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.  

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Spicy and Sweet

 Hello.  Happy December!  Mom laughed at my expression in this photo.  I thought that was unkind, though.  I think my Winston kitty whiskers are looking exceptionally long and impressive.
Our Mom had to go to the mall recently.  In the past, she has made it a point to NOT go to the mall during the Christmas season.
 Mom says that it can get "frenzied" during the month of December.  However, she needed to purchase a new pair of glasses before the end of the year!  She took an early bus and did her "boring" shopping first.   Then she selected her glasses.   Here is a photo of the frames.  (Mom did NOT take this photo!)

 Mom also purchased more of our kitty food from the vet's office.   She thought this cartoon on the catnip treats jar was funny.
 Hello now from Emily.  I am cozied up in a kitty tent. Our "grandmum's" cat, Pearl suddenly stopped using it so Winston and I have inherited it!  It's a quiet retreat for me when life gets too exhausting--I can try and get in an extra catnap or two.

 Here is our new Christmas tree which is STILL standing. (Our Mom put a layer of tinfoil on the stand.)  We overheard Mom speaking to somebody on the phone and telling them that every time she comes home she expects to see it toppled on it's side!)
 Mom and a friend recently went out for a tea.  They were celebrating her friend's birthday.  Mom said the tea shop/bakery was very relaxing!
We hope that everyone has a good week that is 'calm' but with enough spice to keep things interesting.