The Flappy Game

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

I have been playing this really fun game with the cat door!

Oh, so that is that weird thing you have been doing with the cat flap. I was getting a bit worried that you were going crazy or something.

So, how do you play this game then, Lola?

Well, I go up to the cat flap, then I paw at it 20 or so times, and then I go through the cat flap and go outside. And then I have won the game!

Sounds, um, easy.

That’s where you are wrong. It is actually quite dificult.

Well, good for you, Lola.

Thanks. I am very proud of myself!

Ok, well, I give up.

And here is a video of me demonstrating how I play:

FUN FACT:

The oldest cat video on YouTube dates back to 1894 (when it was made, not when it was uploaded, duh).

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Ins and outs!

Zoe came back from her vacation, carrying a huge bouquet of tropical flowers that a new friend in Gran Canaria picked for her. And it turns out that she still loves us!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

It has been a quiet week, with nothing much to report so we thought we could tell you about our cat door and cat stairs.   Zoe’s dad put in a cat flap/door a couple of years ago. It goes from the living room to the balcony. Sometimes we just like to hang out on the balcony railing, looking at the wonderful view of the woods. We watch the birds go in and out of the birdhouse that Zoe made. The balcony is also a good place to keep a look-out for other cats that wander into our territory.

To get down into the garden we go down a kind of staircase attached to the wall.

Here are some pictures of me demonstrating. This is me going down:    

steps down 2    steps down 3

And this is me going back up (aren’t I clever?):

steps up 2    steps up 3

FUN FACT:

Star nosed moles are able to smell underwater. They blow out air bubbles onto objects or scent trails and then they breathe the bubbles back in to carry scents back through their nose.

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Hey Lola, close your eyes and lick this.