Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
|Welcome to my world!|
|Can you spot the festive visitors?|
|Santa makes himself comfy on my desk...|
|Green glass kitty hangs around all year |
- she matches the lamp!
|She insisted on being included,|
as this is Cat Whisperer's blog after all!
|And of course, the little tree, |
bedecked with ornaments new and old...
|Vintage publications grace the table|
on which the tree sits...
Representing Britain, The Illustrated London News...
|And of course, French Canada - this is Quebec after all!|
|There is something so lovely about vintage decorations.|
|Over at the main library,|
my colleagues got busy with a new twist
on a Christmas tree,
|The tree is complemented by a paper star,|
fashioned from discarded magazines,
a trick learned from YouTube of course!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saturday, August 09, 2014
|What a sweetie huh?|
|We have a feeling that this little guy was never socialized by mummy - so sad - God knows what these little ones have gone through by the time they find "sanctuary".|
For the time being he is being isolated at night, due to his tendency to ambush and "play" a little too roughly, and a little too long.
Zena too must be isolated, due to her "hunting" our poor gentle Manitou - such a mystery, and very difficult when one has few rooms and we have the others to accommodate as well.
It was bound to happen one, that integration would not be an easy thing. For well over 25 years we have been lucky, and mostly everyone has learned to get along - most of the time.
Oh well - one day, and night, at a time.
(Btw, apologies to Willowhousechronicles for not approving her comments before now.)
|Meanwhile, little LV has grown up, and lost most of her kittenish ways, which is a bit sad, but her size has not increased by much - still very small, and kitten-sized.|
Such an adorable little girl.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
|Easter came and went...|
|My sister created some incredible patterns with a unique procedure.|
It has been hard getting over the long winter, over Longfellow, and all sorts of other issues. I dwell too much on the pointlessness of it all, and wallow too much. I came across this new term in the wellness field: self-compassion. Well, I am pretty sure I don't have any! I recently heard of the passing of an old high school friend. She was my age and had MS since 1997, and yet despite all that, she was able to remain cheerful, joyful even. How? I complain of my hip pain (osteoarthritis), but I can still walk. It is painful getting up, but I can still get up. What is it about me that cannot seem to focus on anything positive - the clock is ticking, and still I am incapable of any type of sustained happiness or contentment. Sometimes I pity those who have to live with me.
I even thought my desire for gardening had left me. But spring has come at last, all is fresh and green, and that spark is ignited once again. As Robert Frost said, "nature's first green is gold." I saw this greenhouse on ebay, shelves included (though 2 were actually missing - bummer) - and for now, I am able to lose myself where I love to be, where the cats love to be, and for a little while, I am away from myself - and that is always a good thing.
|Hooray! Not the greenhouse of my dreams, but it will do!|
|The elegant and regal visitor Butterscotch relaxes|
(if you look carefully, you'll spot another frequent visitor)
|Wee LV peeks through the tulips - her wide-eyed antics cheer us all up on a regular basis.|
RIP Patti - sorry I wasn't there.