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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

This, That and the Vet

 Hello!  A quick visit today from us.  This is me, Winston.  I'm at the vet pretending to be innocent and not a big furry troublemaker.   Mom heard, or read, that once a feline becomes a senior that it is a good idea for the said feline to have more than one yearly vet visit.  Stupid article!   That mom person dragged to the vet.  She threw me into the carrier and everything!   Don't worry, though, as I made her life a misery on the walk.  I squirmed and wiggled and yowled and just generally carried on.  The vet just saw me as a happy boy.  I gained a wee bit of weight but the vet didn't mind.  She said for a ragdoll I was on the small side anyway.
 Mom is trying very hard to get in as much walking as she can because autumn is such a short season.  Emily and I like to watch the leaves falling from the trees from the big living room window.

 Hello all.  Emily here.  I let Winston talk first because he had to go to the VET!  Did I tell you in the last post that even I gained some weight?  Mom was so happy.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Staycation Week 2: The Whoop it Up Edition

 Hello all!  Comfy Winston here today.  Mom's staycation is over for another year.  She says it feels like such a long time ago now.  She caught a nasty cold on the first week.  However, she was starting to feel better by the second week.  Emily and I agree that she recovered due to our feline ministrations!

 Mom went on so many walks to the park.   She says this time of year is beautiful for the glowing leaves.
 She went with some friends on Friday for lunch and shopping.  Apparently, shopping is exhausting so they stopped for fuel!   Mom says this ginger molasses cookie was delicious.  She indulged even more by buying a tea latte WITH lots of cinnamon sprinkled on top.
 Mom also got a manicure.  She thought it was frivolous!   However, Emily and I could tell that the tiny bit of colour cheered her up.  Emily and I understand the importance of claws/nails.  Sadly, Mom is terrible at taking photos one-handed.   This was the best of the bunch.  That is my nose in the lower right corner.  I gave her manicure the Winston kitty seal of approval.
 This photo is not Mom's work.  It is on Pinterest and the colour is called Presley from |Zoya.     She merely wanted people to see the "wild" colour she went for on her visit to the manicurist.  It is more than a week later and she finally got a chip in the polish.
 Mom insisted that Emily and I show you this photo of a puppy she saw in the park.  His name is Charlie.  He is a corgi mix.  Mom says he is cute.   Sure, I guess if you like puppies.   (Mom can be a traitor!)
 Hello.  Finally, I get to talk a bit.  It's Emily.  I am cowering in my kitty carrier.  I went to the vet last week. *Sometimes I get a little constipated.*   Mom thought Dr. B should give me a once over.  After discussing my litter box habits,  they decided to try a number of different things to help me.   No privacy for me.
 Mom getting ready to leave the vet's office.  My goodness, but she had to fork over a bunch of cash at the end of the visit.  Winston and I agree that we are totally worth it, though.  The very best thing about my vet visit is that the vet tech let me take home, free of charge, one of the catnip toys.   Hee hee.  I had a nice tipsy walk home in my carrier.
 Mom also thought you might like to see the vet's office kitties.  This was taken moments before they had a fisty cuffs incident.  The tiny cat, Buzz, is not as sweet as you would think.  He is, apparently, a furry hooligan!   (way to go, Buzz)
 Mom finished one book on her vacation.  This one by Joanne Harris.  The writing was good and she hopes to read the next book in the series.  Mom also started to read a non-fiction book about the Tudor family.  She stopped, though, because King Henry VIII was making her so cross!
 This mug made Mom laugh!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Staycations and Sneezes

 Hi everyone!    Emily here today.   Remember I told you last week that our Mom would be on vacation?   Well, Mom decided to optimize her time by combining her sick time with her vacation time.   Our Mom got a nasty cold.   Winston and I are exhausted!  A sick human is so clingy!
We liked this cartoon.  We don't bless Mom's sneezes.  We glare at her or run away.

Our Mom had to cancel several plans.   Including Winston's vet visit for a once over.   Winston was totally devastated!  *NOT!*  Don't worry, Winston, your appointment has been rescheduled.
The Mom  is reading a lot of books during her staycation:

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag
Love in the Time of Cholera by Barbiel Garcia Marquez
Forest Bathing Retreat by Hannah Fries
and
Chocolat by Joanne Harris.

You would think all that reading material might keep her out of trouble!  Well, you thought wrong.

 The Mom did take a relaxing slow walk one morning.  It was a very warm morning.  The temperature, with the humidex, was about 36 Celsius or 96 Fahrenheit!

Mom said the walk was very relaxing.

 Here is a cheeky squirrel at the park.  They come up so close!  We are guessing people feed them a fair bit.
 Mom got her first pumpkin spice beverage.  She said they forgot to sprinkle on cinnamon for effect but it was still yummy!
 Hi from Winston.  It is a good thing I am such a gentleman and let Emily talk first!  Yes, our Mom got a cold and hurt our tender ears with her sneezes.  However, she was still bound and determined to put on her vacation socks!

 This cake is from Mom's Thanksgiving get together.  Mom did not make this carrot cake.  Her sister, A, did!  There are tiny little autumn leaf sprinkles on top.   Mom was twitterpated.  They had a very nice visit.
However, that was the extent of her "whooping it up"

 The apartment building she lives in decided to put in new asphalt for the parking lot.   Emily didn't like it so much but I made sure to snoopervise the construction workers.   Sometimes our building shook and the plates in the china hutch rattled.  Hopefully, they will be done today.  Mom is looking forward to being able to sleep in for her time off.   Maybe until 7:30!   Emily and I can sleep through it but our Mom finds it hard to snooze away with the machines grinding.
Well, we will close for now.  Mom will continue her getting rid of the cold regime which consists of lots of tea, soup, vitamin C and elderberry syrup.
We hope to visit you soon.  Purrs to all!
Winston and Emily

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October shenanigans

 Hello from Emily.   I'm feeling a bit forlorn as our secretary has been AWOL the past several days.   Life has become hectic again.   Since I'm still able to fit in my daily naps, I really don't know what Mom is talking about!
 Mom says once she is on vacation she will stop by and visit people properly.  Her phone app says the vacation is fast approaching!
 Now that we are into October it is a bit chillier!  Also, we are getting lots of rain.
 I confess that I, Winston, am also cross with Mom.  She is here to do our bidding!   She was dreadfully lax the previous week.  However, she assures me that she will catch up soon!
 The squirrels are very active now.
 Mom loves teeny, tiny pumpkins!
 Just to show you that we are still up to our usual shenanigans...some photos of a fluffy kerfuffle.
Emily is a troublemaker.
 I just want to take a nap.
 A fierce headshake!
Image from Pinterest