Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Monday, March 23, 2015


All beautiful stories begin with "Once upon a time"...Miss Hunny Bunny's story is just so.  Once upon a time, seven years ago, a skinny white cat appeared in the cozy cottage garden...just days after we were certified a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary.  God, who created all creatures, wasted no time in bringing her needs to our attention.  I called out to her and she looked in my direction, stopped and sat down.  There was left over chicken breast from dinner and I hurried inside to cut it up.  Served up in the Frisbee, she quietly walked over for a smell.  She took a piece in her mouth and walked down the cobblestone path to the side of the cottage.  Soon she came back to do this again...not eating any for herself...just carrying the bits off somewhere.  I followed her and saw her jump up and over the tall wooden fence. Peeking through the knothole, I saw her drop the bits into the grass as slowly there emerged three tiny kittens from the crawl space of the vacant house next door.  Her beautiful kittens...hungry kittens.  Now I understood why she did not take any food for herself...she was such a wonderful mother and my heart melted at that very moment.  Dennis soon removed one of the fence pickets so they could come into our yard for their food and water, but most of all for sanctuary from the world.  They would all be safe here with us in our garden.  As the days came and went, I could begin to tell that Hunny Bunny was a special kitty.  Attentive to her kittens she seemed to be such a relaxed cat.  I began to think that she might have at sometime been someone's kitty...but was now a homeless.  We were soon able to catch them all (except one kitten who ran away) and get them spayed and neutered.  Bunny's kittens were adopted out to a sweet lady who took them both... Bunny stayed on with us in the garden that summer.  As the weather began to get colder, we made a shelter for her in a larger Rubbermaid container fitted with a big heated pad and blanket.  One cold winter day Bunny came to the back door and was looking inside the kitchen.  I could not resist opening the door for her to see what she was going to do.  In she walked...looked around the cottage...found the bedroom, then up on the bed she jumped, lay down and took a nice long nap.  I let her back out that night and the next day she came back to the door again...and I let her in.  I LET HER IN to my heart and promised her that I would love her forever if she wanted to be our cat.  I said this was a Cinderella story and in some ways it is.  Later a new family of cats came to the garden.  Mean old Scrappy Cat and her mean little kitten were like the wicked stepmother and stepsister in the story.  Bunny had to suffer when she went outside because they were so jealous of her great beauty and sweet nature.  She stayed inside more and more but soon discovered that the front yard was safer and better than the back yard where the wickeds lived.  In every season Bunny loved being out in the front yard.  I would watch out for her through the big front parlor window, always making sure she was resting sweetly in the flower beds.  Last Sunday she was so happy to be out there...the daffodils blooming all around her.  Then suddenly she no longer asked to go out...stopped eating and drinking...sleeping in odd places.  I knew something must be wrong.  Friday I called our vet and took her in for help and lab work.  The dreadful phone call with the worst news nearly broke my heart.  Her kidneys were no longer functioning.  Dennis and I made the tearful final gift of love to her that evening... Her ashes will come home to us this week and we will place them next to the dogwood tree she loved to sharped her claws on...next to her bunny family she loved to sleep by.
Hunny Bunny leaves a legacy of quiet gentle compassion in our hearts.  A gentle soul with refined manners.  Sweeter and more loving than any cat I have ever known.  She owned our hearts and we knew her for just a little while...but oh my goodness it was a happily ever after while it lasted.  Thank you all for being on our journey with us over those years...we treasure the memories...they will comfort us on the dark days ahead.

Hunny Bunny was a cat for all seasons

thank you Ann of Zoolatry for this sweet graphic

Saturday, March 21, 2015


With great sadness and broken hearts we have to tell you that our beautiful dream cat suddenly became very sick and had to be helped to the rainbow bridge Friday evening...we are crushed with grief and will do a proper tribute when the tears stop flowing...until then, thank you for your prayer and kind thoughts.
If I go away
What would still remain of me?
The ghost within your eyes?
The whisper in your sighs?
You see...Believe
And I'm always there

Sunday, March 15, 2015


 Oh how happy I am to be able to go outside again...the daffodils are blooming again!
 I just lay myself down, roll over, stick all four paws up into the air and smell the warm springtime air...hey was that the first bee flying by...come here you and tell me some of the latest buzz...

