Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Mischief

 I wanted to thank everyone who visited the blog last week and left their kind thoughts and support.   The visits really did mean a lot to me.   I miss my orange boy.   So very much.
In the meantime-these two hooligans try to keep me occupied.   It's the innocent looking ones that are highly suspect!
 Winston made me laugh with this sleep pose.  I'm not even certain how he managed to stay balanced with his fluffy bum half hanging over the back of the sofa.
 Miss Emily also decided to show some furry tummy.   Only with her, I couldn't resist.  I had to give her a tummy tickle and a kiss.  I was very fortunate that I escaped that indiscretion with only an offended feline glare!
 Winston proved once again that no place is really sacred here.  I mean-the top shelf of the closet seems like a great idea at the time...but getting down (yes, I did help him!)
 I helped a friend celebrate her birthday last week.  This pie looked amazing!
 I met another friend for a warm beverage on Saturday.   She gave me this awesome 💖cat pillow.  I've put it on the chair Oscar rested on.  I can't move his stuffed bear or his heat pack yet.
(The material is beautiful and silky which is why I think there is a bit of shine/glare when the flash went off)
 Most of the beautiful snow has melted for our January thaw.  The sidewalks are great to walk snow, no ice.    That might change soon as they are forecasting the possibility of freezing rain.  Honestly, I'd rather walk in a snow storm.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Purry New Year Blessings (and Purrs Please)

 Good morning from Emily and Oscar!  We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.   We send our gentlest purrs out to everyone!  Now that the festive season is "officially" over our Mom person has slowed down a little bit.   She was fighting some sort of bug for the last week or so....
 The Mom attempted to make apple cinnamon pancakes ....back to the drawing board for her!  It was O.K. but nothing special.  However, there were other things to be thankful for
 Her friend, K, got this adorable little baby otter puppet.   Mom was smitten with that little critter!
Speaking of critters....
 This plump squirrel made Mom laugh.  She took a walk on Christmas morning and saw this little dude!  Maybe the peanut was a present, eh!   =)
 Winston and Oscar now!  We are tuckered out from the festivities!  Other things Mom was thankful for--the drive to family for Christmas Day (which they celebrate on Boxing Day) was made, for the most part, safe and sound.  The weather in the morning was blustery!
 Brrrr....blowing snow across the fields!  The ride back was very bad fog.  Mom was grateful for the safe journey both ways.
 She was also thankful for her Christmas Day visit to some kind hearted friends who invited her to dinner.   They are amazing cooks and bakers and even sent her home with some delicious yums.
 Emily likes to watch the snow fall from the big window in the living/dining room.  Mom likes to walk in it.   When she is not in a hurry to get somewhere, the Mom likes taking photos of the wonderland.
 This is Miss Pearl--she belongs to our Mom's Mom.  Miss Pearl has been living with Grandma since the end of August.  After a bit of a rocky start, wherein Miss Pearl had to train Grandma, they seem to be getting along well!  Our Mom said Miss Pearl loved to cuddle!   We hope our Mom isn't getting ideas!   We cuddle when, and if, we are good and ready. 
So-you see, many things to be thankful for as we start off the New Year.
We all need a bit of light, help along the way, yes?
 We are thankful to all you cat/pet bloggers out there.  We know our Mom is thankful for your visits, expertise and support!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Festive Gallivanting

Hello!  Emily and Oscar here!   The Mom has been busy with Christmas activities all this past while.   It makes us felines tired.  Also, we are concerned she will neglect our needs if she keeps up with this frantic, festive pace.  We told you last week she went on a Christmas lantern tour at an old fashioned Christmas village.   The time frame is December 1911.   Most of her photos were pretty dark but we thought we could show you a few that were not too bad.
 The only light in the tour was with kerosene lanterns.   Lovely but dark.
 Mom used her flash after the tour group left.  This is the British house and the table is spread out with yummy food!   Do you think they would have feline treats for us?

