Purrs to all from Winston. We hope everyone is having a good week. Autumn officially arrives this week; however, the temperatures here have been decidedly tropical. Mom is so looking forward to cooler, crisp temperatures.
Mom has been telling people (and sometimes only when there is us felines) that her vacation starts next week. Emily and I will have to put up with her for 16 entire days.
I think we should start taking more naps to gear up for this.
She has already started a Pinterest board for staycation ideas.
photo from Pinterest
I mentioned that is (and will continue to be) summery for the next while. Mom hauled out her iced tea recipe again. Thank goodness that there are some lovely breezes to go along with the sticky, late summer weather.
Mom had another busy weekend. She had to pick up produce for salads. Mom says she wants to find a nice crockpot recipe for a vegetable soup to try out on her time off.
Hi, all. It's Miss Emily. I am tuckered out just thinking about Mom's upcoming staycation. Why, just this morning, I was following Mom all over the apartment. Meowing. Giving her gentle head bops. I could tell Mom enjoyed the extra attention. It took a lot of energy out of me, though.
One of the things Mom hopes to do on her staycation is visit a pumpkin patch. It's been almost ten years since last she went to one. She never buys the big pumpkins, just the tiny ones.
Mom also hopes to out to take some photos. This is some raindrops sparkling on leaves. It was apparently dark enough for the flash to go off. Mom thought the raindrops looked extra pretty.
Hello. It's Winston and Emily and we are going to interrupt our game of smacky paws to tell you what we have been up to!
Mom had a productive weekend. Lots of chores, errands, and tidying. On her walk to get groceries she saw this funny sign outside a bakery. She said it made her smile. (Mum didn't get anything from them, though)
Emily and wondered if you noticed any signs of autumn? The leaves are falling from the trees.
The berries and the maple keys are heavy on the branches.
Hi! It's me, Winston....are you dreading autumn. Relax. Enjoy this photo of me being fierce on top of the dresser!
Can you make out this blue heron? It was far off...Mom had to use a zoom lens. Mom thought it looked like he was glaring at her. SCARIFYING! Not for us felines, though.
Purrs from Miss Emily. I do enjoy a nice sip of water from the bathroom faucet. We have also noticed that the nights are becoming cooler. BRRRR.....Mom is going to want us to start sleeping on her toes to keep them warm.
Hello felines! Our Mom had a long weekend thanks to Labor Day! We kept her hopping. First off, it was my birthday! I, Winston, turned 12! Mom brought out the nip and some merry making ensued. Mom said she needs to wait until the end of the week before I get some lovely, new feline toy.
Guess what else?! Grandmum came down for a visit. They went for a walk in the park. Grandmum petted about 7 or 8 woofies. (Seriously, no kidding, at least!) Here are photos of 3 of them!
These two big dogs are Great Danes. Our Mom was mystified by their size. She thought they looked like ponies! The nice owner said they were big teddy bears.
Then this (our Mom's words) super cute chunky bull dog. He was sweet (for a woofie), too.
All that walking makes a body tired so they dropped by the cafe for refreshment.
Our Mom had a date bar.
Our Grandmum had the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Isn't the cinnamon sugar design pretty?
This is me, Winston, again. Apparently 12 years makes me a senior. I think I look very dashing and debonair for my age. Grandmum said I was the biggest cat she has seen. It's all fluff and muscle, kitties! Grandmum tried to hug me but I would have none of it!
The park was very relaxing. Windy but nice. Except for the dogs. Which we think were totally unnecessary .
After the walk, they came back to the apartment and had lunch and then they played games. Don't you think Miss Emily looks scarifying! She was all over that stuffed dragonfly. I didn't think I would ever get a chance to play with it.
Hello, Kitties. Winston just chilling this fine Monday morning. Our Mom is experiencing some technical difficulties, so if you recognize some of these photos, pretend not to notice. She is already grumpy!
We hope everyone is doing well! Emily kitty and I had a lovely relaxing weekend. Our Mom thinks autumn is fast approaching. The Canadian geese at the park.
Cool nights and mornings.
Alas, our Mom no longer has any ice cream. What do your humans do when they are grumpy or tired?
Hi, all from Emily. I'm trying to help out by making sure Mom's freshly laundered clothes are covered in my beautiful white cat furs.
Perhaps she should have a chai latte?
Or just chill.
Here I am chilling again. Ok...I am giving Mom the evil eye. BUT I am trying to relax. Does she have to always be taking my photo?
Hello. It's Emily and I'm snuggled up in my favorite brown paper bag. Mom has wisely cut off the handles this time so I won't get caught in one of them! Our Mom had a long week but she did get the entire two day weekend this time! She was very thankful.
Mom left for an early morning walk in the park today.
She saw somebody sailing a model boat in the pond.
Mom saw this Blue Jay high up on a tree branch.
Don't be shocked! But this tree, a young, healthy Maple had already lost most of its leaves! It's not autumn yet!
Hello from Winston. I'm just chilling here today. We were glad there were no scary weather alerts this weekend. Mom left us to go visit a friend at a funky cafe.
The decor was something called steampunk. Trust us...our Mom isn't cool enough for that kind of atmosphere!
She bought a cookie and a kombucha tea. Once she got over the shock of the price for both...she savored them.
Her friend gave her this lovely fridge magnet...
Good Monday purrs from Winston. I hope you had a relaxing weekend! Emily and I had a lot of excitement the past three days. Phew. We may need to take extra naps to make up for it!
First off our Grandmom and Mom's sister came for a visit. Grandmom had a birthday!
This is the present our Grandmom got from Mom. It plays The Wind Beneath my Wings when you open the lid. Emily and I thought it was rather dull. However, Grandmom seemed to like it!
After presents were opened they went out for breakfast and shopping.
Our Mom bought Grandmom a brownie for breakfast, partly as a joke and partly to treat her for her b-day. Only, guess what?! Grandmom ate it right away. Even before they got their breakfast order.
What is that saying?! Eat dessert first.
Emily and I certainly eat our treats first!
Our Mom also had a dentist appointment on Friday. It's a long walk for her almost 4 km! On the way back, she took a wood path to try and chill out. She saw this butterfly! What you can't see is the NO Trespassing Sign. Tsk Tsk Mom. She cropped the photo to make the butterfly bigger and to get rid of the sign. Who knew our Mom was such a rebel. (Mom here-the path was for public use, I think it was just the bushy wooded area on the sides of the path!)
Purrs now from Emily! Guess what else happened this weekend? We had a tornado warning. Mom had started her laundry when they ended the severe thunderstorm warning. Only when she came back up to her apartment the screen was red for the tornado warning. The lady on the weather network said people in our area should take cover! And now kitties, the worst is that Mom corralled Winston and I and put us into the bathroom with water and kibbles. I, Emily, was not happy and led Mom a merry chase before she caught me. We live in an apartment and don't have access to a basement (it's locked) The lady on the tv said to go to a small interior room with no windows. That Mom...the nerve of her!!
....then MOM went outside with her camera. Mom said she claustrophobic!
Thankfully, though we had two tornados touch down, an F0 and an F2, none came close our building. Winston and I are enclosing this inforgraphic(from Pinterest) for your safety! Did your humans ever force you to be safe!
Is all of this too exciting for you?
Mom did boring stuff, too. She watched the new Snoopy movie from a library DVD.
Mom says between tornado warnings and the news these days a little Snoopy goes a long way!
This is an inspirational quote that is also from Pinterest!
Winston will close off for today. Here he is not stressing about the weather or the world. He is only enjoying his tiny corner of it!