Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Whirlwind of Festive Events







 Hello.   Winston sending greetings to all felines!   We hope you are well.  Emily and I are having our schedules disrupted by Mom's festive activities!   It's a good thing we are all so patient.
In the last few days, she has celebrated two birthdays, gone to a Christmas market, went shopping, toured a Nativity play and then crashed on the couch.
 Mom loves the annual Christmas Market.  She thinks this year's tree is beautiful.   The tree is tall and draped with white lights.
 Mom's mission was to find some ornaments for her tree.  The troll figurines made her smile...but she did not buy them!
  Mom also went to a local church that was putting on a Nativity journey.  Mom said it was lovely.  She could tell that the church put a lot of work into it.  At the end of the "play", there was cookies and hot chocolate AND a drive in this horse-drawn wagon.  The two horses were so big and gentle.
 Hi everyone.  It's snuggly Emily.   This is not the best photo of me cuddling with Mom.  The best photo of me cuddling with Mom shows Mom's Christmas candy cane socks.  Mom felt shy about posting that photo.  (Silly Mom!)
   The lights make Mom's heart happy.
 Earlier today Mom helped another friend (there were 2 this weekend) celebrate a birthday.  Mom and the friend went to a bakery and ordered tea and split an apple danish.  Mom said the tea was wonderful-an aromatic chai!

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Mysterious Morning Walk


 Good morning all.   It's Winston and I'm wearing my grouchy face.   I have been told that my feline breath is a tiny bit   *stinky*!   I'm so embarassed!
 I tried to help Emily with a little grooming and she said , "Eww, no!"   Honestly, what feline do you know that has minty fresh breath!
Mom worked Saturday and had Sunday off.   It was very foggy on Sunday.  So Mom grabbed her camera and went for a walk in the park.

 She said it was eerie.   Everything was shrouded in secrets.  Even the sound was muffled.   All she could hear was the occasional drop of water falling from the branches.  Sometimes a tiny bird chirping.
 Then the sun started to break through the mist.   A soft, gold glow suffused the air
 A small grove of trees...
 Mom said she heard a tiny, metallic chip and saw this inquisitive female cardinal!  Mom loves cardinals.
 Hi everyone!   It's true that I made Winston grumpy.  Mom says that perhaps when he gets his dental cleaning in the new year things might improve!
 Here is a selfie of Mom! Haha!  Tiny little Moms in the Christmas decorations.
 When Mom's walk was over she stopped at a cafe for a gingerbread latte.  She never had one before and she said it tasted lovely.
Are your humans starting to watch Christmas movies yet?  Mom says one of her new favorites is "The Nine Lives of Christmas" produced by the Hallmark Channel.  We are curious to hear what your favorite seasonal show might be

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Quick Question--

Hello everyone,
I'm asking on behalf of a friend.  Her eldery is incontient and K was wondering if she should get Choloe a cat diaper.  Has anyone out there ever heard, or made use, of such a thing?
Chloe is otherwise eating.  Gaining weight.  Loves chin scritches.
K was just looking for some advice and I'm not sure what to tell her.
Thank you.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Winston the Good and Emily the Virtuous -Feline Elves

 Hello.  It's Emily.   I'm resting up after another busy, but fun, weekend.  On Saturday we had company!  Our Mom's mom and sister came to help her decorate her tiny Charlie Brown Christmas tree.  They did the usual, traditional things first, though.  They went out to breakfast.  Then they went shopping.  Finally, they came back to our apartment to decorate our tree.   Under our supervision they trimmed the tree!
 Doesn't it look nice and sparkly?  See that it is still standing upright!
 After all their hard work we allowed them some Christmas goodies.  There were squares, muffins, donuts and chocolates. (There was also some fruit but we think that is boring!)
 Guess what?  The tree hasn't been knocked down yet, either.
 After Mom's guests went home she came across another string of Christmas lights.  So now the tree has even more twinkly lights on it.  This is not a photo of us about to have a game of smacky paws.  We were debating whether Mom should have added more lights after her guests had gone home.  
 If Emily gets to wear a ridiculous hat then so do I!  Both Emily and I have been extra cuddly the past few weeks.  Mom says it warms her heart.  Miss Emily is even letting Mom groom her when the need arises.
 It is cooler here but we don't have snow on the ground.  Lots of rain.  Some wet snow.  This photo is snow at night.  Mom thinks they look like little stars.
 Mom wrapped up our festive weekend by meeting a lovely friend at a cafe.  They drank tea and chatted.   Mom's friend, J, gave her this fun gift.  Mom said she laughed out loud when she saw what it was.  Personally, we don't see why.
Emily and I have started stepping up our good feline behavior.   We may have to start napping more as it requires considerably more energy.
Mom wants us to close with this encouraging image (yet again from Pinterest) to help you all start your week!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Charming the Vet

