Friday, February 16, 2018

Felines and Relaxing

 Hello.   It's Winston.   First off, please don't laugh too much at Mom's bubblegum pink dollar store garden shoes!   She says they are comfy.  They were also cheaper than slippers and are lasting much longer.  Second, Mom says I am adorable.   This is my pleading face.  I probably want a treat.  Or perhaps some tinned food.  Whatever it was that I wanted, I am fairly certain I got it!  It's a handy expression to have.
 Mom's staycation has been coming along.  It always takes her several days to get into the "chill zone"!   She felt out of sorts the first few days.   I think we may have mentioned that she had several cancellations--5 in total.  Most of them were due to sickness.  Yikes.   This cold thing is not nice.   Make sure you keep your human healthy!
However, some appointments and visits did go through as planned! Phew.  Mom went for a manicure.  It was an extravagance.   Here are some of the colors she was able to choose from.  So pretty.  She ended up choosing a sheer pink.  She said she would chip or smudge the polish.  Kitties, I am sorry to report that she was right.  Less than an hour after the manicure she smudged the polish on her right thumb!
 Mom is now on her third book since starting her time off.  She had a nice mug of tea and a few cookies warm from the oven.   Mom says it's the small things in life.
 Speaking of small things.   She misses seeing green so she went to a nearby florist's shop.  There was this beautiful purple orchid.  However, orchids are very expensive!  This one was over $40!
 Mom bought one single peachy-pink rose.
 Emily found the rose very interesting.  Mom checked first and said that roses are generally considered safe for felines.  However, she is keeping it out of reach in a small crystal vase.   Drat.  It would fun to whap it on the floor...don't you think?
 Are you still there?  I know I'm talking a lot but it's usually Emily who gets to tell you things.  Well, Mom took Emily to the vet on Thursday.  It was so mild that Mom decided to walk.  She left early so she could take breaks.  Miss Emily wasn't pleased and sang her sad song to Mom almost the entire 20 minutes.
 Mom resting the carrier on a bench.
 Emily refused to come out of her carrier.  Emily gained weight! She is now 8 pounds.  Mom wants her to weight a bit more.  However, Mom was upset because the vet said that Emily might have asthma.  (The MOM here-I'm wondering-I told the vet that Emily has had a few incidents where it sounds like she is coughing-not many.  The vet immediately said she had asthma.  Shouldn't there be a test or two?  My Lucy kitty had asthma and needed meds her entire life.  Is it wrong of me to question the vet?  Any thoughts or gently considered direction is welcome!)
 Hello!  It's Emily now.  Here is a photo of Winston trying to irritate me out of our favorite comfy spot.  His tail kept flicking across my face.  Don't worry.  We eventually had an intense game of smacky paws that cleared the air!
Mom said one of the highlights of her time off so far was a visit to a cat cafe!  If you ever find yourself in Guelph, Ontario you may want to consider visiting "My Kitty Cafe"! Here is the link!   http://mykittycafeguelph.com/
 It looks like a variety store but, for a five dollar admission fee, you can go in the back with a treat (treats cost extra) and visit with the resident felines.  They are trying to adopt the kitties!
 A lovely orange felines napping in a sunbeam.

 These cats are so spoiled!
 This little tortie was called Catlee.  Mom said she was smitten with her.  Catlee was very sweet with Mom.  Thank goodness Mom didn't bring her home.  (*I was tempted!*)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Winter Staycations

 A quick stop from Winston and I.   I'm tidying my toe tufts.  Ahem.  Must keep my fur tidy!  Guess what?  Our Mom in on vacation.  She has been busy lately with a cold, plumbing issues in the bathroom and work.  Now she is off for the next while and can concentrate on us!
 Mom says she will pay us extra attention but she also wants to read.  She brought home a nice stack of books from the library!  She also hopes to visit and do some shopping.   How are your humans doing?  Our Mom just got over a sore throat/cold/fever.  However, for the first few days of her vacation, she had 3 cancellations due to other people being ill.   It's been a not so nice time for people for colds and such.

