Tessa is a multifaceted cat – she knows how to braid my hair, and now she’s even selling on Ebay! It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? I could complain that she’s destroying my pictures, and that she’s ruining the washed and ironed clothes I want to sell. But I’m a great and loving Mom; I know that grumbling doesn’t stop her appreciate her help.
I’m always prepared for surprises when I wake up and go downstairs. 8 hours are plenty of time to trash the first floor. I wasn’t ready for a bird though and couldn’t believe my ears. Yes, my ears, because I couldn’t see the bird. I was confused that Kajsa and Tessa didn’t seem to care about the noises, but they’ve been probably trying to catch the bird for many hours.
I was clever enough to lock my cats out of the kitchen before I started searching. I’m used to birds inside: about 2-3 blue tits get every year lost in the attic, but I’ve never seen one downstairs. I know that some blue tits are living under the roof in winter, but I’ve never found the hole to the attic. (more…)
Booooring! No wonder Tessa is yawning, I haven’t blogged for ages!
Although our last week wasn’t boring at all: two very close friends of mine stayed with us for some days. Guess how nervous I was! Especially Kajsa was very shy at the shelter, and would always hide when people had a look at their cage. I needed 3 days until she left her hiding spot, so I was sure we wouldn’t see her so much.
Well, they proved me wrong. Both were social and seemed to enjoy the extra attention. 3 pairs of hands to boss around!
I was so happy and finally invited my little neighbor over. She’s 9 years old, and she’s been asking me about them ever since I told her that I’ve adopted cats. (more…)
UPDATE: Pah! I wrote this post yesterday, but Mamma was too lazy to post it! /Kajsa
Hi, Kajsa here. Mamma is still taking a break, but I managed to get my paws on her computer. I won’t do Mamma’s weekly review (what’s the point anyways?? I want food now!), but I need to tell you about our humiliation!
We were both sitting on the sofa observing some strange behavior: (more…)
So here we go – I never wanted to write off topic posts, but bear with me: some of my wonderful readers have been asking me about my linguistic background. It’s a bit complicated, so I thought it’d be easier to write a seperate post. I didn’t write this post to justify myself, it’s just so much easier to write one post than long comments! I appreciate when you’re helping me with my English, but don’t feel obliged to do so.
First of all: Finland is a bilingual country. Finnish is the language of the vast majority, but Swedish is an official national language as well. You can read more about the Finland Swedish minority on Wikipedia.
So far, so good, but now it gets complicated. I’m dealing with 4 to 6 languages in my everyday life. 4-6? (more…)
Thank you for all your opinions on my second floor! I admit that I didn’t like them, because I wanted to give Kajsa and Tessa access to potential playgrounds. So I did something very unusual; I tried to solve a problem by asking others for favors. I talked with my landlord, and I’m so stunned: I will install a cat flap into the door between the staircase and the first cold room! I’m so happy that I asked. The doors are from 1890, and I was pretty sure he wouldn’t like the idea of cat flaps, but he said that this particular door isn’t a problem.
I decided to keep the study for myself, meaning cat-free. The second cold room will be a storage for all the stuff we don’t need and should probably throw away. So my spoiled cats will have their very own room of 35 m2 / 380 ft2!
Mamma wrote this post yesterday. Haha, she freaked out in the meantime, because Kajsa had diarrhea. Mamma is too tired to write a poop post now, but she promised to write a summary tomorrow. Urg, she mentioned some vet appointment tomorrow as well??? Check the livetickeron herFacebook page if you want to join the fun (DON’T calm her down, Kajsa and I are enjoying her nursing behavior!!) / Tessa
Dear servants to cats,
I need your help! No, for once I haven’t freaked out, and I’m pretty sure my cats will survive tonight. I need some opinions on my house.
I live in a very strange house from 1890. It’s a semi-detached house, but the house is divided in a very odd way. (more…)
First of all – I made it through, and there are 1516 of us! Congratulations to all of you! I also want to thank the hosts of the A to Z challenge – you really made a great job! I was participant number 1464 on day 1 and 1183 on the last day. I can imagine that it was a lot of work to follow up on all the participants, and to leave comments on their blogs! (more…)