Curtain Call

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We’ve been admiring the art that Zoe (and a tiny tiny bit her mom) has been making with our whiskers. For those of you who don’t remember our whiskers, take a look back at this blog post and this blog post!

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We have also been checking out the snow at our back door. (Well, not so much Sasha, just me.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR, to all our readers in all the countries that have looked at our blog:

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And as a last note, after a long run of 3 years – posting every week – this unfortunately is going to be the last blog post for a while. Zoe has a lot to do these days with school and other stuff so therefore she doesn’t have as much time to admire our blog – And help us with the typing sometimes 😉 .

But, keep in mind that this is not goodbye forever. We will keep you posted when something major pops up! We don’t know if that is in a couple of weeks, a month or a couple of months.

So, here is our curtain call:

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FUN FACT:

Jellyfish can protect small juvenile fish from being eaten by predators with their stinging cells. Also, many young crabs hitchhike on the top of jellyfish so they don’t have to swim.

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Shanta Claus

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week we’ve been preparing for Christmas.

It really gets me into the holiday spirit when Sasha gets into her Santa outfit.

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Happy holidays to all of our great and faithful readers and followers!

FUN FACT:

A herd of reindeer took Jan Baalsrud over the border into Finland (in the movie it was into Sweden).  There are about 200,000 reindeer in Norway, and more in Sweden and Finland.

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This is the trailer for a movie that Zoe is in. It is premiering tomorrow in Norway. Zoe plays the role of Dina Pedersen. It’s a small role, but it’s important because Dina and her cousin are the first people to help the main character escape from the Nazis. The story is based on the incredible true story of Jan Baalsrud.  In this trailer, Zoe can be seen standing with another girl on the seashore, with flares lighting up the dark sky. Zoe is on the left.

 

Naughty Christmas

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week (actually last week… Sorry for the late post) we have been helping Zoe open her Christmas calendar gifts!

In particular number 18, a package that we were strangely attracted to even though we didn’t know what was inside.

It wasn’t even the correct day, but we thought we would get a head start by helping her!

Here is a video and a picture of me when I finally got it down:

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To my surprise, it was a cat toy!

And not long after that discovery, I got very interested…

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FUN FACT:

A housefly hums in the key of F.

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We Played Ourselves

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week we both felt a bit stupid… More than usually…

Here’s what happened:

Yesterday I noticed that out on our balcony there was A LOT of snow. So, I thought to myself, “How can I use this to trick Lola?” Well, I went and told Lola that I had heard from someone that there was a treasure burried in all the snow on our balcony. And believe it or not, she bought it!

I then stood inside and watched Lola tire herself out over nothing:

 

 

While Sasha was watching me dig further and further into the snow, I got suspicious. I figured that if there really was a tresure then she would want it herself! So, I went inside with my master plan figured out: I said to Sasha: “Oh my! That treasure is huge! Thanks for the tip, Sash!” And she said: “Treasure?!? You found it?? What?!” And then she rushed outside.

I was pretty happy at this point. And I did the same thing that Sasha had done when I was digging for nothing, I simply just sat there, in the windowsill and giggled:

 

 

FUN FACT:

The oldest known age for a fish was an Australian lungfish. In 2003, it was still alive and well at 65 years old. (This does not include sharks.)

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David & The Cats

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week it has been very snowy and very dark outside. The sun actually never comes up. We won’t see the sun again until late January.

Since we were feeling a little under the weather, Zoe thought it was a good idea to plop us down in front of the TV and watch David Attenborough talking about birds!

And it actually turned out to be quite a lot of fun! Check it out:

That was fun! It was even fun when thought that the birds had flown behind the TV, and then when we went to check if they were there, we of course felt real stupid!

Yeah! And David is so good at explaining stuff!

Mhm, I know.

*Winks at Lola*

What’s that supposed to mean?!?

Oh, nothing… It’s just that it’s so obvious that you have a thing for him.

WHAT!? Naha!

Oh, just admit it!

Well, alright… I call dibs!

 

FUN FACT:

Male donkeys are called jacks and females are called jennets or jennies. Donkeys are very social and usually live in a group called a herd. The herd is usually lead by one jack and consists of several jennies in the wild.

 

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New Scratch Mat!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week the humans finally took the hint and replaced our old and destroyed scratch mat.

Yeah, that was about time!

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Here is a video of me testing out the new one (the old one is on the right, about to be thrown away):

These ignorant humans think that we cats only scratch to sharpen our claws. But little do they know…

FUN FACT:

When cats leave scratch marks outside these visual markers show approaching cats that they’re entering an area where another cat lives. Scratching also creates a chemical signal. There are scent glands in the paw pads that release pheromones as the cat scratches. Any cat who comes close will get valuable information about the cat who did the scratching.

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Sasha The Strangest

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We have been binge watching season 2 of Stranger Things! Poor Zoe has a bit of a cold so we’ve been just chillaxing on the couch with her.

And I have been giving her a neckrub, which she is really enjoying!

A neckrub?! You are just literally being a pain in the neck!

FUN FACT:

The cat that dies in Season 2 of Stranger Things is called Mews.

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