April 30, 2015

Mitalee Ponders.










Mitalee, " LP bought these battery operated candles because of the kittenbabies. She was nervous they would stick their kittenbaby faces in the flame and get burned with regular candles. Esme and I would never do anything like that at any age! That was way back then though. The kittenbabies are all grown up now."











 Mitalee , " Maybe we should stop calling them kittenbabies since they tend to be a bit babyish for their age because we treat them as if they are still kittens!"











 Mitalee, " I will explain to LP that Levon and Malou are big cats now and that they are no longer babies!"














Mitalee, " I don't think she will believe me though. She always says we are her babies and she includes me when she says babies. And come to think of it. . . I like that!"












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

April 28, 2015

Malou Annabelle Xing Xing Songbird and some things about her you may not know.





Malou, " Today I am going to share a few never heard before things about me! Well, maybe some of you have heard some of these things before but probably not all of the things all at once in the same place before! I will begin with my name as was given to me by LP. It is, Malou Annabelle Xing Xing Songbird. Malou , means "Wished for child". I am a devon rex cat. I was born in Seldovia, Alaska. When I was a kitten, I was very ill and stopped eating and it looked as though I wasn't going to make it so the humans chose Malou as my name and kept hoping and wishing that I would get better and join their family. But I became dangerously thin and despondent and they were told I wasn't go to survive my illness and would they like to choose another kitten?  So with heavy hearts they did, they chose Levon! But I DID get better in time and so both Levon and I came home to the cottage because who could leave Levon behind after all that?!"











 Malou, "  Xing Xing (pronounced Sing Sing) is part of my name because it means , "Twin Stars". One star is me symbolically, and the other symbolizes our Angel Lewis who died a year before Levon and I arrived at the cottage. Our spirits are forever intertwined which is what makes me extra lively and quirky."











 Malou, " I am a GIRL!! A lot of people think I am a boy on account I am feisty and don't take any guff from anybuddy. That and the fact that Levon and I are pretty much inseparable makes people think we are two naughty boys on the constant go. Actually, I am a naughty girl who often leads Levon to the path least taken! And I am more brave than Levon. I hope that doesn't sound like bragging! We are called "Get Out!" and "You Too!" often. They are our pet names and those pet names are interchangeable so Levon holds his own you needn't worry about that! Some other nicknames I have been given are : Salty (Licorice Baby) , Lilou, LouLou,  Ying (to Levon's ,Yang), Cheech (to Levon's, Chong) , Get Out! (to Levon's, You Too!) to name a few."











 Malou, " I am a petite but solid girl and weigh about seven pounds. I like to give love bites to LP. I love to sleep in LP's lap when she is on the computer. I am a Mama's girl. I discovered catfoolery and I am very good at it! Kozmo is my special sweetheart."












Malou, " The cool cat I admire in the cottage (maybe I little too much. . . I haven't decided yet . . .) is Mitalee. Levon is my bff. I love my home and everybuddy in it but I am wary when a stranger enters the cottage. I will not hide but I will observe and advance at my discretion. Hights are my challenge ; the higher the location I am resting upon , the happier my disposition! Well, I had better stop here for today. I am certain you have other cool cats to visit. Enjoy your day! And remember sickly kittens can get better and some times when they do, they turn into loveable little terrors just like me! Oops. That might be bragging again. . ."







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

April 27, 2015

Six Sweet tails.















































































Esme , " P. S. The weather diviners got it wrong again. It was sunny all weekend here in Vancouver. Just one day of rain for us on Friday . . . not seven consecutive days of rain as was predicted! I am hoping the sun shone for you too over the weekend. And weather peoples . . . please lay of the crack sticks, o.k.?!"









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

April 25, 2015

Sunday Selfies: Six of Six.









Levon , " Efurryone in the cottage is joining our good furiends at The cat on my head for their scrumptious and delectable Sunday Selfies! I look a bit dazed in the above photo so I submitted a better one of me below. We hope you enjoy our efforts! Do you have a favourite?"













                                                               ESME












                                                       LEVON














                                                                 MITALEE











                                                    MALOU












                                                         DUFFY













                                                           ISADORA














Don't forget to HOP! It's a wonderful way to visit old and new furiends alike.








Have a Sunny Sunday!
See you tomorrow.
the critters in the cottage xo







April 24, 2015

Seven Day Forecast with Esme.





 Esme, " It has been sunny and unusually hot here in Vancouver but that is all about to change! We are expecting rainy days for the next seven days! Of course the weather people could get it wrong. They often do."












Esme, " I don't mind the rain though because the birdies still come to the feeders. Especially the window feeders!"













 Esme, " I enjoy being up high on the window seat as I watch their birdie antics!" 

























 Esme, " Then I have a cat nap and when I wake up, the birdies are once again chirping , eating and amusing me. It is a nice way to pass a rainy day!"











Have a Fabulous Friday!
We hope the sun is shining for you.
See you Sunday for Sunday Selfies.
the critters in the cottage xo


April 23, 2015

Pretty as a picture.





 Levon, " I love idioms. Like, "Handsome is as handsome does" and "Handsome devil" , both of which could be applied to me , I think. I mean, I am a bit of a devil but I can be quite nice at times too! And LP is always gushing about how handsome I am so that must be true, otherwise why would she gush until I blushed?!""













Levon, "Some idioms are less flattering. Like this idiom , " He has a face like a bulldog eating a wasp." Ouch! That couldn't be pretty! Or, " He is vertically challenged!" Which I guess could be said of me since I am not very tall in relation to a human's standard of height!"












Levon, " I like the idiom, "pretty as a picture". It always makes me think of Malou. On account she is!"













                               
                             Malou, Pretty as a Picture. For Kozmo. XO





                                                       








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



April 22, 2015

April 21, 2015

Light, shadows and reflections.

































































Levon, " Yup. That was me, the sunlight and a yellow bottle. Pretty coolio wouldn't you agree?!"










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