Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Catching Up

 Hello, or should I say, "good evening"!  It's Miss Emily.   I'm feeling a bit disgruntled as our secretary has not been very good for us the past couple of weeks.  She mumbles words that sound like "I'm tired"!   We decided to force her to send out a quick update before she got to sleep.  Winston and I are well rested and, quite frankly, that is all that really matters.
 Perhaps Mom has the winter doldrums.   It sometimes happens after the glow of Christmas.  She did meet a friend for a warm beverage recently, though. 
 We have not had much snow at all this year.   Sometimes a bit of snow dust.  This is the view from the bedroom window one morning.
 Mom says she doesn't mind too much.  It makes walking on the sidewalks much easier as there is hardly any snow or ice.  We think these snowflakes look like little stars.

 Hello now from Winston.  Emily always gets to speak first.   Spoiled thing!  Good thing I am so "gracious" and a gentleman! 
 This photo is of me in the bedroom closet.  Mom didn't think I could jump that high.  Boy, was she ever wrong about that!
 Emily was right when she said we have had a mild winter so far.  However, there are ominous rumblings of a snow storm coming this weekend.   Mom needs to make sure we have enough food and litter for us!
Mom says she sometimes misses colour because outside is a drab grey or brown.  If the weather person is right, though, that could change.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Merry and Bright

 Happy New Year!   Winston and I hope everyone had a nice holiday.  Our Mom worked New Year's Eve but got off early.  She was very thankful.  However, I'm getting ahead of myself.  Mom worked last week after Boxing Day.  Work was VERY busy and also short staffed.   Anyway, after her work shift, she was all scrunchy in spirit and maybe a tiny bit twitchy.  (tee hee)  However, all that soon changed.

She met a friend for supper at a Greek restaurant.   The food was delicious.  She tried something called spanakopita and fell in love.  Mom felt the hard day slipping away like a bad dream.
After supper, they went to the theatre and relaxed in their comfy seats

Mom said the Nutcracker was amazing.  She had seen it once almost 20 years ago.  This ballet company gave it a Canadian flair!

 Mom went to the park the next day.  There was a tiny bit of snow on the ground.  This lady was playing fetch with her pup.
 Pretty reflections.
Our Mom tried making some New Year's resolutions.  Winston and I thought it was a waste of our time.  We thought more naps, more toys and more cuddles and treats.  Hopefully, Mom helps us live up to these high standards.
Happy purrs to you for a great week!
Winston and Emily

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Festive Felines

 Merry Christmas to you from Winston and Emily!  We hope everyone had a lovely, relaxing time.  Our Mom had a whirlwind last couple of days.  She worked on Christmas Eve morning.
 She said the walk to work was beautiful!  There was no snow on the ground and the sidewalks were clear.  This makes her happy!  She only had to work a half day and then she went to visit her family.  They live about an hour away from her.   When she got home she discovered not one but two Christmas cards in her mailbox.  This made her ridiculously happy!
She was almost packed and ready to go.  She gave Winston his medicine first, though.   (bleh!)
 Mom went to her sister's house to celebrate with a yummy turkey dinner and presents.   Then headed off to her Mom's house to spend some time with her.  Do you recognize this kitty?  Her name is Pearl.  She is our Grandmum's feline.  Pearl is spoiled rotten.  Mom says she is adorable!
 Pearl posing beside Mom's Christmas gift on Christmas morning.  Mom said Pearl even let her cuddle her.   We just think Pearl was sucking up to our Mom.   Mom did say she got her treats for Christmas.
 Mom was trying to get a photo of Pearl sitting on her kitty condo by the window.  However, the sun was just starting to come up so all you can make out is Pearl's silhouette!  That kitty condo is one of her favourite places to survey her feline kingdom.
 Mom came home on Christmas Day and then went to visit her friend, K.  K has the most amazing tree.  It is decorated with characters from children's storybooks and cute woodland critters.  Mom thought this pink squirrel with a scarf was particularly fetching.
 They had a yummy lasagna for lunch and then decided to take a brisk walk.  The woods were beautiful.  Mom said it was very quiet and mysterious.  You can see the got a dusting of snow for Christmas.  It was just enough snow to give a festive atmosphere but not enough to make driving a challenge!
They came back from their walk for tea and goodies and then a drive to view Christmas lights around the city!  This is the angel at the park!
 The gazebo at the park.
 A festive stormtrooper on somebody's front lawn.
When Mom finally got back home she decided to watch a Christmas movie on her DVD player but ended up falling asleep.   Haha.   We are a good influence on Mom.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Staying out of Trouble

