May 31, 2016

Mitalee in the sun.

Mitalee, "I'm enjoying the sun on my favourite cat tree in the cottage."

Mitalee, " It's a great place from which to dream about birds and mice and arachnids. Arachnids is just a fancy word for spiders in case you didn't know. I just like saying it."

Mitalee, " If I actually faced the window, I wouldn't even need to dream about them, I would just see  birds and arachnids. Not necessarily mice though. They are more elusive around here."

Mitalee, " I hope you are able to lay in the sun today and dream of possible, delectable edibles. If not, you are always more than welcome to join me. I would love your company!"

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

May 30, 2016

Gray skies are gonna clear up, with Levon.

Levon, " I have anther earworm in my head! I have it on accout the rains have finally stopped here in Vancouver and we are expecting sun for the next week! So. . .  "Gray skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face, Brush off the clouds and cheer up, Put on a happy face!"

Levon, " Let's see. . . how does it go after that?!"

Levon, "Right you are! "Spread sunshine all over the place, Just put on a happy face!"

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

May 28, 2016

Sunday Selfies : Wilhelmina and her cone.

We are joining our cool cat friends at, " The cat on my head, for their always fun Sunday Selfies! Since Wilhelmina had two operations last Thursday ( a spay and fixing an umbilical hernia) and has to consequently wear a cone in order not to worry her stitches, she decided to participate as a cone head this week :)

Wilhelmina, " Since I am going to be wearing this cone for two entire weeks, I thought I should fancy things up! "

Wilhelmina, " Much better! I put on my party bow! Now I am ready for my selfie!"

Wilhelmina, " I thought this selfie was a little too much to the side , so I tried again."

Wilhelmina, " Hmmm. Maybe too much paw . . . "

Wilhelmina, " I think this one is just right!"

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

May 25, 2016

Double Whammy with Wilhelmina.

Wilhelmina, " I just came back from the groomer's. Do you like my polka-dot necklace the groomer gave me?"

Wilhelmina, " Here is a better view of it!"

Wilhelmina, " I am nice and tidy so that the vet can see what he is doing when I get spayed tomorrow. That's correct! I am now six months old and I am ready to be pasteurized! It will also be a double whammy! Anyway, I think that's how they called it! I am going to the vet's very early tomorrow morning and I will be at the vet's all day. I will also be getting an umbilical hernia fixed at the same time which is the double whammy part I think, on account that will make two operations in one day."

Wilhelmina, "One operation is a little bit scary but TWO operations is a little bit daunting! Can you send good thoughts and vibes my way to ensure everything goes well for me? It would help make me feel so much better knowing I have some friends behind me.  I sure could use the support.  Thanks so much!"

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo
*Update : It is Thursday evening, 10 p.m. and we are now back from the vet's. Wilhelmina is doing very well. She is subdued and resting but happy to be home. She will need to take it easy for the next few weeks as she recovers.Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes and POTP. We know it helped enormously*

May 23, 2016

Dress up for Whitley with all the critters.

We are joining DORY'S BACKYARD who is hosting a dress-up day today to pay tribute to Whitley who left for the Bridge earlier this month. Whitley loved to dress-up , and today we are posting some photos of the critters in dress in her honour. Whitley, we hope you are now planning your new wardrobe with our Angel Isadora :)

MITALEE as a honeybee.

WILHELMINA in her Whitley(and Mama)-made bandana.

MALOU as  a pumpkin.

LEVON in Phoebe's traveling polka-dot bikini.

Dapper DUFFY.

ESME as lambie.

Whitley was the best dressed little Westie in all of the blog world! We know she is now head stylist to all the angels in the stars. We miss you Whitley! Aroooooo.

* Click HERE  to see other participants dressing up for Whitley*

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

May 21, 2016

Sunday Selfies : Six for six and a few flowers from our garden thrown in .

We are joining the cool cats at , The cat on my head , for their always enjoyable Sunday Selfies. This week , the entire gang is participating along with a few flowers from our garden.  :)







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

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May 20, 2016

Flashback Friday : Isadora's Favourite Place.

Wilhelmina, " We went to Isadora's favourite place. It was my first time there!"

Can you spot Isadora amongst the pumpkins?

Wilhelmina, " Duffy sat on Isadora's favourite chair with me!"

Wilhelmina , " And we also sat on her favourite bench!"

Duffy, "I told Wilhelmina all about Isadora and how she was a ray of sunshine every day of her life!"

Wilhelmina, " I have big boots to fill but I will try my hardest to do Isadora proud!"

Have a Fabulous Friday!
See you Sunday for Sunday Selfies.
the critters in the cottage xo

May 19, 2016

Thursday Thanks with Esme.

Esme, " I was just thinking. I have a lot to be thankful for."

Esme, " We live in a , "mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."

Esme, " I'm thankful to be a cat that is loved."

Esme, " And I'm thankful for the sun on my back. Some times , the very things that are an integral part of our daily existence are the things we take most for granted. Not me. I'm thankful for the love I receive every day and for the uplifting sun on my back. And some of that love comes from you. Thank you."

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

May 18, 2016

Wordless Wednesday : Salmonberries in the forest with Duffy and Wilhelmina.


P. S. People can eat salmonberries ; they are also a favourite of the hummingbird.

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