Monday, December 31, 2012

Please let me sleep!

Please let me sleep! by cherithsky
Please let me sleep!, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Oscar kitty here. Mom is feeling wiped.
She just got home from work and it was very busy. She just wants to rest and relax. No gallivanting for her!
Happy New Years to you all!

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Kitty brats enjoying a quiet Christmas moment !
Family Christmas breakfast! Yummy!

At my Mom's house-elegant purple and silver tree   =)

Even my kitty brats received a gift!

Some delicious homemade cheesecake.  Very festive!
Warm mitts, chocolates, angel ornament and tea for me  =)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Kitty Butt

Kitty treat search by cherithsky
Kitty treat search, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

I went in to the living room yesterday to find this-Winston's furry butt sticking up in the air as he rooted frantically through the sofa pillows =)
Crazy cat.
Earlier that day, I had brought Oscar a few treats as he reclined on the back of the sofa. I'm guessing one or two of them must have fallen behind the pillows.
No worries, though, Winston kitty managed to retrieve the lost, neglected treats.
My hero!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Christmas toy

Winston kitty here!
I tried to pretend I didn't care about my new toy at first. That didn't last long =)
Comer here little mousie.
Hope you all had a lovely, catnip filled Christmas!

Ha-little mousie doesn't stand a chance!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Christmas Eve story

A Christmas Eve story by cherithsky
A Christmas Eve story, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.
Once upon a Christmas Ever there was a girl who lived with her family in a small town. Though the family loved each other-life was hard and often there were fights. The girl wished that everyone would get along--but frequently the atmosphere in the home was strained and bitter. On this particular Christmas eve the young girl had tried to make the house cozy and welcoming-but old habits are hard to break, and harsh words broke out of angry hearts. She was bitterly hurt that her efforts were worth nothing, and went to bed early, and cried herself to sleep. A few hours later she woke up to a cold, dark and hollow quiet of a house. This empty dark was not what had woken the girl--rather-she strained to hear what she thought were angel voices.. ...
Brushing away the last bits of a deep sleep, she walked to the window-there was a bright moon in the sky-and it shone on the snow covering the lawn. No angels--but--facing the house-the dark, quiet house--were 3 people with the last few words of a carol coming from their lips. Already they were turning to leave before she realized they were carolers. She went back to bed-quieter in heart.
Years later the girl-now officially a grown up-often wonders about that night. She doesn't doubt she saw the singers-though she can not remember the song they sang. Their song solved no problems. But the event was more than what it seemed
and she finally concluded that even in the darkest of times-when you are heart hurt and tired--there are songs or lights--to help you on the journey.
So-whether you are the bringer of songs or the hearer of songs
God bless
and Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cold Winter's Day

Today it really felt like winter-brrrr-you could hear the wind howling against the walls.  
Now would be a good time for a nice mug of hot apple cider   =)

Then, if the felines would cooperate, a kitty snuggle by the tree.   Pose nicely, Oscar kitty.  
Enjoy a quiet, winter's evening, everyone!

Wreck the halls

Wreck the halls by cherithsky
Wreck the halls, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Wreck the halls with two cats running,
Fur goes flying, lamps get done in,
Tumbling swiftly down the stairway,
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la,la,la.
Woe to those who get in their way,
Catmas Carols

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas tizzy

Christmas tizzy by cherithsky
Christmas tizzy, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

So many things to do-ornaments to smack, trees to knock over, wrapping paper to shred-which should Winston do first ;)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Better not pout, Winston!!

Better not pout, Winston!! by cherithsky
Better not pout, Winston!!, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Christmas trees are a source of constant temptation to the Winston kitty.
This year, I only put up lights and tiny stuffed animals on the tree. If it gets knocked over, then none of the decorations should (theoretically) break!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas thoughts

Nativity by cherithsky
Nativity, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Just another quick post as I'm borrowing a computer. Mine is still in the shop.
I've been feeling frantic lately, not the quiet moments of reflection and peace I had been secretyly hoping for !
Last night, though, I was able to relax with the my purry felines and enjoy the carols and Christmas lights .
I think that sometimes, you really do need to make time for these momenets.
Hope to catch up with everyone's blogs when my own computer is up and running again.
Feline Christmas purrs to you all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas quiet...

Christmas quiet... by cherithsky
Christmas quiet..., a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

At least, that is what I am yearning for today =) A good book, a snuggly cat and a cup of tea. I'm thinking a Christmas cookie is in order, too.
Have a lovely day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me all at once"

Oscar kitty here again. I know i look scary here but really I was just yawning.
Mumm's computer is now in the shop. She feels how I look in this photo! (he he-figure that one out, feeble humans!) Anyway, she is on a long work week and has a broken down computer. I'm a bit concerned this stress will affect her ability to feed me, clean my litter boxes, brush me, hug me, and tell me what a handsome boy I am. *it's so not easy being a kitty!*

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Try to chill

oscar kitty by cherithsky
oscar kitty, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Just a quick announcement from Oscar kitty. Mom's computer is not working and she is fretting big time about it.
I'm trying to get her to relax but so far she is just not listening.
*kitty sigh*

Monday, December 3, 2012

Back to work Monday

The staycation was amazing-quiet, restful  =)  There was a beautiful, mysterious frost one morning.  I stayed out taking photos till my fingers went numb with the cold!
I went out with some friends for brunch on Saturday morning.  It was delicious!  I went back for another scone!
Oscar kitty says, "Don't worry, Mum.  I'll keep a place on the sofa warm for you.  Now you go to work so you can afford to buy me more of my expensive kibbles!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Frugal Friday

Winston kitty here.  
Here to report on Mom's staycation-specifically, Friday!

 Mum was all in a dither because her Mom came for a visit yesterday and they did a bit of shopping.  They went to the Thrift Store and saw some mighty fine deals.

They stayed over two hours and then finished off with a happy meal at Micky Dees!

Mom loved the toy in her  happy meal =)
You can click on the photo to make this collage bigger.  Mom still can't figure out this blog posting design!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kitty Yoga

Kitty Yoga by cherithsky
Kitty Yoga, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Lucy kitty here. Mum is still on her staycation. She is staying super busy, though. I say if she wants to relax she should follow my example by doing some nice, slow yoga stretches. Perhaps a nap. Or some meditation-kitty style.
She did get a pedicure yesterday. Her toes are a fancy color and looks pretty. Mum said the lady buffed her feet so hard it felt like her heel was on fire. I think Mum understands now why us kitty brats are not so fond of claw clippings. It's a very sensitive area.
Lucy kitty signing off!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Where is my human?"

"Where is my human?" by cherithsky
"Where is my human?", a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

This cute little tabby cat was in search of her human servant. She braved the cold and the towering snow drifts in her brave pursuit. All that crazy white stuff falling from the sky only complicated matters. Tiny, brave kitty was a bit bewildered by the tiny white cold things but she was on a mission. When she found her busy human, though, a conversation ensued and all was well. =)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

chillaxin bubba

chillaxin bubba by cherithsky
chillaxin bubba, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Oscar kitty here. As promised, us brat kitties are going to keep up with Mom's blogging type activities while she is on vacation. Though she calls it a staycation. Her first day off (Friday) was spent running errands and doing housework. She need to relax a little, I think. Here is a photo of me showing you uptight humans how to relax (she likes to call me bubba sometimes-NOT funny, Mom)
Signing off for now,
Oscar (Bubba) kitty

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Mom, you can't leave without me!"

Winston discovered my luggage on my last girl's night out and decided to tag slong =)
The staycation starts soon!
The kitty brats have promised to write a few posts for me while I 'relax' .
Cross your toes they behave in blog land!

Monday, November 19, 2012

"I have one nerve left, and you are on it!" ~author unknown

Ahhh, Monday mornings =)
Not exactly our favorite time.
Lucy's grumpy expression disappeared when I showed her the new feather on a pole toy I found this past wekend. =)
She and Winston both love this new toy. Oscar looks slightly mortified by it. I even dangled it seductively in front of his face...he is not totally convinced yet!
Hope your Mondays go well!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winston finds the clean sheets

and proceeds to shed his white fur on them =)
Phew! A busy week-a not so fun dentist visit first thing Monday morning and lots of errands and work to keep me out of trouble.
My staycation is fast approaching, though. It's been more than a year since I had a week off! Been busy planning what to do here at home that is fun!
Am heading out to a local theater company later this afternoon to see a musical. First, though, a wee bit of shopping.
My brats wish everyone a productive, relaxing weekend.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Better not pout!