This was the store.    Mom said there was lots of neat things for the time frame.  Pretty neat tree, eh!  We think that Santa looks a bit menacing, though.

 Hello from Santa Winston.   Yes, the Mom has been gadding about doing Christmas type things this month.
 This is from the tiny church at the village.  Their tour ended here and they sang Christmas carols!  Mom took this photo before the "concert" started...again with her flash or it would have been much darker.  The ladies who led the concert, who were dressed in period costume, sang beautifully!
 Finally, the Mom went to a Christmas concert yesterday afternoon.  She has a seat far in the back and she said it was wonderful to see the entire stage!   The music was wonderful, too.   The audience got to sing carols as well.  Mom said one of her favorite things about this time of year is the music.
Finally, though, all this Mom stuff.  What about us? we mentioned before, we are concerned that she has forgotten us.   There has been no mention of Christmas presents for us!   We haven't been THAT bad!   Or have we??

Monday, December 12, 2016

Felines making Merry!

 Hello all.  Winston reporting from the Christmas tree!  See how beautifully I am NOT whapping at the ornaments with my paw.  I hope you all are being as good as I am.  Purrs.
The Mom person was off this weekend.  She did a lot of housework on Saturday.   She also went on a Christmas lantern walk at a local pioneer village museum.  She took a few photos there but, as the only light was from kerosene lamps,  they turned out a bit dark.
We got so much snow the past while.  Emily likes to watch it falling from beside the big window.
The Mom went out on Sunday afternoon to take some pictures.
 It was an overcast day with the sun on briefly peaking through the clouds.
 The last of the autumn roses.

 Thankfully, there was some bright spots of color from these berries!

Mom said it lifted her spirits to see the cheery reds!
Hello from Oscar.   This snowy cold weather makes me want to cuddle up even more.   The vet gave Mom a sample of kitty wet wipes for me.   I have a hard time washing myself , well, except for my face, and so Mom helps me out.  I smell nicer now with some assistance from her.  I appreciate the extra purrs from people from blog land.   Getting old can be tough.
 The snow was very pretty falling down.  Though we felines have heard that the humans don't like shoveling it or having to drive through it!
Isn't Mom silly?   Here is her Doctor Who figure!   She says he is a Christmas ornament!
Right, Mom!
photo from Pinterest

I know why you really want the figurine out!   Oh Mom!  I blush on her behalf....
 It's Miss Emily and I agree with Oscar:  Mom is silly!  I think she has a tiny crush on the actor.

 Just a few more photos for you!  If you closely, you can see Mom's reflection in the Christmas ornament.
 This family went all out on the Christmas lawn decorations!
 The quiet of a walk in the park...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Naughty, Nice and Everything in Between for the Felines

 Hello from Emily.   First off, after hello!, is that I'm innocent.  Regardless of any so-called "incriminating" photos, I am innocent.   Enough said!
It's starting to look like Christmas!  Purrs for ornaments and sparkly things.
 The pretty Christmas tree at the church Mom went to on Sunday.
 The Christmas market Mom went to on Thursday after work!  She found what she wanted and left!
 She was stoic and walked by the stall with the festive potato pancake and applesauce!  Maybe next year, Mom!
 Purrs from Oscar.   I'm here at my favorite snuggle spot.  Mom keeps my blankets and towels nice and clean for me.   She also puts the heat pack on my legs.  The teddy bear, Mom thinks its company for me.   I don't know about that BUT his legs do occasionally make a nice, soft pillow for my head.
Some nice lady gave the Mom a "gift certificate for a pedicure.  Mom was so excited.
 Mom chose a pretty color called Pompeii purple .  Except when her niece, A, saw the color she said it looked more pink.  Oh well.   Mom's toes were happy.  Also....
 We got more snow last night.  Mom says the snowflakes look like tiny stars.   Unfortunately, the snow will melt by this afternoon. for the "incriminating" photos.   Emily and Winston are having another showdown!  On the dining room table AND in front of the Christmas tree!!

 If they keep it up...I say Santa will fly right on over our place.