June 29, 2016

Touring the garden with Esme.

Esme, " When I am sitting on my cat trapeze, I can see the garden below me."

Esme, " There are quite a few blooms out now in the garden. The hydrangea is looking lovely and the lilies are just about to open but they are not quite ready. I promise to show them to you in all their glory as soon as they bloom!"

Esme, " LP painted our old, gynormous bird bath a robin's egg blue this year. The colour looks beautiful against the green of the water plants."

Esme, " I concede, the garden is looking quite pretty of late . . . but not as pretty as a kitty (whispers) such as myself !! "

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

June 28, 2016

Mitalee in the sun.

Mitalee, " This is the face that greets LP every morning. I try to look extra endearing so that she drops everything she is doing to give me the love and attention I so rightly deserve!"

Mitalee, " After my scritches, I like to hang out in this spot. It catches the early morning sun beautifully!"

Mitalee, " The forecast is full sun for the next week in Vancouver . What a relief after all that rain!"

Mitalee, " Hope you are able to catch a few rays in your neck of the woods. If not, I can save you a spot on my cat tree!"

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


June 27, 2016

Market Day with Duffy and Wilhelmina.

Duffy, " We went to a Farmers Market! There were a few hundred tents set up at this particular open air market. It was quite large and there were far too many things to see to list them all here! "

Wilhelmina, " We saw many interesting items and we also met many wonderful people and their dogs!"

Duffy, " This market had all kinds of goodies from water plants . . ."

Duffy, " . . . to pottery and yummy foodables, to name but a very few!"

 Market humour!

Duffy,     " I saw this bird painting and immediately thought of da tabbies o trout towne . First, because they are very artistic. I'm certain many of you have seen their mesmerizing art . . . but also because they kinda have a thing for birds. Let's just say it's not necessarily a good thing . . . . if you know what I mean!"

Duffy, "I really wanted this hedgehog blanket. We all love hedgehogs here but mean ole LP said no, we have enough blankets!"

Hedgehog adorableness! ( whispers .. . .which I may yet buy if it is there on the next market day . . .  )


Duffy, " I guess I don't mind that much about not getting the hedgehog blanket because the real reason I love outdoor markets so much is because of all the dogs I get to meet and greet!"

Wilhelmina, " I also met lots of dogs and guess what? I actually met another red Standard Poodle like me! His name was Adam. We played together and had lots of fun wrestling! "

Wilhelmina, " I think going to a Farmers Market is going to be one of my favourite things to do in the summer!"

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

June 25, 2016

Sunday Selfies : Six + one.

We are joining our sweet friends at , The cat on my head, for their always enjoyable Sunday Selfies!
This week all the critters and LP are participating. We hope you enjoy our efforts :)







The two pups and their human.

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

June 24, 2016

One for Esme too!

Esme, " Like Levon, LP also gave me a catnip pillow from the farmer's market! It is potent!"

Esme, " Actually, we were all given a new catnip pillow but Levon and I are the true nipheads in this family!"

Esme, " I like to take a deep, deep breath and inhale the heady scent unlike Levon who likes to hunt his catnip pillow down and dead it!"

Esme, " Usually the heady, nip scent knocks me out for the entire morning but not today! I plan to get to it when I wake up from my nap in exactly one second.  I mean as soon as I wake up from my little, tiny cat nap in exactly one minute, I will definitely show that catnip pillow who is BOSS.  I mean as soon as a I wake up from my nap . . . I'll show that tired, old pillow who is  BOSS! I'm the BOSS . . .  that's who. . . . I'M the BOSS catnip pillow! Do you hear me?!!!! I'm the boss  . . .  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz."

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