Better not pout! by cherithsky
Better not pout!, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Poor Winston! He thinks the Christmas tree is his personal plaything. He is offended when I tell him to "stay away" from the tree.
This post is a call for advice =)
I've had to take down our tree before Christmas last year because a certain feline (who shall remain nameless-right!) was eating the fibre optics off the tree and then puking them up. Then progressed to ornaments complete with the string. Tried to put the tree up high at night (the china cabinet) or in a closed room but there has GOT to be an easier way =) I missed the tree and so did Winston!
Thanks, people!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kitty yoga

Kitty yoga by cherithsky
Kitty yoga, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Winston believes we should all try to be flexible in life. He also believes in showing by example!
I'll try to remember that as I face a new week! A full work week, a visit to the dentist, and planning a quick vacation (my first in more than a year) that is fast approaching =)
Have a good one, peoples!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

christmas light inspector

christmas light inspector by cherithsky
christmas light inspector, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.
No-I'm not putting up decorations already =) I was tidying up my gift drawer and found these lights in the back corner. I decided to plug them in at the kitchen counter to see if any of the bulbs needed to be replaced. The Winston kitty decided he better inspect the lights, too, and not leave such an important task to a feeble minded human.

  You should be happy to know they passed his critical inspection. Come December-up they go on the tree!

Monday, November 5, 2012

"No more pictures!"

"No more pictures!" by cherithsky
"No more pictures!", a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Lucy so does not like her photo being taken. Not that her displeasure has ever stopped me, though =)
I'm gearing up for a staycation in the next few weeks. I haven't had a vacation in over a year!
Trying to plan some fun, inexpensive stay at home activities. I'm kind of hoping we get snow.... I could build a snow man!
Have a great rest of the day, peoples.
From me and the kitty brats.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Autumn oasis

autumn oasis by cherithsky
autumn oasis, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.
Finally, it's Saturday. I can take a breather from work and really concentrate on housework =) Before all that fun cleaning stuff, though, I made sure to take a stroll through a used book store. I may have purchased a book or two as well.
Then, met a friend for some chai latte at a local tea room. Two hours passed before we knew it. Always fun to catch up!
I took this photo a few weeks ago at a local park. Autumn is my favorite season. Have a lovely weekend, peoples!
I can't NOT have a kitty photo so I will close with Mr Grumpy Pants.  Winston's annoyed face makes me smile   =)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mysterious Winston

mysteriouswinstonkitty by cherithsky
mysteriouswinstonkitty, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

It's a chill, rainy Monday morning. I'm about to venture out for a shopping errand. But thought I would share this photo of the Winston kitty before I went outside.
The little dude loves to play. In this photo here its a peek-a-boo game by the lamp.
I love his ear tufts. =)
Stay dry, stay warm and cuddle your kitty today!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


cozy by cherithsky
cozy, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

It's a cold, rainy Saturday morning. I'm getting ready for work. Winston and Oscar like to show me how they are going to spend THEIR Saturday.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. - Tay Hohoff

It's true =) Seeing that furry little face and those big blue eyes as you walk through the front door-well, it feels like coming home =)
Typically, right after this heartfelt reunion, Winston either starts to chew on the phone card, or shred the carpet, until I feed the poor starving boy!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind." Clevlend Armory

Untitled by cherithsky
Untitled, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.

Oscar is too polite to tell me what he really thinks of me first thing in the morning.
(I'm not really a morning person) But I know
he wishes I could get my act together to feed them just a wee bit faster than I do =)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Post modern hygenic tissue deconstruction

a gritty portrayal of contemporary society
(or, the artiste is a bit restive because his favorite catnip toy has disappeared under the stove)
Oscar wishes you all a nice autumn weekend!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Scarifying Winston

No, Winston is not gearing up for Halloween. ;) But he is a bit taken aback after a visit with the vet. The little dude seemed to have lost his appetite -not eating nearly as much food as he normally scarfs down. So after a trip to the vet which included an exam and some x-rays, she concluded he was -ahem- blushes--constipated. Not sure how that happened. He already eats a fibre food. There is plenty of water for him to drink. Any reasonable suggestions to remedy this situation would be much appreciate by Winston. I'm fairly certain he would rather not have to endure the indignity of another kitty enema.
=) Ewwwww-have a nice weekend anyway.
I'm working through it all!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Autumn is Cozy Time.

I love this time of year.  The cooler temperatures, the glow of autumn leaves and the softer light.

It's the perfect time to indulge in a little comfort food  =)  Hmmm... maybe some fruit filled crepes with whipped cream!
Maybe have a bit of cuddle time with your favorite feline ....Have a great day, everyone!

Friday, September 21, 2012

“A cat has a reputation to protect. If it had a halo, it would be worn cocked to one side.” —Will Durant

This fella was guarding his territory. I don't think he trusted the lady with the camera.
Once autumn arrives, I can often be found at the park taking photos of the beautifully colored leaves =)
Have a great weekend, peoples!