I'm getting a bit excited now, here is my rucksack which I bought today. I found an amazing camping and outdoor megastore in Hull, with masses of stuff. They had literally about a hundred tents on display, and all the clobber you might need for the great outdoors, and the prices seemed quite good.
I tried several rucksacks on, didn't want one that was too heavy, or looked bigger than me when it was on my back. Some of the waist belts were very thick and hard, they would have rubbed my skinny hips sore after a few hours. This one has a soft padded waist belt and it fit the contours of my back perfectly, it felt very comfortable. Price? £29.99, very reasonable I thought.
Jane and Chris mentioned accepting donations for the rescue cats, for doing this walk, I think you might have meant some kind of sponsorship. It's a lovely idea and I thank you for that suggestion, but I am selfishly doing this challenge for me. It's not an excuse to make a bit of money, besides, people haven't got any to spare, and I wouldn't ask anyway. Thank you kindly Jane and Chris.
In the same vein, Mathew very kindly asked if there is some way that people could donate online, to the rescue. What lovely people there are who read my blog. I hope this doesn't sound ungratefull, but we have enough in the kitty, gedit ha ha, groan, to keep us going for a while. We have some supporters in our village who are very kind and donate things for us to sell. Thank you Mathew for offering to help, you have a lovely heart.
We had a little upset last week, we took in two kittens who were found abandoned and were quite poorly with suspected chest infections. They were far too young to be left outside on their own. Sue and Janet took them to the vet and got some treatment, antibiotics. One of them wasn't showing any signs of recovery and had to go back to the vet twice more. Sadly he didn't make it, there were complications. We were all very sad. That is the awful part of rescuing animals.
On the other hand, one of the three black kittens has gone to a good home, and we have had news of one we previously rehomed. The new owner has emailed to say he has fitted in perfectly. Aaahhhhhh cute eh :O)