December 31, 2012

Christmas Images.

Duffy, " We wanted LP to post a few pics from our Christmas before 2012 is completely on its' way out. I can almost see it leaving as we speak! "

Esme , " Christmas morning found us in a flood of wrapping paper. I guarded every inch of it with all my little, wee self  could muster! "

Levon , " I pounced and hunted in the sea of wrapping paper all day long! "

Malou , " I played in this paper bag most of Christmas morning. Can you see me?!! "

Mitalee, " I played with this cat charmer The Island Cats , Wally , Ernie , Zoey and their nice Mama , gave us as part of our Secret Paws parcel. The Island Cats spoiled the mitts off of us! Can you see Esme in the background with her Nip Nanner from them? She is so crazy for it , LP has to put it away and takes it out only when Esme can be supervised on account she goes so crazypants with it! "

Levon , " We also got this Terrific Tunnel from the Island Cats. Can you see Esme's head? Malou is in there too. I KNOW! Both of them together in the Terrific Tunnel and not one single whappy out of either one of them! "

Issa , " Wally, Ernie and Zoey even remembered me . . . and Duffy too! I love this stuffie , it's shaped like a bone :) And Duffy played with the miniature, green frisbee in the park yesterday and loved it!  We both had some of the yummy treats in the bag behind me.Mmmmmmmm."

Mitalee, " Our Christmas was made that much more special because of our pawsome Secret Paws parcel from the Island Cats. Thanks guys. We love you! "

See you soon when we welcome and bring the New Year in together!

the critters in the cottage xo

December 28, 2012

I LOVE Christmas

Mitalee , " I LOVE Christmas. . . all those empty boxes . . . all that used wrapping paper . . . put them together and I am in my blissful heaven ! "

We hope your Christmas was cheery and bright!


the critters in the cottage xo

December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012.

Malou , " What?! Um. Nothing! I do NOT have my eye on this little wreath! O.k. O.k. I have my eye on this little wreath but the coast isn't clear yet for me to fully inspect it . . ."

Levon ,  " I have my eyes on all the bright lights in front of me just waiting for the Levon holiday whappy! "

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope  the holiday season immerses you in the company of loved ones , two and four legged alike. Take a moment to breath in the wonder of the season and to share your laughter and your love with all those around you.We will  be taking the next week and a half or so off to celebrate, see you in the New Year friends!


the critters in the cottage xo

December 17, 2012

Critters Christmas Card.

Issa , " I'm all dressed up in my Christmas kerchief with a red bow on the top of my head."

Duffy , " And I'm all dressed up in my jingle bells Christmas collar ."

Issa , " We made a Christmas card especially for you! Please copy and paste it and take it home with you :) You'll find it directly below me."

Duffy , " I hope you like our card! "

Issa , " I hope Santa Paws gets here soon . . . "

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

December 14, 2012


Esme , " Can I let you in on a little secret? It's been whack-a-doodle-do crazy around here lately!"

Esme , " Like, Nutsville. I've been hanging out on the radiator in the guest room far from LP who is beginning to look as  nutty as a fruitcake . Srsly."

Esme , " Her sister's family is arriving from California next Tuesday and will be  staying with us over the holidays and it's official, L.P has gone bonkers! You no doubt are familiar with the expressions , "runnning around in circles" or " running like a chicken with your head cut off" ? Well LP has been making my head spin like a bad horror movie in my many attempts to keep up with her frenetic headless chicken moves this past week."

Esme , " I've decided to stop trying to figure out what she is up to and to just hole up here in the guestroom for the next three days or so until the dust settles. I'm also supposed to apologize for not visiting much lately. ???????  LP says she has alot on her plate these days and then under her breath she keeps mumbling she has alot of fish to fry before her guests get here. I KNOW! Totally confusing!! Why fry more fish if your plate is already too full?! Hoomans. Let's face it , it's hard to work with them , let alone understand them! Hopefully we will be back on track and visiting regularly soon but I won't hold my breath. Until all the fish are fried, we will be thinking of you and we are hoping your hooman isn't one fish shy of a full string  like ours has been lately!"

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

December 13, 2012


Malou , " Hmm. Looks as though LP is finally getting into the Christmas spirit with this wreath-y thing-y. I'm insulted actually."

Malou , " Since it's so obvious I would make a far merrier centrepiece."

Malou , " See for yourself.  I rest my case. . . "

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

December 12, 2012

December 11, 2012


 Mitalee , " Hey you. It's sleepy-eyed me. I wanted to tell you about the old radiators in this old rickety place. As you can see, LP has positioned two beds directly behind me.They are against the radiators for our comfort and to catch the heat. The cottage has that Cat Hotel Beds Strewn All About feel that we felines enjoy so much."

Mitalee , " Anyway , back to the old radiators.They are a HOT commodity here at the cottage. They are soooo hot , they make me sleepy just standing up next to them!! "

Mitalee , " Hope you don't mind if I lay down for a moment. Now we can discuss the well situated beds. . ."

Mitalee, " . . . and the fact that I don't use them since they don't allow me to get as close to the heat as I would like to get ."

Mitalee , " Which is why I prefer the hard, hard floor. This way, with my body glued to the radiator , I don't miss out on an inch of heat."

Mitalee , " I hope you'll excuse me as I have a little shut eye next to the hot , hot! commodity. I'll just sing myself to sleep.Heaven , I'm in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak, and I seem to find the happiness I seek, when I'm on the floor lying near the heat. "
Have a Terrific Tuesday.
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

December 10, 2012


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Malou , " Guess where I am?! "

Malou , " On my Royal Wall Tree. It's quiet up here and I can easily overview my Queendom."

Malou , " I often come here to establish a rapport with my lowly subjects from my superior height."

Malou , " Oh Pignuts! Look who is here to potentially flood my peaceful , royal waters ."

Malou , " It's Levon , The Great Marauding Warrior King searching to raid and plunder!"

Malou , " I am Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and of The Great Wall Tree lest you forget King Levon you proud, beggarly, eater of broken meats! "

Malou , " Take that!! I will defend my Wall Tree at all cost you marauding, dull, bottle-ale rascal! "

Malou , "Ha! Victory is mine! He is fast retreating! The ruler of the Great Wall Tree once again reigns supreme and peace in the Queendom is once again restored."

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

December 7, 2012

Christmas is coming!

 Levon , " Oh My Cod! I just realized there are less than three weeks left before Christmas is here! "

Levon , "  I need to make an advent calendar and a wreath. And I'll need to hang up the stockings. Put up indoor Christmas decorations. Make Christmas cookies. Donate food to a local food pantry. Buy gifts for shelter kitties and puppies. Wrap gifts. Send out cards. Pick up a Christmas tree. Decorate the tree. String popcorn and cranberries on the Christmas tree. Make fruit cake and plum pudding . .  ."

Levon , " What did you say Malou?! "

Levon , " You're right. Just thinking about it all is making me sleepy. And it IS really cosy here on the rocking chair next to the warm radiator."

Levon , " I'll get started as soon as I wake up from my loooong winter's nap."

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

December 6, 2012