April 28th was Valla's 1st birthday! Gosh it is hard to believe that it has been a year since my baby girl came home. So much has happened in that time which has shaped her into the wonderful girl she is today. I just cant believe how beautiful she is!
As you can see she got 3 plush animals ( 2 foxes,1 Eeyore) and a birthday cake made of dog chews which was also filled with chews. She also got an Elefun which is a children's toy that is shaped like an elephant that blows butterfly's into the air for children, or in this case foxes to catch. I think her favourite was her Elefun which her and Harry played with for ages each hoarding butterfly's in an opposite corner of the room to each other. Needless to say we did not have a second round for quite some time.
Amazingly all of Valla's soft toys are still in one piece apart from the Eeyore who like all of her Eeyores she has removes the tail from. I really have no idea why she does this but she does. Maybe she knows that in Winnie the pooh Eeyore is always looking for his tail?
In other news Sapphire and Slush are shedding BIG time! Their summer coats are coming in fast, Slush's more so then Sapphire's but they are both looking so different.
With Sapphire it all started with her eyes:
Then her mouth and snout joined in:
And that's about where Sapphire has remained more or less for a couple of weeks. Slush however started by getting darker:
Then his spots amalgamated:
Then his whole coat looked like it was going to just fall out:
Then his face got darker:
He's suddenly almost black!
Here he is next to Sapphire so you can see the difference:
Her back leg has just begun where as he is ready for summer! I wonder if Slush will have spots again next winter?
Oh and the white things on the ground are duck down from the duck down pillow that we opened and poured into Sapphire's house and fur from the two of them.
So the other day Akiko was playing with Sprite while I was painting the wood work in a room. She was very brave unlike any of the other foxes and started to play with Kikomo the Bengal cat who, being twice the size of her quite liked having a tiny critter to play with.
At one point Kikomo decided that leaping onto Akiko from atop his scratch post would be glorious fun which Akiko did not agree with and from that moment on decided not to play with him. He worried the poor girl so much that she literally pooped herself!
Clearly it was time to play with Sprite on the bed.
When Sprite wandered off to find Valla to play with Akiko went to investigate the decal I had just put on the wall.
She seemed a little worried by it all.
Maybe it was due to the size:
So she jumped down and came to watch me paint. What I didn't notice however was that I had left the lid to the wood paint on the floor within reach of the little tyke who then walked over it and started to paint the floor:
You just have to love the guilty look on her face hehe!
Until next time!