Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Cat Shelter Deluxe





Who is this sitting on a comfy bed inside Riverside Lodge? It's Piggy, of course. But wasn't this once the Periwinkles' bathroom? Why has it been turned into a bedroom for cats? 

The answer is that Piggy's arrival started a migration of stray cats to Riverside Lodge. The next kitty to arrive was Mittens, who you can see sitting on top of the blue cushion. The Periwinkles aren't even really sure whether he's a cat, but then it didn't matter to them. He turned up on their doorstep in need of help and that was that. 



The next one to arrive was little Pip. Did you spot him yet? He is sitting inside the pink cat tree, playing hide-and-seek.



Another cat in need of a home was Joseph. He is downstairs relaxing on top of the warm stove. 



Little Molly was left on the Periwinkles' doorstep inside a basket. Apparently her former owners were no longer able to take care of her and had heard of the Periwinkles taking in stray cats. 



Jemima has fallen in love with the tiny cat and would like to cuddle Molly and carry her around.



But Molly is still a little shy and creeps into the back of her Rilakkuma cat house as soon as Jemima comes too close.



Jemima decides to see what will happen if she hides behind the step. After a while Molly walks onto the porch to greet Quackie. 



Pip is hungry. He has come downstairs to eat. Jemima accompanies him into what was formerly the Periwinkles' dining room. It is now the cats' dining room!

How can this be? Where are all the Periwinkles' furniture? Well, if you have ever lived inside a tiny wooden lodge with five sick and malnourished cats you would know that they do a lot of sneezing, pooping and chucking up... It simply didn't seem like a good idea to James and Julie to keep on  living there.

They love the cats, but they had to think of Jemima's health, too. So they moved in with the Babblebrooks, rented a garage where they put their beds, chairs, table, Jemima's toys, etc. into storage, and decided to turn Riverside Lodge into a cat shelter.



Today James is making photographs. The Periwinkles want to promote the shelter on facebook, in newspapers and magazines, so that people in and around Riverside will know where they can adopt a kitty.



They will also be printing some leaflets. Julie is acting as a model for them.



"But where are the Periwinkles going to live???" you may now be asking yourself. "Riverside Lodge was perfect for them and they were so happy there!!!" 

All this is true, but I think you should come back for the next story and see for yourself how (sometimes) letting go of a good thing can allow for the beginning of another, even better thing... :)



The miniatures featured in this story are part of the 
Rilakkuma Cat Café Set



27 comments:

  1. So ein süßes Set! Ich liebe Rilakkuma :D Und eine süße kleine Geschichte!

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  2. Such a cute little story, I really like that Rilakkuma set :) I can't wait to read more about the Periwinkles and their new home!

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    1. I am glad to hear this, Aranera! :)) Thank you!

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  3. I recently got the same rilakkuma set! Love the story- lucky cats. Hope the Perriwinkles find a nice place to live. Sarah

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    1. Hello Sarah, I'm pretty sure they will. :)

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  4. Oh, such cute pictures.

    Maddie

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    1. Hi Maddie, thanks for commenting! This allowed me to take a look at the beautiful pictures on your blog. :)

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  5. Awww, the cats are so cute!
    Emily

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    1. Hello Emily, thanks for commenting!

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  6. I hope the Periwinkles will get better and more beautiful lodgings. They deserve it for being so kind and generous to the poor homeless cats.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, I will tell them what you wrote!!

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  7. This cat family is so cute, love the story, Nina!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thank you so much, Ilona. ♥

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  8. I love this! So cute :)

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  9. Donnerwetter... Hut ab vor Familie Periwinkle! Mal eben so das Haus aufgeben und in ein Katzenheim umfunktionieren, das keine Wünsche von kleinen Samtpfoten offen lässt... Nun bin ich aber gespannt wie ein Flitzebogen, wie es weiter gehen wird - und wie das neue Heim aussieht.

    Liebe Grüße
    Birgit

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    1. Hallo Birgit! Ich freue mich, dass bis jetzt keiner die Periwinkles für verrückt erklärt hat. :D Sie sind wirklich extrem tierlieb... Ein bisschen lag ihre Entscheidung aber auch daran, dass sie Lust hatten ihr Projekt "neues Zuhause" (u. vor allem GRÖSSERES Zuhause) endlich in Angriff zu nehmen.

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  10. Awww all your cats are so cute. I am a cat lover myself and I think it is very kind of the periwinkle's to give them their home. Mine will just have to live with me lol.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Welcome, Garnet! :) Thanks!

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  12. Hi Nina!
    What a lovely story!!!and all those kittens are sooo cute!!!The Periwinkles are very generous.They're such a nice family.Are they going to share their home with the cats or are you oing to accomodating in a different place?

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  13. I read your story again and you kind of aswer my question in the previous post.I guess the Periwinkles are going to move to another house.I'll have to wait to read your next post to see if I'm guessing rightn.Can't wait to find out

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    1. Thank you for commenting! :D

      Yes, exactly, the Periwinkles are getting a new home. :)

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