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.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


OH MY GOODNESS was it ever hot on Saturday! 101* here in the desert!
I spent the day out on the patio with mommy and my Lapdaddy...

When she got up and came out there, this is what she saw...we cut all the beautiful EDEN roses for her...look at the huge bucket full and coffee can brimming over with beauty!! Oh and I am there too:)
Do you notice anything special in this photo?Look closely....This is the pretty coffee cup that our dear ML sent mommy a long time ago when she learned that mommy broke the handle off of her favorite one...somehow ML found one just like it. That is the kind of lady ML is...thoughtful and sweet and caring...that is why we have celebrated her birthday for a whole week!

OK, here I am picking out the winner of the Commentathon GIVEAWAY! And the winner is TAZ, RUNT, CHARLES and Mommy ANNA...conCATulations to all of you. The nice prize package will be on it's way to you next week. We raised $21.50 on the commentathon. After I put out the challenge to match the funds, we had seven of you step up to accept the challenge. To sweeten the pot even more...Miss Mimi has offered to makeover your blog header FREE for each kitty or woofie who will match the fund. Plus, I will make you something very special. Now that is what I call a sweet prize package. SO far the following kitties qualify once they have sent their matching funds to ML for Charlie Taylor Cats Vet bill: Niko & Cloud...Tracey & Huffle...Hansel...Auntie Deb & the Taylor Cats...Meepsie, Smokey & Mumma Jan (they do not have a blog, but hey, now is the time to get one tailor made!!)...Samantha Black & Mr. Tigger and Kashim, Othello, Salome and mommy Astrid! That makes $172!!! Yeah...please contact Miss Mimi after you paid so she can begin working with you on your blog header...this will be a first paid, first served basis...so hurry and pay up to be first in line! The rest will have to be a little patient since Mimi can not get these all done in one day. My AUKSHUN and the regular BLOG MAKEOVER AUCTION is still on also until this Wednesday...it is a DUTCH AUCTION, so every bidder wins. See details in my posts below this one..you might find something purrrrfect you can't live without and all funds go to Charlie Cat.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Hello Every Kitty! Boy it has been a fun exciting ML Birthday Celebration week so far. But we are not done yet! Our friend Mimi has offered her talents in the following auction...here is your chance to makeover your blog and help out Charlie Cat at the same time. Leave your bid in the comments of this post. Please go and visit her blogs to see her work and ask any questions you might have...the nice woofies do not bite:) Our Commentathon raised $21.50. Two friends have offered to match those funds. They are Niko & Cloud and Meepsie, Smokey and Mummy Jan! YEAH and thank your kind hearts so much! Our aukshun is doing well so far too...we have bids in at $109 so far. You have until next Wednesday midnight to bid. The GIVEAWAY winner will be announced on Sunday due to the fact that the help was napping in the sunshine all afternoon and wouldn't come inside to help pick a name...oh I forgot that Tracey and Huffle have also stepped up to match the funds raised! How about you...I CHALLENGE you...plus I will make you something special I know you will love! Hansel and Auntie Deb and the Taylor Cats, Samantha & Mr. Tigger have matched the fund!! We now have $150! YEAH I LOVE YOU GUYS!
I will provide a custom blog header or banner or footer of your choice. I will design/custom make your selected item using any photos you wish to provide and collaborate with you on any content that is especially dear or significant. Opening bid, $10.00. Please visit my kitty blog: http://ourcatablog.blogspot.com/ which will lead you to my other family blogs that you can see below.
Great mews just in! Miss Mimi has made this a DUTCH AUKSUN! That means all bidders will win but you will have to be very patient because first come first served...she does have a life with a house full of furries to take care of.

Da bloggy of da woofiez

Please also scroll down her posts and read THE DOGS OF WAR post. It will enlighten you to the true meaning of Memorial Day..

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


AUKSHUN ENDS NEXT WEDNESDAY!To continue the birthday week celebration I am offering this aukshun with all proceeds going to Charlie Cat. The aukshun will run until next Wednesday. Please leave your bid in the comments on this post for the desired item. Postage will be $2 extra...I hope you see something that you might like and will be generous with your bid. There is no greater gift than the love of a friend...
{1} $15 HotMBC Up for bid first is this vintage cross stitched kitty hot pad and brass kitty key hanger (look at that sweet little kitten at the end)

{2} $15 Ginger Jasper Vintage quilted FAT CAT has a removable heart pin on it that can feature your favorite feline...or kidbean. This is a sweet little quilty!

