Monday, November 9, 2015

Cottage Dogs: Rex



Rex is standing pretty for me


during our afternoon walk.

He is such a handsome boy!

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

All Hallows Eve



May Ceiling Cat watch over you...



this All Hallows Eve!


Thanks for stopping by!

~MamaLisa


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

I See You Fu




Snafu is not sleeping...




He's keeping his eye on me.

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Three Cat Thursday



Wizard, Nick and Owen share
the bowl


and maintain their personal space boundaries.
This way, no one gets walloped.

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Mighty Hunter



Remember our post from just the other day about the full barn cat experience? 

All hail the Mighty Hunter!!

YUKON!



This early morning gift was brought in from the cat enclosure and laid at MamaLindy's feet. She promptly offered it up to the nature gods (meaning she tossed it in the field).

We're so proud!

Thanks for stopping by!

~MamaLisa

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mancat Monday: Angus in a Sunblast



Angus is sunblasted so it looks like his eyes are floating.



Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Friday, October 9, 2015

A Snafu Friday


Do you remember those coin operated rides for kids that were in front of grocery or department stores?


video

Snafu loves to go for a ride on our dryer!

If you have trouble playing the video, please click here for YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Barn Cat Experience


Our kitties get to enjoy fresh hay in the cat enclosure. This way they can experience what it's like to be a barn cat.



And like a barn cat, they catch plenty of wildlife within the outdoor enclosure too, including moles, chipmunks, birds, frogs, dragonflies and moths.

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Mancat Monday: Owen



After searching for him for nearly an hour, 
(during a regular headcount)

I finally found Owen...




tucked inside the blanket on the back of our couch.


The weather is getting colder!

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa




Friday, October 2, 2015

After Lunch Lounging




Most of the boys outside after lunch enjoying the last vestige of warm weather.



Yukon's on the bench while on the highest shelves are (L-R) Nick, Angus, Wizard and Owen.



Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday in the Garden at Marshwood Cottage



This summer we only grew buckwheat as a cover crop to help build up the soil in our raised vegetable garden bed.



Since we couldn't live a year without fresh tomatoes, we also had a couple of pots of cherry tomatoes and one cucumber pot.



The buckwheat seedlings took off quickly.



At full summer's bloom.



About a month ago seed heads (and tomatoes) galore!



Just a couple days ago, I left the cuttings to be tilled under.

And that's how our garden grows!

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting for Supper



What are you all looking at? 

Supper is not for another 2 hours!


Left to Right: Wizard, Owen, Nick, Penny, Angus, Yukon.

The only one missing is Snafu, who is fast asleep.

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Two Tailless Tabbies on Tuesday


Yukon and Owen are Masters in the art of snuggling...


Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Monday, September 28, 2015

Mancat Monday: Nick



Nick is floofilicious in the blue island bed

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Friday, September 25, 2015

Flashback Friday: Penny



Here is Penny in 2006 (on the right with the splotch on her nose) at about 5 months old with a younger foster we took in for a few days. 




The foster was named Me-Me because she meowed really loud when she wanted something, "ME! ME!"
I wanted to call her Rose-Marie because of the bow in her red hair.

Does anyone remember Rose-Marie? 

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Summer's Sunflowers


In honor of the passing of Summer 2015


SUNFLOWERS!!!



Planted from transplanted seeds



Water, water, water, water!




Buds!




POP!



And then its over!


We're expecting lots of sunflower seeds coming this fall!

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Two Tailless Tabbies on Tuesday



Owen makes a nice pillow for Yukon on this "still summer" day.




Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Monday, September 21, 2015

Mancat Monday: Angus






Something soft and reflective lurks within this mess of square angles.


Hello All,
I accidentally took the summer off from posting. Life was quite busy! I have a few posts lined up I'd love to share with you, and gorgeous Angus next to the cat house is one of them. I trust you've all had an eventful summer!

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa

Thursday, April 30, 2015

TBT: Snafu Loves Vacuum Cleaner




Here's an old video from our life at the mobile home a few years ago.

Snafu, being mostly deaf, just loves the vacuum cleaner.




 I don't use a big huge machine like that anymore.

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fu and Yu: Stand Off at the Window



Fu wants in and Yu wants out

What to do....


I walked away and returned 10 minutes later...




The stand off only intensified.
This required human intervention.

 I picked up Yukon (he hissed at me, but I kissed on him), and Fu came right inside. Then I put Yukon back down, and he went outside.
Happy cats!

All in a days work for a cat mum!

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Monday, April 27, 2015

Mancat Monday with Snafu



Snafu is showing off the latest addition to the cat enclosure.

A cat house!!



It's filled with straw and all the kitties are loving it.


However, as kitties will do, they've been trying real hard to jump on top of the house. 
So, even though this roof took a lot of work to construct, MamaLindy is working on a flat roof so kitties can have yet one more place to hang out!
Pictures coming soon!

Click here to see how our cat enclosure was built.

Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Grand Opening!



The cat enclosure was officially closed in January

The piles of snow coming off the roof made it fairly inaccessible


By late last week the piles of snow melted quite a bit


But looking inside, you can see winter had taken it's toll. One ramp snapped in two and the entry ramp pulled down from the window. Several shelf brackets bent forward.


WE WANT OUT!!!


After some shoveling, MamaLindy got to work Friday morning. The first day of her vacation.


By 4:30 that afternoon, it was open for business!


With many new upgrades! More shelves, higher shelves, more ramps and two ladders!


We still have some snow to deal with...


But the new high ramps make great sun bathing spots.


Next year, MamaLindy will put a cover over the enclosure like we did our first year at Marshwood Cottage.



Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Two Tailless Tabbies with One Annoyed



Sometimes Yukon doesn't want to cuddle and love on Owen.


Sometimes....


Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Monday, April 20, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's Tuesday



Toes, Tabbies, Butt Tucked, Two Cats 

Take your pick!



Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa



Monday, April 13, 2015

Mancat Monday with Yukon



Yukon is hanging out of the blue cube squashed into the cat tree.

(That's the three-way tunnel underneath him)

Just another Monday around the cottage.


Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Two Tailless Tabbies on Tuesday



It's 3:00 AM. 

Dark.

A quick jaunt to the bathroom is imminent.

The flashlight scans a pathway and lands on this....




Wait!

Must stop, find the camera and take a picture first!

Okay, carry on...


Thanks for stopping by!
~MamaLisa

(Thanks for the pic MamaLindy!)


Friday, April 3, 2015