How Cats Solve Problems

To be fair, not only Tessa got stuck on a tree, but also Kajsa. She had of course her own way of handling this situation.

how cats solve problems

 Both learned their lesson though. They’re now great climbers – in both directions!

Postponed Posts show older stories and pictures. So yes, summer and autumn are gone, but we had such a long blog break that we need to catch up.

mommy nov2015


Kajsa’s advices on Cat World Domination Day

CatWorldDomination2015-500So today is Sparkle’s birthday and she definitely nailed this one: her birthday became the Cat World Domination Day! However, Tessa and I chose to keep our birthday a secret from Mamma. We still have our adoption day, and it’s great that she doesn’t know our date of birth – we get to celebrate 365 days a year! (more…)

Kajsa is recovering!

Hallelujah! I had no idea what was waiting me when I decided to get cats! I’m actually quite proud of myself: I wasn’t hysterical yesterday, but stayed calm. I’m definitely progressing – a hairball freaked me out when I took Kajsa and Tessa home, and now I was able to deal with a potential overdose. Thank you, The 3 Cats and Punapippuri for helping me yesterday! And thank you for all your thoughts and prayers, it was great to know that I wasn’t lonely. You really warmed my heart.

First of all and most important: Kajsa is much better!

sick cat recoveringShe ate a lot, more than she normally does. She was stressing me when I made breakfast and was apparently close to starving. At least from a cat’s point of view; humans may think that one full bowl works for breakfast, but she wanted a second before she even touched the first. So we’re back to the normal craziness of living with cats. She has also done some washing today, she was too tired for that yesterday. She’s still a bit weak though and very tired. She tried to play with her ball for 2 minutes, but was too exhausted to catch it. I can tell from her eyes that she’s still sick, but she’s so much better than yesterday! She slept most parts of the day, but she doesn’t want to be alone anymore – my chest was her favorite spot today.

So I think I was doing the right thing yesterday. Punapippuri made an important point: (more…)

Have I given my cats an overdose??

Thank you for all your advice and thoughts! I can’t really answer now, because I’m totally shocked. I’m not sure if the following information is correct, I’m not a vet, so I could have misunderstood something.

Kajsa was feeling very bad today. It started already yesterday, but it got worse today. She hasn’t left my bedroom at all. She has been laying on my pillow the whole day and is almost apathetic. She does react to sounds, but she’s too tired to care.

I’ve just read the package insert of the pills, and I’m shocked. I did see that those pills were for dogs, but the vet gave me these pills, so I trusted her. I just found out that the pills for dogs are 4 times as strong as the ones for cats, so I have given them an overdose. No wonder Kajsa is feeling bad! Tessa is surprisingly well, even though she was the one who immediately reacted to the pills. She’s been playing the whole day and is absolutely fine. (more…)

My doggy cat: Kajsa’s most favorite game

Kajsa is a great cat for lazy servants. She likes to sit on my belly for hours, and you don’t even need to move when she wants to play: she’s a bit of a dog, because she likes to fetch balls.

In case you’re wondering what I’m saying: (Urg. Isn’t it always awful to hear your own voice on tape?)
tuu tänne – come here
hyvä(ä) – good , well done

Poor Tessa understands tuu tänne, but she doesn’t get the idea of the game. You can see her in the end of the video, she looks confused.


A blog hop is a specific topic bloggers write about on a certain day. The blog hop (hopping from one blog to another) collects all links, and makes it easy to see how others have interpreted this topic. 52 Snapshots of Life is a Weekly Themed Photo Challenge hosted by The Lazy Pit Bull . This week’s topic is Play.

V as in Vulnerable. We’re getting to know each other

cat wakes me upSo who was at 7 am alive and in a good mood? All of us! Ok, you knew that they wouldn’t die tonight, but it’s a miracle that I was in a good mood at this time of the day. Kajsa is the best alarm I’ve ever had. Ok, sorry Mom, you were great as well, but you weren’t so cozy! She was again waking me up at 6.55 (she really has a great sense of time!), and she was so gentle! She carefully touched my face with her nose and paws, and started to pet me. She became so happy when I opened my eyes, and we cuddled for some time. This is really great – keeping my day rhythm is crucial to my mental health, and they’re really helping me to get up! (more…)

K as in Kajsa. Love at second sight

I’m embarrassed about this post. I thought about editing some parts, but I want to be authentic on this blog.

I fell in love with Tessa at first sight. She was so cute and made it easy for me. She let me pet her and showed that she liked me. Kajsa was hiding. She continued being shy for some days, but she eventually warmed up. I had nothing against Kajsa, but it was Tessa I adored. Kajsa felt more like an “attachment”. Wow, this sounds cruel. I made sure that Kajsa accepted me, because I wanted her to feel comfortable at my place. However, it didn’t immediately feel like the perfect match, but rather like another wonderful cat that comes along with Tessa. I love both now. Kajsa and I just needed a bit more time. (more…)

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