Settled In

It has been a little over a week and Marie has fully settled in. I feel like she’s already a little bigger as well.Like most kittens, Marie is very playful. She is also very fast. I always have to watch my feet just in case she decides to suddenly run in front of me. Despite that, I think it’s cute.

I think I’ve said this before, but Marie has a very great personality. Pamela even said that she has the same personality as Buddy. You may have never heard of him, but his mother posts pictures of him on instagram if you’re curious. You can find him by searching ‘buddydaboy’ or by going to MuseCats.com and clicking ‘new families’ at the top.

We’re still not giving Marie free reign to the house unsupervised. The house is, for the most part, kitty-proofed but there is still things she could get herself into. So, even if she’s a little disappointed sometimes, it’s for her own good. Besides, she tends to sleep at night anyway.

Patriotic Popsicle Charm

Happy Independence Day!The yarn and crochet hook you use is optional.

Materials 

• Red, white, and blue sport weight 

• Stuffing or scraps of yarn

Equipment 

• A US C2 (2.75mm) crochet hook

• A chenille or tapestry needle 

Popsicle

With red, ch 2.

Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Sl st to the first sc to join. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in the joining st and 1 sc in the next 2sts. 2 sc in the next st and 1 sc in the last 2sts. Sl st to the first sc to join. (8)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in the joining st and 1 sc in the next 3sts. 2 sc in the next st and 1 sc in the last 3sts. Sl st to the first sc to join. (10)

Change to white.

Rounds 4-6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in the joining st and in the next 9sts. Sl st to the first sc to join.

Change to blue.

Rounds 7-8: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in the joining st and in the next 9sts. Sl st to the first sc to join.

Break yarn and fasten off.


Stick

With tan, ch 5.

Row 1: Sl st in every ch. Ch 1, rotate your work clockwise, working 1 sl st in every ch of the foundation row on the opposite side.

Break yarn and fasten off.

Finishing: Stuff the popsicle, keeping the top open. Insert the stick slightly into the popsicle and sew the popsicle around it to secure. Lastly, cut a piece of yarn, in the color of your choice, about 6 inches in length. Thread the yarn through the top of the popsicle, and tie the ends together with a sewing knot.

Marie’s Arrival 

Meet Marie,​ the most adorable kitten I’ve ever seen.This will be a short post. I’m tired from traveling in the car all day, plus I need to keep Marie company. She is very gentle and very sweet. I feel very fortunate to have her. Wow, I just used the word ‘very’ three times. This will be a great post. (I’m being sarcastic.)

Little Marie is still rather shy, but that’s to be expected. She is just a kitten and moving to a new home requires a lot of adjustment. Not to mention, being around new people is also a stressor. I can tell that she’s starting bond with me already, though.