A friend who vacationed on Biyadhoo Island in the Maldives this past December encountered the abuse of animals. Her snippet of paradise was turned into a vacation in Hell. It was discovered that friendly cats and kittens were intentionally having limbs broken and being sent to neighbouring Villivaru Island. An island that would have little to no fresh water or food available for these animals to survive causing them to potentially starve to death.
Here is the link to her story #BoycottBiyadhoo and to the petition she started Rescue-blue-from-an-agonizing-death.
Below is her story:
Geez! I almost missed this month’s sign-up for the Friday Night Sew-In. This week has just flown by and with a funeral, a car accident (yes, you read correct – my new car and I were rear-ended at a red light), a visit to the police, mutiple calls to the insurance company, chasing butterflies and a nice visit with the Grandparents I have no idea how I remembered this.
Tonight, I plan on quilting the Sugar and Spice. I was going to free motion it, however I have changed my mind and will do boxes and straight lines to match the fabric layout.
I think the kitten might get other ideas about how I am to spend my time though….
I made two of these little pillows about a month ago out of this retro art deco fabric called “Hollywood” by Alexander Henry. I used a 15″ pillow form inside and have made the pillow case removable for washing by making it like an envelope with snaps to hold it closed. They make a lovely addition to my livingroom sofa.
The kitten -as always -was quite helpful and insisted he hold the fabric in place while I cut it by sitting in the sewing waste basket!
My kitten, Dex aka Binks has an incredible zest for life. There is nothing he cannot find joy in.
He was adopted from the humane society at 2 months old. When we arrived back home and took him out of his carrier, he stood looking around, let out a wild meow and began a 2 year playing and running streak with no end in sight!
Lately, the little monster has been experiencing some new things. He loves and goes nuts for strawberries. He also eats apples, carrots, oranges, grapefruit and honeydew melons. He does not just sniff them, he take bites from them if you let him.
When trimming Binks and his sisters claws, he eats he clippings. He chews his own claws on a daily basis. He tries to eat whiskers that have fallen out.
Over the weekend I gave myself a pedicure. He fought me for my toenail clippings and succeeded in eating some before I could wrestle them away.
I think my kitten is a demon. He eats toenails. That’s the only logical explanation I can come up with. Definitely a demon.
Meet my kitten Binky. Tonight, he helped me hold fabric in place by laying on it as I was trying to cut it. He hung out on the ironing board stretching his paws out to tap my shoulder, arm, head.. He brought my 5 different coloured mouse toys to play fetch with and then decided I was working to hard and curled up for a nap on my lap while I was trying to sew. His plan for attention won me over. I stopped sewing and he continued sleeping. What a little monster!