids are usually there for a week or two, so they get a chance to get to know the different kittens.
There’s an actual process in place where the councillors check the campers’ gear before they go home to make sure no one ‘accidentally’ packs a kitten when they leave.
Oh, that’s lovely! So important for kids!
Such a clever idea.
Also, that tabby. That tabby looks quite a bit like Mia, our first ever cat, so much so I automatically assumed a “she” at first, and had to stop myself.
(Felicity is the best, obviously. Except for Bisha, who was the prettiest elegant cat beauty and the sweetest cat I’ve ever had. With hidden claws, as is proper for cats.)
Yes! That tabby!
I’m allergic to cats, but I still want that ginger kitten!
I know! He’s like ‘when will my forever person come?’
I want the soulful ginger kitten!