February 8, 2016

Third day of the quote challenge and a Wilhelmina challenge!

 This is our third day of the three day quote challenge. It was difficult to choose one last quote since I have collected so many uplifting and insightful quotes over the years. I decided to quote Mother Teresa. I like this quote because I feel it applies to everyone no matter what your spiritual beliefs may or may not be. It suggests accountability to a higher power even if that higher power could simply be your own conscience ; it implies a person can choose what is good rather than choose what often leads to their discontent.

 " People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. 
   If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
   If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
   If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
   The good you do today, may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good.
   Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
   For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
   It was never between you and them anyway."

~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta~

Here are a few more photos of our Wilhelmina.(See yesterday's post for the big reveal!). Can anyone guess her breed?

I will put together a little care package compliments of the critters in the cottage and send it to the first person who guesses Wilhelmina's breed correctly. This little challenge is open to everyone with the exception of those of you who already know. You know who you are!
I will announce the winner on Friday. You can leave your guesses in the comment section until then. Good luck!

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

February 6, 2016

Sunday Selfies with Wilhelmina!

 We are joining are sweet friends at, The cat on my head , for their fun Sunday Selfies! 
 We have been alluding to the arrival of a new family member this past week on our blog with the introduction of a babygate and a crate.

 Some of you guessed that there was a puppy behind this blanket and you were right!

 I choose YOU!

We would like to introduce you to our new family member. Her name is Contessa Wilhelmina Starlyn Raspberry Rose. Those of you who have been visiting us for the past five years know we love to choose names that have meaning to us for our furkids and we will tell you more about her name soon.

 This is Wilhelmina at the breeder's home. She is wearing an orange ribbon around her neck to distinguish her from her siblings and to ensure we bring the right baby home when we come back for her at eight weeks of age!

This is Wilhelmina before entering our home at eight weeks of age. Wilhelmina is wearing angel Isadora's harness , flower and polka dot bandana.

 Are you my new mommy?!

Looking a little apprehensive in Daddyman's arms in the kitchen minutes after first arriving home.

Settling in nicely after a mere few days.




 OUR HAPPY ANGEL EYES : Wilhelmina's very first SELFIE!


Wilhelmina is such a good, clever, little puppy. We are all in love with her here at the cottage. We look forward to sharing her with you as she grows into the wonderful dog we know she will be!

Have a Sunny Sunday.
Don't forget to HOP!
 It's a wonderful way to meet old and new friends alike.
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

February 5, 2016

Day two of the Quote Challenge and getting closer to the reason for the babygate.

 On our second day of the quote challenge , we chose a quote from the writer May Sarton. We value this quote since we feel that we live in a society that places far too great an emphasis on youth, and in doing so, we , as adults, can often downplay the experience and wisdom of our years.  

" Do not deprive me of my age. I have earned it."

            ~ May Sarton ~

 Levon, " Well you've heard about the babygate but did you know there is a large, box-like structure of wire that has also been set up especially for my enjoyment?!"

 Levon, " I'm lying on it! The top is piled high with blankets making my experience quite comfortable. I can see all around me which is also very nice!"

 Levon, " In fact, once I jumped on it, I  soon began to feel sleepy and it wasn't long before Malou joined me."

Malou and Levon fast asleep on top of the wire structure set up especially for them! Or not?!

 Drop by on Sunday to see what is behind this blanket and to see why a babygate was set up in the first place.

Have a Fabulous Friday!
See you Sunday for Sunday Selfies.
the critters in the cottage xo

February 4, 2016

Quote Challlenge : Day One.

We were asked by our friends at , The cat on my head  , to participate in a three day quote challenge. LP has been collecting quotes since she was a young girl and consequently, was more than happy to oblige!

There are many insightful quotes to choose from in our repertoire but we decided to start with a spirited quote from Martin Luther King.

" Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

                                              ~ Martin Luther King ~

We are supposed to select three people to participate in this challenge but we are leaving the challenge open to anyone who may be interested and who would care to share a few quotes with us.  Please let us know if you plan to play along as we would love to read your quotes! 

 Levon, " I believe I may now be able to hazard a guess as to why that babygate is up. I will let you know what I think about it tomorrow . . ."

Have a wonderful day! 
See you tomorrow.
the critters in the cottage xo

February 3, 2016

A few words on Wednesday with Malou.

Malou, " What's with the babygate?!"

Malou, " Should I be concerned?!"

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo