November 30, 2011

Kitten Fibs.

Malou and Levon, " We wanted to confess .We told a few little, bitty, kitty fibs in the last post. For example , once in a while we actually do move faster than sloths. And um. Well, we aren't quite as quiet as mice as we claimed to be.Or shrews. And we mostly pass out from sheer exhaustion at the  end of the day after moving around for hours on end.We are not constantly sleeping and motionless. We are sorry for the fibs. Some times we break things. And rip sheers. And if we don't get fed right away we scream at LP. At the tops of our brand new , loud lungs! We are going to try harder not to fib anymore.We just don't sound good on paper was the reason. But the truth is that in our every day lives, we are actually sweet , little, kitten angels on earth. That is not a fib! That's the real TRUTH! Sort of.















































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

November 28, 2011

The Welcoming Party.

Duffy , " I'm suppose to tell everyone how I feel about the new kittens. LP's idea. She's BIG on feelings and stuff. I know. I roll my eyes too. But only when she's not looking...Anyhoo. I like the kittens."


Duffy , " They are my new playmates ! "




Mitalee , " I agree Duffy! They are fun to watch too."





Mitalee , " They remind me of monkeys in a zoo!"




Esme , " I found this box and I think it is perfect for the "fat little sausages." That is , perfect for shipping them out to the sausage factory..."








Issa , " I love the kittens. But I love them best...."





Issa , "...when they are sound asleep ! "





Malou , " How rude! We hardly make any noise or commotion at all ! "





Levon , " We are as quiet as mice. Or shrews. Srsly. Actually , we are slower than sloths. It's as if we aren't even here ! "






Malou , " In fact, it's rare that we are both awake at the same time , let alone running around like monkeys at a zoo..."




Levon , " And that's the TRUTH ! "






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

November 25, 2011

American Thanksgiving.




Tulip , " Hi everyone! Long time no see. Of course that has EVERYTHING to do with the arrival of the KITTENS.Acck! It seems as though we have fallen into a blackhole of kitten obsession. Let's just say that time is slipping away before our very eyes.Like American Thanksgiving , for example."



Tulip, " Well, we are acknowledging it a bit late. But better late than never, I always say."





Tulip, " Anyhoo.Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends! We are thankful to have you , and  to have everyone from all the different parts of the world too , as friends.Srsly."




Tulip , " And remember, turkey eaters... gobble until you wobble ! 'Cause you have all those leftovers still ! "










Happy (belated) American Thanksgiving!
Have a wonderful weekend , to all our friends :)
the critters in The Cottage xo

November 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.More Kitten Pics!












































The kittens are getting bigger with each passing day.Levon has really grown-he is a head bigger now and his build looks more solid. Malou , although still tiny , is filling out nicely too.They are both fat, little sausages that we are tempted to gobble up!



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

November 21, 2011

Remembering Lewis .

LP, " For those of you new to reading about our adventures, you may not be aware that we lost one of our cats, Lewis, last March.He was only four years old and he left us in less than twenty-four hours without any warning at all. IMHA an auto-immune disease took his life.We were devastated.But so many people , including our blog readers who left us incredibly loving , thoughtful and sincere comments , helped us immensely during this sad time of loss. For those of you who went through that sadness with us , you may remember that at that time I mentioned my sister  was working on something for me to lift my spirits.Today I thought I would share what she made for me with you . It seems with the arrival of the kitten "twins" our thoughts come back to Lewis often these days.Not to make comparisons, but rather, to remember him in all his wonderful ways. It thus seemed fitting to share her gift now.










LP, " Some of you may also be aware that I love to paint and my sister does as well. Her gift to me after Lewis died was this painting of him :



LP , " Lewis loved playing around this potted plant and he often used it as his "observation post" to keep up with household events.It was a perfect little spot to snoopervise without being too obvious. I love everything about this painting. What I also love , is that my sister found the time in her busy and full life to paint it for me .Thank you again sis of mine. I know you are "lurking" and reading this :p









LP, " I believe it is because we loved Lewis as much as we did that we were able to welcome these two brand spanking new kittens. And it would seem that with every day they are here , they remind us that love is indeed everlasting. They remind us  that love , in all its' many and wonderful forms , prevails. 



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

November 17, 2011

The Naming Game .

I wanted to share the new kittens' names and how we arrived at each of them today with you. But first before I begin , I thought a few kitten pics were in order so that you could settle into my explanations without going through withdrawal! Um. Or maybe that should be so I ! won't go through withdrawal !!






I'll start with Malou's name. In its' entirety it is : Malou Annabelle Xing-Xing Songbird.

Malou  means , " Wished for child". This is what she strongly became for us when she was literally on the verge of death . None of us thought she would make it and we still can't believe how fortunate we are that she is now here with us. Since she pulled through , she must have heard our wishes!

Annabelle , is K's choice. She loved the name and was thrilled to find out it meant , "loveable"- which Malou certainly is!

Xing-Xing , is Daddyman's choice. It means , "Twin stars. One in the sky and one on earth."  A fitting tribute to angel Lewis.

Songbird , we love songbirds (and all birds) and we are convinced Malou will too!



Levon's full name is : Levon Valentine Thunder Finch.

We had many possibilities for Levon's name . I loved the name Basho (after the Japanese Haiku poet) and Mingus (after jazz musician Charles Mingus) but Daddyman said, No. At one point I had a list of potential names that was ridiculously long but we finally agreed on three potential names. Levon was one of the contenders. One day while driving to the beach with the dogs, I turned on the radio and Elton John's song Levon , which came out in the early seventies for those of you young enough (heehee) to remember , was playing.The lyrics to the song filled the car. " And he shall be Levon...and he shall be a good man, and he shall be Levon, in tradition with the family plan...Daddy man and I belted out.." HE SHALL BE LEEEVONNNN...." and knew we had our name.That name , Levon , was chosen out of respect to Levon Helm who was the lead vocalist to a group called , "The Band" which Elton John and Bernie Taupin hailed as their favourite band at the time of the song's writing.The Band is a Canadian group so that connection was also cool.AND Levon means Lion in Latin... so all good.I've probably said more than you wanted to hear :p

Valentine, was chosen because we used to call angel Lewis our  Funny Valentine.

Thunder, is a nudge to one of Tracy's son's favourite basketball players. He named all three kittens in this litter after his favourite basketball players.

Finch,  was chosen because we like birds and we are certain Levon will too!


Now for more kitten pics! These two babies are tiny.Malou is less than two pounds and Levon slightly more than that and yet their personalities fill space as though they were clumsy bulls in a china shop! Sooo wonderful!





































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