October 31, 2015

Sunday Selfies : Critters in costume.

We are submitting a few of our Halloween photos for the Sunday Selfies Hop, hosted by our sweet furiends at , The cat on my head. We already posted some of these photos on our Friday post but thought those of you who didn't visit that post might like to see us in costume too. We hope efurrybody had a fun and safe Halloween!

Duffy as the Lion (King).

 Malou as a sweet pumpkin.

 Esme as Lambie.

 Levon as Eeyore the donkey.

 Mitalee as a Holstein calf .

Have a Sunny Sunday and don't forget to HOP! It's a wonderful way to visit old and new furiends alike.
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

October 29, 2015

Thank you and a few Halloween costumes.


We wanted to thank each and every one of you for your kind and thoughtful comments on Isadora's farewell post. We read each comment (and I continue to reread each comment when the spirit moves me ), looking for a way to ease our pain. It helps enormously to know that you truly understand this type of loss and how difficult it can be ; each comment was treasured and is very much appreciated.  Thank you to Ellen, Whitley, Tonya, Janet, Casey, Barb and Emily for taking the time to mention Isadora's passing on your blogs. It was kind of you and made us feel less alone and loved. Ann and Janet, thank you for Isadora's beautiful farewell (above) badges. Everyone's combined effort to ease our sorrow will be forever valued and remembered. I would like to narrate Isadora's story one day and I will some time in the near future. Today, I wanted to leave you with the sweet image of Isadora in her Halloween costume. I took these photos for a post on October 14 , 2015 to determine which of the critters (four of whom also tried the costume on), should be a bee for Halloween this year. Isadora (along with our votes here at the cottage) , won the challenge. Rest in peace , precious , little bumblebee. The remaining critters also have a few costumes they would like you to see in an effort to make you smile and to help celebrate the fun of Halloween!


Levon, " Yup! That was me as Eeyore! Now would you put his head back on me please? I was really enjoying getting into character !!! "

Malou, " I am a scary pumpkin with bats on my pumpkin skirt! Did I frighten you?!!"

"Guess Who?!!"

 Duffy, " It's me! Duffy the lion!"

 Duffy, " I'd roar for you but I am afraid I may lose my head dress! "

 Esme, " Peek-a-boo! Can you guess what and who I am?!"

 Esme, " O. k. Maybe you will guess better if I am not sitting upright!"

Esme, " Now can you see it? I am Lambie! "

" There is only one of us remaining! Can you guess who I am ?! "

" It's me, Mitalee!"

Mitalee, " I may be getting a little too old for this but if it pleases you . . .  "

We hope you enjoyed our costumes. We had a lot of fun dressing up! Also, the yummy treats helped.
Have a fun Halloween efurryone.
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

October 22, 2015


We wanted to let you know that we let Isadora go Thursday (October 22, 2015) morning. She was struggling and was no longer interested in her food. It was the kindest thing we could do for her. We are truly brokenhearted. I will write a tribute in her memory when I can. Thank you for all your support and kind words for our baby girl. Rest in peace, Isadora Gypsy Rose. You were and always will be , greatly loved.

                                   Isadora Gypsy Rose at 14. 5 years old.

See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

Waiting on "Da Bird" with Levon.

 Levon, " That fragile, shimmering, scintillating and apparently new thing in the armoire has caught my eye!"

Levon, " It is very sparkly and shaped like a bird!"

Levon, "Please Miss,  can I play with Dat Bird?! I promise to be very careful with it!"

Da Turkey Decoration Bird runner kept safely out of reach of FangChewers.

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

October 21, 2015

October 20, 2015

Isadora and pumpkins.

 Isadora, " Hiya! I thought I'd let you know how I am doing. It took a few days for the increase in medication and the shots I received from the vet's to make me feel better but I do feel better now. I am being carried everywhere these days and the humans are keeping a very close eye on me. The vet says this new dose will help me for a few weeks to a month. Maybe two months. After that my kidneys will not accommodate more drugs. We are taking it one day at a time now. I am not sad so don't be sad either. I am spending lots of time with my Mama and my Daddyman which is important to all of us. I wanted to thank everybody for your support and kind words. They have truly helped!"

 Isadora, " Pumpkins are everywhere these days! In fields   . . . "

Isadora, " . . . and in people's backyards!"

Isadora, " I am very much looking forward to Halloween. I get to dress up and I get to have lots of treats during my photoshoot! Are any of you dressing up?"

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

October 19, 2015

Election Day with Malou.

 Malou, " It's a federal election day here in Canada. That means everybody of voting age in Canada , should vote."

 Malou, " It's an important election."

Malou, " I'd better go vote. They need all the help they can get!"

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

October 17, 2015

Sunday Selfies: Four Cats.

Four Cats, " We are joining our sweet furiends at , The cat on my head, for their fun Sunday Selfies! This week, all four cats submitted an entry. We bought and set up Catty Stacks this week and they have been a big hit! Here are a few selfies proving our overall enjoyment of them :)  "

First, a few random shots :





All four cats were playing in them at one point but we didn't get a photo of all of us together on account the pawparrazzi was a bit slow!




Here are our best selfies!





Have a Sunny Sunday!
Don't forget to HOP! It's a wonderful way to visit old and new furiends alike.
See you tomorrow.
the critters in the cottage xo