MISS PEACH'S COZY COTTAGE

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, June 30, 2008

MONDAY MUSINGS!

Miss WILLOW was the winner of the bracelet auction....she wrote, "My Food Lady used to live on Cape Cod so we would like to bid $45 for that beautiful bracelet." Thank you Willow and to all of the other wonderful bidders with your big hearts! I want to thank ERIC & FLYNN for this beautiful art deco award they passed on to me. I am honored to say the least.
Thank you gentlemen!
"The 'Arte y Pico' award was created and to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and their talents, whether it be writing, artwork in all media's. When you receive this award it is considered a 'special honor'. Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to at least 5 others."
I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggers:

The Dutchess in Holland for her enchanting fairy tale blog!
CINDY at Rosehaven Cottage for her inspiring posts and picture perfect photographs!
LORIANNA at Twilights Muse for her sweet loving nature and kindly orchestrated words!
Pyewacket in Austrailia who colors our world with her amazing talent in scrap booking!
Mickey in Nova Scotia for his dedication to T13 where he highlights many of us in cat breed or color photo essays!
ANN of Zoolatry for her creative graphics she makes for all special events and personal request!
I will end my Monday by conCATulating ANITA and her country of SPAIN for winng the EURO 2008 Soccer Championship yesterday against Germany. The best team did indeed derserve this win and I am so glad that Spain has won a major soccer event again after over 40 years! Anita invited me over to help her celebrate this sweet victory...her beautiful island was alive with joyful noise!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

CAT ART SUNDAY

My art card this week is to help us celebrate the Fourth of July. It is from my CCCC friend Barbara Simpson.
Do you see that beautiful Meezer Squillion next to the card!!?
Those cute kids below are mommy and lapdaddies Grandbeans Emily and Parker. Well, the cute little meezer got adopted for me at the Goodwill Shelter yesterday by Parker. Parker remembered seeing Amber, Hazel and Miss Emma on my blog last week and when he saw the Meezer Squillion at the Goodwill Shelter, he came running clutching it, "Look what I just found for you!" So please meet Miss ASHLEY ...she is so adorable and reminds me of Stormie.
The kitty Emily and Parker are holding is my cousin BUCKAROO. Mommy said he is the most gentle, soft, lovable kitty she has ever met. The beans were gone all day yesterday at his house and they made him a blog of his own! Emily will help him with it. Maybe if you have some time, you can click here and say, "HOWDY BUCKAROO" to him....he is a cool cowboy cat and would love to meet you all.
Today mommy and I will be sitting in front of the telly watching the Fussball match of the year between Deutschland and Spain! May the best team win (mine of course!)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Maxime is a BIRTHDAY girl today!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  Maxime is 14 years old today!


My darling tiny girlfriend Maxime is 14 years old today! She lives in Holland with Ruis and the rest of the Kattenpratt family. Please go and wish her a very happy day and a better appetite. She is still healthy but so very tiny and seldome tempted to eat well...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXIME!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

FANTASTIC FLOWERS ON FRIDAY


My dear friend Valery sent me this photo of her Rainbow roses she bought this evening. We are both so amazed by these roses we can hardly stand the mystery of them!!
This one is called the Ocean Rose...
This was the first picture of them I ever saw...I thought it was photo shopped until Valery told me she had seen roses like this at a store!
They remind me of colorful Easter eggs...


Today I would like to show you the most interesting roses I have ever seen! Do you believe that they are real? Well they ARE!!!

The 'Happy Flowers' were designed by Peter Van de Werken, who owns a flower company close to Den Bosch in southern Holland.
The firm sells only multi-coloured roses and chrysanthemums but is also looking to do pot plants.
Mr Van de Werken, 36, said: 'We used to only sell single colour flowers but the market for them took a dip.
'Myself and my colleagues started looking for something a bit different and came up with the idea of having different-coloured flowers.
'First of all we tried spraying the flowers but that did not work. Then we tried the dye. A special process controls how much colour reaches each petal – with spectacular results. It took us about six months to get it right and we still make mistakes.'

http://www.happyroses.nl/ http://www.ubloom.com/

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A VERY SPECIAL HAVEN OF LOVE....