 Hello from Winston.   Mom worked all weekend.   It was very busy and she is exhausted.   However, she booked today off.  Good thing, too, as I needed to see Dr. B for my annual "once over".   Both the vet and the vet tech were smitten with me today.  They say I am mellowing with age.
 These photos are before the visit began.  I investigated every nook and cranny of the office.
 This window ledge won my official seal of approval.
 Mom wanted to throw this photo of her new umbrella into the post.  Apparently, her old umbrella was destroyed by a fierce wind a few weeks ago.   She ordered a "wind resistant" one from Amazon.   This was her first online order. She says the inside is happy with the daisy and the outside looks demure with just a solid color.
 Hello now from Emily.   This is one of my favorite cozy spots.   Mom says I look very relaxed.
 November is a transitional month.   Almost all of the leaves are gone from the trees.   This was the lone flower in a local community garden.
 An early morning (to work) walk just a few weeks ago.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Snow, Tea and Cuddles

 Good grumpy morning from Winston kitty.  Mom says I look imperious in this photo.  Well, Mom was NOT getting out of bed like I asked her.   I am not used to having my commands ignored in such a way!
 This is why Mom didn't want to get out of bed!  Snow!   We are getting a light dusting of snow.   Mom says it looks pretty against the glowing leaves.  However, she does find it difficult to go outside sometimes.
 Mom thought this cartoon from Calvin and Hobbes pretty much summed up how she felt!   (Don't worry kitties, I know how to handle humans who don't want to leave the comfort of their duvets!)
 Once Mom gets over her initial "winter wimp" factor she enjoys her walks.  These are some pretty dark blue berries on a recent walk.
 A beautiful snow angel !   Are your humans dreading winter?  Sometimes I try to encourage Mom by showing my solidarity!  I just join her.   I ended up snuggling on her cold toes.
 Please excuse the dreadful quality of this photo.  Mom took this photo with her cell phone.  Since the time change, mornings are even darker.
 Purrs from Miss Emily.  I like lounging on the furniture and shedding all over the place.  Mom has started shopping for Christmas.
 She went to David's Tea and bought way too many teas there.  Including this lovely set of 4 different kinds of delicious tea.  Somehow, felines, the tea ended up on her counter and in her teacups instead of the gift cupboard!  How did that happen, I wonder?  (Mom says her favorite flavor so far is sleigh ride!)
 Mom also purchased a new winter coat.   Her current coat is almost 10 years old and had developed a lot of wear and tear.  PLUS--there was no hood.   BRRRR.  Mom said this coat had everything she wanted and it was on sale at almost half price.   Perhaps now she won't be as hesitant to go outside in the wintery weather?!
 Even though we are getting a light dusting of snow there are still glowy autumn leaves. Some trees (not many) are still green.  Mom liked the way the raindrops sparkled on this leaf.
 Winston and I wanted to send you an encouraging thought for the week.  This quote, from Pinterest,  what makes somebody beautiful!  In our eyes, we think somebody beautiful who is kind to us and gives us treats!  (Just saying is all!)
 We will close with these photos of us.  Miss Emily having a comfy snooze.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Brrrrr!

 Hello felines.  A short post this chilly Monday morning.  Do you like this photo of me, Emily, flirting shamelessly atop the forbidden (ha!) dining room table?  I've discovered that if you act cute you can get away with "some" things.
 The temperature here has fluctuated so much!   We went from 16 C to -2 C.  This may explain why our Mom is drinking tea for colds and dragging about her day.  Don't worry, though, as Winston and I are still energetic!   I'm enclosing this photo of a cute little reading nook at a library.  This isn't our library but a library in a small town.  Our Mom is so geeky that she insists on visiting libraries whenever she can.  Even if she can't get a card there.  Do you know what?  I think that chair could use a few cat scratch rips and a feline curled up on the seat.  Don't you think it would be so much cozier?
 Here is a cozy fireplace.   This fireplace is in the waiting area of Mom's wellness place.   Winston and I would LOVE a cozy fireplace!
 I'm enclosing this quote (from Pinterest) because you humans have this odd, destructive habit.  Sometimes you can be very hard on you?!  What gives?!   Generally speaking, Winston and I have a very healthy sense of self.   Of course, being so lovely, smart, brave and adorable helps.
 Can you see me hiding under the chair??  Poor Winston.  I think he was very confused.  Where is Emily?