June 22, 2011

Trouble Makers .

Trouble Makers , waiting on their turn. To make trouble . While we are away...

We will be away on vacation from June 23 rd to July 6th. We will have some adventures to tell you about upon our return. Please don't forget about us and remember to drop in on us in July !

Have a splendid next two weeks.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage

June 21, 2011

Yummy Monkey .

Duffy , " This is my best friend. His name is Yummy and he is a monkey. I take him everywhere I go and he sleeps with me at bed time. The top of his head is getting spotty 'cause ( it's a secret so don't tell anyone) , I like to suck on his head as I fall asleep. Or when I am happy. Or when I am sad. Or during the day as I watch cat politics whooshing by me. I love Yummy. He is my best friend. Well, I already said that . I guess it's worth repeating though ."

Yummy Monkey , " Well , it's not all shooting stars and roses . Some times the love-in can get kinda rough and I end up legless. Or armless. Or earless. Hatless even. That's right . I used to have a swell, dapper some might even say , red , felt hat. Until Duffy chewed it off , ate it . And pooped it out . "

Yummy Monkey , " If I sit here long enough , LP will eventually notice me and stitch me back up again. She's pretty good as long as I have the missing parts. She couldn't do much about my ears. Duffy ate those.Then pooped them out of course. I didn't want them after that . Naturally ."

Yummy Monkey , " Most of the time when these things happen , Duffy waits with me . He feels bad about it ."

Yummy Monkey, " After LP stitches me up , she gives me a bowl of my favourite cereal . The funny thing is , I love Duffy too. He is my best friend . "

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

June 20, 2011

My Turn Please .

LP , " Issa , there is no one on your cushion. It's your turn now Little Sunshine ."

Issa , " It's true , I should get it while I can. LP bought that cushion especially for me and no one else was meant to use it . LP said that now that I was almost ten years old , I needed something softer to rest my bones on. But every time I go to rest my bones on it , someone else is there ."

Issa , " I have to admit Mitalee is the main culprit. She really seems to think that LP put that cushion there for her exclusive use . "

Issa , " Then she has the audacity to invite Esme over and they snuggle on it . "

Issa , " When Mitalee moves on to greener pastures , Esme cat naps solo for the remaining afternoon ."

Issa , " Look at Duffy with his bed head. It's obvious he loves that cushion too ! "

Issa " Hee. Hee. Hee. It's my turn now . Finally ."

Issa , " ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . "

Have a Marvelous Monday.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage .

June 17, 2011

Leo Languishes .

Leo , " K is gone and we won't see her again for an entire month. "

Leo , " When she brushes me I am filled with her tenderness ."

Leo , " I guess there is just one thing I can say about it . "

Leo , " Come back sooner , K. Come back ."

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

June 16, 2011

Mitalee Models .


Mitalee , " K invited me to play "model" and placed this hat on my head as she cooed and giggled at me. I agreed to play but only if she removed the hat from my head. I love to play any game and I am a bit competitive so I didn't want the hat to get in my way."

Mitalee , " K told me to keep my eye on the model. At least I think that is what she said. I understand cat talk more easily than human talk since cat talk is my first language. I often miss the nuances in human talk."

Mitalee , " I began the game by concentrating on the model as only a great huntress like myself , can  ."

                            Mitalee ," Dang ! I almost got it that time ! "                                                                           

Mitalee , " Maybe if I ignore it ,  I can use the element of surprise..."

Mitalee , " Or I could stare it into submission . "

Mitalee , " On guard ! You elusive model you ! "

Mitalee , " Come closer model . I won't hurt you . I promise ."

Mitalee , " Could I have the next dance , model ? "

Mitalee , " I'll give you a piggy back ride if you come a little closer , model ..."

