June 29, 2012

Deaded Indeed .



Levon , " Here I am on the guest bed. LP has pillows and blankets scattered on it on account that the guest bed is my favourite bed to play and sleep on. Oh. I guess that really makes it my bed ! "





Levon, " This is my favourite thing. It's a pink jellybean stuffed with catnip. "






Levon ,  " I like to toss and swat it ."






Levon , " And give it the bitey ! "







Levon , " I also like to toss and squish it between my paws ."








Levon , " Take that Jellybean Jet ."






Levon , " Gotcha ! "








Levon ,  " Oopsies. Where did you go Jellybean Jet ?! "







Levon , " How did you do that Jellybean Jet ? You just APPEARED out of nowhere! "






Levon , " I'm going to have to give you a proper shake with my FANG now. Shakety, shake, shake! And one more , Shake! "





Levon , " Uh. Oh. I think I deaded it too good . . . it's not moving ! At all ! "










Have a Fabulous Friday and weekend!
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo

June 28, 2012

New Shoes.



Mitalee , " I like new shoes just as much as LP does but for different reasons ."




























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

June 27, 2012

Mutiny on the Blog .




Issa , " I was just thinking. It's , "Critters in the Cottage". It is not , " Cats in the Cottage !"







Duffy , " You're right Issa. Where are the DOGS on this blog? Where are WE ?! "






Issa ," LP is always saying she forgot her camera AGAIN! every time she takes us out on one of our adventures. Geesh. It's getting kind of OLD ! What does she have for brains? Empty macaroni boxes? I know what this calls for . . . "






Issa , " MUTINY ON THE BLOG !! "






Duffy , " Or we could beg. Please LP, can we have MORE (time on the blog ) ?! "





Issa , " I still think a MUTINY would be more effective."







Duffy , " Well ok , then a mutiny it is. I just want to remind LP  that we are two parts of The Critters in the Cottage  and we need to let out a bark once in a while ! "









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

June 26, 2012

Malou's Turn .



Malou , " We won another award! It was given to us by our new friends who have recently started a lovely blog called , " The Adventures of Gronk and Izzie ". Thanks Gronk and Izzie! I thought I'd accept this award myself since Levon recently had a turn in the spotlight. We all won this award but there are many , many , many questions (well maybe not quite that many ;) ) and since there are so many of us we could be here for months (well again that might be a bit of an exaggeration . . .) ,  answering them all !!  So I decided to be the voice of the critters as it were :) "




Malou , " The award is called , The Sunshine Award , and I will answer the following seven questions as best as I can . "







Malou , " I hope I do a good job and that the other cottage critters are proud of my anwers . Here goes nothing! "




1.Your favourite number is : " That would be ten! We are eight critters and two hoomans which equals TEN. The best number of them all! "

2.Your favourite non-alcoholic drink : " H2O. That's the only drink I know ! "

3. Facebook or twitter. " Neither. We are bloggers exclusively due to time restraints! "

4.Your passion. "  Sniffing hooman's under arms. But I don't think the other critters will like that I said that..."

5.Favourite pattern. " Paw prints on glass surfaces ."

6.Favourite flower. " Honeysuckle because it attracts hummingbirds. I love those tiny birds ! "

7.Favourite day of the week. " Sunday because that is the day the hoomans sleep in and all the critters have a love-in with them until they reluctantly get up to start their day."


We are supposed to pass this award on to  fellow bloggers but we know it has been around the block (more than a few times :p ) so grab it if you haven't played and say we tagged you. In any case, we think you all bring a little bit of sunshine into our lives so don't be shy to grab it if you haven't played yet !





Malou , " I hope the others will find my answers acceptable ."







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




June 25, 2012

The Teacher .




Mitalee , " Well the big day has arrived and let's hope today is more successful than Malou's failed lesson. Not because she didn't want to do it , but because that child cannot stand still long enough to learn anything! Today will be Levon's turn to learn the delicate and acquired taste of . . . "







Mitalee , " Dog water bowl lapping . Or in layman's terms , drinking from the dog bowls! "








Mitalee , " I prefer this bowl since it is lower to the ground and captures the subtle flavours more succinctly  but you , Levon, will begin with the nuances found in the blue striped bowl ."






Mitalee , " Observe my technique closely. I never slurp or swig the water. I take nice , quick sips . Now you try , Levon. "






Mitalee ,  " Very Good! "







Mitalee , " Well done Levon! What do you think ? Is it a taste you would care to acquire ?! "







Levon , " Uh huh! Dog drool mixed with water , RULES !! "











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




June 22, 2012

Not a Kitten Fib .