 This was the second leak in our bathroom.  The first leak was above the tile in the shower stall.  This one was a bit more "interesting".  It took them 8 days to fix it.   Mom wouldn't let us in the bathroom because bits of plaster and insulation kept drifting down.  Now that it is fixed (with new paint because of damage and water blisters) Mom wants to redecorate.
 Winston and I thought we would share this because it made our Mom laugh.  
 Winston and I like to keep Mom entertained.  Here we are by the front door.  It's very important to purr, cuddle and make them smile!
 Mom trying to be funny.  Her cat sock on me, Miss Emily.   *sigh*  I will be happy when she gets caught up on her sleep and can start doing more vacation-y type things.
 Winston enjoying the empty space of a cupboard shelf.  He is a most excellent snoopervisor.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Laundry and Attitude

 Hello all.  Winston reporting from a laundry basket filled with clean, warm bed sheets!  We hope you are well.  Emily and I are doing fine.
 We enjoy cuddling and racing about on cold, wintery days.   This photo from Mom's walk to work.  The morning was beautiful. 
 Here is a funny from Pinterest.   Well, Mom thought it was funny.  Emily and I thought it looked about right!
 Hello from Emily .  I'm watching snowflakes fall outside.   Mom said I looked very intent.
 Mom almost bought this ballerina piggy recently.   Sheesh.   I'm surprised it was even something she thought about.    A stuffed piggy with a crown and a tutu.
 I have a crown!  Plus I purr.   I also have oodles of attitude.   Stupid plushie toy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Everything All At Once

 Hi.  It's Emily.   Just popping in quickly to say hello.  I hope everyone is doing well.
 Mom is desperately trying to keep up with life right now.  Major changes.   She is tired.   Winston and  decided to let her out of our online journal responsibilities for a bit.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Easing Back into the Routine



(New Year Card from Pinterest)





 Happy New Year!  Emily and I hope everyone had a nice New Year's Eve.  Our's was quiet.  More room for naps!  It's time to start easing back into "routine"
 It's been so cold here the last couple of weeks.  Mom has cranked up the heat and then worries about this strange thing called a "bill".   We are glad she does turn it up, though.   Mom says we need to keep warm with tea, slippers etc.
 Brrrr....slate grey sky in early morning.
 Sudden snow flurry.  Tend not to last too long.
 Hello now from Miss Emily.  I am going to show you a photo that has nothing to do with winter.
 Pink flower!  Mom took this photo a few years ago.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!  Winston and I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a lovely time.  We have been so good!   But first some other stuff...
 Our Mom was very busy.  However, she did find some time to go to the park early one morning to take some photos of the hoar frost!   The little round sparkly bits are snowflakes!
 Some red berries on the branches.
 A Christmas light on the bridge.   Mom enjoyed her walk but was very, very cold by the time she finally got home.
 Our Mom had a nice Christmas.  It consisted of lots of visits and some scary driving conditions!   (Thankfully, all her journeys were safe)
 Here are some of the presents that Winston and I liked best:
A cat tree ornament.
 This mug!  Mom says it reminds her of me!  I, Emily, think that I am better looking but it's still nice to know that I am famous!  **happy purrs**
 Here is a photo of our Grandmum with her cat, Pearl!  Our Mom says Pearl is spoiled rotten.   Winston and I say is there really any other way to treat your feline!?   We forgive Mom, though, she is not feeling so well.
 Hi all!  It's Winston and his fluffy tummy!   Yes, Mom is a bit under the weather.  We blame it on coming and going and running about.   We also blame the cold.  Mom is achy and dizzy.   We told her to sleep.  She insists on staying busy, though.
 This handsome orange boy is  Tiggy!  Tiggy belongs to our Mom's sister.  He was posing under the Christmas tree after all the presents had been opened!
 Emily and I need to take another nap so we will close for now.   We hope every feline stays warm, well-fed and adequately cuddled!