{3} $25 Meepsie,Smokey & Mumma Jan Here is a beautiful treasure chest...

Inside are some very romantic post style ear rings...they are made by the 1928 JEWELRY COMPANY. You can enlarge for details...very pretty collection!
{4}$24 Hansel On this self portrait cork coaster are some pretty silver fish hook ear rings made with pale and bright purple/lilac colored cathedral beads accented with Swarovski crystals. The watch is made with stretchy bands and will fit an average wrist around 7 inches. A very Victorian design...
{5} $30 Taylor Cats Auntie Deb Mommy brought back these beautiful Hematite beads from Alaska last year. They are called Alaskan Black Gold and have many healing properties. They are knotted between each bead and very shiny (if you look real close, you can see mommies reflection in each bead as she snapped the photo!)...we love these! YOU NEED THESE!

Thank you so much for your kind consideration...remember to enlarge any photo or ask me for more information anytime.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Everyone likes a few pretty things....so here they are...
A sweet German napkin from my friend Luna, to lay beside your English bone china tea cup...pour yourself a cup of Peach tea...then light your candle...write someone a nice card...feed your kitty some Fancy Feast goodies...hang your pretty watercolor print and settle down to read cat stories that touched James Herriot's heart. A purrrrfect way to spend the afternoon! Hello Kitties! It is going to be a fun week. Summer is coming and today we remember those who served our great country and those who gave their all in doing so. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to all... We are having a give away for comments left today and tomorrow in this post. I will give 25 cents for each comment for Charlie Cats vet bill as a birthday gift for ML. She gives so much to all of us...she gives ALL! On Wednesday I will have some wonderful fun things up for aukshun also. You will not want to miss that! On Friday we will announce the winner of the give away and the $$$amount$$$ from the commentathon which we will challenge any of you to match. There will be a special gift to those who do. Yes... it will be a fun week indeed.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ML from the cozy cottage! Oh before you leave please click here to visit NIKO & CLOUD...they are doing a commentathon also for Charlie Cat! How wonderful is that!!?

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Since blogger is being cranky, I can only show you two photos for Cat Art Sunday. They are good ones I think...one of me sleeping on my new blanket I won on the Friends Helping Friends Auction. Mommy loves me in this pose because she says I look like the kitty on her favorite rubber stamp below. The Mod Kitty rubber stamp is her newest one. Does it look like me too? Now don't you just love the card in the middle?! It came from Fluffy and Helena in Colchester England...they bought it for me on a trip to Lincoln because it reminded them of me. We just love it...and our special friends across the pond.
Please come back tomorrow for my special BIRTHDAY WEEK CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. For each comment, 25 cents will be donated to Charlie Cats Vet Bill Fund in honor of ML's birthday! So bring everyfur in your house over to my cottage and say hello! It will be great fun and you will like the nice things in the giveaway...that is, if you like cottagey things:) this is a cozy cottage after all.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Oh dear I am going to be late with my birthday gift for my Auntie ML!! I need to rush over to the Post Office today and get it shipped down to Texas real quick! So strike up the band and play that ol birthday song...we are going to have a party!!!

I am getting my furs all cleaned up so I will be purrrrsentable...

Here is a tiny preview of what will be in the package on it's way to Texas! ML will have to show you the whole thing herself....

We love you so much ML. For your tender heart, your unshakable spirit, your boundless generosity, your unfathomable kindness we thank you a thousand times! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The grateful cozy cottage dwellers would also like to announce that TODAY is our TWO YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!!! Yeah for us! So all next week we will celebrate. On Monday Memorial Day, we will post about our CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY! We will give 25 cents to Charlie Cats Vet Bills for each comment left as a birthday gift to ML! If you post about my CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY on your blog and let me know...your name goes in twice! I would like to challenge any of you to match the final amount and I will send you a special gift. We need some happy fun things happening right now to lift up our spirits as we usher in the summer season!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Have you ever received an email that just rocks your heart? This one below came this week from my tenderhearted friend Morgan. Oh my goodness how blessed we all are to have friends like him...so read on and learn about an amazing rescue story and a saved life!!

