Entries from the ‘Housemates’ Category

Sun Queens

Sun Queens

Posted by Sharkey

Martha got up really early the other morning and went outside to look around and to take some photos.  Of course, Francesca, G.K. and I went outside with her.  It was an especially gorgeous sunrise and being from French descent, I was reminded of a tidbit from French history.

New Succulents at the Farm!

New Succulents at the Farm!

Posted by Sharkey

Francesca is healing a little problem with her eye and she needs to rest indoors.  Yesterday, I ventured outside and noticed that Shaun was digging along the stone pathway.  I saw that he was planting new succulents and I jumped in to help with the chore.  It’s very gratifying to help around the farm.

How Much is That Kitty in the Window?

How Much is That Kitty in the Window?

Posted by Francesca

Empress Tang came to see us in the kitchen the other day and she started snooping around.  You know how cats like tight little spaces?  Well, Tang certainly found one.  Sharkey and I are always looking for photo ops, so we grabbed the camera and took these shots.

How Annoying is Vivaldi?

How Annoying is Vivaldi?

Posted by Sharkey

It was a beautiful spring day and we were all outside enjoying the warmth of the sun.  I was just zoning out, relishing the quiet solitude, when all of a sudden, Vivaldi the cat, started acting very strangely.  I just don’t get cats.  They’re either totally aloof or totally in your face.

Helping in the Peony Garden

Helping in the Peony Garden

Posted by F&S

It finally stopped raining and we, Frenchies, went outside to play.  Not too far from the house is where Martha’s extraordinary peony garden is located.  If you love peonies, this is the place to be!  Peony flowers are very heavy and they tend to flop over, which is why they need to be supported.  We …

Real Champions Like to be Groomed

Real Champions Like to be Groomed

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

I, G.K., was told that I had to go and visit a dog groomer because I was to make my acting debut in a PetSmart commercial.  I have been given baths and brush outs at home, but I had never been to a groomer before.  You might expect a little pup like me to be …

Ninety-nine Jars High on the Wall

Ninety-nine Jars High on the Wall

Posted by Francesca

Martha has a very interesting collection of antique glass jars up high on a shelf in the kitchen.  They are filled with all sorts of things that are interesting to look at, to cook with, and to smell.  The other day, Laura and Sanu, the housekeepers, were dusting those jars and the shelf.  Of course, …

Empress Tang enters a contest

Empress Tang enters a contest

Posted by F&S

As you know, we Frenchies, are always looking for adventure and we heard about a contest where you can win a trip to New York City this fall.  It’s called he Do Gooder Design Challenge.  The contest is sponsored by Yesterday’s News, a cat litter made from recycled paper products.  Since it is all about …

A Daffodil Bouquet for Martha

A Daffodil Bouquet for Martha

Posted by Sharkey

Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s so much fun being outdoors.  Martha has made certain that the farm is a beautiful place to meander around.  When all the flowers start to bloom, it’s just breathtaking!  We, Frenchies, really love the daffodil border.  Come and see what we picked for Martha the other day.

Maintaining a Stone Wall

Maintaining a Stone Wall

Posted by Sharkey

The weather was so beautiful yesterday and a lot of our household clan wandered outdoors to enjoy the sunshine.  It seems that the wall around Martha’s patio is a favorite spot to congregate and like Martha, I want to be sure that the wall will be around for many, many years.