Mitalee , " Ah , ha ! I got you model ! Dang ! You were tricky!  By the way , when I was a kitten not that long ago , we called you ribbons , not models... "

P.S. Thanks K for bringing over your lovely costumes and for taking such amazing photos. I think the girls had a lot of fun as is always the case when their sweet , adored K comes for a visit :)  LP

Have a great day all you beautiful , furry blog models.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage .

June 15, 2011

Tulip's Take on Modeling .

Tulip , " O.K. so I accepted this model assignment thingy but only because it was K asking me do it. K is my absolute favourite person in the world. My heart actually stops for a second when she enters the room. Seriously. I love her that much. So obviously I couldn't refuse her anything (no matter how utterly ridiculous it might be...). Anyhoo. I have a different spin on modeling clothes than Esme does. (See yesterday's post ). Esme is "by the book" and I'm more a "free style" model as you'll no doubt notice ."

Tulip , " Here is an example of Esme's " by the book"  Purrrfect Pose . One style of modeling but there is more than one way to skin a mouse . Below are examples of my preferred free style modeling . "

Tulip , " I think you should have fun with it! Rolls, twists and paws thrown in the air in utter abandonment are more my style than the uptight ummm.upright... cat walk. Add a little music to jazz it up et voila! "

Tulip , " Be creative! Throw in a few bum lifts. Smile for the camera but not in an obvious manner. "

Tulip , " Of course it's much more of an effort to be that creative.  I'm sure froo froo modeling isn't half as exerting! That's why I have to take a cat nap now. I don't have any energy left after that model workout  to actually take the polka dots outfit off....maybe K will let me keep the dress. "

P.S. Mitalee will be your Thursday model :)

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

June 14, 2011

The Cat Walk .

Esme , " K was visiting over the weekend. She brought some clothes for us to model. I played along because recently I've come to a realization about K . It's kind of embarrassing because I've known her since I was a tiny kitten but well , I love her now and I didn't so much before. I mean I liked her but you know, I wouldn't let her handle me or pick me up. She had to worship me from afar. But now I trust her and all that gooey stuff. So I let her dress me up this weekend. For a while . Mostly because she plied me with treats and talked to me in that lovey-dovey voice of hers that makes me melt like a chocolate drop in the sun. "

Esme , " When you model clothes you have to walk down the cat walk. You have to walk like a cat I guess , which is why it's called a cat walk , I think . Anyway, it's not too difficult to walk like a cat down the cat walk when you are a cat. If you know what I mean . "

Esme , " You have to pause and let the audience see the outfit . My audience is Floyd , the flamingo ."

Esme , " Then back to walking like a cat ."

Esme , " Pause. Two , three, four ."

Esme , " Linger , so the audience can see the outfit ."

Esme , " Then it's the mad dash outfit change into a dress ."

Esme , " And pose ."

Esme , " Pose ."

Esme , " Vogue ."

Esme , " All righty then . I'm done . Get this little number off pronto , please. I want to get back to playing with Floyd now ."

Esme , " Rats. Where did that pink flamingo go ? "

Esme , " Oh well. Now I have time for a quick bath. It's good to be a cat . Off the cat walk ."

P.S. Stay tuned.Tomorrow Tulip will be doing some modeling.

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

June 13, 2011

The Sun Director .

Mitalee , " There are advantages to being friends with a Sun Director ( see Friday's post , Plum Tuckered Out). I often ask Tulip to send sun rays my way you know, as a favor to my daystar needs. She is quite talented at overviewing and directing sun beams. See the sun spot on my paw?  "

Mitalee , " Can you see how it has spread to my face ? That is Tulip's work. "

Mitalee , " Psst. Tulip! You've gone over a little too much ."

Mitalee , " Much better. Now that's toasting my toesies. Some cats have incredible talent! "

Mitalee , " I am experiencing an exalted , almost divine moment ."

Mitalee , " Don't I look celestial or maybe I look supernatural... "

Mitalee , " Wow. Full out sun beams. Now I truly am in heaven! Thanks Tulip. You are the best Sun Director. Ever. "

Have a Marvelous Monday.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage