Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Snoozing through the Snow Days

 Hello to you from Winston.  We have been having a fierce comeback of winter weather.  Our Mom is thankful to be on her staycation this week.  The weather has thrown snow storms, ice storms and even the threat of a blizzard!   Emily and I  are thankful we can just cozy up on a comfy couch!
Image from Pinterest
 Mom says that one of her favourite parts of vacation is NOT having to set her alarm.  She likes having a putter about type of morning.
 Mom took several walks to the park.   Somebody tried to decorate for Valentine's Day with these pretty, red glass hearts.
 Here is a tiny birdhouse.  Mom says it is probably empty and won't get used until spring comes.

 Don't be afraid!  I know I look like vampire kitty but it's just me, Emily.  Mom snapped the photo just as I started to yawn!  Guess what?!  Several of Mom's appointments/plans had to be rescheduled  because of our wild winter weather.  One of the appointments was my vet visit.  Mom says my appointment is now on Friday.  I only get a temporary reprieve.
 Mom has spent most of her time off cleaning, reading (4 books!), walking in the park and taking naps.  The park looks pretty covered with soft, white snow.
 She thought this lamp post looked like the entrance to Narnia.
Image from Pinterest
 One thing Mom did try was to make her own garland.  She saw this photo on Pinterest and thought she could give it a try.   She is not done yet but I am thinking her efforts will NOT match the photo.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Snow and Ice and Cold

 Hello.  It's Emily.  I'm staying all warm and snuggly.  I enjoy cozy naps while Mom treks to work in this sort of weather!
 Brrrr.....Are you feeling chilly yet?  Our temperatures dipped down to almost-40C with the wind chill.
 We even got a snow storm.  That mild winter Mom was appreciating is now gone.  I mean, this is Canada after all!
 I don't mind though.   I have food, treats, blankets, and cozy spots.
 Mom's snowy, winter walks don't affect me too much.
 Hi all.  It's Winston.   Sometimes the wild winter weather makes me a little crazy.  At least, that is what I'm blaming my vandalism on.   Yeah, I'm chewing on the handle of Mom's favourite tote bag.
 But I can pretend to be innocent in the flick of a whisker!
See this wrecked clock.  It fell on our Mom and then rolled on the floor.  Mom was very annoyed.  The clock wasn't even a year old.  She also got a headache after.   Mom was at least thankful that it didn't fall and hit us felines, though.

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.