February 28, 2013

Another Critter in the Cottage?!!

Mitalee, " I don't believe it! I can barely look at it! "

Mitalee , " What kind of new critter could this possibly be ?"

Mitalee , " I hope it's quieter than the kittenbabies are ! "

Mitalee , " I don't know what to say to it. I'll just sit here quietly until it speaks to me."

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

February 27, 2013

February 26, 2013

Falling Off the Wagon.

Esme , " If you've been visiting for some time now , you might remember that Mitalee and I started a  Tissue Paper Eaters Anonymous support group. We have a problem when that substance is around. It's actually been thirteen months and three days since I last ate tissue paper. I know!! I'm surrounded by it as we speak!  But I will NOT be tempted! My resolve is remarkably strong!"

Esme , " I guess it wouldn't hurt to take one little whiff though.Ahhhh.Heady stuff !! Whiff.Whiff.Whiff.whiff.whiff. "

Esme , " Look at this little piece. It's just sticking up with nowhere to go! Hello little piece of tissue paper!You are adorable but you do not tempt me. At all!! I am iron-willed! "

Esme , " O.k. I will lick you. If you insist! Just a little bit. No harm in that! Lick, lick, lick. Just a little lickity, lick lick!! But no crunching! And certainly no chewing! I am mulish in my resolve! "

Esme , " Crunch!! Chew! Chew! Chew! Uh oh! I think I may just have fallen off the Tissue Paper Eaters Anonymous' wagon!! Unfortunately , my resolve was not resolute after all. Luckily for me there are no witnesses. . .  "

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

February 25, 2013

Gifts from Afar!

Malou , " What's this?! What's this?! A box carrying gifts from afar?!"

Malou , " We won a raffle in honour of Sei-Chan's birthday.Sei-Chan's distinguished family blogs at The Poupounette across the pond , all the way to France! We were all very excited to unwrap our surprises!"

Malou, " Here are our unwrapped gifts scattered on the table.There also was chocolate for LP who firmly believes a chocolate (bar) a day keeps the doctor away!! "

Esme , " I loved the glove with extendable pom-poms on the finger tips. Gotcha pom-pom! Got my eye on YOU , other pom-pom!! "

Levon , " I'll get you too pom-pom! "

Duffy, " Look at this waterproof  , floatable bone! I can't wait to play with it at the beach!"

Issa , " I'll be playing with it too Duffy but right now my eyes are on this bag of yummy dog treats!"

Malou , " We love this toy. LP put treats in it and then we rolled the treats out. Actually, I was rolling treats out and Levon the little piggy was gobbling them up as quickly as they fell on the floor!"

Tulip , " I didn't have to work for my treats, LP just kept giving them to me. I loved them!"

Leo, " Permission to eat the treat by my right paw?!"

Mitalee, " I loved the box! But of course everything that was in the box , belongs to me! I am , after all , THE QUEEN. Queen Mitalee , Honey Bee."

Thank you Sei-Chan , #1 and all of you at The Poupounette. We loved our gifts from afar.
They will help pass the rainy winter days and give us treats to look forward to.
Your generosity and thoughtfulness are very much appreciated!

the critters in the cottage xo

February 21, 2013

A Beautiful Morning.

Esme , " It's a beautiful morning!"

Esme , " I am surrounded, enveloped, embraced, and virtually sinking through the sun's loving rays."

Esme , " This, is my constant peace. My halcyon haven. My peaceable calm. Here, in the warm sun, I am undisturbed, unruffled , untroubled."

Esme , "I'll just open my eyes a crack. . . That's what I thought! She's still here with her click, click, click, clicking !! "

Esme , " Maybe if I close my eyes for a long, long, long time , she will go away! Humph! Stalkers!! "

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

February 20, 2013

Pip and Puddles' Bucket World Tour.

Issa , " We are happy to be participating in Pip's Bucket World Tour today. Mr. Pip is a sweet , purrsonable , little dog we know who blogs and Duffy and I especially love him. We all think he and his Mama, Kristin , are the Cat's Meow! Pip is getting older and some of his parts don't run as well as they used to , so he thought he would tick a few things off his Bucket List while the going is still good. Since he has always wanted to see the ocean we invited him, along with his sassy and loyal sidekick, Puddles, to visit us in Vancouver, Canada."

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Issa , " Once Pip and Puddles made it safely to Vancouver , they both noticed the sign we had made espcially for them that pointed them in the direction of our home. After they made their way to us , we were ecstatic to see them and so pleased that they had arrived in one piece despite the rumours we had heard about Puddles' suspect driving skills! We decided to take them to the ocean immediately since that was Pip's heart's desire."

Issa, " On the way to the beach we saw a big old moose bathing in the water which gave us an idea! "
Issa , " Since everyone was famished, we would stop at the Moose Burger Hut and grab some juicy burgers and have a picnic at the beach!"

Issa , " Doesn't Pip look happy?! He loved the mountains and the ocean! "
Issa , " The skies even parted for the sun to make an appearance while we were at the beach.We were able to share one of our favourite things with Pip and Puddles; sunlight on water."
Issa , " Pip loved our picnic of  burgers and chilled beer! He ate THREE moose burgers because he said he didn't know when he would ever get a chance to eat a moose burger again! "
Issa , " After the picnic we met up with Esme , Mitalee, Levon, Malou, Leo and Tulip in downtown Vancouver . We all wanted to visit the Vancouver Art Gallery. We were astounded to see a sign hanging in front of the Art Gallery welcoming Pip and Puddles. It was humbling to have such famous friends! "
Issa , " There was something for efurryone at the art gallery."


Issa , " After the Art Gallery we all went to the Vancouver Aquarium and saw the beluga whales! Puddles wanted to swim with the belugas which of course made the cats raise their eyebrows! We bought Pip a hat  at the aquarium as a souvenir which he loved and refused to take off for the rest of the day."

Issa , " The visit came to an end all too soon. The moon hung low in the starry , evening sky. Our spirits were high from our shared time and laughter but sadly , we needed to say good-bye to our two lovely and adventuresome friends. Good-bye sweet Mr.Pip and dear Puddles! Aurevoir! May your Bucket World Tour continue to bring you wonderful memories and an abundance of joy. We love you!"

Until we meet again.
the critters in the cottage xo

February 19, 2013

Something New.

Malou , " What is this? ! Something new! Anyone hiding under here?! "

Levon , " Don't see anyone! "

Malou , " I like the dip."

Levon , " Me too! "

Levon , " Malou , can I have another turn?!"

Levon , " It's good for camouflaged snoopervising ! "

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