September 28, 2012

Little Ole Me.



Levon , " Malou , are you going to hang out with me or not?!! "







Levon , " Well , you're the one who wanted to hang out together in the tree hammock ."







Levon , " What could be more important than hanging out in the hammock ?! "







Levon , " Fine. I'll touch the wool ball. Now will you cuddle with me ? (whispers. I don't know why I am such a nimrod and I listen to her and actually do her bidding when she gets like this ) . "






Levon , " No , you won't come up after all ?!! Dang! I even touched the wool ball like the big goon that I am even though I knew she wouldn't come up! Is there someone else who wants to have a cat nap cuddle with Little Ole Me? I'll wait for you. "







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

September 26, 2012

Self - Expression .




Malou , " Here I am on the edge of the old claw tub. I like to run around its' perimeter. Frankly , it is a bit of a balancing act but I am very , very capable."








Levon , " I can run around the edge of the tub even faster than you Malou ! No problemo! "







Malou , " I doubt that very much Levon ! "









Malou , " The other thing we like to do when we are in the bathroom  is . . . "








Malou , " Pssst. Levon!! Down here!! "









Malou , " right. . .  the other thing we like to do when we are in the bathroom is play with the bathtub ring. We call it playing , tub hockey . Sometimes we take breaks from tub hockey and stick our paws down the drain to see how far we can reach down . Sometimes we even catch silverfish but shhhh. don't tell LP. Silverfish make her shiver !! "









Levon , " LP claims we are good at entertaining ourselves. She says we "self - express" , very well. When we are finished with running around the old claw tub and with playing tub hockey we like to leave our signature . . . "








Levon , " . . .  on the toilet paper roll , as a final display of and contribution to our self- expression ! "







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



P.S. Thank you for all the kind words and inquiries with regards to my surgery. Things are moving along slowly but surely. Hopefully I will be up and actually running (teehee) in no time at all ! In the meantime, I am trying to take it as slowly as is possible.Your kindness and supportive good wishes were/are greatly appreciated.xo







September 24, 2012

Esme Update





Esme , " Here I am on my favourite blanket again. I wanted to let you know that I feel one hundred percent better than I did when I turned all red and was rushed to the vet's ."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esme , " Well , I didn't just turn all red. If you recall , I also had a rash and sores and LP had a heart attack. Or almost had a heart attack and blubbered at the vet's and caused me to hang my head in shame and mortification. Now do you remember ?!! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esme , " Well in the end, LP did in fact put on her thinking cap and after a bit of sleuthing around she thinks she knows what caused the problem! You see, she asked a few people who had been over for a BBQ the evening before my rash and red skin outburst , if they had fed me some of their BBQ salmon. The resounding answer was , yes!! So LP put two and two and two more together and realized since I had never been fed salmon before, I was reacting to the salmon that her guests were slipping to me while she was otherwise occupied! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esme , " Actually, she insinuated that I stole salmon from her guests' very plates and that I then probably ingratiated myself to them by flirting and batting my eyelashes so that they would feed me even more salmon. What FALSE accusations! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esme , " We all know I am incapable and furthermore ABOVE such lowly behaviour. And to add insult to injury  , she has ruined any future fun for me by letting everyone know I am highly allergic to salmon!! Her exact words were , " In the future , please do not  feed salmon to the monkey at the zoo ! "  Monkey?! Me?! HOW RUDE!! " 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a Marvelous Monday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo
 
 

September 21, 2012

Long Week .




Malou , " Gosh. It sure has been a long and exciting few weeks ! I had to learn how to be a nurse AND how to meow like a pirate ;  both for the very first time! "







Malou , " Actually accomplishing these two incredible , impressive , and skillful feats has plum tuckered me out ! "







Malou ,  " Levon's already out like a light. But that's also largely because LP finally caved in and bought him the toy he really, really, really wanted. I think all those pain killers are making her extra accommodating. . .  YAWN ! !  I'm sooooo sleepy! "








Malou , " I suppose I should really let Levon tell you all about his new toy. Next week. When he eventually wakes up. . .  "






Malou , " For now , we'll need to  sleep the doubly deep sleep of tired out treasure hunting pirates as well as the sleep of  exceptionally dedicated nurses !!  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ."






Have a Fabulous Friday and weekend!
Have fun in the Autumn sun if you get the chance.
See you Monday.
the critters in the cottage xo

September 19, 2012

Meow Like a Pirate 2012








Levon , " It's Meow Like a Pirate Day !! Malou and I weren't here last year when the others played! It's our first time aboard! Avast me buckos! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Levon,  " LP be buyin me a pirate outfit. I be  sharin with Mitalee. It says , Shakin' Yer Booty. "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Levon , " Here I be with me Booty!"
 
