Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quimper mats & grooming cats

Two little munchkins all ready for bed.
                                                       Bradley & Riley
Ahhh....just having a Nana moment.

When we were in Kemptville the other day we stopped in at a little hole-in-the-wall cafe called Crusty Bread. The food was amazing and they serve mostly crepes. I had ratatouille & goat cheese and the retired-guy had sausage and apple. We were not disappointed so we ended it by sharing a home-made butter tart followed with Earl Grey tea and coffee.
I noticed the place-mat had a Quimper pattern on it and I immediately thought of my blogging friend, Deb from who collects this amazing pottery. 

Deb's blog was the very first one I followed back in 2010. I was so in love with her photos, her kitties, her china & pottery. This is where I first saw Quimper pieces. I have one lug bowl with the name Pierre on the side.  I found it in a little antique shop and when I brought it home I was asked why in heaven's name would I buy a dish with the name Pierre on it? I could have had fun with this but instead I admitted that I loved the dish and plan to name my next male cat Pierre. =^..^=

It was a grooming session like no other tonight. Combed, brushed and nails clipped. This is done once a week since years back when I discovered one of Lily's nails had curled and grown back into the skin. At the time, I was nail clipping every two weeks. I was able to clip the nail, add a bit of peroxide and it did heal within a day but since then it is a weekly regiment. Sierra loves to be combed and hardly notices the nail clipping and soon drifts off to cat's paradise while Audrey despises it and finds the whole process to be distasteful and down-right deplorable. While I comb, she kicks. While I clip, she chews...hard. I know I will pay for this. 

The wheels are turning.

Wishing all my American friends a very "Happy Thanksgiving".
hugs, Deb


  1. Hi Deb! Such cuties! Don't you love being a Nana? And I love those mats! Call me crazy...but I love having bowls with other people's names on them and flatware with monograms that are not mine! lol Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Your two little munchkins are adorable!

    Yes, you did see calico in my heard. They are my favorites for both lovely patterned fur and their feisty personalities. I've had a few over the years and they always have a 'presence'. They tried to get in the box, put their front paws in, but they are all too big. Penny who looks delicate is 13 lbs. Deiter is almost 20lbs!

    Thanks so much for the lovely gift box!
    Zip and I love the pictures of your kitties, and especially Audrey's delightful naughtiness.

  3. Some of ours are OK (and I mean just OK) with the whole nail clipping routine,some I have to sneak up on when they are sleeping,and others have to be done by the vet.
    We used to have two cats who loved their claws being clipped...they would stretch their toes out and look like ladies at the spa.
    Jane x

  4. Oh that is such a sweet photo of the Grands!! Love the Quimper and too always think of Debbie when I see some. I need to get a regular grooming going with my kitties also! Hugs, Linda

  5. How cute! The kids and the cats :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Hi Deb,
    Thanks for the Thanksgiving Day wish!
    For the first time ever I trimmed our kitty's claws just last week after reading one of your posts! She has always kept them short but now at 13 years of age they were started to cause her problems. And would you believe she did it without any concern at all. None! I was shocked and thrilled as it really need to start happening! Thanks for passing on why it is so important!
    Lily. WA, USA

  7. Hee hee hee! That Audrey!! Julius hates nail-clipping ( I don't even try with him) but the other three are fine because I started when they were young. Phew! They all love being brushed though.

    You have the cutest grandkiddies on the planet.

  8. grooming your pet either its dog or cat is very much compulsory. As every one is interested to live by their own. Lost and found