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.

 

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!

Yup, that’s for sure!

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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Ur’in Trouble

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week we have been, or Sasha has been, up to some funny buissness in the fresh snow…

I don’t really know how to adress this following photo, so, I’ll just show you…

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As we unfortunately all can so clearly see, Sasha is doing what she does best in the snow. Wink wink.

Um, what? I was not doing anything naughty out there! I was just enjoying the fine early winter morning.

Oh yeah? And I’m the queen of Bulgaria. Take a look at this video I took of you moments after the picture was taken:

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FUN FACT:

Strong ammonia smell in urine indicates dehydration in cats.

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Halloween Snow

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We have been so worried that we wouldn’t have snow for Halloween. But, our “prayers” were answered, and today we got lots of snow! When we got up thin morning there was just a light sprinkling of snow, but now we ave loads of it! Yay!

Here are some pictures and a video of us enjoying the chrispy frozen rain:

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What was up with that last one Lola?

Haha, don’t ask, don’t tell!

Ok, you goofy little fluff ball!

We’ll talk about that nickname later…

But hey, Lola, what are you gonna be for Halloween?

Huh, that I have not thought a lot about.

Maybe we should do one of those cute but scary Pinterest DIY couples costumes!

Oh, Sasha, you are so funny, but you don’t need a costume to look scary!

Ok, that one was called for. Well played my friend…

FUN FACT:

When vampire bats feed, they use their teeth to shear away hair or feathers from a small spot and then cut into their victim’s flesh with their sharp incisors.

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