This Cape Cod bracelet is made with leopard jasper, cathedral window beads and fire polished faceted beads strung on sturdy wire and about 7.5 inches long.

Here they are, CassidyChina
and Sylvie, in all their sweetness and beauty.


So many of us help kitties in need in so many ways big and small. We put our own little touches of love out there in hopes they will make a difference in the lives of those who need a tiny blessing. One such place that is dear to my friend Anita's heart is the Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter on Cape Cod Bay. A no kill rescue organization that is my chosen charity for the auction of this bracelet mommy and I made yesterday. So much good work happens here and I want to tell you the story of the last rescue they did. These beautiful kitties were saved from a home of neglect and are being fostered for rehoming. One kitty was not able to be trapped and hid out and gave great concern for her safety.

Anita writes, "No Polly yet. Somehow she found a bag of treats and eat them all. So of course, she is not too hungry right now. It seems we will start at square one again. As she hides up in the ceiling, the landlady is thinking of hiring a professional trapper so she can begin to repair and clean the apartment." {The story has a happy ending here} Anita writes later, "Sometimes I can't believe how wonderful people can be!! The person who wants to rent the apartment where these cats lived wants to take care of Polly. He doesn't know this cat nor has he even seen her. No more traps to scare the daylights out of her. Someone there to love and care for her. And she can stay in the place where she's at home and comfortable. Happy day! And the vet came to examine and give shots to the cats. They were so good. Not a peep out of them as they were poked and prodded and given microchips. When they got down from the exam table, they didn't even run and hide. They just hung around to see what was going to happen next."
If you would like to bid on the Cape Cod bracelet and help their good work, leave your bid on this post until Saturday midnight. Mommy and I thank you so much for your love and friendship...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

MOMMY LET ME HELP!

Being the purrrfectionist cat that I am, I needed to make sure mommy was using the very best wires and beads for our special project. Tomorrow I will show you what we made and who it is for!


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A GIFT FROM MY SPECIAL FRIEND NORMIE...

A small heavy package was in my mailbox today...
When I opened it up, I smelled the most wonderful fragrance...
Inside this beautiful box were two French lavender soaps that my special friend Normie sent to me. I wonder if mommy is going to use them when she gives me my weekly bath? This is the most froo froo gift I have ever received...thank you Normie.
Now I feel like a ooh laa laa kitty...
Mommy and I have been very busy out on the patio and not visiting much because we are making some special things right now. Tomorrow I will show you how I helped!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

