September 1, 2015

Levon, the Weather Watcher.

 Levon, " After almost four entire months of constant heat and sun, the rain and winds have arrived in Vancouver with a vengeance , leaving a bit of destruction in their wake. Here at the cottage, we were without power over the weekend which is why we are incredibly behind in visiting!!"

 Levon, " I have been diligently watching the rain pour down from the skies from the highest vantage point on my cat trapeze."

Rain, rain don't go away!

Levon, " This may be almost unnatural for a cat to confess, but I am enjoying the cooling rains enormously! And I know they are also very cleansing in the aftermath of all the forest fires that have been occurring in British Columbia of late. We have all the people affected by the fires in mind these days. May their lives resume as they once were lived as quickly as is possible. "

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

August 31, 2015

Last one out of bed makes the bed!

 Esme, " Hi ya! It's early morning and I am resting near LP's pillow. Sorry about the poor lighting. The drapes have yet to be drawn.  Some of you may know that I sleep in LP's arms every night. But I am not the only one in the bed!"

                                        (Can you spot Levon and Isadora?) 

Esme ," The house rule is the last one out of bed makes the bed!"

Duffy, Levon, Malou, Esme and Isadora.

Isadora, " I am never the last one out of bed. Neither is Duffy! We get up as soon as LP gets up!"

Duffy and Isadora, " Heading out as we speak!" 

(Can you spot Esme at the top of the bed?)

Malou and Levon, " It looks as though we will be making the bed again 'cause we both know it won't be Esme on account she is the big sisfur!"

Have a Marvelous Monday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

August 29, 2015

Sunday Selfies with Isadora and the Baby Bears.

Isadora , " We are joining our dear furiends at The cat on my head for their fun and alway delicious Sunday Selfies. This week I am featuring our cousins , Billy Bear and Panda Bear."

 Isadora, " First,  here is my own Sunday Selfie! I am not alone in my selfie. There are three other dogs in this photo. Our cousins, The Baby Bears, Billy and Panda  , came to visit this weekend! Can you see them in your far left hand corner? And Duffy is to my side and behind me."

 Isadora, " First Panda Bear attempted a selfie. I thought it wasn't too bad for an eleven week old puppy whose brain hasn't quite kicked in yet (heehee), wouldn't you agree?!!"

Isadora, " Then it was Billy Bear 's turn. He tried to imitate Levon grooming himself !"

Isadora, " In the  end I took a few photos of them myself. Afterall, I am the older cousin and I do want to show efurryone how cute they are for posterity's sake!"

Isadora, " I know these two are my cousins and all but can I be frank? They are the sweetest, most gentle and well behaved puppies I have ever met. Levon gave them his seal of approval during this visit by giving them kisses on their noses!"

P. S. For inquiring minds . . .  Billy and Panda are Cockapoos. They are presently (at eleven weeks of age) about the size of Duffy with a bit more girth at eight pounds and will be the size of a Cocker - Spaniel when full grown. :)

Don't forget to HOP! It's a wonderful way to visit old and new furiends alike.

Have a Sunny Sunday!
See you tomorrow.
the critters in the cottage xo

August 28, 2015

Isadora in a hammock.

Isadora, " Hi there! I heard you were worried about me. Well, things were looking a bit grim for me for a while. And then I felt better for a few days but this week I collapsed again and went to the vet's again for another shot to help me breath better. As a result of collapsing twice, I am now taking two different heart medications. It's  o. k. I felt good enough to have the groomer come to my house yesterday to groom me. I was looking really scruffy because the humans thought grooming me might stress me out unnecessarily so they kept waiting and putting it off. Now it looks as though the groomer stole all my furs! I look nekkidd! But I wasn't stressed out. Our groomer is very sweet and gentle. She even gave me extra treats."

Isadora, " And she put bows in my hair. I LOVE bows. Aren't they pretty?"

Isadora, " I wanted to pose in the cat hammock so you could see how tiny and cute I am!"

Isadora, " Thank you for all the kind comments and good wishes. I am doing better and hanging in there! Get it? Teeheehee. I am HANGING in!! Wink. Wink. Nudge. Nudge."

Have a Fabulous Friday.
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

August 27, 2015

Levon, flowers and a visitor in the garden.

 Levon, " I am looking out the back window above the garden. This is the best spot to watch outside critters who come for a visit." 

 Levon, " Ms. Squirrel , (I know she is a Ms. on account she is very smart , industrious and she has big , soulful eyes), visits often and helps herself to the bird seed in the bird feeders. She is one of many squirrels who come to visit us. Luckily, we have more birds than squirrels who visit but both are fun to observe!"

Levon, " I can see the flowers in the garden from this vantage point as well.  Ms. Soulful Eyes (can you see her in the next photo in the left hand corner?) likes to hang out on the shed roof and admire the flowers below.There aren't as many flowers left in the garden at this time of the year but I thought you might enjoy seeing the few that remain."

Have a Great Day!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo