Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Beautiful Sunday--Cats and Tea and Flowers!

 Hello!   I've been enjoying a day off after a physically and emotionally exhausting week.  It's nice to know that sometimes you can refocus and gain a clearer view of things after some sleep and down time.
Miss Emily always makes me smile.  She is fearful of plastic bags and a mighty huntress when it comes to bugs that send me scurrying to find a shoe to squash it!  Her appointment to be groomed and shaved has been moved up to this week.

I went for a long walk this morning.  I met this woofie at a small park enjoying a fountain  :)   He looked like such a sweet boy.

 I know some places are so dry that wild fires are burning out of control.  So...when it rains again I try to enjoy the positive things about the moistures.  All our plants and trees are so very green!

 I think this is a rose.  I love the soft pink color.
A small, man-made waterfall at the park.
 The Winston kitty posing with his cat food.   I'm so thankful I can mix his Cosequin in with this moist food and he will eat it.

 Nothing like a little toe tuft cleaning!  Thanks for taking care of it on the table, Emily!
photo from their website
I was happy to find another tea that I enjoy!  Turmeric Tea makes a loose leaf chai tea with, you guessed it, turmeric!  It's actually lovely and perfect for me as a wake-up tea!
 I've been thinking of Oscar kitty a lot this past week.  I miss my orange Timbit.   There is nothing to be done for it.  Just some days are harder than others.  Even when he was getting frail and forgetful he was the sweetest boy and would purr loudly when I gave him ear scritches. 
I'm so thankful for these two hooligans who keep life bearable with their silly antics and their sweetness!
This coming weekend will be a long one for me!  Hooray!
I hope everyone has a great week!

From Pinterest

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kitty Tattoo! ? Oh my.

 Hello from Emily and Winston!  Our Mom tried to leave for a walk to the grocery store this past Saturday.  Of course, we had to let her know she couldn't JUST leave.   Hehehe...we made exist almost impossible.  Emily tried to tempt Mom with a fluffy belly distraction.  While Winston made sure Mom knew that he was really an explorer at heart.  Mom is clever, though, she had a small handful of Temptations and threw them into the living room.  Kitties, we had to run away from the door to get them.   It was the right thing for a feline to do.
 Mom said the walk to the grocery store was very pleasant.  It was cool and overcast.  No rain on the walk down.
 She saw this lovely kitty in the window.  We think that collar looks rather fetching!  While Mom was at the plaza she went to the flower shop and purchased on yellow rose.   Her Nan's favorite color was yellow and Mom wanted to honor her Nan's memory.

 Mom put the rose on the table next to the wooden box.  The art on the box is by an artist called is by an artist called Shelley McVittie.  (Here is a link to her website  The wooden box had belonged to Nan and she kept photos inside of it.
 Here is another photo of the painting on the top of the box.   For now, our Mom is keeping sentimental letters and cards on it.
Mom has been feeling restive lately.  Why-she was even considering getting a tattoo!  That is not at all like our Mom!
However, if she did get all wild and woolly perhaps this tattoo would be appropriate.  We think it is small and elegant and tasteful...and not at all self-serving!
photo from Pinterest

 Mom found this piece of advice on Pinterest.  You may have noticed Mom likes getting ideas from here. Small, slow changes.
We will close off for now!
Emily thought she would close with a fluffy belly shot!  The vet said she needs to come in next month to get her tummy shaved or she might get dreadful knots in her fur!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Healing and Hope and Dishes

 Good morning from Winston.  Do I look fierce in this photo?  I'm in my carrier waiting for the cab to take me to the vet's office.  I can tell you that I was NOT happy.
 Once we arrived at the vet's and then taken to a room, I was able to explore.  
 There was a wonderful window sill.  I think I hear a bird.   I'm 12 years old now.  Which, apparently, makes me a senior kitty.  I gained some weight (that furry little dude was hefty!  **the Mom**)  However, the vet seemed to think I was doing OK.  She just suggested Mom keep an eye on me.  Plus, after all sorts of indignities, Dr. B. gave  me a catnip toy!  Hooray!  It's Nip time.
So-last week-Mom asked for purrs for our Grandmom's kitty, Pearl.  She has an obstruction in her intestine and if it doesn't clear up with laxatives and such they might have to do surgery.
 So....Miss Pearl had a big poop.   Our Grandmom called Mom to tell her.  Our Mom was very thankful.  She said the timing could have used a bit of work as she was eating her supper at the time.  Ha ha , Mom.  Just be thankful,  all right?  Don't be so squeamish!
 Pearl just chilling!  
Our Grandmom cuddling Pearl
 We were very thankful that Pearl seemed to be doing better.   Mom is also hoping she doesn't need surgery now.  Mom's grandma, (Our Grandma's Mom) passed away on Sunday morning.  She lived a good, full life and had 94 years.  Even though she was becoming frail and tired and it wasn't a surprise, her passing was very difficult.
In other news,  our Mom went shopping with a friend on Friday.  She found a new plate, called Provincial, from Corelle.  Mom has the plain white dishes from Corelle and she she likes them as they go with everything.  Our Mom, though, she has this "thing" for dishes.  She especially likes blue and white.  So she bought one plate on Friday and hopes to slowly buy 2 whole place settings.  She figures she can match them up nicely with her white dishes.  Honestly, felines, I don't understand my Mom.  Dishes?!  I only care that my food is on them.  Mom says she inherited the dish loving gene from her Mom and Grandma.

