December 30, 2013

Thank You!

Issa , " We wanted to thank . . . "

 Issa , " All the puppies. . ."

 Issa , " And kitties. . ."

Duffy, " Who sent us Christmas cards from close to home and from afar, through both e-mail and snail mail!"


Mitalee , " We enjoyed them very much!"

Mitalee , " They warmed our wintery hearts!"

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

December 27, 2013

Secret Santa Paws Package!

LP," We hope efurryone had a merry and bright Christmas! Ours was made that much brighter this year when we unwrapped our Secret Santa Paws package from the , The Colehaus Cats on Christmas day. Here are a few photos of the gang enjoying a few of the spoils."

LP, " We absolutely loved this painting entitled, " Starry Night" by Quint! Isn't he clever and talented?! It now sits on a sideboard table in our livingroom and I smile every time I walk by it :)"

LP , "  Of course Mitalee, our Box Sitting Queen, loved the box best! Thank you so much  ,The Colehaus Cats. We love you! And we loved all your thoughtful and fun gifts! We will feature which critter fell in love with which toy on our blog here and there over the next few weeks. Your gifts will help us pass the rainy winter months far more easily this year! :)"

A big thank you to Paula of Sweet Purrfections who started Secret Santa Paws and who made it all happen. Your hard work made our Christmas that much more Sweet. And Purrfect! :) "

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

December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013 with Elves , Angelic McSprinkles and Happy McJingles!

Leo , " Hi all you Christmassy critters! I wanted to share my Elf name with you on Christmas Eve. It is , Angelic McSprinkles! Do you want to know your Elf name? Our Auntie Lily sent us the Elf Chart below and you can find out your Elf name that way."


Angelic McSprinkles,    " Mitalee's Elf name is: Happy SugarBells
                                          Esme 's Elf name is : Joyful SugarPlum
                                          Duffy's : Tootsie AngelEars
                                          Levon's : Angelic McJingles
                                         Issa's : Merry JollyToes
                                         Malou's : Happy McJingles. "

Angelic McSprinkles , " Here is my Charlie Brown Christmas tree with the Peace and Hope stockings hanging on the branches."

Angelic McSprinkles , " And here is the big Christmas tree all lit up."

Malou aka Happy McJingles , " We hope all you four legged and two legged elves out there have a very , Merry Christmas! May your holiday season be filled with the love of family and friends. May you linger in small joys. And may your Christmas day be merry and bright and with that , we bid each of you adieu tonight!"

Merry Christmas!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

December 23, 2013

Xmas Pics with the Pups.

 Duffy, " I got my furs styled for Christmas time and I'm wearing Issa's Christmas kerchief!"

 Duffy, " Isadora Gypsy Rose our Issa , had her furs styled too! She is wearing my jingle bells collar. And we were given matching Christmas bows!"

 Duffy , " Here is a nice Christmas pose for all of you!"

Duffy , " Tomorrow is Christmas Eve efurryone! That's when Santa Paws arrives!! We hope you have all been extra nice this year (  but with just enough naughty to keep the hoomans amused)!"

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

December 20, 2013

A Helping Paw at Christmas with Malou and Levon.

 Malou, " The hoomans truly are getting dimmer with each passing year. Look at this! This chair is almost flush against the Christmas tree! "

 Malou , " I find this particular porcelain acorn fascinating. Poing! Poing! Poing!"

 Malou, " Wait a second! Something is missing!"

 Levon , " Tap! Tap! Tap!"

 Malou , " Right! Let's start from the very beginning!"

Malou , " Purrrfect!"

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

December 19, 2013

Esme and the Woodland Beast.

 Esme , " Pssst. Can you see me? I am under the tree , under the gold Christmas bulb , behind the woodland beast."

 Esme , " Here I am trying to catch one of the sparkling tree lights. Adorable! Can you do that woodland beast?!!"

Esme , " Here I sit , elegant , statuesque and delicate , next to a crude, scratchy and uncouth woodland BEAST! Who needs an old , stuffed woodland beast when they could have ME?!!"

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

December 18, 2013

December 17, 2013

Critters in Christmas baskets.

LP, " For those of you who are not "in the know", Ann ( of Zoolatry) has put together an Advent Calendar featuring various pets throughout the blogosphere. She featured , the critters in the cottage , on December 14th. I wanted to share these sweet images with you. Ann is also responsible for our fabulous Christmas header and does all sorts of creative and most excellent! photo art. Click  Zoolatry to see the calendar and to learn more about her work. Thanks Ann!


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

December 16, 2013

It's Beginning . . .

Mitalee , " It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! "

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

December 13, 2013

Tis the season!

Malou , " What's this? What's this?! Christmas placemats?"

 Malou , " I'll just sidle over and check them out!"

 Malou , " OMC! Check these little glass baubles out on the edge of the placemats!"

Malou , " Do they taste like peppermints?! Crunch!"

 Malou , " Not really. But I still love the placemats!"

Malou, " Levon was right!"

Malou , " It really is the season to be merry! And this weekend the Christmas tree goes up!"

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

December 12, 2013

December 11, 2013

The Real Toy In The Room.

 Levon , " So , when LP sheepishly attempted to distract me with a nevertheless fanciful and fantastic toy (see yesterday's post) she was decorating for the holidays in the hopes that I would stay out of her way. As if! Now I will show you the REAL toy in the room! Look at these sweet, dangling owls. They are screeching out my name!"

Levon , " Leeevonnn...come and play with us the owls called out!"

Levon , " This reminds me of the infamous "Easter Tree" LP set up. Do you remember? Guess she didn't learn her lesson then."

 Levon , " That's correct little owl. I will toy play with you!"

 Levon , " Please Cod. Let her add a few colourful baubles for me to seriously bat around! "

Later that afternoon. . .

 Levon , " Did my wish come true?"

 Levon , " Shiny, little baubles I see you!"

 Levon , " Red is definitely my colour , you adorable little bauble!

 Levon , " I can't believe my hooman is this clueless! Did I win the jackpot for slow learner or what?!!"

Levon , " Maybe tomorrow she will build the great, big, sparkly tree. Then I can climb it like last year. I can't wait!"

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