On Monday Eve, Our QM heard a light knock at our front entrance.
When she opened the door, not a soul was in sight, yet at Her feet lay 2 BOXES!
Being as she was on "the inside track" as to the origins of these lovely USPS Parcels,
We, as always came straightaway to sniff out all the lovely places these packs of delight had been.
"Is that, was that B.J.?" thought HRH Prince Brutus.
HM Queen Emily In Her Wisdom knew it was, along with Faith Boomerang and Sol, and Our very dear furriend K.C.
Daddy Charlie had lent a hand, as did Smokey and of Course, Dame Missy Blue Eyes.
All could not mistake the sweet, loving and all embracing essence of Our Most Beloved Auntie ML!
My, but the parcels smelled delish!
All dutifully inspected each pressie as QM lifted them out of the first box, which included a lovely reversible blankie in a "cool Retro Print" (description courtesy of Marigold, The Princess Emo of the 'Scene') of lovely cats on an olive green background, which came with a coordinating plushie toy.
This blankie was further enhanced with the freshest organic 'Nip, the quality of which Aunie ML has set the standard for.
BUT THE BEST BOX, in Brutus' opinion was the second one, which upon opening seemingly contain a mother-lode of the treat to end all treats, Tem - Tay - Shuns, Chick-hen flavour!
Oh, how beautiful the pile became as each and every bag was placed upon the table, that between the fresh Organic 'Nip, the new plush blankie and a mound of yellow bags with that siren-like crackle when touched, that all manners were forgotten by the Prince, and He did as any Mancat would do:
Laid Claim to the lot of it!
This is all well and good, as tomorrow morning the Royals meet with Dr. Elliot for their wellness check and most importantly, documents attesting to their robust health.
We hope you all have a peace-filled Toosday full of treats and fun, as well!
It is such a beautiful Spring day here in New Jersey today! Not a cloud to mask the perfect, tranquel blue of the sky, and Our Trees have come alive, allowing Us to once again "Hear the River in the Trees"! (E.Dickinson)
We would like to share one of Our favourite poems with you today. It is by Robert Browning, and We hope you will enjoy the stillness and wonder of Being.
Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops--at the bent spray's edge--
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower
--Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!
While visiting K.C. at The Cat Blogosphere, We read an update from Hansel that there was a contest being held by CLEAN+GREEN, a company that specializes in Green Cleaning products to aid in the pleasant cohabitation We so treasure with Our Furchildren.
Queen Mum is most interested in their product Furniture Refresher. Last December, when we were presented with a lovely gift from the Parish of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Iselin, NJ, HM Queen Emily felt the need to, well, present Her Graces upon the lovely Queen Anne Sofa. Queen Mum has tried to correct this - erm - overexuberance displayed by HM, with a tried, true and eco-friendly mixture of water, vinegar and essential oils. Whilst masking the distinctive scent of HM for a short time, it has proven alas, ineffective over time.
The Queen Mum is keen on trying CLEAN+GREEN's Furniture Refresher, that She felt you, Our Most Valued Blessing ~ Our friends, may like to go to their website and, while the contest has been kindly extended, take advantage of the Sport offered!
We hope we may have provided a service to Our Beloved Realm!
We are amazed by the outpouring of care, concern and affection shown by our sisfurs and brofurs, both Woofies and Kittehs, and of course their Hooman Beans, that it is only fitting we pause and give thanks and praise to Our Creator on High for His many blessings, through His Beans and Furchildren that were shown to Us this week.
We paws at every moment to lift up Our furriends in the Cat Blogosphere to hear Our prayer for the safety, healing and Angelic support through their own trying times.
Together We Lift Our Hearts in Praise and Thanksgiving
I just want to take a moment to give our heartfelt thanks for the care and concern regarding the 'exclusive' that KC reepurrted on a few days ago. Things look now to be halfway resolved, and We will be able to breathe easier after May 5th. At least, until the next gauntlet is thrown. Ahh, to be Royal even in Recessionary times!
Also, I wanted to introduce you to Our Veterinarians of Choice, collectively known as http://www.vetdispatch.com/ Dr. Hansen of the group is scheduled to pay the Royals a visit on May 5th for a wellness exam and to provide some documentation needed to attest that they are not man-eaters. A Very Long, sordid story that KC has the background scoop on, if you're wondering!
Today, I have to share a footsie rarely seen by mere commoners...that of HM Queen Emily. Certain parts of her 'leather bits" are pink - but, like her nose, and as you'll see, her tootsies, are black! The Basic Fashion Colors that should carry her through Day into Night Attire, with the addition of an accessory or two...or so We've read somewhere.
We're on Our way to visit Old and New Furriends in the Cat Blogosphere~be chatting soon!
With greatest affection,
~~~ Rose ~~~
"The Queen Mum"