October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! from three honeybees, one squirrel and a lion.





HAPPY HALLOWEEN EFURRYONE!!








MALOU, " This Halloween, three of us wanted to dress up as honeybees in memory of Mitalee HoneyBee. "





MALOU, " I'm taking this hit for you Angel Mitalee. You know dressing up is not my thing but I would do anything to make you smile in the heaven above."





WILHELMINA, " I am one Chill Bee in my honeybee costume! I'm having fun watching Levon buzz around me!"





LEVON, " BUZzzzzzzzzz. I LOVE dressing up! Especially if treats are involved!"






LEVON, " This one is for you Bumblebee!"






DUFFY, " This Halloween I dressed up as a lion! On account I would be li-on-ing if I said I didn't miss Angel Esme and Angel Mitalee. I do miss them. I miss napping and cuddling with them!"




AVALON,  " I am dressed up as a squirrel! I spent most of the photo shoot trying to get the squirrel head gear off my head! This is me with my head upside down hoping the squirrel head will slip off my head!"





Squirrel head still holding on but not for long!






WILHELMINA and AVALON, " After LP took our costumes off, we posed very nicely for her. We hope she understood what we were trying to say to her but we know humans can be pretty dense at times!"






LEVON, " My favourite part of the photo shoot was hiding in the bag of sparkling, costume tutus!"







For those of you celebrating, have a fun Halloween!





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

October 30, 2017

Avalon in Autumn.



 Avalon, " I thought I should tell you a bit about myself. I am a rescued Galga from Spain. I am a nine month old sight hound. LP heard about the plight of Galgos in Spain many years ago when she was traveling through the Spanish countryside. She would see skeletons scattered here and there over the landscape. The bones appeared to belong to wild animals ; the  skeletons were long and delicate and might pass for deer. She later learned they were the remains of sight hounds, hunting dogs killed by Spanish hunters when the hunting season ended. She vowed she would help Galgos one day if she could . You can google Galgos to learn more about the genocide of hunting dogs in Spain."







 Avalon, " My mom was rescued off the streets of Spain along with me and my nine brothers and sisters. If you google , "Vera and her pups", you will read a remarkable tale about my mom and how courageous she was and what she did to save us, her pups. This is me a few months after I was rescued."






 Avalon, " This is the first photo of me that LP saw. She liked what she saw in my eyes."






 Avalon, " This is me on my first day in my new home. LP fed me and then gave me a bath and a new collar. I decided these toys were all mine!"






 Avalon, " I have already been on quite a few adventures since my arrival in Vancouver."





 Wilhelmina, " I actually like having a little sister to play with!"





 Duffy, " I am sharing my bed with Avalon. I am very good at sharing!"








 Malou and Levon, " Some of you may feel we are now uncomfortably outnumbered by dogs but fear not! "






 Malou and Levon, " We are the established Queen Malou and King Levon of this household and Avalon, and all the dogs are bowing to our demands at all turns!"







 Avalon, " I am seeing all kinds of new and wonderful creatures in the forest!"





 Wilhelmina, " We are experiencing Avalon in Autumn!"




Avalon, " Here I am in my new bed."






Avalon, " My complete name is Avalon Winter Rose Tiny Dancer Bee. Avalon, after the Avalon Peninsula here in Canada, one of LP's favourite places in the world.  Now that I am a Canadian, she thought that was a good name for me .Winter, because I was born in the winter. Rose, after Isadora Gypsy Rose.Tiny Dancer, after Esme and Bee after Mitalee HoneyBee. My name is Avalon Winter Rose Tiny Dancer Bee and I am happy to be safe here in Vancouver, Canada. I cannot wait to meet all my new friends here in Blogville!"








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

October 28, 2017

Sunday Selfies : The four of us and our new sister!







We are joining our kitty friends at, The cat on my head, for Sunday Selfies!
This week , the four of us each submitted a few photographs as did our new sister, Avalon. We hope you enjoy our efforts :)








 LEVON









WILHELMINA








MALOU









DUFFY








AVALON









WILHELMINA







MALOU and LEVON






WILHELMINA and DUFFY






LEVON






AVALON









DUFFY , AVALON and WILHELMINA





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

October 27, 2017

Fashion Friday with Duffy, Wilhelmina and a Forest Unicorn.








Duffy, " Hi ya! Here I am at the jetty for another edition of Fashion Friday!"






Duffy, " This week, I am once again joined by Wilhelmina, who insists on showing you her Halloween collar!"






Wilhelmina, " My Halloween collar is purple and has spiders as well as spider webs on it!"












Duffy, " Here is a close-up of my Halloween bandana. It has, " boo! boo!" written all over it. BooBoo is my pet name! "







Avalon, " I am wearing Duffy's , "Too cute to spook!" bandana.







Duffy, " I am now in the forest. I'm trying to ditch my two tag-along sisfurs!"






Duffy, " I found a gigantic tree with a scattering of fallen leaves over it. I kind of blend in so hopefully the youknowwhos won't find me!"






Duffy, " Here is my best pose in my Halloween bandana."







Duffy, " Look how I blend in even more on the forest floor! I don't think Wilhelmina or the Forest Unicorn will be able to find me now!"





Avalon the Forest Unicorn





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


P. S. We will be writing Avalon's gotcha story some time next week . She is the newest member of our family.

October 25, 2017

Wordless Wednesday : Welcome to the pack.





DUFFY    AVALON      WILHELMINA






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

October 21, 2017

Sunday Selfies : Four plus a two-headed doggie.




  
We are joining our friends at Kitties Blue ,  for their Sunday Selfies. This week, we each entered a photograph. We also added a photo of the infamous two-headed dog, known to tirelessly roam the west coast of Canada in search of kinfolk who also relish dining on cockleshells. We hope you enjoy our efforts :)






 WILHELMINA







 LEVON







 The cockleshell loving TWO- HEADED DOG








 DUFFY








MALOU







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