Sunday, March 8, 2015


 Just because I do not have any furs on my bag of cat bones, does not mean I do not need to work on staying clean.
 My skin can get quite oily and mommy washes my face each day...I always know when she leaves the kitchen sink water running to get hot...then I am in for it...I run like the wind...can you tell I do not like to get washed...
 I just purrrrfurrrr to do it my own self, thank you very much!

Sunday, March 1, 2015


 This has been a real good week at the cozy cottage...the sun has been out and I got to go outside!
 Mommy took this funny picture of me through the front door...the screen made a silly pattern on the glass...I sure enjoyed being out with my bunny family again...they are waiting for spring to get here to stay.  If you look real close in the bunny ear, you can see a praying mantis egg case waiting for spring to get here too!  Happy first day of March to all of you!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


 We have been having the most beautiful sunsets here in the west...none of the cold wintery snow for us thank goodness!  Miss Hope sits basking in the warm afternoon sunshine...and Hunny Bunny watches the sun set in the rosy early evening light.  We are so happy to have such a nice window to pass the day away in...it is good to take turns and share the spotlight.  Wishing you all the most wonderful week ahead...

Saturday, February 14, 2015


 Oh the sun shining so nice into the front window...today is Valentine's day kitties...
 Do you have a treat for us good girls mommy?

 what are these new treats mommy?  such a pretty heart shaped box...
 oh my these treats are so yummy...thank you mommy...Happy Valentine's day to all our sweet friends...
Many years ago on this day...a handsome black cat name Mickey asked for our Miss Peach's paw in marriage....oh we remember well...always...

Sunday, February 8, 2015


When a white cat is mad as a hatter for being in time out...this is what happens! (Mommy had to run back in the house to laugh her head off...Lapdaddy had the duty of cleaning up what he could salvage of the mess)

 notice the empty roll under the window....fleeing the scene of the crime

 making sure there are lots of puncture holes in the paper!  to pee or not to pee, that is the question!
 looking quite smug with herself...can I come back in the house now if I purromise not to bop Hope on her bald head?

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hope's mommy from Texas came by to see her today...on her way back from Alaska to deliver a kitty...she came by to see how we are doing.  Hope came out of her warm cave when she heard her name being called...then she promptly rubbed herself all over the 'mommies' arms as if to say, "I remember you even after two years!"  It is good to stay in touch with family.  We are so lucky to have little Miss Hope...she will be 7 years old this summer.  I am thankful for this sweet little neck warmer of a cat...

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Our most beloved heart cat, dearest sweet Miss Peach...

Sunday, January 18, 2015


We can hardly believe that the month is half over already...the days almost seem to be longer already!  Spring will be most welcome so we can feel the sunshine on our furs again.  Lapdaddy will be watching the Seahawks game today...but mommy like doublecheck Rogers so it will be fun to see who wins and goes on to the Super Bowl.  I will be sleeping on my fuzzy blue pillow as you can see.  Life is good at the cozy cottage...humble but good.  We are warm and have food...and love.  Be content in all circumstances and trust in the Lord for HE is Good and loves you.


Sunday, January 11, 2015


The dark gray month begins with some melancholy feelings around here...that is almost normal for this time of the year.  I am sure many of you can relate...as we long for the lighter side of life to return, we wait...and nap...and wait...and nap.

 Mommy left the tree up until Holy Three Kings day as she does each year...I will miss taking my nap under it...
 It snowed a little bit to make the outside nice and bright...a good time for a nappy on my soft pillow
 With the tartan Christmas things put away, we bring out the white snowflakes for the fireplace mantle...it looks quite nice at night with the cool bright white lights glowing...
 It was a surprise for us to see ALL the garden kitties together waiting for food this week...Scrappy Cat in the back, Lion in the middle and Momcat in front.  It is good to see them all looking well with nice long furs to ward off the cold.  We wish you a wonderful week full of quiet moments and happy thoughts.