November 29, 2017

A Birthday Girl and Dunlins.

 Wilhelmina, " It's my birthday today! I am two years old! LP took me to see Dunlins to celebrate. They are migrating birds from the Canadian Arctic."

Wilhelmina, " There are hundreds of them below me but I am not allowed to get too close to them as they need their rest before they continue on their migratory path. I AM allowed to lick my lips from afar though!"

Migrating Dunlins.


Wilhelmina, " I also wanted to show you my new hair cut. This is the first time I have been groomed in a traditional Standard Poodle cut. Now that I am two years old, I wanted to change my look!"

Wilhelmina, " LP claims I am very elegant and all grown up with my new cut but don't worry! I remain my usual clownish, goofy self!"

Happy Birthday Wilhelmina. You have brought us unending love, laughter and joy since you joined our family. We love you to the stars and back Pony Girl!

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

November 25, 2017

Sunday Selfies with a bunch of pup pics and more kitten photos.

We are joining the sweet kitties at , Kitties Blue , for Sunday Selfies! 
This week everyone joined in with the kittenbabies yet again submitting photos of themselves when they were babies. We hope you enjoy our efforts :)

















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

November 24, 2017

Fashion Faux Pas on Friday.

 Duffy, " I thought I would start my Fashion Friday shoot in the car so that you can see what a faux pas I'm wearing ! My dresser paired my flannel bandana covered in houses with my monkey patterned harness , over a sweater that is a bit big on me. The overall effect screams , " Did ya have too much drink with your cereal this morning?!!"

 Duffy, " Here is my best pose before we continued the photo shoot at the jetty where things went awry rather quickly!"

Duffy, " See what I mean? The sisfurs nosed in before I could even blink!"

Duffy, " Hey LP, could you do something about the interference ?!!"

Wilhelmina, " Heeheehee. He seems really bothered by our presence!"
Avalon, " Yup. If we stuck a fork in him, he'd be done!"

Wilhelmina and Avalon, " Maybe if we called a truce and posed nicely next to him?"

Posing Nicely.

Duffy, " In the end, I guess I'd rather showcase my beautiful sisfurs than my fashion faux pas!" 

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

November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends. We are truly thankful for your friendship! XO

Don't forget the notable words of that notable turkey, Meleagris Gallopavo . . . 


 We hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family :)

 Happy Thanksgiving!
 See you soon.
 the critters in the cottage xo 

November 22, 2017

A few words on Wednesday with Malou and Levon.

Malou, " The grey, gloom and doom , rainy season has now begun here in Vancouver. The sun may not make an appearance again for days and days, possibly weeks and even YEARS!! "

Levon, " Did I hear someone meow my name?!!"

Malou, " The best plan for me to execute on a rainy, Vancouver day, is to meow out to Levon and to cuddle with him until the cows come home!"

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.
We hope the sun is shining for you!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo

November 20, 2017

Monday missive from Avalon!

Avalon,  " Hello friends! I thought I would give you an update on my progress here in my new home. Since I came all the way from Spain, there were a few adjustments I needed to make before I felt completely at home in my new home! At first I was really scared and I didn't know where I was and what had happened to the people who had been taking care of me or what had happened to all my doggie friends from my rescue in Spain! "

Avalon, " But I quickly realized I was on a new adventure and that my new family was very loving!" 

Avalon, " Wilhelmina was kind to me right from the beginning. She let me take her bed, and her bones and toys and she even let me monopolize LP. Here we are scenting together. "

Avalon, " I found a stick!"

Duffy, " My sisfurs get along very well and love to play together. Wilhelmina has been very patient and kind with Avalon. I am proud of her. As her big brofur, I feel I have taught her well! Avalon and I love to snuggle together! Malou and Levon have also been accepting of  Avalon and she of them but we don't have photos of them snuggling together. Yet!"

 Bedheads snuggling together in front of the heater.

Avalon, " I love my toys and I love my bones. I especially love antlers and yak chews!"

Avalon, " Don't tell Santa, but I am not always nice. Some times I am a tiny bit naughty. I have redecorated,  destuffed a few toys and had some accidents inside the house. Also, I some times have selective hearing when I am outside. But LP says I am doing very, very well all things considered!"

Avalon, " Here I am jumping for joy. I am happy!"

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