 
 
 
 
 
Levon , " Take that yee scallywag! I be shakin yee booty but good!! By the powers ,  I be your Pirate Boss!! Yee little bilge-sucking squiffy yee!! Yee will bow to me or walk the plank!! "
 
 
 
 
 
Esme , " Throw in a few Arrrrrrrrrr's in there Levon! Makes it more authentic. . . "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esme , "Actually , I'm more of a landlubber than a gentle cat of fortune. Yee know, what be known as a buccaneer . Arrrggh. Ahoy Matey!! Hope that was convincing! I be holding the ole treasure map like the true pirate I be! Thar. Me thinks that was better!! "
 
 
 
 
 
The Ole Treasure Map.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issa , " Duffy and I get to be Honorary pirate cats on Meow Like a Pirate Day. I know, I be lookin like the ballerina . . . "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issa , ". . . but I be wearing the ole skull and bones like a veritable and true pirate cat! "
 
 
 
 
 
Issa , " Me tongue be me sword! Yee'll not get away from me yee blaggards! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Malou , " I designed me own grand and great pirate wardrobe! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Malou , " Me having a slight wardrobe malfunction now . . . oopsies. . . where be me skirt. . .  it be falling to the poop deck. . .   . . . "
 
 
 
 
Malou , " but don't yee be afeared , I be hoistin me skirt up and masterin me pirate swat and takin a few landlubbers down in no time at all ,  like thee ole pro pirate cat I be ! "
 
 
 
 
Leo , " For those of yee who come last year  , yee surely remember me as the infamous . . ."
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo , "Pirate Baboushka! Argggh. Mateys! But they done me a good turn this year. They give me , me very own Pirate Baboushka Bro so as to make the humiliation a little less grog worthy! I still be needing a good swig of me grog right now to steady me nerves! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duffy , " Yoohoo Mateys!! Ship ahoy! Arrrrrrrr me hearties!! Guess who?!! Who do you think me be?!"
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duffy , "It be ME! Pirate Baboushka Duffy. First matey reporting to duty."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duffy , " Me hopes this makes me look like a convincing Pirate Baboushka Bro !!  Does me head look too big ?!! Too small ?!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgrrrrrr."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tulip , " Be this the great, grand jollyboat than ? The one that be sailing to the Island of the Wild Flying Monkeys ? It sure looks to be! All aboard me fellow wenches! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mitalee , " Shakin yee pirate booty tail yee pirate cats! Shakin yee booty tail now !! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mitalee , " Vogue like a pirate cat ! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mitalee ,  " Me thinks we be manglin the pirate lingo and costumes and stuff . . . but we be posing like true pirates!  We be capable of true great bravery and fierceness!   We be sure to puttin the fear of the pirate cat in yee true  .  . . if we be put to the test ! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mitalee , " Alright all yee Cool Pirate Cats. Meow like a Pirate! That's right! That's how she be done!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg. "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mitalee , " And here comes our great, grand ship. Just in time to take us on a great , grand pirate adventure."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mitalee , " Happy Meow Like a Pirate Day Efurryone! "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo
 
 
 
 
 
 

September 18, 2012

Surgery Update.




Mitalee, " Hey everyone! Shhhh. Don't wake us up!! We have been doing alot of this since LP's operation."








Mitalee, " LP calls Esme and I her , "Head Nurses". We never leave her side but especially Esme. Esme never leaves LP's side! She continues to sleep in LP's arms every night of course. And if LP so much as winces, Esme is there chattering and telling her it will all be well in no time at all ."








Mitalee , " Even the kittenbabies are being very , very, very unusually good.They are not behaving like the Silly Billy Willies they are often disguised as ! "








Mitalee , " Malou is often sleeping under the covers glued to LP's side to ensure LP stays nice and warm."










Mitalee , " And Levon keeps LP's spot in bed warm for her return when she has to get up every once in a while ."







Mitalee , " Of course our job as Head Nurses is the most difficult, exhausting, taxing and all around tiring job but we are hanging in there. So is LP. She says it is all taking a little longer than she had anticipated!"







Mitalee , " Here are some flowers to brighten your day and to let you know we are thinking of you and we hope all is well in your neck of the woods. We will drop by soon for a visit and to get caught up on all your news. "







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