May 31, 2017

Thank you.






Thank you so much for the kind words of support yesterday with regards to both Esme and Mitalee. They are very much appreciated and help enormously.



 Thank you again.

Love,

Sophie, Peter and the critters in the cottage xo

May 30, 2017

First Esme.





I thought it best to let you know that both Esme and Mitalee are presently not doing well.
First Esme was diagnosed with a tumor on her lung. She has been dropping weight which is not good when you are four pounds to begin with. She is presently off wet food but will eat a bit of dry food daily. She is still sleeping with me every night and I am thankful for her every day that is left me.  












Recently Mitalee was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her stomach. She is declining more rapidly than Esme has been. We have brought her in to our vet's for sub q fluids and she is on a pain management medicine. We are also feeding her a wet food that stimulates her appetite as she is completely off wet and dry food. 







Both Mitalee and Esme still purr when I am near them. We are keeping them comfortable and pain free at this point. Our vet is of course very much implicated in the course of action we are choosing for each of them. Please keep Esme and Mitalee in your thoughts. We are utterly heartbroken but are attempting to keep brave and positive for their sake.




 Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

May 29, 2017

Down by the Old Watering Hole.




Wilhelmina, " Hi ya! You might know by now that I love to wear a bow in my furs! And you may also have noticed that I like to wear fashionable collars!"




Duffy, " And I love to wear bowties . LP calls our attire, Forest Fashion. She claims small children and animals should make people smile and that that is exactly what we do when we wear our Forest Fashion. We make people smile!"





Wilhelmina, " But Forest Fashion doesn't prevent us from having fun or from getting a little bit dirty!"



Duffy and Wilhelmina, " You can find pockets of water throughout the forest. Some pockets of water are mucky and shallow like the photo above depicts!"



Wilhelmina, " Others are deeper and the water is much cleaner!"





Wilhelmina, " We meet lots of friends who love to play with me in the water!"












Duffy, " I prefer to keep an eye on things from afar!"






Wilhelmina, " The game of chase is made even better when water is involved! And no matter how much fun I have in the forest, my bow and beaded collar always stay intact."












                      The blur of the chase!




 Duffy and Wilhelmina, " We always make whomever we meet by the Old Watering Hole, smile!"





The Old Watering Hole.





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







May 27, 2017

Sunday Selfies : Random critters!





  
We are joining our friends at ,  The cat on my head, for their Sunday Selfies! This week we have our usual hodgepodge of entries. We hope you enjoy our efforts :)







 DUFFY




 WILHELMINA







DUFFY






LEVON





 MALOU




 MALOU





 MITALEE





ESME





 WILHELMINA









 LEVON





 MITALEE and ESME





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 26, 2017

Fashion Friday!








Duffy, " I bet you didn't know I love fashion! You probably thought this post was about Wilhelmina on account she loves fashion too! Some of you may not know this but before I lived with LP and Daddyman, I lived with another Lady who loved me a lot. She died suddenly when I was a year old and that is when I came to live here with my new family. That was a long time ago, I'm nine years old now! But the reason I mentioned it is because the Lady who chose me as a puppy, loved to dress me up! I had all sorts of coats and sweaters when I lived with her. LP wanted to carry on the tradition of dressing me stylishly in honour of my first Mama who was also her friend! "






Duffy, " I have all sorts of sweaters and coats but I also have a lot of bow ties! The one I am wearing in this photo has little pink whales on it!"







Duffy, " This bow tie has owls all over it!"







Duffy, " This bow tie has little dogs on it! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my bow tie collection. Do you wear bow ties or other fashion accessories? If you like, I can show you a few of my very favourite
bow ties next time you drop by on Fashion Friday!"





Have a Fabulous Friday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

May 24, 2017

Wags on Wednesday.







Wilhelmina, " We had a long weekend this past weekend here in Vancouver which means I was able to go to the beach with my BFF, Mia, and Duffy!"







Wilhelmina, " Mia was having a lot of fun retrieving a Kong toy made especially for the water!"





Wilhelmina, " I tried to get her to play but I could tell she was having too much fun chasing her toy in the water so I went looking for someone to chase!"









Wilhelmina, " I found this fellow !"







Wilhelmina, "LP wasn't fast enough to catch us on film but we played the chase game together for a long time!"









Wilhelmina, " I was having so much fun at the beach that I kept jumping for joy! "











Wilhelmina, " We also spent time in the forest but this time I wasn't waiting for my friend!"







Wilhelmina, " I was on the lookout for Duffy's friend!"














Wilhelmina, " That is Mickey sitting next to Duffy! He loves the forest too and is exactly the right size for Duffy to play with! Once again LP was unable to get a good photo of dogs playing the chase game together, on account she is slow in movement and most likely very, very, old!"






Wilhelmina, " Here is a photo that was taken by Mia's humom.  It was taken after we all had been playing for hours which is the only reason she was able to catch us all in the same frame! That, and dangling treats! Treats trump everything!! "




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

May 22, 2017

Malou Monday!








Malou, " I was thinking that some of you who are new to our blog may not know anything about me! I am going to share a few things about myself with you today. Here are five things about me in no particular order! #1. I am a Devon Rex cat. #3. I am related to Levon, we are littermates! #7. I some times give the whacky paw to Duffy because I feel he monopolizes too much of LP's time! "








Malou, " #15. I like doggies though! In fact, the first time I met Wilhelmina's BFF, Mia, I gave her a kiss on the nose! #5. I am a Mommy's Girl! I wish I did not have to share my Mama with anyone! #27.One of my nicknames is, Salty Licorice Baby. #7. Another one of my nicknames is, LouLou.#13. I have a lot of nicknames! #9. I don't know how to count!"








Malou, " Hmmm. Let's see. What else?! #4. I like to sleep with the humans at night, but I am never in the bed by morning! #10. I like to talk . .  a lot!






Malou, " #30. I am a petite girl and weigh about six pounds. #12. My furs feel like crushed velvet."








Malou, " #27. LP claims I am difficult to photograph because of my dark furs and consequently, photos rarely show how beautiful I am. LP says I am a beautiful kitty! (I am blushing.) I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me. The end."







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





May 20, 2017

Sunday Selfies with the critters.








We are joining the sweet kitties at , The cat on my head , for their Sunday Selfies!
This week, we once again have a whole slew of participants some of whom appear more than once, all of whom had fun! Enjoy :)







WILHELMINA








LEVON








MITALEE







ESME









WILHELMINA








LEVON








WILHELMINA and MIA










MALOU






DUFFY






DUFFY








LEVON





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