Oh my goodness, what a morning!!!
Don't you hate those mornings?
The ones when you have to be somewhere at a certain time and everything tries to stop you from getting there?
Well this was one that won't be forgotten for a while.
It all started with the exciting entrance of a butterfly. Problem was, he really wasn't getting out of his house very well at all. Sounds a bit like us really!
So I armed myself with a couple of pairs of tweezers and peeled the crusty layer off his wings. Apparently I resembled a crab with nippers.
Well things didn't look good half an hour later, and in the end I decided to pop him down the gurgler. (The sinkerator for those of you who have no idea what I'm on about.) This was most upsetting for four unorganised girls who really should have been leaving for school.
And it that wasn't bad enough, earlier in the morning I heard a noise in the garage that sounded like a person playing with one of those retractable tape measures.
A bit spooky really.
I locked the garage door and left the tape measure player to it.
It's not my idea of a good time, but I do know it can be entertaining to certain little people, so each to their own.
Well eventually we had to open the garage as I needed to take two small people places so I could go to a school meeting. I had hubby stay on the phone while I bravely went in search of the tape measure rustler.
Oh well, we headed out down the road, past the school and waited at the traffic lights. I did what I usually do at this time, reached in my rather spiffy red bowling bag, and took out my lipstick, only to find ladies shouting at me and banging on my window to stop.
What, can't a girl beautify herself without interuption???
It appears that someone saw a cat peeking out from under my bonnet!!
(Thank you to my model who looked remarkably like the one in my car.)
The one in my car looked a little more like this...
Giant saucer eyes looking up from the engine.
See the ginger arrow I've drawn on the photo below? (By the way I'm quite proud that I was able to do that!) That's where he must have stayed
since yesterday afternoon when the girls were riding their bikes out front.
Well it took half an hour for the crowds to free him, he was so scared. I was parked in the lane with cars travelling down both sides of my car and it was quite embarassing really.
Luckily a panel beater Dad and an a couple of Indian men happened upon us and offered to take over the rescue. After freeing him, the office lady arrived and took him to school as I thought he belonged to our neighbour who works there.
Apparently he looks just like hers, but is missing a black spot on his nose.
So after taking both children to the loooong school meeting, I went up to the sick bay to pick up the cat to take him home. I have no idea who he belongs to, so I just let him out after a bit of doorknocking at empty houses. I still have his collar so will go out later today and investigate.
Here's the evidence of a bit of a scuffle, under my car in the garage.
I sure hope tomorrow is less eventful and that pussy cat has calmed down a bit.
The strangest things happen some days don't they?
I'm just very grateful that he's in one piece as it could have been an ugly sight.
I'm happy for mobile phones too and for wonderful caring people to help in times like this.