Sunday, August 20, 2017

Restful Weekends are the Best!


 Hello.  It's Emily and I'm snuggled up in my favorite brown paper bag.  Mom has wisely cut off the handles this time so I won't get caught in one of them!  Our Mom had a long week but she did get the entire two day weekend this time!  She was very thankful.
Mom left for an early morning walk in the park today.
She saw somebody sailing a model boat in the pond.


Mom saw this Blue Jay high up on a tree branch.


 Don't be shocked!  But this tree, a young, healthy Maple had already lost most of its leaves!  It's not autumn yet!


 Hello from Winston.  I'm just chilling here today.  We were glad there were no scary weather alerts this weekend.  Mom left us to go visit a friend at a funky cafe.
 The decor was something called steampunk.  Trust us...our Mom isn't cool enough for that kind of atmosphere!
 She bought a cookie and a kombucha tea.   Once she got over the shock of the price for both...she savored them.
Her friend gave her this lovely fridge magnet...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Winston and Emily and the Much Too Exciting Weekend

 Good Monday purrs from Winston.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend!  Emily and I had a lot of excitement the past three days.  Phew.  We may need to take extra naps to make up for it!
First off our Grandmom and Mom's sister came for a visit.  Grandmom had a birthday!
 This is the present our Grandmom got from Mom.  It plays The Wind Beneath my Wings when you open the lid.  Emily and I thought it was rather dull.  However, Grandmom seemed to like it! 
After presents were opened they went out for breakfast and shopping.
 Our Mom bought Grandmom a brownie for breakfast, partly as a joke and partly to treat her for her b-day.   Only, guess what?!   Grandmom ate it right away.  Even before they got their breakfast order.
What is that saying?! Eat dessert first. 
Emily and I certainly eat our treats first!
 Our Mom also had a dentist appointment on Friday.  It's a long walk for her almost 4 km!  On the way back, she took a wood path to try and chill out. She saw this butterfly!  What you can't see is the NO Trespassing Sign.  Tsk Tsk Mom.   She cropped the photo to make the butterfly bigger and to get rid of the sign.  Who knew our Mom was such a rebel.  (Mom here-the path was for public use, I think it was just the bushy wooded area on the sides of the path!)
 Purrs now from Emily!  Guess what else happened this weekend?  We had a tornado warning.  Mom had started her laundry when they ended the severe thunderstorm warning.  Only when she came back up to her apartment the screen was red for the tornado warning.   The lady on the weather network said people in our area should take cover!  And now kitties, the worst is that Mom corralled Winston and I and put us into the bathroom with water and kibbles.   I, Emily, was not happy and led Mom a merry chase before she caught me.  We live in an apartment and don't have access to a basement (it's locked)  The lady on the tv said to go to a small interior room with no windows.   That Mom...the nerve of her!!
 ....then MOM went outside with her camera. Mom said she claustrophobic!
 Thankfully, though we had two tornados touch down, an F0 and an F2, none came close our building.   Winston and I are enclosing this inforgraphic(from Pinterest) for your safety!  Did your humans ever force you to be safe!
Is all of this too exciting for you?
Mom did boring stuff, too.  She watched the new Snoopy movie from a library DVD.
 Mom says between tornado warnings and the news these days a little Snoopy goes a long way!
 This is an inspirational quote that is also from Pinterest!
Winston will close off for today.   Here he is not stressing about the weather or the world.  He is only enjoying his tiny corner of it!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Funky Feline Hair Cuts

 Hello.  It's Emily.  I'm hiding in one of my favorite places.   I love paper grocery bags.   Winston and I will fight over who gets to claim it as their own cozy spot! I won this round.
So...last week Mom forces me to go to the vet for my tummy shave.
This is me waiting for the cab to pick us up and take us to Dr B.'s office.  It's unfortunate that you can't hear me sining in this photo.  I wanted to make sure Mom knew I wasn't pleased with her betrayal!   However, since my tummy has been given a funky feline cut I am feeling more frisky!   The fresh air now cools my tum!  Hooray!  Don't tell Mom as I feel the need to make her feel guilty!
Mom had a nice long weekend.  Good thing, too, cause she got a bit of a summer cold.
 
 It has been a bit coolish here for mid summer.  She used extra blankets at night.
 Hello now from Winston.  While Emily is boasting about her styling tummy buzz cut, I think you should admire my fluffy belly!   Mom says it's very soft.
 Mom pretended she didn't have a cold at first and continued on with her usual plans--visiting with friends, taking long walks and going to the park.
 She doesn't often go to A & W -maybe once or twice a year.  So when she does go she acts like a kid.  She says root beer in a frosty mug is very refreshing!
 She also found a new timer.   She thought this one was pretty awesome!   Thanks, K, for finding it! 
Mom finally had to admit defeat and accepted that if she wanted to feel better by the time she had to return to work it would be best to slow down.   Relaxing is so boring.  We felines find naps rather pleasant.