Malou , " This is not a kitten fib . It's the truth! Guess who I have been hanging out alot with  lately ? She even gives me kisses and smells my derriere. Truly ! "








Mitalee , " I don't think you need to tell the entire world about that Malou! It's true though , Malou and I are getting along beautifully these days. Not that I ever had a problem with the wee one necessarily. . . I simply found her a little, a tiny bit , a tad, immature. Shhhh. Don't tell her."






Mitalee , " Lately she's lovely to be around. She doesn't giggle every time I say litterbox , or inappropriate elimination , or furball ! She's just alot easier to hang out with. "






Mitalee , " In fact, I'd say I'm pretty relaxed around her these days! "











Have an easy Friday and an even easier weekend friends!
See you Monday.
the critters in The Cottage xo

June 21, 2012

Levon. AGAIN !



Levon , " Hi everyone! It's ME Levon for the THIRD time on the blog in less than a week ! "







Levon  , " Maybe they should call it . . . LEVON in the cottage. Teeheehee. I'm developing a sense of humour! This is my kitten scratching post. It used to be , in the good old days , that I was so tiny I could actually climb up it !"







Levon , " Now I can barely fit my head through it ! But I digress. . . I won an award! "






Levon , " It's called the Illuminating Blogger Award and our sweet and thoughtful friends Moosey and Sammy from Meowmeowmans  gave it to ME which was very nice and the RIGHT thing to do! You should check their bloggie out if you haven't already. They volunteer to save all kinds of kitties and find them loving forever homes . . . so they rock! Now,  I am supposed to tell you one thing about me you don't already know . . . here goes ! "




Levon , "The first thing you need to know about me is that I am a DADDY's boy ! Yup. That's right , LP chases me all the live long day to smother me in her love but my heart belongs to Daddyman! And my favourite thing to do is to drape myself over Daddyman's shoulders like a faux mink stole as he goes about his chores in the mornings. Sometimes I even fall asleep on the bumpy shoulder ride! I love me some Daddyman's shoulders! I love me some Daddyman . . .  any ole way I can gets him! Now ,  I have to pass this award on to five fellow blogger friends.They  are :


1. The Adventures of Gronk and Izzie who have very recently started blogging .This one is for Gronk 'cause us tuxie boys need to stick together!
2. The Legacy Chronicles -This one is for Casey , our new doggie friend.
3.Hannah and Lucy our good friends from over the pond.This one is for Hannah 'cause she's a tuxie too!
4.Cat's Cats our very first bloggie friends that we lubs. This one is for Rio!
5.Mr. Pip  This one is for Pip ,  the cutest pup in all of blogland !

Levon , " Hmm. I picked three doggies. I guess that's something else you should know about me. I LOVE doggies! "




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

June 20, 2012

Malou's Musings.



Malou , " Most of you know that I was a very sick little kitten. I almost d-i-e-d. That's why they named me Malou. It means , " Wished for Child ". LP used to call me her , Little Sugar Plum Fairy , and her , Little Licorice Baby and her , Powdered Gumdrop."







Malou , " Lately she says things like , " Here comes my Little Butterball rolling into the kitchen for her nommies. And , " Easy there Chunky Chunkette that's enough! (food) . And , " No Fatty Fatty Twoshoes, you can't have a THIRD treat! "





Malou , " I almost d-i-e-d! Where's the R-E-S-P-E-C-T ? "








Malou , " It used to be she hand fed me while talking kitten talk to me ! "






Malou , " Now I'm her , Little Butterball ?! "






Malou , " It begs the question , doesn't it ? "







Malou , " What kind of  family have I been adopted into ?!! "








Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo
P.S. We are still having trouble leaving comments on some of your blogs! We are visiting and keeping up with your news but silly Blogger eats up our attempts at leaving comments :(   Island Cats. . . we wanted to wish Wally a very belated happy birthday!

June 19, 2012

Esme in her basket .



Esme , " Here I am in my basket prepared to dispel a few rumours about me. I'm not pointing paws, LP. But I simply would like to say I AM a co-operative subject at ALL times when that camera follows me around ! "







Esme , " Furthermore ,  I do not ALWAYS shut my eyes in anticipation of the camera flash ! "







Esme , " And I am perfectly capable of posing. For example , here I am acting coy like Tulip ! "








Esme , " Or ,  looking demure ."






Esme , " I am capable of creating an amazing balancing act for the camera ! "








Esme , " I'm  even capable of twisitng my body for a pretzel effect ."








Esme , " And at the snap of a camera click , flipping back to being coy again ! "








Esme , " I hope I've made my point LP ! "






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