MISS MINKA'S FAVORITE SPOT

Song birds now raise their babies close to her spot...
Furry visitor's come and rest in her peaceful spot...wind chimes tinkle in the gentle breezes...faeries dance across the moss pot on the chair in twilight...
She used to spend her summer days slumbering under the hosta plants...now wild columbine dots it's way merrily around her favorite spot...
Here is her final earthly resting spot...beneath the slumbering kitty...seven years now gone, my beloved companion of 18 years... Thank you for sharing your life with us...

~~~Where to Bury A Cat~~~
There are various places within which a cat may be buried. We are thinking now of a tabby cat, a striped cat, whose coat was like watered silk, and who, so far as we are aware, never entertained a mean or an unworthy thought. This cat is buried beneath a cherry tree, under four feet of garden loam, and at its proper season the cherry strews petals on the green lawn of his grave. Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple, or any flowering shrub of the garden, is an excellent place to bury a good cat. For beneath such trees, such shrubs, he slept in the drowsy summer, or chased bees, or lifted head to challenge some winged intruder. These are good places, in life or in death. For if the cat be well remembered, if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, questing, asking, laughing, begging, it matters not at all where that cat sleeps at long and at last. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream he knew in kitten hood, or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land, where the most exhilarating moles burrow. It is all one to the cat, and all one to you, and nothing is gained, and nothing lost -- if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a cat. One place that is best of all. If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have guessed, he will come to you when you call -- come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living cats, they shall not hiss at him, nor resent his coming, for he is yours and he belongs there. People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no mew pitched too fine for mere audition, people who may never really have had a cat. Smile at them then, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing. The one best place to bury a good cat is in the heart of his owner.
by Ben Hur Lampman, Portland Oregonian, 1921

Sunday, June 22, 2008

CAT ART SUNDAY

Mommy got this cool cat card from her CCCC friend Shirley Snyderman.

I think this saying goes real well with it, don't you?
We have the same rubber stamp and were inspired to stamp our own CATitude version of Leonardo's masterpiece.
Out in our garden we watched a male American Gold Finch wandering about today. His bright yellow feathers were a treat for the eyes on this gray rain STORMIE first day of summer. The babies breath is blooming in front of the Lavender Lassie roses...
As promised, here is the bracelet I told you about this week. I will be sending it to STORMIE'S mommy in her memory. It is made with fawn colored freshwater pearls and two blue pearls...the colors of our most beautiful Siamese in the world.
Here I am with Maxime on her sofa in Holland. Do you see the unbelievable shocked look on our faces!!? We hang our heads in shame at the loss of the Fussball game...to painful to talk about. Wishing you all a most wonderful peaceful Sunday surrounded by those you hold dear.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

ANOTHER EXCITING SOCCER DAY HERE AT THE COZY COTTAGE!



Today I will be traveling to visit Maxime in Holland. She and I will watch the soccer game together with the rest of the staff and kitties at the Kattenpratt household. It will be Karl's last day with Ruis. I will wear my Orange sweater today to help cheer on The Netherlands against Russia! Holland is doing so well and the country is teaming in soccer fever!

My team Germany plays against Turkey on Wednesday! Keep your paws crossed for our teams to win!

Friday, June 20, 2008

TO HELP GUIDE OUR WAY TO PLACES WE DO NOT KNOW

The days we wander...
where do we go,
when will we know,
who will miss us,
who will be waiting?

Today I just wanted to remember those who have gone on out of our todays and into their tomorrows. You all have someone who has gone but is forever in your heart...this is for them.
With all my love, your Miss Peach

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MOMMY IS BUSY!

"What are you doing in here today mommy? You still have weeds to pull out in your garden! What are you making?"
" I am working on a very special bracelet that I will show all of you on Sunday and tell you who it will be for. But today we are going to sit in front of the TV and watch Germany beat (hopefully) Portugal in UEFA Soccer championships! Please pass the munchies Cole!"
I just love this tiny key chain Luna's mommy sent me last month from Germany. It is made out of tin and looks just like mommy did when she was a little kid living there with her Oma & Opa!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SUNSHINE MAKES ME HAPPY!


A sunny snooze in my favorite spot....

" Hi Mommy! What are you going to do today? Pull up more weeds in your garden?"
Sometimes when the beans sit out here in the dark time, mommy puts a tiny candle in this tea cup.
Oh another beautiful day here at the cozy cottage....please stop over anytime and I will pour you a cup of cat mint tea and we can wander around to check the progress of the weeding and visit the fish pond.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I HAD A WONDERFUL DAY COUNTING MY BLESSINGS.




Oh dear kitties...I had the most wonderful day today. It was Father's Day and I spent the whole afternoon out on my patio sitting in Lapdaddies lap for a long time....then mommy and I lay down on my lounger and we slept for over two hours!!! Mommy kept kissing my head and I gave her wet nose kisses. I spent my day as I wished all kitties in the world could. Safe, warm and surrounded by love and dreams for tomorrow.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

CAT ART SUNDAY

Bonaventure cemetery in Savannah Georgia...photo taken by Dawn
The beginning and the end of your circle of life start in the lap of your forever angel...
Please purrrr for dear Kali. Her journey took her to the rainbow bridge yesterday. Tyler and his family are very sad to lose their dear old girl. The smallest feline is a masterpiece...Da Vinci
My favorite moon face cats by German artist Rosina Wachmeister
Our tiny Miss Minka was under four pounds. She was a blue~creme Persian and lived here for 18 years. Please purrr for Maxime (Ruis sister) who is so much like Miss Minka and does not want to eat her food. It worries her mommies so much. Please eat tiny darling...

I wish you all a wonderful peaceful Sunday surrounded by those who love you, near and far.