February 29, 2012

Treats and Updates .

Issa and Duffy , " Another rainy day here in Vancouver. B-O-R-I-N-G ! "

Duffy , " Issa , quick , sit up . "

Duffy , " Eyes ahead of you ! "

Issa and Duffy , " Treats !!! "

LP , " Here is a little update on Levon and Malou. In their own words :-)  "

Levon , " I am lying low and resting my muscles but yesterday morning I jumped on the hoomans' bed . . . something I hadn't done in nearly three weeks ! Oh, and I guess all that fuss didn't get me out of my neuter operation. LP has arranged for that to go through so I will lose my nuzzy futs after all . . . "

Malou , " My spay operation went very well. I am recuperating in my very own room so that I won't be influenced by Levon who will no doubt want to play with me. This way I can heal properly and I can stay nice and quiet until I am up to running around like the wild little banshee that I am. At least that is what LP says."

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

February 27, 2012

A Case of the Basket .

Malou , " I think I heard that right . Something about tomorrow being my gardenectomy. Huh? What are the hoomans up to this time?! Do I really look like a four legged walking garden that needs an ectomy? "

Malou   " What do they plan to do with me now ? Prune me ? ! "     

Malou , " The more I think about it the more it sounds odd and peculiar. I think I will stay under here for a few days . Out of sight out of mind . . . n'est-ce pas ? " 

Malou , " Actually , all this pondering has brought on a fierce case of the basket . I guess I will need to stay under cover for a while until this gardenectomy phase blows over .  I should be good here for a few days to a week I would think."

LP, " Malou is getting spayed tomorrow. Please keep her in your thoughts. Thank you! "

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

February 24, 2012

Oh Happy Day .

Esme , " Here I am on The Culprit . At least we think  this might very well be The Culprit . But first I will start at the beginning ."

Esme , " At the beginning , I didn't really appreciate the kitten twins. They kind of turned my world upside down. And by that I mean not in a very nice way. I'm a Mama's girl and I like ALL of my Mama's attention and let's face it, kittens are trouble and two kittens are noisy troublemakers that never put their party horns down. But when something went wrong with Levon , I put my thinking cap on. You see, I am pretty good at deducing things. And I noticed that when Levon fell asleep on the radiators, he some times fell off. You know we all do fall at some point once in a while, on account of the heat and the deep sleeps it induces. But the difference between us girls and Levon is that we break our falls when we roll over into thin air, and we land on our paws. Levon never breaks his fall. . .  he just keeps right on falling smack onto the wooden floors.Once he is rudely knocked out of his dreamstate , he staggers off to sleep elsewhere. When I thought about it some more. . . I wondered if he had somehow injured himself during his falls."

  Esme , " And guess what?! That's what the experts think might have happened . Levon had what is called a , trauma accident. He has hurt himself - maybe by pulling a  muscle or by bruising his tailbone or by injuring something not as obvious as a broken bone but which will need time to heal before he can jump on things and once again be a nuisance to all those around him. Yesterday morning he jumped onto the couch and onto the small chair in the kitchen using his hind legs ! He still can't do BIG jumping but he is improving. And I figured it out before everyone else. I figured out the radiator was THE CULPRIT ."

Levon , " It sure is toasty warm behind the curtains on the radiators ."

Levon, " But I think I had better sleep in my basket on the ground for a while until my trauma accident is all healed up nicely."

LP, " It looks as though Levon is on the mend and that he is suffering from what vets' refer to as a trauma accident which kittens can experience from falling and not landing on all fours thereby inadvertently hurting themselves. Thank you for your kind comments and support one and all! I believe we will all finally have a good night's rest here at the cottage. Even reluctant big sisfur Esme! "

 Have a fabulous Friday!
See you Monday.
the critters in The Cottage xo

February 22, 2012

Sunshine and Lollipops .

