Oh dear..... my 14 week old kitten Freddie somehow managed to get into the back of my beloved Hobbies 1930s dolls house the other evening and cause utter mayhem with my wonderful mini antique treasures! Luckily the damage on that first occasion was mostly limited to the kitchen.
Treasures that have withstood the test of time (over 70 years mostly) have luckily just about been able to withstand the playfullness of a kitten. The worst of the casualties though, was a 1920's-30's German hoover....ripped away from the main body. How most of the china stayed intact on the dresser I don't know but I have yet to find a missing teeniest wooden egg in an egg cup (should have been three, now only two)...........seriously, I think he may have eaten it! My Hobbies house is open at the back and sits on a turntable. In anticipation of Freddies arrival, this house had already been pushed right up close to the wall but somehow he still managed to get through a 3” gap at the back? I have been meaning to create a false back from Perspex for ages now, to help keep the dust out really.....so looks like this job is going to have to rise higher in priority on my list of to-dos!
But hey...guess what, even though the house has now been pushed right up against the wall with absolutely no gap at the back whatsoever, Freddie apparently decided that he was going into that house once more. My husband last night, alerted by a strange noise, found Freddie hopelessly trapped in the Hobbies house front doorway! Now let’s just say that the bloomin’ front door is hanging off its hinges. (Yes thats Freddie in pic).
I refuse to put my house away for the time being and this kitten, like any young child, is going to have to learn that my 1930s Hobbies house is out of bounds for him.....but I think the learning curve is going to be a long and painful one! Anyone else had this sort of problem?