Puddings & Toyboys

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Travel cage carrier bag

With the recent flurry of vet visits for Thomas, I have come to appreciate the fabric carrier bag I made for the travel cage.

Hospital/Travel Cage

Hospital/Travel Cage

One of my worries is that the clips holding the cage to the base, either do not work, or are not clipped properly.  This would result in the base just falling off & the consequence, particularly if outside, potentially catastrophic.  When using the travel cage (demonstrated by Raspy on this post), I have always held it by the base & never by the top handle alone.

Getting the cage to the vet usually means holding it up by my chest (as I am supporting the cage base) but having to put it down on the floor at times to lock/unlock the front door & the car door etc.  As it has felt awkward lifting the cage from the floor by the base, I decided a new method was needed.

Enter cheap charity shop t-shirt.

From looking around the internet for ideas, I found the solution.  Any existing bag I had was just not wide enough at the bottom for the travel cage, even though the cage is really rather small.  So, for a few pence, I bought an extra-large, stretchy man’s t-shirt from a charity shop & set about turning it into a cage carrier bag.

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The baby toy

About 6 months ago, I picked up a baby toy in a charity shop & thought it would be good for the toyboys to play with.  It is one of those toys with squiggly wires & wooden blocks you can move along.  I gave it a good clean & left it out for them to play with.

It has been on the window ledge for some time & although they might have landed on it, it was only by accident (Raspy landed on it once & that was not planned either). 

They were not scared of it…. but were not interested in it either….  Until a few days ago when I spotted the toyboys checking it out!  I managed to quickly take some photos as evidence!

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So now I can rest easy, knowing that I have not wasted that fifty pence.