Welcome to the land of Clootielugs where squirrels, rabbits and their like rule the roost. I love to make and sew and find inspiration from many sources although nature in its many forms tends to be the thing that fires my imagination most often!

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

R.I.P Rabbie

Our beloved cat Rabbie died suddenly and unexpectedly this week. He suffered a thrombosis when he was out hunting and was found and was brought home to us by a kind neighbour. He tried really hard to fight on but it wasn't to be. We are all really sad but will always remember his star quality and spirit. He was something of a lothario and was the proud father of many kitties. He didn't speak to me for a week after I insisted upon a little visit to the vets! Rabbie was a legendary traveller and would disappear for days (once months!) at a time, always returning in marvellous form having clearly conned some other soul into feeding and caring for him! He suffered several indiginities at the hands of my children when they were younger and has been seen bedecked in Barbie pink maribou feathers, Christmas hats and various hair accessories. He taught my dog to swear (terribly!) and would then sit back and watch her getting into trouble. Lucy (the Westie) loved him desperately and he tolerated her like the fool he thought she was! To celebrate Rabbies life, this weeks Folksy Friday is dedicated to his numberous escapades...

To start; a pair of
earrings that capture
both his 'stud' status
and his many
reproductive successes!
Have a look at these from Fluffstuffs

Almost as much as the ladies, Rabbie loved a soft
snuggly blanket to curl up on,
...this one from FunkyBeans is intended for a baby..

Yes, he would have been
made to wear this if
middle daughter had her way - before
grabbing it for herself! From Bella D'Luna

Very useful for any traveller!
I don't know where he'd have
pinned them though!
Find your way to Hats Outrageous...

Because he was an exceedingly furry fat cat!
In a great choice of colours from Art;ordable

And we loved him!


  1. Poor pusscat! I wish he could have worn one of my badges - thanks for featuring them!

    Lisa x

  2. Lovely tribute to a real character of a cat!

  3. He sounds like a fantastic character, thank you for sharing those precious memories! And what a great job linking them to the amazing creations featured!

  4. So sorry to hear about your cat - sound like a very interesting character. I lost my cat a few years ago and it was devastating. Fond memories will make you laugh time and time again! I often burst into spontaneous laughter when I look at a windowsil as my cat had a knack of jumping up, losing her balance and tragically falling off, but always with a look on her face that she meant to do it that way.