November 29, 2012

Esme . Lately I've Been Wondering...

Esme , " I'm sitting here as quiet as a mouse looking out the window."

Esme , " And it's the same thing day after day. Rain, rain and more rain. "

Esme , " And the drops of rain seem just about as big as golf balls hitting against the window .  "

Esme , " And I've been straining my eyes looking through , over and under all those tumbling rain balls. But nothing. All I see are smashed up rain drops all over the place. Lately I've been wondering. . . where have all the BIRDS gone ?!! "

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

November 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday. What is wrong with this picture?!

Have a Wonderful day.
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo
*Note* Duffy loves to hang out on the cat trees as much as the cats do!

P.S. Malou and Levon's first booster shots went very well. They both let the vet prod and jab them and even let her put something in their back parts without protest at all! Such good kittenbabies! The vet said they were beautiful examples of the breed with gorgeous coats and very well socialized. They were climbing, exploring , giving head butts , rolling and flirting with everyone. Such charming scallywags! Levon weighs a whopping 10.5 pounds and Malou weighs a whopping 8 pounds! Very big for devon rex cats!! The females normally weigh between five and seven pounds and the males usually weigh between seven and nine pounds.They are structurally large for devons but the vet said I should cut back on their food now that they are one year olds as they shouldn't put on any more weight! Thank you for all your well wishes yesterday. They helped my nerves :) Have a great day! LP xo

November 27, 2012

One of Malou's Favourite Things.

Malou , " You asked me what my favourite toy was. You know, on account that Levon's favourite toy is DaBird. Well, I love all toys. Especially wand toys and catnip toys but I also have a favourite thing."

Malou , " I'm actually lying on my favourite thing as we speak."

Malou , " And I've left my Xing Xing mark on the front of it with my claw , like Zoro's "Z". Only my mark looks a little dribbly. My favourite thing is  made entirely out of cardboard and I call it my chaise longue."

Malou , " Here I am looking contemplative on my chaise longue."

Malou , " Here I am thinking about dinner. LP calls me her Little Kibblehead."

Malou , " I think that's rude! "

Malou , " Here I am thinking about how I would like to share my favourite thing with my bestest friend in the whole wide world."

Malou , " Here I am with my bestest friend in the whole wide world. It is much later in the day, when the sun has gone down and the room is sleepy and changes colour. I've been waiting for Levon all day on my chaise longue . LP says , shared joy is DOUBLE  joy. I think that is true."

Have a Terrific Tuesday.
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo
P.S. Levon and Malou are going in for their first booster shots this morning.Please keep them in your thoughts as devon rex cats can some times have bad reactions to shots. Thank you!

November 26, 2012

Dog Bed .

Levon , " I know what you are thinking . . . he's on the dog bed . . . uh oh."

Levon , " Or ,  you could also be thinking . . . he's appropriated the dog bed ,  but of course ! ,  he's a cat . . . "

Levon ,  " But then there is what I am actually thinking which is . . . I can see Mitalee fast approaching the dog bed which means I will only have seconds before I am forced to give it up! I can " lord it " over the dogs but not over Her Royal Highness. Darn her royal assets!"

Mitalee , "And no, there really isn't enough room for the two of us. I need to fully stretch my royal assets out and I like to cover alot of surface. Heeheehee. It's good to be QUEEN !! "

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

November 23, 2012

Waiting for Treat Service.

Esme , " Oh hi there. I'm sitting here waiting for the treat LP promised me."

Esme , " Were those footsteps I just heard ?! "

Esme , " False alarm. It was Levon galloping through."

Esme , " Treat Service is late. Again. And the day has only begun. . . . "

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

November 22, 2012

Happy American Thanksgiving 2012.

Mitalee , " As the Queen eldest in the cottage , I was nominated to wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving. "

Mitalee , " We hope you eat loads of yummies , share some special time with your family, friends and all your furry loved ones."
Mitalee , " And don't forget to be thankful for every little thing in your life. It's important. We are thankful for all our blogging friends from all four corners of the world and everywhere in between!  :)  "
Have a Wonderful day One and All!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

November 21, 2012

November 20, 2012

Two for Tuesday.

LP , " Yesterday I walked into the sunroom and this is what I saw. I ran to the kitchen to get my camera almost tripping over my feet in the process. I was desperate to get a photograph of what was to me a mind boggling event. I needed another witness to witness this near miracle! In the year since the kittenbabies have arrived, these two have never been this physically close. In part because Malou and Levon are a formidable almost inseparable team , in part because Malou is as much of a Mommy's girl as Esme is , which annoys Esme to no end! I hope they are finally prepared to forge a friendship. Fingers crossed! "

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

November 19, 2012

A Balancing Act.

Levon , " Can you tell where I am? LP painted the photo to confuse you a bit but I know you know exactly where I am . . . on account you no doubt  know a few acrocats yourself! "

Levon , " Yup. I'm on top of a door. "

Levon , " You're right. It is a loooong way down! "

Levon , " If I wait long enough , someone will inevitably walk past and I will effortlessly land on their shoulders and scare the dickens out of them! Such FUN!! "

Levon , " I also enjoy posing on the very edge of the door. That's when LP flaps her hands with fervor and calls out my name in what seems to be sheer delight. I know then that I have mastered my balancing act and that LP not only recognizes my talent but actually seems transported to a state of  near delirium by it! I just love being an acrocat , do you ?!  :) "

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

November 16, 2012

Esme Contemplating.

 Esme , " Hi there. I was just quietly sitting here growing my furs when a thought occurred to me."

Esme , " I was thinking of  Malou and Levon."

 Esme , " And what I was thinking was . . .would it be possible to send them back to where they came from. . . wherever that is. . ."
Esme , " And my number two thought was . . .if they can't be returned to sender , could I sell them to someone which could in turn give me pocket money to buy fresh chick-hen..."

Esme , " I could do a two for one sale. That might get me a few bites. It's not that I dislike the kittenbabies necessarily , it's just that they cut into my moments to myself and they are getting too big to sit on. Or eat. So I was thinking. . . how else could I get  my good times back and a two for one sale seems like my best bet right now. Let me know if you come up with any better ideas.A garage sale? Auction? I'm presently contemplating the possibilities.Thanks in advance. Yours truly. Esmeralda Djali Willow Tree Figgy Pudding."

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

November 15, 2012

Malou's Saucer Eyes.

Malou , " Can you believe what time it is ?! "

Malou , " I haven't eaten in hours! "

Malou , " There's that LP making herself a bite to eat. Again."

Malou , " Oh right. Don't forget a nice , hot , cup of tea to go along with that snack! "

Malou , " Maybe if I will her to look at my big , innocent , wide-open , saucer eyes , she'll give me a piece of that cheese. I just have to remember not to blink! "

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

November 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday : The Queen Bee .

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

November 13, 2012

Levon's Favourite Toy.

Malou , " I mentioned some time ago that Levon can now be officially tuckered out to the point of exhaustion after playing with his new favourite toy. But then I couldn't get lazy LP to take pics and post about it. I kept pestering her naturally and today I get to finally share some pics with you!"

Malou , " I try my hardest to catch Da Bird but Levon is that much faster than me! "

Malou , " Here is an action shot to show you what I mean. I jump up to grab it and it is already in Levon's mouth!  Note his leg up in the air. He likes to pounce with a bit of panache! "

Malou , " Then he likes to jiggle his "kill" a little . And he makes this funny low octave growly sound that is supposed to sound scary but makes me giggle."

Malou , " In this photo he is HISSING at me! Srsly!. He gets very possesive about Da Bird! I let him have it though on account he's my brother and I like that it makes him happy. "

Levon . " You even smell good."

Levon , " A zen moment ."
Levon ,  " What?! Can't a boy have a favourite toy ?! "

Levon , " MINE."

Levon ,  " ALL MINE . "

Malou , " It takes alot to get Levon tuckered out but it looks as though Da Bird does it EVERY time!  Let me tell you , that makes us all happy here at the cottage because (whispers) Levon can be a BIG OLE PEST some times but don't tell him I said so! " 

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