I decided to frock up this Friday and give my new leopard print dress a whirl.
I spent a bit more than 99p on this one, but it was still only around £7. And I did so want it!
It's got a rockabilly-ish feel, I think.
I tied the matching fabric belt round my neck as a pussy bow, it seemed appropriate.
Now you know I love my cats (to distraction actually) and they often get their gorgeous little faces (or arse, in Charlie's case) in on the blogging action.
Two tabbies (Jessie and Willow), two black'n'whites (Charlie and Minnie).
Friends obviously know I am a cat person so have tended to give me cat-themed gifts at times.
The little tabby painted pebble was a gift from a young woman I worked with back in my mental health professional days.
It was a struggle, for her and for me, but we both learned something and progressed, I think, and she gave me the pebble when she was left the service. We were always discouraged from accepting personal gifts, but in her case I made an exception. I felt it would have been an awful rejection of her kind gesture to refuse, and that solemn-faced tabby waving goodbye has been with me for many years now.
I hope that troubled but lovely young woman is Ok, I do think about her from time to time and wonder.
I bought the cat's head on the left in Egypt.
The solitary soapstone bookend is on his own now, following an unfortunate accident involving his twin and Seldom Seen's light sabre...
Oh I did shout! And I cried a little...
I have to confess this is not my only leopard print frock.
I still love this one, and feel vaguely disloyal...
But you can't have too many leopard print frocks, right?
And this one has pockets!
While I was taking these photos on the decking right at the bottom of our garden, my next door neighbour shouted down to me "Can I have your autograph?"
I was a bit mortified to be caught. I guess it looked rather bizarre to him.
I will choose to assume he meant I look like a Rock Star!
1980s leopard print dress - Ebay
Red shoes, belt, sunglasses and assorted bangles - charity shops
Jessie - Sheffield Cat Shelter
Minnie and Willow - Sheffield RSPCA
Charlie - kitten of a friend's adopted stray
Aren't you impressed that I got through this whole post without using the word pussy once?
Well, just the once.
Imagine my traffic source stats if I'd gone with Pussy Galore as a post title?
Whoops, done it again now...
Have a fabulous weekend, darlings!