Photo from Pinterest
I am going to close with this  cartoon from Pinterest.  In case you didn't know.  We felines have healing powers.
You best go cuddle with your feline today.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Lovely Weekend....and catnip

 Good morning!  We hope everyone had a good week.   I did not have a wonderful start to my week.  It was time for my monthly grooming session.  This first photo is me NOT coming out of the cat carrier at the vet's office.
 Mom told the vet and the vet tech that she should have named me Rizzo and not Emily.   I know I'm tiny but don't make the mistake in thinking that I won't defend myself if I feel threatened.   The vet tech was very afraid of me, I think.  I kept putting my teeth on her hand while she was trying to hold me still.  (Actually, the vet tech said it was more of a threat than an actual bite  --the Mom)
After they were done with my grooming, I gave the vet a head bop to show I wasn't a vengeful feline.   The vet then picked me up and gave me a cuddle!
photo from Catnip website
 Mom rewarded me with a catnip tea bag!  She bought three of them on Saturday when her Mom, our Grandmom, came to visit.  These are the best.   I love them!
 YAWN!  Hey guys.  It's me, Winston.  Is it Monday already!?  We had a pleasant weekend.  Our Grandmom came to visit from out of town.  They went out for breakfast...
 Mom splurged on a chai tea latte.   She likes to spoon up the cinnamon- y foam on the tiny spoon before she drinks her tea.  She says the price is ridiculously expensive, though.  This way, she really needs to make sure and enjoy it!  She and Grandmom went shopping and then came back to visit.
We got the catnip tea bags!  Our Grandmom bought her kitty, Pearl, a furminator!
Sunday was quiet.  Mom took a leisurely  walk...
 and she saw lots of pretty  flowers
 Someday she would love to visit a lavender farm.  There are a few here in Ontario, even!
 The park is such a relaxing place to take a walk.  Do you think Mom should buy me, Winston, a leash and collar?  We could walk together to the park and I could chase enjoy all the wildlife there.
Funny from Pinterest

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Rainy Canada Day

 Good morning felines!  It's Emily and I'm enjoying a nice siesta on the table.  Actually, I'm keeping Mom company.  I'm a very thoughtful feline   :)    As you may know we recently celebrated Canada Day.  Mom was also excited to have three days off!
 She made good use of her time by taking long walks.  Mom said when she took this photo all she saw at first was the flag.  MOM!  There are two woofies in this photo.  What gives?!
 Mom did all her chores and errands on Friday.  She even had a nice evening by going out for supper with some friends AND then some shopping at Chapters!
 You have no idea how much Mom enjoys that sort of thing.  Do you think I look scary in this photo?  Cuz I'm really just having a nice yawn.
 Perhaps Mom overdid it because after Friday she felt a little under the weather.  So she took it easy.  She went on a walk.  Then got caught in a thunderstorm!   Tee hee.  She was pretty wet by the time she got home.  She forgot to look at the weather forecast and notice the severe thunderstorm warning!  Whoops.
Anyway,  here is a pretty rose.
 A few strawberries as a Canada Day treat!
 Ominous thunderheads......
 Gosh Emily!  You do love to yammer on.  It's my turn now!  I think I look very dashing and debonair in this photo!  Note my alert whiskers and big eyes.  If I'm not careful, Mom is going to want to kiss my nose.  Cheeky thing.
 Even though she took it easy on her last two days off she did still have some walks.  To the courtyard garden.
Some pretty day lilies.
The courtyard garden again
Once we had that one thunderstorm, though, things mostly cleared up!
We made sure Mom tried to relax by binge watching on netflix.
But today...the vacation is over.  WE are glad to get her out of our hair for a while!