July 31, 2012


Leo , " Here I am on my very own bed in the foster cat room. It has two giant sized knitted doilies on it. They are both for me because Tulip never uses them."

Leo, " I like to sleep directly on the doily, rather than on the bedspread because mine is an orderly mind."

Leo , " But you don't need to hear about my near obsessive need for orderliness and routine. Or about the fact that I am forced to live with Tulip who is really quite the messy lass even as she is utterly charming ! "

Leo , " I wanted to share my full name with you. I noticed the other critters were imparting their complete names and I wanted to share mine too. It is : Leopold Lion Heart."

Leo, " Leopold , after kings , Lion because I look like one and Heart because I wear my heart on my nose. On account that my nose is shaped like a heart LP says. That's all I wanted to say. You can disregard the doily thing. Until we meet again.Yours Truly. Leopold Lion Heart."

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
See you soon
the critters in the cottage xo

July 30, 2012

Henry's Birthday Card.

Esme, " Today is Henry's birthday. You know Henry who has a crush on me's birthday. Henry from the blog , Need I Say Meow. "

Esme , " So I thought I should make Henry a birthday card. You know, on account of the crush. 'Cause that is the polite thing to do. "

Esme , " Here is the card I made for Henry. I did it free paw with magic markers .It's a bit messy so I hope he likes it ."

Esme , " That's supposed to be me on the chair on the card drawing. It says , " Bon Anniversaire ". That means Happy Birthday in french."

Esme , " I wrote  Happy Birthday , inside the card too."

Esme , " Splendiferous is one of my favourite words. "

Esme , " Happy Birthday Henry! I hope you have a splendiferous day! :)  "

Have a Marvelous Monday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

July 26, 2012

Esme's Crush.

Esme , " We won an award but LP says the award is really for me,  so that someone can get to know me better on account of a crush. "

Esme , " The award was given to us by Henry from the blog , Need I Say Meow. But he said one of the reasons he gave it to us was because he has a crush on me. Alot."

Esme , " I would like to share seven things about myself with my crush Henry and with all of you and I hope he still likes me by the end of my unveilings. First of all , I thought I should start with my full name. It is : 

                                   Esmeralda Djali Willow Tree Figgy Pudding

  Esme, " LP has many pet names for me , some of which my other friends have already heard. Like, Skeeter, Gumdrop, Pretty Baby, and Pudpud. But mostly I go by Esme."                

Esme , " I am a seal tortie point devon rex cat which is why my face isn't one solid colour and I have a splash of cream on one of my paws (I'll show you which one when we get to know one another better Henry! )."

Esme , " I am a dainty and delicate girl whose first language is French."

Esme , " I am a (whispers) " high maintenance" girl but I am sensitive and very loving ."

Esme , " This is my favourite place to have a nap. It is an old bassinet with my peapod bed inside it."

Esme , " I have never had a boyfriend or a crush . I am very flattered that Henry likes me. I need to sleep now so that I can dream of one day meeting my crush. . . "

Please grab this award and play along if you haven't already. We always love to learn new things about our friends :)

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

July 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday. Not Me ! !

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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the critters in the cottage xo

July 24, 2012

Music to my ears.

Mitalee , " Here I am in the early morning light.Everyone is still sleeping ."

Mitalee, " My ears are stretched as I strain to hear that oh so familiar sound."

Mitalee , " And no, it isn't the sound of the kittenbabies galloping through the house . . ."

Mitalee , " . . . and the inevitable sound (and piles ) of breakage they leave in their wake . . ."

Mitalee , " I'm waiting in the early morning hours as the sun comes up and almost everyone lays sleeping , for the sound of LP's shuffling slippers as they make their way to the kitchen. I'm waiting for the sound of the can opener as it hits metal. That sublime sound , is music to my ears ! "

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

July 23, 2012

Loose Ends.

LP  " Some time ago Issa won a give- away from  Diva Dog Design  . Pip from the blog , Pip Gets Back in the Game had the draw. Last week Issa's custom made t-shirt arrived in the mail. Below are a few pics of her in her new t-shirt. I also bought a few cute collars from Diva Dog Design which are very sweet  and also being modeled."

Issa , " I think I should model this outside. The lighting would be better ! "

Duffy , " Check out the peace sign on my new collar ."

Issa , " My new t-shirt has the letter "I" on the back . "I" for Issa . And my new collar has little flowers all in a row ."

Issa , " And it has a daisy charm on it ."

 Duffy , " My new collar has birds on it. "

Duffy , " And LP bought me this collar as well because powder blue is my favourite colour! "

Issa and Duffy , " And we also won an award. It was given to us a while back but LP was  lazy , disorganized ,  slow to get it up. It was given to us by the very sweet and sassy Katie of , Katie Isabella Colors My World.

Issa and Duffy , " Now , we have already won this award but we thought it fair if we doggies had a chance to share a few things about us (for a change. . . ).

1.    Our full names are : Isadora Gypsy Rose

                                    Sir Duffy Ducky Birdie Quin.

2.    Issa is pronounced , Ee ssa.
        Duffy likes to be called , Dufduf.

3.    Issa joined our family when she was given up by a family we knew , who wasn't prepared to take care of a dog. She was four months old.

      Duffy joined our family when a friend of ours died unexpectedly. Duffy was under a year old.

4.    Issa can get Daddyman to do anything for her. She has him trained to carry her up and down stairs when she so chooses.

      Duffy adores Daddyman and sleeps wrapped around his head at night.

5.    Both Issa and Duffy love the cats but the cats especially love Duffy and can often be found curled up and asleep next to him.

6.  Issa was born in a clothing store.
     Duffy was born in a family home.

7.  Unlike angels Masala and Allegra who came before them, both Issa and Duffy love to wear clothes and fanciful collars.

And one for the road...

8. Issa's pet name is , Sunshine.
    Duffy's pet name is , Birdie.

Please grab this award if you care to play.You are all lovely to us.

Have a Marvelous Monday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

July 19, 2012

Skeeter .

Esme , " You know how they say pictures can be deceptive? Well they can! Look at me here for example. I look as though I am towering over Mitalee. But I'm not! I'm actually teeny tiny and LP often calls me , Skeeter. "

Esme , " Here again , I look to be the same size as Mitalee and Malou. But I'm not. I'm Skeeter."

Esme , " Here I am enjoying my window whiffies next to Levon. Now can you see the size difference?! Levon weighs nine pounds! I weigh not quite four pounds."

Esme , " LP says I'm like a Skeeter , you know, a mosquito , and that it really doesn't matter how teeny tiny I am. She says , I have a GIANT, determined , tireless, obstinate and unremitting presence that's difficult to miss. Like a mosquito in a tent. She's always complimenting me like that."

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

July 18, 2012

July 17, 2012

Newspaper Delivery .

Mitalee , " I love to hear the rustle, crinkle , rustle , rustle , of the morning newspaper as Daddyman unfolds the pages in anticipation of a good morning read ."

Mitalee , " That's my cue to jump on up and make myself comfy ."

Mitalee , " It's when I anticipate my morning love and attention from Daddyman. "

Mitalee , " I'm convinced he looks forward to it as much as I do ! "

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