Sunday, April 30, 2017

Winston the Toe Monster

 Hello! It's Winston.   This is a fuzzy photo of me, yes?!  Well, Mom seemed to think it is an incriminating photo because I'm near the end of the bed AND close to her toes.   Your toes are safe from me, Mom!   Really and truly they are safe (**cough, cough***) I would only protect your toes!
 So last week when last we touched base the Magnolia tree at the end of the street looked like the photo above!
 Mom said that, almost over night, they bloomed!   She is infatuated with spring blooms even though the season makes her sneeze when she walks by.  Speaking of walks...Mom has done it again.   Here is yet another kitty she met on of her walks.

 This kitty's name is Lucy.  Mom had a bit of a chat with the owner.   Lucy is almost thirteen years old.  
 Stop chatting with other felines!  Emily and I are getting a bit distressed about it.
 Another pretty backyard when she walked to the grocery store.
 Lots of rain.
 Raindrops on the window.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Quick Hello

 Hello! It's Emily all comfy cozy in the laundry basket.   I'm relaxed but Mom is busy with work.  She is on a six day work week.  Plus she is a bit under the weather.   Don't worry, though, as Winston and I have everything under control!
 Mom walked to the grocery store the other day.   There was a very gentle spring rain so all of the flowers sparkled!  The yellow tulip
 the pink magnolia
 Somebody's beautiful, tranquil front yard.
 What is this, Mom?!  ARE you looking at other cats!

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Nefarious Easter Bunny and Shoes

 Good morning from Winston!   We hope that everyone had a nice week!   Sending purrs.   Our Mom celebrated Easter.   She was very thankful to have the weekend off.   She did a fair amount of visiting.
 These Easter Eggs are handmade...though most certainly NOT by Mom.   One of Mom's co-workers hand painted them!
 Some very nice people had Mom over for a yummy dinner on Sunday.   They sent Mom home with some lovely Easter cookies!   Sparkles!
 Mom went for a very long walk on Friday.  Her pedometer said it was over 6 km.   She was tuckered out after.   With each passing day more flowers start to bloom!
 In other news....Emily says the Easter bunny broke into our home and created this mayhem with Mom's boots and shoes.
 Hi now from Emily!   That is me in the hall.  If you look to the lower right corner you can see Winston's furry kitty bum and tail!   Mom tried to blame me on pulling all of her boots, sandals and shoes across the hallway.   I even  That Easter bunny even dragged her boot to the living room end table.  It wouldn't be easy to drag a boot across the floor by just the shoe lace!  Enough about that nefarious bunny, though!  Are you enjoying the warmer weather?  Are there more sunbeams for you to snooze in?  Our Mom goes for more walks now!
 Did your people go for long walks?  Some of these photos are from yesterday when Mom and a friend took another walk after dinner.  These happy yellow flowers are daffodils.   She doesn't know the name of the tiny purple and blue flowers.
 A very big puddle in the middle of the woodlot.  Guess what?  There were even some ducks at these puddles.  
 More snowdrops.  Mom loves them.   She says they are starting to fade, though.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring flowers, showers and tussles

 Hello to you from Winston Kitty!  I hope you had a good week!   Spring is here.   We had some rain AND snow recently.
 A blustery spring night as seen from our living room window. 
 But the Mom said her walks to work are quite beautiful!   She saw this robin one morning.
 More snowdrops.  She loves them.
 She doesn't know the name of these teeny tiny purple flowers.
 Another mystery for Mom is one moment I can be kindly grooming Miss Emily.
 ....and then less than a minute later we can wrestling on the floor.  Can you tell which one is Emily and which one is me?  I didn't think so!  Mom says we are just a big blur of fur!   To commemorate the event we will leave nice big tufts of fur drifting along the carpet.  Little kitty tumbleweeds.  
 Hello purrs from Miss Emily now.   I can't explain why we end up tussling.  I think it's mostly because Winston sometimes annoys me!  In other news....Mom got a lovely birthday card on Friday.  I know her birthday was MORE than a month ago.   But the card was so pretty we both thought to show it to you all.
 Mom hadn't been on a visit with her friend, C, in several months.  Isn't this a pretty card?!  It's from the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee store Ten thousand Villages)
 Mom even let me investigate it for a little bit!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Smacky Paws

 Hello!  It's Emily.  I'm  happily cuddled up in Mom's freshly laundered clothes.   It's great.  Everything is still warm from the dryer!   When Mom saw me she just sighed and said "thanks, Emily".  The only thing is she didn't sound very grateful.  However, she did some other chore so I could continue cuddling down.  
 Mom was off today.  She went to the mall to buy a new spring jacket with a hood.  Guess what?  She found one, too!   With the sales discount and her gift card she ended up paying just $30.00 for it instead of $125.00.   She had a rest in the food court with a delicious iced tea.
 What is the weather like in your area?  We have cold and hot temperatures.  We get lots of wind.   We get snow, freezing rain and then rain.   This photo is Mom taking a walk on her supper break.   She says when the wind is really strong the umbrella is no good to her at all.   (Which is why she wanted a spring coat with a hood)
 All this crazy weather means spring is coming!  The snowdrops are in bloom!
Mom thinks that this a tiny iris....excuse the blur.  She is still trying to get used to the camera on her iPhone!
 So...we felines also had an exciting week.   Mom thought it would be fun to photograph our smacky paws fight.  Only we did it so quickly that it was hard for her to adjust camera settings.
 I smack Winston.
 Winston smacks me back.  A flurry of paws.   There can only be one victor....
Winston takes a nap to deal with his sad defeat!  Girl kitties rule!