Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Snafu's Kissable Snout

I love to touch my nose to Snafu's nose...

He loves it too and will ask for three in a row!

Happy New Year to Everyone!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Mancat Monday with Angus and...

a couple of friends we only see once a year.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Yukon the Mancat Hunter!

Yukon ALWAYS catches da-Bird or da-Mouse...

but then he won't let it go!

If you let him hang onto it for too long, he starts huffing, then meowling, then growling. It takes coaxing and some jaw prying to make him give it up.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Penny Radiates

You could even say she glows!

Penny the black nosed feline.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two Tabbies on Tuesday, Yes, But...

One is NOT tailless...

Nick is, after all, a patched tabby.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Mancat Monday with Angus

Angus is lounging in the three-way tunnel.

Enjoy your tunnels today!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Last Days

Three kitties took advantage of the last days in the cat enclosure before it snowed on Thanksgiving.

Not much kitty action out there since!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Toesies on a shelf on...Wednesday?

Those tailless tabbies take up all the Tuesdays so we had to do something!

This is Angus, by the way.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Two Tailless Tabbies in a Tussle on Tuesday

Sometimes two tailless tabbies do not want to cuddle for the camera.


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Mancat Monday: Yukon in New Spaces

I happened to move the dog cookie jar...

 and Yukon discovered a new space to sit.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

It's Time for Lunch!

No, not prisoners...

Every morning all the kitties go into the bedroom so that Snafu can come out of his room, have a peaceful breakfast and spend some one on one time with me.

Then, when it's lunch time, everycat is ready to come out and eat!

We're hungry!!!

By this time of day, Snafu has found a napping spot that is out of the path of other kitties, and the delicate balance is maintained.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cat on a Shelf with Penny

Penny is roosting topside

Also known as the Paul Masson bed
(that's Brandon Bear underneath her)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All T Day!

First you licky, lick, lick...

then you bitey, bite, bite.

Grooming your buddy can be hard work!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Two Tailless Tabbies on Tuesday

A good old-fashioned tabby two tuck-in!

Enjoy your day and...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Flashback Friday with Angus

Little Mr Handsome Puffy Angus when we were still fostering him July 2007.  

He still likes to play with the largest toys. At night he carries them around in his mouth, while he meows his "call of the wild" muffled by his catch.

Angus, whose name was originally Parris, stayed in our foster room with a young female named Laurel (because she was found in the mountain laurel bushes outside the humane society). She was adopted to a nice lady.

Angus tugged on my heart strings (which I believe is called a failed foster?!) and he's been wonderful addition to our family ever since.  

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Comfy Terrier

Has anyone seen Buzz?


She sure looks comfortable...

even though she's technically not allowed on the couch!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Tabby on Tuesday

Guess who's in the 3-way tunnel!

It's not who you think!

It's Nick! A patched tabby on Tuesday!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

A Happy Mancat

Joseph is content and happy!

His new guardian sent us this picture of him and gave us this update:

"Joseph is doing great. I think my little apartment feels like home to him and although I now leave the door to the downstairs open when I leave he rarely goes downstairs, however he does follow me when I go downstairs but often heads back upstairs before me. He talks to me a lot and plays all the time. His favorite plaything is still the red flyswatter. I have been feeding him freshly ground cat food made at Mainely Poultry and he loves it."  

"I've discovered he likes to catch houseflies. He has quite a talent for it. This morning there were wild turkeys outside in the storm and Joseph loved watching them. He enjoys all the windows and is frequently perched on a windowsill taking in the goings-on outside.

I love having him in my life."

So very heart warming to hear!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

A Perfect Holiday Pose!






We thought Snafu gave us the perfect Halloween Cat pose for today!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nick Up and Down

Nick giving us a big yawn and stretch in the cat enclosure. 

He sure can pose!

These are from a couple of weeks ago when we still had leaves on the trees.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cat on a Shelf

Angus is our Cat on a Shelf


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014


If we could find the perfect forever home for Joseph, it would be at the end of a country road.

On a rolling farm.

With a friendly pony

and friendly cows

surrounded by beautiful fields 
(oh, heck, let's make it blueberry fields since we are in Maine)

and to feel safe in the arms of a warm and loving guardian.

Welcome to your forever home, Joseph!

We couldn't be more pleased to announce that 
Joseph was adopted on Sunday!

Being the brave risk taker he is, Joseph took out to explore his new home right away,

and found everything in perfect order!

Joseph came to us looking tired and bedraggled only two short months ago.

He healed, ate, slept, sunned and filled out into a gorgeous boy.

We are grateful for the many people who donated to help Joseph including Kari, Betty, Gail, Trish and Caren!!

For those of you who want to know why we couldn't keep Joseph, please keep reading below....

Otherwise, thanks for stopping by!


Why we couldn't keep Joseph:

Many of you have given us wonderful advice on how to integrate a kitty who doesn't like other cats into a multicat household. Under different circumstances we would love to take on a project like that. However, my beloved boy, Snafu (who is growing more deaf each year) has anxiety and social issues, which have been heightened due to the unfamiliar smell of new cat on everything and especially on me. Snafu's demeanor has changed and I'm working with him medically and behaviorally to resolve the change (I hope after Joseph's smell is gone, he'll come back to himself). Since Snafu has the only other room in our cottage, there wasn't a place to separate Joseph out.

Also, we have two elderly special needs dogs that need a lot of our attention. Cooper is mostly blind and deaf as well as senile, and Buzz is living with cancer (lymphoma). So we could not add more stress factors into our  household.

We are looking forward to winter coming, slowing down and becoming more contemplative.

Thanks for reading our blog! Peace to you!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Flashback Friday: Yukon Snuggles Up to Nick

This photo was taken October 17, 2007

Back in the day, Nick was a wonderful big brother for Yukon!

(look at Yukon's prickly furs)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fold Not Tuck

Snafu's double-paws are so big, he can't tuck them under...

So he just folds them one in front of the other!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dog Lovin' Yukon

With the cool weather coming, Yukon is happy to get back to snuggling with his dog buddy Cooper.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Prizes in the Mail

The kitties of Marshwood Cottage won the Giveaway sponsored by and were very intrigued by the smell of this neat little package!

Penny and Angus were the first on the scene.

When I opened the package Penny took first rights of inspection as befits her queendom.

Owen, of course couldn't resist wanting to know.

But Penny made it known it was her nip mat until she was finished.

After Penny gave it up, Wizard had a look-see.

Then finally Owen got his chance.

I didn't realized Angus was waiting patiently in the wings for his chance...

to abscond with the whole mat!

Angus wasn't taking any chances...

He wanted to inspect the mat in private!

No teeny tiny sniffy sniffy for Angus!

He wanted the full nip mat experience! Look at those glowing eyes in his reflection!

Penny eventually found him out and took back her rights.

So Angus did the next best thing and played with the packaging!

A big thank you to for the fun!

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