 Hello!  It's Winston.   We hope everyone is doing well and getting lots of naps.   Emily and I wondered if anybody else had a human who seemed distracted since December?  Our Mom enjoys the music and lights of Christmas but she says life seems to speed up.   In addition to the Christmas rush,  Mom is sometimes the only person at work because of sickness and vacations.  Isn't it lovely that our Mom isn't bored? 
 Mom had to pick up some more of our expensive kitty food at the vet's office recently.  She loved the wreath on the front door!  You can see Mom's reflection in the silver ornaments.
 Mom's department had their annual Christmas lunch.  There was a lovely cupcake for dessert.  (Mom actually saved hers for a few days!)  Also, this silly joke was inside her Christmas cracker.  Groan.  What a bad joke!  :)
 We did have snow on the ground; however, in the last few days, it has been raining so things just look dreary.
 Purrs from Emily.  Mom says my kitty yoga is improving.  I do try to keep neat and tidy. In spite of my best efforts, and Mom's efforts, I still had to visit Dr. B. recently for a bit of grooming.  It took 3 people to "keep me in line"!  I didn't need any sedation, though.  Mom was relieved as sedation cost so much.  I thought I would help Mom out with all of the extra Christmas costs!  Merry Christmas, Mom!

Mom did a quick walk through of this years Christmas market.  She loved these tiny gnomes.   She likes their hats and soft beards. We think the gnomes would have made excellent cat toys.
Is anyone else hoping for a White Christmas?  Mom says she is hoping for good travelling weather.  So perhaps just a small dusting of snow then?  Is everyone else enjoying the music, food and fun of the season?  Or are your humans stressed?  Winston and I do our best to calm Mom down.  In fact, we think our efforts are worthy of extra treats and toys!
We will close with this funny from Pinterest.  

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Spicy and Sweet

 Hello.  Happy December!  Mom laughed at my expression in this photo.  I thought that was unkind, though.  I think my Winston kitty whiskers are looking exceptionally long and impressive.
Our Mom had to go to the mall recently.  In the past, she has made it a point to NOT go to the mall during the Christmas season.
 Mom says that it can get "frenzied" during the month of December.  However, she needed to purchase a new pair of glasses before the end of the year!  She took an early bus and did her "boring" shopping first.   Then she selected her glasses.   Here is a photo of the frames.  (Mom did NOT take this photo!)

 Mom also purchased more of our kitty food from the vet's office.   She thought this cartoon on the catnip treats jar was funny.
 Hello now from Emily.  I am cozied up in a kitty tent. Our "grandmum's" cat, Pearl suddenly stopped using it so Winston and I have inherited it!  It's a quiet retreat for me when life gets too exhausting--I can try and get in an extra catnap or two.

 Here is our new Christmas tree which is STILL standing. (Our Mom put a layer of tinfoil on the stand.)  We overheard Mom speaking to somebody on the phone and telling them that every time she comes home she expects to see it toppled on it's side!)
 Mom and a friend recently went out for a tea.  They were celebrating her friend's birthday.  Mom said the tea shop/bakery was very relaxing!
We hope that everyone has a good week that is 'calm' but with enough spice to keep things interesting.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Candy Canes and Hot Chocolate

 Hello.  It's Emily today.  I finally talked Mom into being our feline chronicler this week.  We apologize on her behalf.  She had a "litter box" kind of week.  She also spent a fair bit of time sleeping.  Why one evening she went to bed at 7 pm and got up after 10 am.  Mom is tuckered out.  Hopefully, she is going to get her energy back soon!  Winston and I have so many things that need doing!  She can't just let us down like this!
 Mom walking to the grocery store at about 6:45 am.  She was tired, grumpy (she had to wear boots for the first time) but she said the sunrise made it worthwhile.  She even made it back in time so she wasn't late for work!  woo hoo!
 Have you had any snow yet?  Mom says it seems a bit early for snow.  Though she says we shouldn't be surprised being we live in Canada!
 Speaking of which her family helped decorate her tree yesterday.
 Mom is hanging an ornament.  Most of her ornaments are from the Dollar Store.  Mom said she felt nervous because Winston seemed especially interested in all the shining, shatterproof baubles!
 This is a candy cane hot chocolate from Williams.   Mom was thrilled and said it tasted as good as it looked!
 Hi from Winston.   I have been snoring most of this Sunday afternoon.  I think I am a good influence on Mom.  She has been sleeping more than we have!
Emily and I will close with this funny from Pinterest