Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
And now, isn't this a sad sight? It's my neighbor's tiller. I watched her fight with it for about an hour while she attempted to re-establish the wonderful garden space she had last year.
She restarted it several times before it died an ugly death. She did everything but kick it over before she abandoned it where it stands today.
Monday, June 14, 2010
There are two rose bushes at Quirky Cottage planted by the previous owner.
I recently read in a magazine that this summer's hottest nail color will be coral. Immediately I imagined the color of this rose growing outside our garage.
I have tried and tried to locate a polish this color but this is the closest I've found so far.
Close -- but a little too orange and not enough pink.
If you see a perfect one let me know.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I'm talking about legitimate names. Not the things the Cottage Master calls them when they force him from his forward motion.
Some people call them ORANGE lights . . .
And when I was a teen working for the Oregon State Department of Motor Vehicles before our driving records became electronically filed in a computer, I was responsible for typing citizens driving infractions onto their permanent paper file.
The lights were then called amber and if going through them caught the eye of law enforcement you either got a warning or a fine of $10.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
But, we have again ventured off to spend a few days watching the water go back and forth.
This time we have a cat that needed kenneling. We found a wonderful place. Designed for the owner's appreciation as much as the cat's.
Notice all of the windows on the second floor -- they are for the guests to enjoy.
From this beautiful tile entry way . . .
To the all of the individually painted glass doors of each suite . . .
The place is packed with amenities for both the kitties and their owners.
Including:1) heated tile window shelves
2) water fountain
3) sleeping hammock
4) video viewings for the owners
5) daily email to the owners
Poor Entertainment -- he knew something was afoot when the Cottage Master kept taking luggage, boxes and sacks out to the car.
He told us, using his outside voice, how unhappy he was to put poured into his carrying case and riding in the car.
When we left the Kitty Komfort Inn he still had not emerged from the carrying case that he had wanted out of so badly a few minutes earlier.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
BUT, it looks like Mother Nature is giving me the finger. . .
Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The only pair of long pants Nana could find for the little guy was this pair of jammy bottoms.
Luckily, his mom is a practical woman and wasn't upset when she got home and saw the fashion statement.
Meanwhile, Pappa and K. fight it out on the court. Fouls galore.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So I decided to change all that and went to a shelter and adopted a rescue kitty.
All efforts to name him have failed. Nothing seems to really capture who he is.
A cat care book said I should name him immediately and he should learn his name quickly so that he will come to you when you call him.
This cat is an indoor only kitty so I need not call him to come in from outside. The book suggested that I might need to call him to let him know when there is food in his dish.
My feeling about that is that if he is too stupid to go to the food dish then he deserves to perish from hunger. Isn't that what natural selection is all about?
He continually amuses us with his strange sleeping positions, antics with plastic rings from milk containers and lengths of yarn.