Monday, November 27, 2017

Winston the Good and Emily the Virtuous -Feline Elves

 Hello.  It's Emily.   I'm resting up after another busy, but fun, weekend.  On Saturday we had company!  Our Mom's mom and sister came to help her decorate her tiny Charlie Brown Christmas tree.  They did the usual, traditional things first, though.  They went out to breakfast.  Then they went shopping.  Finally, they came back to our apartment to decorate our tree.   Under our supervision they trimmed the tree!
 Doesn't it look nice and sparkly?  See that it is still standing upright!
 After all their hard work we allowed them some Christmas goodies.  There were squares, muffins, donuts and chocolates. (There was also some fruit but we think that is boring!)
 Guess what?  The tree hasn't been knocked down yet, either.
 After Mom's guests went home she came across another string of Christmas lights.  So now the tree has even more twinkly lights on it.  This is not a photo of us about to have a game of smacky paws.  We were debating whether Mom should have added more lights after her guests had gone home.  
 If Emily gets to wear a ridiculous hat then so do I!  Both Emily and I have been extra cuddly the past few weeks.  Mom says it warms her heart.  Miss Emily is even letting Mom groom her when the need arises.
 It is cooler here but we don't have snow on the ground.  Lots of rain.  Some wet snow.  This photo is snow at night.  Mom thinks they look like little stars.
 Mom wrapped up our festive weekend by meeting a lovely friend at a cafe.  They drank tea and chatted.   Mom's friend, J, gave her this fun gift.  Mom said she laughed out loud when she saw what it was.  Personally, we don't see why.
Emily and I have started stepping up our good feline behavior.   We may have to start napping more as it requires considerably more energy.
Mom wants us to close with this encouraging image (yet again from Pinterest) to help you all start your week!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Charming the Vet

 Hello from Winston.   Mom worked all weekend.   It was very busy and she is exhausted.   However, she booked today off.  Good thing, too, as I needed to see Dr. B for my annual "once over".   Both the vet and the vet tech were smitten with me today.  They say I am mellowing with age.
 These photos are before the visit began.  I investigated every nook and cranny of the office.
 This window ledge won my official seal of approval.
 Mom wanted to throw this photo of her new umbrella into the post.  Apparently, her old umbrella was destroyed by a fierce wind a few weeks ago.   She ordered a "wind resistant" one from Amazon.   This was her first online order. She says the inside is happy with the daisy and the outside looks demure with just a solid color.
 Hello now from Emily.   This is one of my favorite cozy spots.   Mom says I look very relaxed.
 November is a transitional month.   Almost all of the leaves are gone from the trees.   This was the lone flower in a local community garden.
 An early morning (to work) walk just a few weeks ago.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Snow, Tea and Cuddles

 Good grumpy morning from Winston kitty.  Mom says I look imperious in this photo.  Well, Mom was NOT getting out of bed like I asked her.   I am not used to having my commands ignored in such a way!
 This is why Mom didn't want to get out of bed!  Snow!   We are getting a light dusting of snow.   Mom says it looks pretty against the glowing leaves.  However, she does find it difficult to go outside sometimes.
 Mom thought this cartoon from Calvin and Hobbes pretty much summed up how she felt!   (Don't worry kitties, I know how to handle humans who don't want to leave the comfort of their duvets!)
 Once Mom gets over her initial "winter wimp" factor she enjoys her walks.  These are some pretty dark blue berries on a recent walk.
 A beautiful snow angel !   Are your humans dreading winter?  Sometimes I try to encourage Mom by showing my solidarity!  I just join her.   I ended up snuggling on her cold toes.
 Please excuse the dreadful quality of this photo.  Mom took this photo with her cell phone.  Since the time change, mornings are even darker.
 Purrs from Miss Emily.  I like lounging on the furniture and shedding all over the place.  Mom has started shopping for Christmas.
 She went to David's Tea and bought way too many teas there.  Including this lovely set of 4 different kinds of delicious tea.  Somehow, felines, the tea ended up on her counter and in her teacups instead of the gift cupboard!  How did that happen, I wonder?  (Mom says her favorite flavor so far is sleigh ride!)
 Mom also purchased a new winter coat.   Her current coat is almost 10 years old and had developed a lot of wear and tear.  PLUS--there was no hood.   BRRRR.  Mom said this coat had everything she wanted and it was on sale at almost half price.   Perhaps now she won't be as hesitant to go outside in the wintery weather?!
 Even though we are getting a light dusting of snow there are still glowy autumn leaves. Some trees (not many) are still green.  Mom liked the way the raindrops sparkled on this leaf.
 Winston and I wanted to send you an encouraging thought for the week.  This quote, from Pinterest,  what makes somebody beautiful!  In our eyes, we think somebody beautiful who is kind to us and gives us treats!  (Just saying is all!)
 We will close with these photos of us.  Miss Emily having a comfy snooze.

Monday, November 6, 2017


 Hello felines.  A short post this chilly Monday morning.  Do you like this photo of me, Emily, flirting shamelessly atop the forbidden (ha!) dining room table?  I've discovered that if you act cute you can get away with "some" things.
 The temperature here has fluctuated so much!   We went from 16 C to -2 C.  This may explain why our Mom is drinking tea for colds and dragging about her day.  Don't worry, though, as Winston and I are still energetic!   I'm enclosing this photo of a cute little reading nook at a library.  This isn't our library but a library in a small town.  Our Mom is so geeky that she insists on visiting libraries whenever she can.  Even if she can't get a card there.  Do you know what?  I think that chair could use a few cat scratch rips and a feline curled up on the seat.  Don't you think it would be so much cozier?
 Here is a cozy fireplace.   This fireplace is in the waiting area of Mom's wellness place.   Winston and I would LOVE a cozy fireplace!
 I'm enclosing this quote (from Pinterest) because you humans have this odd, destructive habit.  Sometimes you can be very hard on you?!  What gives?!   Generally speaking, Winston and I have a very healthy sense of self.   Of course, being so lovely, smart, brave and adorable helps.
 Can you see me hiding under the chair??  Poor Winston.  I think he was very confused.  Where is Emily?