Issa , " Ok. Lots has been going on this past week here at the cottage.Since I'm the eldest critter , I am supposed to tell you all about it .  It's Levon who has given us a big scare. Well as most of you know ,  he was supposed to get neutered last week but it didn't happen and this is why. The evening before his neuter and the morning of his neuter (that actually never was) , LP noticed Levon was pulling himself up onto the little chair in the kitchen using his front legs. He wasn't using his back legs to enable him to jump up. She started thinking about it and realized she hadn't seen him jumping up onto the cat tree for a while. Or onto the bed or up onto other high places. She thought she should mention it to the vet the morning of his neuter so as not to place him in jeopardy when under anesthetia.The vet did some tests and gave him an anti-inflammatory shot and told us to watch for any improvement. Monday , Levon went in for more tests because there was no improvement -he still wasn't jumping up using his back legs, although he could run and play and he was his usual little piggy self when meal time rolled around. The vet took various x-rays and had some bloodwork done to rule out potential illnesses.

Issa , " The good news is all his bloodwork came up "unremarkable " which is fancy for all is fine with his internal organs and there is no obvious signs of FIP or leukemia which are two sinister killers of young kittens . We were all scared waiting for the results of the tests and Daddyman and LP were very scared. His x-rays were normal as well. So all the critters started singing, "Sunshine and lollipops"! Which is why I am surrounded by sunny things."

Issa , " And Duffy is surrounded by lollipops! But we still don't know why Levon can't use his back legs to jump up. So the vet recommended we take him to a feline neurologist to see if he will be able to decipher what is going on. Levon gave us all a big, heaping plateful of worry this past week but we hope we are on our way to discovering what is happening with him."

Issa , " And we are really , really hoping everything comes up roses for him ."

Issa , " Cause we love him so ."

Have a good day.
We promise to keep you posted on his progress.
the critters in The Cottage xo

February 15, 2012

Here today , gone tomorrow...

Levon , " Yesterday I was lying on the loveseat on the day of Valentine's LOVE ,  minding my own business and feeling pretty mellow."

Levon , " When along comes Daddyman. He plunks himself down next to me and moves my tail to the side. Huh? And then LP is using the flashy box and they are giggling. What the heck ?"

Levon , " You won't believe it Fellow Critters but they were looking at my boy parts."

Levon , " I did what any self respecting boycat would do , I covered myself up modestly. And then I heard them LAUGH again. And Daddyman said , " We are going to miss your beautiful , fuzzy little balls! "

Levon , " Yawn. Miss them ? I don't think so people!! "

Levon , " They couldn't be serious , could they ?!! "

LP, " Levon is getting neutered today. Please keep him in your thoughts to ensure that all goes smoothly.Thank you!

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

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day !

LP, " We wanted to wish each and every one of you a Happy Valentine's Day. We heart you all and are very happy to know you. And hoomans , don't forget. . . if you don't have someone special in your life to buy you a box of chocolates , our motto here at the cottage is . . .  buy your own !! Teehee. But no sharing with the critters . . . "

                                                       Your best Friend !

Have a wonderful day sharing your love !
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo

February 13, 2012

Resting Up .

Malou , " Here I am all stretched out on the couch . I'm resting up ."

Malou , " Tomorrow is a special day and I'll need all my energy . Cause I'll be valentine -ing all day long so I need to rest my heart . It will be my first Heart Day and I am very excited . We will be exchanging hearts all day long so I need to be at my best. I can't wait until tomorrow ! See you then . "

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

February 10, 2012

Tough on stains but mild on the paws.

Levon, " Yup. That's correct .  I'm helping LP with the dish washing. Of course it will be a surprise. She has no idea that I'm helping out ! In fact , I'm not even certain she realizes I can get up on this counter . Two surprises for LP . What fun ! "

Levon , " I'll let you all in on a little secret . Before I actually start washing the dishes , I like to soak my paws. "

Levon , " It keeps them nice and soft . Hmmm. Let's see. Nope not yet . A few more minutes should do the trick ."

Levon , " My paw furs will be as soft as a baby's bottom once I am through soaking it . You see , this dish washing liquid is tough on stains but mild on my paws . . . "

Have a wonderful day and Friday!
See you Monday.
the critters in The Cottage xo

February 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday with Mitalee HoneyBee .

Mitalee , " I'm thankful for this cosy bed ."

Mitalee , " Can you tell where it is ? "

Mitalee , " It's a little snug getting in here but well worth it. Can you guess now?"

Mitalee , " Getting closer to guessing ?"

Mitalee , " Yup. LP's bureau drawer. She made a little nest in here especially for Malou."

Mitalee , " But since I am the older sisfur , I thought I should test it out first ."

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