May 31, 2011

Esme 's Favourite Blanket .

Esme , " This is my favourite blanket ."

Esme , " I like to play hide the ear on it ."

Esme , " I like to stretch my back legs on it ."

Esme , " Do some mild nail polishing on it ."

Esme , " Practice my head ups (good for the neck muscles ) on it ."

Esme , " Sleep on it ."

Esme , " Cleanse my furs on it . "

Esme , " Hang upside down on it ."

Esme , " Hey. LP. Where are you going ? I haven't finished telling you about my favourite blanket..."

Esme , " She walked out of the room. How RUDE !! "

Have a terrific Tuesday.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage.

May 30, 2011

Who is in my hut ?

Tulip , " Who is in my hut ? "

Hoo. Hoo .

Tulip , " That's better ."

Have a brilliant day.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage.

May 27, 2011

Bones .

Mitalee , " I know you see it too. The dogs leave them everywhere."

Mitalee , " They chew on them. It makes them happy I guess.Chew.Chew. Chew."

Mitalee , " I can't imagine chewing on a stick. I mean , they can chew for HOURS at a time."

Mitalee, " I prefer a box. Sitting in a box. It's very zen."

Mitalee, " Your mind can start wandering though. Like for example , I've been wondering about those bones a lot lately.  I mean , where do dog bones come from ?"

Mitalee , " The sky ? "

Have a great weekend.
See you Monday.
the critters in The Cottage .

May 26, 2011

The ( partial ) Disappearing Act .

Esme , " Now you see me..."

Esme , "... now you don't ? Hmmm. Now I don't see you ! "

Have a great day.We hope the sun is shining for you today.It's raining here in the rainforest.More flowers will bloom but until then, some of us are getting wet !  :P
See you soon.
The critters in The Cottage

May 25, 2011

More Art in The Cat Room .

LP, " K was here for the long weekend as I already mentioned. She brought me a special gift and I have to confess it is one of the nicest gifts I have ever received in my life. We paint together when she visits and when K went home after our last visit together she painted this for me at home -without any guidance or influence from me. I have to add she went out and bought a canvas, paint brushes and paints of her own to surpirse me with this as she keeps her painting supplies here with me. What a loving, thoughtful girl with a beautiful heart !

It is lovely , lovingly hand painted by K at eleven years of age.Thank you. I will keep it always.

We also worked on this mural in the foster cat room. As I mentioned before whimsy prevails in the cat room !

For some reason paintings come out blurred after I download them to post but you get an idea!

Leo , " I never knew much about art when I lived on the streets but now I think I'll become an art collector. "

Tulip , " You can never have too much art. It's eye candy wouldn't you agree ?"

Esme , " Art is Cat. I am art ."

Have a wonderful day.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage.

May 24, 2011

The Cute Toss Up Canine Style .

LP , " Well we couldn't leave the pups out of The Cute Toss Up (and we agree they are all cute winners !) , so here  are a few cute pics of Issa and Duffy for your viewing pleasure :) "

Issa , " I wonder how many treats I'll get for doing this, this time..."

Issa , " Modeling takes longer than you would think. There's quite a bit of "down" time in between shoots. I wonder what's for dinner." 

Issa , " Have you ever been in the cat room? There's a cat in here who is the size of a LION. I figure if I don't move, he won't see me..."

Duffy , " Why can't they make dog hammocks ? "

Duffy , " It's good to be King ."

Duffy , " I don't touch my bone until LP gives me permission . I have very good manners that way. Kidding."

Have a Terrific Tuesday.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage.

May 23, 2011

The Cute Toss Up .

LP , "K is visiting over the long weekend and we selected three photos each of our two cats and three each of the Foster cats (who didn't want to be left out!) to make up a total of twelve cute pics. If they were entered in a photo contest it would be a ,  " Cute Contest Toss Up " , to choose a winner!  We hope you enjoy our choices :) "

Mitalee is first up :

Mitalee , " It's my pillow now Issa ! Don't my curls look wind blown and carefree?  Like me on Issa's pillow. I am wind blown and carefree."

Mitalee , " Box # 1 or Box # 2 ? It's difficult to know if I made the right choice or not..."

Mitalee, " My right ear makes the right pillow!"

Esme , " Look Mom! One ear! "

Esme , " Sweet dreams... I wish ! Maybe if K would stop sticking the flashy box in my face! Would you please put it away... "

Esme , " I picked Box # 1 and I know it's a winner!"

Tulip , " It takes a while but it will grow back. You'll see. The ear.Will grow back."

Tulip, " I have sweet dreams too. In this one , I'm snuggling K."

Tulip , " K is my favourite person in the world. I'm looking at her adoringly in this pic. Or is it the treats in her hand that are making me give her love eyes? "

Leo , " I smell BBQ. Sniff. Sniff. Salmon ! "

Leo , " Some people think I am an angel. I think it would be fun to have wings. Then I could fly."

Leo , " BBQ salmon is tasty. Lip smackin tasty! "

Have a great day!
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage.

May 18, 2011

Art in The Cat Room .

LP, " I love birds. Birds of a feather or birds in the heather ; they can be flocked together or simply singletons , it doesn't matter to me. I love them.When Daddyman and I first became friends we often went bird watching together. I especially love songbirds and I especially love the fact that their singular purpose in life is to fill the air with song, and isn't it amazing that every single songbird can carry a tune.A gift to each of us listening to them.So when I saw a charming mini cabinet with a songbird sketched on it, I considered buying it. It would be perfect to store my paint tubes. My friend who was with me at the time , encouraged me to buy it but in the end I decided against it. I didn't really need it or I needed other things more (cat litter, meds for the foster cats , pet food , cleaning supplies ,  and just about anything else that wasn't a small , bird bureau antique). A few days after Lewis died , this same friend showed up at my front door with the bird bureau antique in hand. She said, " I'd like to think of you painting right now ."

My songbird set of drawers is the place I now store my tubes of paint. It works beautifully! Below is a painting I completed yesterday. I believe the bird cabinet , given to me with love , inspired me to complete this painting as I tend to be a painter who procrastinates !!

It's difficult to get a good picture in the foster room where I paint and this painting resides because the light is bright and for some reason (probably because this is a huge canvas, the painting looks blurred in some places and detail is missing in other places) , but you get an idea!

Here is a close-up of the sweet bunny. This painting will be hung in the cat room along with other paintings I have completed and hung for the fosters , to keep their living quarters cheerful and bright . It should probably now be called the "whimsy room" instead of the "cat room"  !

Leo , " I think I look remarkably like that fluffy white bunny , don't you agree ?  LP must have used me as her muse ."

Tulip , " I love painting too ! I once jumped into LP's lap when she had the paint palette resting there and then I jumped off with my paint covered paws and danced all over the room creating an original collage of paw prints all over the carpet. Breathtaking. Absolutely breathtaking. I'm pretty certain LP was duly impressed. She looked stunned! "

Have a day filled with birdsong.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage