Saturday, December 31, 2022

Eve of the New Year

Emily is stopping by to say hello and to wish everyone a happy New Year! She went to the vet a few days ago for grooming. The vet warmed my heart by saying that "Having a sister for Emily has done her a world of good." It has been an interesting week. I worked a half day today. The walk home, though wet and sloppy, was not nearly as nasty as the snow storm last week. When I left work last week the wind was so strong I couldn't move forward without a struggle. How things change!
Willow and Emily both love their new Christmas toy! I found it after Christmas but I don't think they hold that against me.
I was expecting Willow to like the toy but Emily loves it as well. Emily acts like a kitten when I bring out the feather mouse.
The snow from last week's storm has melted away. I think that there are now flood warnings. Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Christmas Eve

Hello. Happy Christmas Eve to everyone who celebrates this holiday! I was expecting to write this post after Christmas. However, due to snowstorm/blizzard conditions my visit to family has been cancelled. Right now, I am envisioning them sitting around the table to a festive feast. The presents will have been opened already. My mother and sister had just a short drive to my sister's home but that was a bit dicey. I'm not sorry we decided that it was not a good idea for me to go today-the roads are a mess. I am feeling rather let down, though. It is lovely and quiet at home. Emily and Willow have been snoozing together peacefully. (The photo above is Willow)
In anticipation of the coming bad weather, I did all of my usual housework. It is a satisfying feeling to have most of my "chores" done. I also cooked up a couple of different meals ahead of time in case the hydro went out. Miss Emily is wishing you a happy Christmas in the above photo! :)
And though this weather is frightful-it is also very beautiful! Wishing all of you, person and feline, a happy, healthy Christmas!
(Cartoon from Pinterest!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Wandering into Winter

Hello! Willow and Emily dropping by to say hello. Time has rushed by these past few weeks. Autumn blazed in beautiful colour for a few short weeks and then, before I knew it, winter snow arrived.
I tried to find my gloves and mittens but they remain hidden somewhere in my apartment! Thankfully, I have a hand warmer that I keep in my winter coat. That helps alot!
Emily and Willow "helped" me to start decorating for the Christmas season. Well, if truth be told, the tree isn't coming out this year. I feel Miss Willow would drag it somewhere and then destroy it. She recently demolished a fishing lantern that had belonged to my Mom. It is official. Willow is one of my kitty brats -she has destroyed something I loved :) No worries, though. Mom found me a safer little tree for this year.
(not my photo) So far this tiny tree has stayed upright on my credenza. I think back to last Christmas when I still had my little bear, Winston, I miss my little guy so much. I'm so very thankful for Emily and Willow. I am trying to find a wet catfood, with lots of gravy, for Emily. She is very fussy and I haven't been able to find anything she likes. I welcome any suggestions for a healthy, wet kitty food-prefereably one with gravy. Take care.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Autumn Musings

Hello. I recently enjoyed a week of vacation. Autumn seems to have come early this year. I was happy about this. I enjoying "leaf peeping" wherever I can. But before all that-Emily says hello. She enjoys cuddling when the weather turns frosty.
The cool air is refreshing after the sultry summer weather.
It is the perfect time to enjoy a warm beverage while you read a book.
Willow is getting bigger and, though I didn't think it was possible, even more spunky. Her favourite toys are emply toilet paper rolls and straws. I like that these are nice, cheap toys.
Blue Jay sighting at the park!
It was a quiet staycation. That isn't always a bad thing. I will close for now with this funny from Pinterest.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Hello. Happy first day of autumn. This morning it certainly felt like autumn. The air was brisk and frosty. My apartment temperature was at 55 F. Brr. Definetely time to turn on the heat. Thankfully, Emily and Willow like to cuddle. This is Miss Emily snuggling against my leg.
A couple of nights ago I got caught in a bad thunderstorm as I was walking home from work. Even with a rain coat and hood I was drenched by the time I got home. I squelched up the stairs and reminded Emily and Willow how fortunate they are that they were warm and dry inside. I warmed up with a hot chocolate.
I wish this photo was my apartment but it was taken a few years ago at a cabin I rented for a family outing :) Still, it is cozy!
Willow continues to delight me with her antics and spicey sweetness. She also continues to enjoy thieving-the furry little runt!
Signs of fall are all around me. I am looking forward to have a vacation in less then 2 weeks time. Willow and Emily will close for now with a funny from Pinterest.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Hello, Willow here. We hope you are all doing OK. Things have been super busy for Mom. They are very short staffed at work and she come home extra tired. However, just to keep things lively for Mom I have taken up a new hobby. I like to steal things. Here is my list so far: her favorite pen, envelopes, the air conditioner manual, her mascara, a fork, a spoon, and finally her most recent rent cheque. I did notice an increase in her energy levels when she saw me taking the rent cheque. You are so welcome, Mom.
Hello all. Emily here. Mom is looking forward to her vacation in a few days. We will keep her entertained! Take care and stay well.

Sunday, July 3, 2022


Hello. I hope everyone is managing well. Here in Canada we celebrated Canada Day. I am not big on fireworks holidays. Willow and Emily were both scared of the firecrackers exploding. Thankfully, they didn't last more than half an hour.
Friday (July 1) would have been my day off anyway and then I worked on Saturday :) Perhaps I will have better luck and get the long weekend next time. I was able to walk to the park on Friday. It was surprisingly busy so early in the morning. Still I found the quiet, breeze and bird song healing.
Willow continues to grow. I can't remember the last time I had a feline with such an appetite! The other day, after a long, long day of work, I came home to see Willow grooming Emily. My heart was so happy to see them getting along. Though, if I'm honest, there are more games of smacky paws than I would like to admit!
I try to find, and remember, the small things that make me happy. I don't know why I tend to forget the small, happy moments and remember the sad ones. I guess that is part of being human. Willow and Emily send purrs and head bops. Signing off with a pinterest quote.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Birthday Girl

Miss Emily recently celebrated a birthday. She is now 9 years young!
Her birthday gift was the flip scratcher from Pet Fusion. Emily loves the triangle scratcher by the same company. She also seems to be enjoying this new scratcher as well. However, we had to entice her with a bit of the nip on this one.
Willow had her first vet appointment this past week. Dr. B said she is doing well. I often forget how shy Willow can be around new people. I had a few guests over on different days. In each instance she dove for cover. Thankfully, she is feeling comfortable here now.
I was on vacation last week. It was wonderful to enjoy a slow morning and take walks in the park. Willow and Emily wish everyone a great week!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hurricane Willow

Emily and I would like you to meet Willow. Willow is 8 months old. She is a shy, sweet, fierce feline. She hissed at me the first week. However, she has since decided that I'm safe. I took this photo after I woke up from an unexpected nap on the sofa. Miss Willow was curled up beside me and purring. Emily and Willow have touched noses and played chase around the apartment. There has also been a few instances of hissing but I'm hoping they will get over that...for the most part. I hope to give a bit more details later. Work is busy and, in the past few weeks, I have had several training sessions. My brain can't take any more knowledge :) I hope everyone is doing well.

Monday, April 4, 2022

This Bright Sadness

It has been almost a month since I had to say goodbye to this little guy. Just after it happened I felt frozen. I couldn't even remember his nicknames. Then, the memories starting rushing through. Winston was such a character. He was a spunky little dude who liked to escape into the apartment hallway and run halfway down it's length and stop to see if I was chasing after him. Winston thought it was a game. One time, a woofie came out and Winston's tail bushed up to twice it's normal size. I couldn't help but laugh. I loved his purr. He would thank me for giving him his food. Purring, nudgin my hand before eating. When I came home from work, I would often see him in the living room window. Probably guarding his domain but it made my heart happy to see him. When the lockdown first started and the world seemed topsy turvy, I would wake up at night in a panic. I felt like I couldn't breathe. Then my eyes would light on Winston. He would be curled up at my feet. Sometimes snoring. Other times giving me a stinky glare for waking hime up. But just seeing hime would help me to calm down.
Just a few weeks ago, I was the computer and I felt a gentle tap on my leg. It was Winston bear wanting a little TLC. I was happy to oblige him. Those big blue eyes got me every time.
Winston loved a little game of kitty floor hockey. I would take his kibble food and try to score a goal :) If he caught the kibble my attempt at a goal was thwarted. He took this game so seriously.
He welcomed me when I came home. I don't know if anyone else was ever that happy to see me.
He was adventurous, bratty, funny, smart and a goof. Emily and I miss him very, very much. I'm a little tired of crying so often. Emily is extra sweet these days. I am so thankful for her. Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit and comment on that goodbye post. Your kindness means a lot to me. I'll close for now with this photo of Miss Em.