October 31, 2012

Merry Halloween 2012!

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Esme , " It's Halloween and we have all dressed up for you! I am a Princess. . . "

Esme , " A Ghost Princess!! Ooooohhhhhh. Ooooooooohhhhhh. Oooooooooohhhh."

Tulip , " Here is my hat . .  ."

Tulip , " I am The Cat in the Hat ! "

Duffy , " I am a Ghoul Girl ! "

Duffy , " Aren't my purple curls bootiful ?!! "

Leo , " I am a six time gold medal winner for the Best Napper on the Doily event ! "

Issa , " I am a witch with my own pet spiders ."

Issa , " My witch hat even has feathers ! "

Mitalee , " I am the Queen of the Pumpkins ."

Mitalee , " Can you see all the little pumpkins on my costume ?! "

Malou and Levon , " We are the pumpkins! "
Malou and Levon , " We wanted to be scary vampires but LP said , maybe next year.  We wish you a Merry Halloween. That is how they used to say it in the old days! "
Critters , " Here is a pic of what LP's hand looked like after she dressed us up and took pictures of us! Srsly. We do not fib! This is not a trick!! "
Critters , " Happy Halloween Efurryone!! We hope you have lots of fun today. Remember to fill your goody bags with treats and to play a few tricks on your loved ones :) "
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

October 30, 2012

Resting Up For the Ghouls .

Levon and Mitalee , " We are resting up for tomorrow ."

Mitalee and Levon , " It is the one day of the year when spirits from the Otherworld walk the earth."

 Mitalee and Levon , " We are going to experience our first All Hallows' Eve or Halloween."

Mitalee and Levon , " We plan to be rested and in full form so we can scare the ghouls with our costumes. See you tomorrow! "

Have a Terrific Tuesday.
See you tomorrow.OOOHHHH OOOOHHHH.
the critters in the cottage xo

October 29, 2012

Pelage .

 Esme , " I know . . . it's been a while. I've been busy. Growing my pelage ."

Esme , " It takes concentration and a bit of dedication as well to grow my furs back after the summer hots . Now that the near winter rains have started here in Vancouver and along with them , a drop in temperature , I will need a denser protective covering to protect my delicate bones. My furs were sparse for summer but now I will need a good and thick fleece on me to keep me toasty warm !"

Esme , " See the books behind me? I've been reading up on fur growing. You know, in case I'm missing something on account of my epidermis and pelt being a little too fine."

Esme , " For all I know , the answer to the reason behind my sparse coat could be floating in the air . ."

Esme , " LP claims I am being far too pedantic about this and that I should just go back to being a cat with delicate pelage and accept the obvious and undeniable. She added that I should stop resisting the , " naked truth" and then laughed. How rude! "

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

October 26, 2012

Getting Ready to Pawty!

 Malou , " Now that Levon and I are one year olds , I was thinking it's time for us to go to  pawties regularly. I mean , we are old enough to drink niptinis now and all. "

Malou , " I want to look my best in case I get invited out this evening or even over the weekend. "
Malou , " So I will take a nice bath. I'll keep my leg up for the purpose of modesty."

Malou , " Now I'll do a few turns and twists to ensure I didn't miss any difficult spots."

Malou , " Phew! Getting ready to be pawty purrfect takes a bit of an effort but I think I'm all set to go! "

Malou , " Now all I need is an invite. I'd better stay put this afternoon , in case someone drops by or calls with a request for my presence at a soiree ....or shindig ...I'm really not fussy, I just want to pawty!"

Have a Fabulous Friday and weekend.
See you Monday.
the critters in the cottage xo

October 25, 2012

At Last!

Levon , " It worked! Here she comes! I've spent the entire night conspiring to wake LP and my strategy was absolutely successful! It was tough work I might add. Lots of stepping on her head and racing over her sleeping body and chattering up a storm while she swatted at me as if I were an irritating bug . But she is finally up and the sun has yet to rise! Success at last! "

Levon , "  Here I am  LP. I know you aren't too busy now to notice Little Ole Me . I am afterall , your little, itty , bitty boy. Your sugary sweet  and utterly sublime love muffin. Your honeykitten , snugglebunny , fetching feline angel and near delirious lovebug. Me. Heavenly , bewitching , charming and almost scandalous Levon Sugar Bellybowl Sweetums!"

Levon , " And since you are up . . .if it isn't too much trouble . . . could you use some of those terms of endearment and rub my bellybowl until I fall asleep ? Pretty please with a cherry on top ?! "

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

October 24, 2012

In My Face.

Leo , " Here I am trying to have a moment to myself when you know who shows up with the flashy box. Again."

Leo , " It's not enough that she interrupts my moments to myself. She has to get up and close and personal as well. You know , in my face ! "

Leo , " I'm a pretty reasonable cat , really I am ! But I need to make a point so that my alone time is respected once in a while."

Leo , " Here I am next to my toy , Skunky . Do you think LP will get the point or is it too subtle ?!! "

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

October 23, 2012

Jubilant Jig .

Tulip , " Pssst. It's me. Tulip Bunny Blossom Sweet Heart . I'm going to perform my Jubilant Jig for you. It is exactly the same jig I perform for LP."

Tulip , " First I have to find a joyful tune in my head. It takes concentration of course."

Tulip , " I've chosen the song , "Close to you ".  I start singing the words in my head ; why do birds suddenly appear, every time, you are near? Just like me , they long to be , close to you. . . Note my emphatic and overjoyed paw movement as I begin my dance."

Tulip , " This move is called, "Catch the bug ". It sounds messier than it is ."

Tulip , " After I finish my Joyful and Jubilant Jig I ask LP , "How do you like me now ?! " And she says , " Ever so much Tulip. I like you ever so much." And then she scoops me up and covers me in kisses. That's why I do my happy dance for her every time she goes away and then comes back to me."

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

October 22, 2012

We're Back!

Mitalee , " We are back! Did you miss us?!! We missed you and we hope you had an easy week while we were away. I have been enlisted to tell you all about LP's trip , even though I am a tad annoyed (see house trashing) that we were left behind to fend for ourselves while she clearly had a stupendous time without us ! "
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Mitalee , " LP said she saw some beautiful butterflies and flowers and things still in bloom and blooming in sunny California.  I guess Nature wasn't starting to make her winter bed yet like she is beginning to here in Vancouver."

Mitalee, " Aren't these Birds of Paradise (also known as Crane flowers) lovely with the ocean as a backdrop ?! "

Mitalee , "  I would love to climb this tree. Maybe next time I'll steal away in LP's suitcase. That would show her! "

 Mitalee , " LP's niece took her to an enchanted garden one day."

Mitalee , " And you wouldn't believe where this little waterfall led them. . . "

Mitalee , " Directly to a Koi pond ! "

Mitalee , " This Koi fish taunted LP and claimed she couldn't catch him. "

Mitalee , " I think that's rude! He's just lucky I wasn't there because not only would I have caught him . . . I would have fried him up for my dinner ! "

Mitalee , "Hmmm. It looks as though LP really did go fishing without us. "

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