I’m slightly concerned about the search engine terms I’ll receive after this, but I couldn’t resist…
I have two house cats that are getting quite old. One of them has Type 1 diabetes, and needs twice daily insulin injections to make sure that her blood sugars are regulated. Consequently, whenever I go away, I need someone to administer her medication, as putting her in a cattery would be too stressful. Luckily, I have a wonderful friend who looks after them for me, and she very kindly agreed to be on cat-sitting duty while The Bloke and I went to Scotland for a week.
All week, she’s been sending me pics via Facebook messenger to ease my worry on how they were. As we were driving back, she sent me a message to ask what time we would arrive home. It was an exhausting trip, and The Bloke and I were incredibly relieved to be back.
We opened the front door and walked in to this…
Penis balloons everywhere. We both creased up with laughter, and I immediately knew why she was inquiring about our arrival time – it must have taken her ages… I also noticed that she had colour co-ordinated the round balloons too – clearly she had put some thought into it!
It didn’t stop there – she had arranged the cards we had received in the mail, along with a bottle of champagne, a bottle of pre-mixed mojito (my favourite cocktail), a large selection of chocolate and crisps in a lovely display on the fireplace and had stuck a personalised banner on the wall. In the fridge were even more goodies, with dips and snacks…
I rang her:
Me: I’m a bit worried, there’s something wrong with the house!
Me: Somebody’s put penis balloons all over the living room!
Ness: (Burst out laughing) I don’t know what you mean, they’re just decorative!
I know that she can make good balloon animals (this was something that she randomly revealed in the pub a while ago), but she’s obviously been keeping certain areas of her balloon skills quiet. She’s missing out on an opportunity here – she’d make a fortune at hen parties!
The balloons are still up – I keep getting hit in the head whenever I walk past some of them, and the room smells like balloon rubber, but they make me smile.
I have amazing friends…
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