Morgan writes, "Last year, when I rescued Pete, the Cat Blogosphere recognized me with a special day, and it touched me greatly. I would like to pass on those feelings to Barb. Most of us know her as Gandalf & Grayson's mom, and from her own blog Will Think 4 Wine. Recently, she has taken in Whitey, and gotten him LOTS of medical attention. Whitey's story has touched me, and I would like to recognized Barb for saving Whitey.
Three Cheers For Barb on The Cat Blogosphere on Friday, May 22nd!!!
Three Cheers!!! Thanks!
Mo and The Purries of Purrchance To Dream"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I flew in these Happy Rainbow roses direct from Holland!

Come have a seat and I will pour you some catmint tea!

I baked my special mousie cake for you!
Today is a very special day! My dearest friend Auntie Deb is celebrating another wonderful year with her Taylor cats! I love her because she is a powerhouse of southern charm. She never fails to be the most helpful to those who need it the most. If I had to chose a household to live in other than the cozy cottage...then it would be with her and the Taylor Cats...Have a wonderfur day Auntie Deb. We love you more than we can ever express!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Today I want to show how happy I am. My friend Miss Shirl and her kitty Angel from the Rose Cottage knew just what we needed to get that job done right. Mommy found a package leaning against the front door step one day last week. We do not usually go out that door unless the bell rings, so we do not know exact when it arrived. Such an unexpected pleasure! Inside was a yummy dark chocolate and raspberry gourmet bar that we have never tasted before...mommy will share that with Lapdaddy. I got a can of Fancy Feast that I love so much...to keep me warm out on the patio, Miss Shirl included a Pooh Bear blanket made of the softest bear furrrrs. That made mommy remember the layette she had for Cole's daddy Oliver when he was a baby bean in 1973...it was Whinny the Pooh:) The best gift of all came from sweet Angel, she sent me some of her special stash of catnip that she grows in her pretty cottage garden, inside a pretty pouch. Mommy read me the nice note included and showed me the glittery tag that I will add to my clothes line. I am very thankful to you both for sending me such wonderfur gifties...as you can see...they made me very happy! Wishing you all a happy week and a reminder to please go and buy a raffle ticket at HANSEL's blog (link on my sidebar!)to benefit Charlie Taylor Sherwood and spring him from his isolation torture chamber!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Today I just wanted to play with some silly photoscapes...here are the results. My registered name is "COVERGIRL". Now that I am feeling better, I think I even look a little bit like a cover girl again. Mommy said my fur has never felt this soft and looked so pretty. I took my last auntiebiotik pill today and am now officially healthy again!! YEAH! It has been a long hard month at the cozy cottage and we rejoice with renewed strength. We wish all of you the greatest love and happiness this Sunday and for the coming week!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Today Michico weds her best friend Arion...and a family is completed on an island far far away. We are so very happy for them and pray their loves lasts a lifetime! Adan and Lego have a daddy now...what could be better...go and wish them happiness and see the story book wedding as celebrated by their culture. Michico has the most enchanting settings for her gowns...I have never seen such beautiful places. They must be surrounded by fairies..and Michico is the queen.

Friday, May 15, 2009


We love straw hats at the cozy cottage! Mommy has a favorite one she wears all the time. Her skin is fair and blue eyes are sensitive to bright light so a hat is just the ticket on a sunny day. She also has a very nice gardening hat with a wide brim and a scrap of lace to tie under her chin on a windy day. I found this ATC that she made with a straw hat on it and some real cool kitties. Even my Lapdaddy has a straw hat he got in Mexico....ole! So have a happy day thinking about summer coming soon. We had a little preview yesterday when we grilled some bratwurst for Cole and his daddy before the left for Seattle. Tonight is the first game between the BOSTON RED SOX and the SEATTLE MARINERS....I wonder if the players will wear straw hats? Cole will be sitting right by the third base on the Boston side all the way!