July 29, 2011

Issa Speaks Up .

Issa , " I was kinda noticing that this bloggie thing seems to be focused a bit , actually , way too much on the CATS! I mean , I know it's tough to get a good shot of me. This pic right now for example , is a bit blurred on account of the fact that I find the flashy box slightly annoying and I usually fail to co-operate. That's what LP claims. That I FAIL to co-operate. Seriously. How rude is that?!! "




Issa , " Look at this profile shot ! It's pretty sweet and it isn't screaming out FAILED co-operation!! " 





Issa , " These days it's all about the CATS! Or Duffy who gets attention for biting butts. And that behaviour is just all wrong."




Issa , " I would never do that. Jump up and bite people on the butt just 'cause I'm happy to see them ?! He does it to unsuspecting guests and everything ! ! "





Issa , " He's even left bruises. Seriously. That's pretty messed up ."




Issa , " I can do the "relaxed cat on the couch with nary a worry in the world ..." , no problemo. And I have CURLS just like Mitalee and Esme ! "




Issa , " Just look at this tender , nonchalant pose! How much more co-operation does LP need ? ! She's forcing me to do something I really don't want to do... to let her know how I feel about her obvious FAILURE to give me equal blog time. Still , a dog has to do what a dog has to do. "





Issa , " Show LP the back door. Also known as my door of disillusionment ! "





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

July 28, 2011

Thursday in the Garden with Leo .




: : three paw taps : : 







Leo , " Today we are going outside to view  pots with flowers. Next Thursday we will tour our new flower beds. Since we are going outside I will be your tour guide from afar as I am not allowed outdoors. BUT , LP says when the back garden area is completed , I will be allowed outside with supervision! I may not look excited but I am jumping for joy inside! "




Leo , " LP has garden lore like this sign in her garden ."





Leo , " And this cool cat who welcomes all who enter the garden ."





Leo , " Since LP is a novice gardener , she mostly plants whatever she likes and then largely forgets what the actual plant name is..."




Leo , " She took a strawberry pot and planted succulents like this one in it ."






Leo , " She took a used fence gate and nailed a flower box to it and then planted these beauties in the box ."








Leo , " Can you see the little pig hiding under the foliage ? "




Leo , " There are a few hanging baskets like this one in the garden ."






Leo ,  " One pot is planted , the other awaits plants and a spot of its' own in the garden ."












Tulip , " My turn! My turn! I want to show the next pot with my favourite flowers ! "




Tulip , " Aren't they prettyful ?!! "



Leo , " We hope you enjoyed the tour of our garden :) "





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

July 27, 2011

The Doily Test .

Leo , " I realize I may have gained a few ounces when LP was away but I still passed the Doily Test so I don't need to cut back on my food ! "




Leo , " A doily as you well know, is a decorative mat of lace laid under plates. So I'm the plate, in effect , and I fit nicely on top of the doily without any "spillage" so that means I am maintaining my correct weight ."




 Leo , " You can see that even when I am comfortably collapsed on my doily , there is plenty of room for an extra few pounds to fit on it in the future if I should so choose to indulge."





 Leo , " My doily is not only the perfect scale , it is the perfect resting place."





Leo , " Actually, come to think of it..it's also the perfect dreaming place."





Leo , " These days there is only one thing that enters my dream world."




Leo , " That would be Carlyle Just Tuna.Notice my favourite XOXOXO dish sitting on top just anticipating being filled with my favourite fishie food."




Leo , " Carlyle Just Tuna is made especially for us cats. It's the stuff dreams are made of ! "





Leo , " This time when I dream on my doily ,  I'm going to dream that LP bought me an entire case of Carlyle Just Tuna . I will spend the entire afternoon feasting on it.The best part is I will still be able to pass the Doily Test when I wake up!"



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

July 26, 2011

I'm late , I'm late .

Mitalee , " What just ran past us ? Wowsers. That was fast ! "

Esme , " It was a rabbit. Didn't you hear him say he was late for a very important date ? ! And he just fell into a rabbit hole ! "




Mitalee , " Esme , rabbit holes don't exist inside human homes ."

Esme , " I just SAW him fall into one ! He said he had no time to say hello or good-bye. "




Mitalee , " Esme , I just said rabbits don't live in rabbit holes found inside human homes...and I'm pretty sure they can't talk."

Esme, " O.k. then. I just imagined that rabbit running past us and jumping into his rabbit hole. I guess I must be on a nip high except I really did see a rabbit fall into a rabbit hole in our house ! Gah. "





Mitalee , " The next thing she'll be telling me is that the rabbit has turned to stone and is lying low next to my throne. Argh. Some cats and their kittens ! "




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

July 25, 2011

Where did Yummy Monkey go ?

Duffy , " I can't find Yummy Monkey ! "




Duffy , " He is not supposed to go anywhere without me. He could get into trouble and I wouldn't be able to help him."





Duffy , " Yummmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."





Duffy , " Maybe he is behind the curtains."





Duffy , " There he is! I must have left him there this morning when we were doing our " neighbourhood watch" together."






Duffy , " I guess we both deserve a " time out" on the time out chair. Me, because I shouldn't have left Yummy Monkey all by himself and Yummy because he should let me know when  I forget to take him with me! "





Ed.note : " Duffy takes Yummy Monkey everywhere he goes including up onto the window ledge when he looks outside and I often find Yummy behind the curtains where Duffy has left him. Duffy also often pulls Yummy up onto the little chair in the kitchen as seen in the pic. He loves his Yummy Monkey! "



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

July 22, 2011

The Switcharoo .

Mitalee , " It's been a rainy and overcast summer here in Vancouver. Not as much sun as some people would like. That means that I have been cuddling Esme a whole bunch these days 'cause it's nice and cool inside and we aren't getting  cranky with each other because of the heat ."




Mitalee , " Can you see how tiny Esme is next to me? LP calls Esme her tiny, little Gumdrop. I'm her Bumblebee on account of the fact that my middle name is Honey Bee."




Mitalee , " Summer sure is a lazy sort of time."





Mitalee , " Look how well we fit together. Snug as bugs in a rug."





Mitalee , " Sigh."




Esme , " Did you notice we did the old switcharoo? Mitalee was next to the pillow when we started our snuggling session. We like to switch places as the day progresses in order to keep our muscles toned with the effort of it. Seriously. I kid you not ."




Mitalee and Esme , " Have a snuggly day! We hope the sun shines for you this weekend :) "






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

July 21, 2011

Thursday in the Garden .


                                                                   : : three paw taps : :




Leo, " LP has joined The Society of Feline Gardeners and she is very excited! She is a novice gardener but has fallen in love with gardening. I will be your Garden Tour Master most Thursdays since I love all things green. I thought I would introduce you to our small ledge with plants where our cat balcony is located this week .  Next week I plan to show you the backlanding garden and our three large flower beds which we recently planted."




Leo , " LP loves succulents like this one ."







Leo , " And these. Isn't the fan shaped succulent interesting?! "






Leo , " This succulent is in bloom and is lovely! "






Leo , " I like to look out at the garden ledge."







Leo , " We have bird feeders too so I get to see chickadees and other small birds."






Leo , " Can you see the magnolia tree behind me? It will start blooming soon and will continue to bloom well into October. Oh. Would you excuse me for a moment ?  I need to take a bathroom break."






Tulip , " Oh good. The cat balcony isn't full of Leo anymore. Cod. For a quiet guy , he can sure chat up a storm!"






Tulip , " I have things to do!  I need to survey my Queendom! "







We hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our cat ledge garden.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage .