The Plot Thickens

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Zoe has been in London with her mom this weekend to see the Sherlock Holmes Museum and they just got home. As usual we started rummaging through Zoe’s stuff to see is she got us any treats when we came across something shocking!

WE FOUND THIS BOOK:

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What was she thinking getting this?!

Do you think she thinks we’re up to something?!

I can’t believe my own eyes!

Well, upon reading this, I have to say that we definitely look quite suspicious…

What do you mean, Sash?

Well, in this list of things that cats plotting to kill their humans do, there are surprisingly many things that we do. For example:

Kneading on you

Excessive shoveling of kitty litter

Staring contests

Bringing you dead animals

Throwing up grass

Hiding in dark places and watching you

Sleeping on your electronics

Pawing at your face while you sleep

Sprinting at light speed out of any room you enter

Sleeping in the highest trafficked part of the house

Constantly giving you the stink eye

Excessive yawning

Wow. I had no idea that those activities are suspicious to humans!

Yeah, we would never do anything to harm Zoe! Right, Lola?

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FUN FACT:

The Platypus and the Echidna are the only mammals that lay eggs.

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Tragic Fire – Broken Hearted

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week we have been sad because there was a fire in which 13 cats died.

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No, the fire was not in a crazy cat lady’s house. It was the only cat shelter in northern Norway owned by the animal welfare society.

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Zoe actually used to bike past that shelter every day to and from school.

The police are investigating and they are saying that this fire is looking extremely suspicious. In addition to the shelter 3 other houses in different locations (one of them 60 meters from the shelter) also caught fire within 24 hours.

The shelter has gotten 37628 $ donation but it was not insured so we don’t know how long until or if it will be built again.

Not only did they lose a lot of cats but they also lost a lot a very important resource and a lot of equipment.

And in fact, WE were adopted from the same animal welfare society.

Here is a link to a newspaper article where you can see pictures and a small story of all the cats that died:

http://www.itromso.no/nyheter/2017/09/30/Disse-kattene-brant-inne-p%C3%A5-Dyrebeskyttelsen-15383559.ece

FUN FACT:

A new species of rat, four times larger than regular rodents, has been discovered in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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Doors To Opportunities

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We have learned how to open doors! And now we have free acces to… ZOE’S BEDROOM!

Usually Zoe keeps her bedroom door closed because of unknown reasons.

Well, that’s not exactly true, Sash.

What do you mean?

Well, you know the reason that Zoe keeps her door closed at night is because you always wake her up by sitting on her face, kneading her scalp and licking her ear drums.

Oh, I thought she liked that…

 

So, now that we have this amazing ability, we have so many new opportunities! So far, the only thing we have come up with is sneaking into Zoe’s room after she has fallen asleep…

Here is a picture of us when our mission is acomplished:

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FUN FACT:

Cats spend 66% of their life asleep!

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The Green Bubble

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Some of you readers may remember a blog post in wich we had an encounter with The Blue Square. This week we had a similar encounter with The Green Bubble!!!

WARNING!

THE FOLLOWING VIDEO CONTAINS STUNTS PREFORMED BY PROFESSIONAL STUNT CATS.

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

Phew! That green bubble spells trouble!

You’re trying too hard, Sash…

FUN FACT:

Blue-eyed lemurs are one of two non-human primates that are truly blue-eyed.

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Grooming with Style

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We have been doing what cats do best. Well, one of the things we do best.

Yup, you guessed it! Grooming ourselves!

Like everything else Lola and I do, we have very different self-grooming styles.

Here is how I groom myself:

And this is how I groom myself:

Wow. I don’t even think it’s worth asking our readers who has the better style!

Yeah, I agree.

Because it’s obviously going to be me.

WHAT!

Well, of course. I bring such class, grace and elegance into the whole operation. Such poetry in motion…

Ok, if you say so, Sasha… You definitely have a thing for your armpits though.

Yeah, as if you don’t love that one extra long toenail on your back paw. It totally creeps me out.

That’s my special ear scratching claw!

Ok, if you say so, Lola…

FUN FACT:

Three dogs (from First Class cabins!) survived the sinking of the Titanic – two Pomeranians and one Pekingese

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Camera Trapping

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week we have been helping Zoe’s mom test her camera traps. She is going on a trip to Zanzibar soon so we decided to help her by pretending to be wild animals that her camera trap could take pictures of.

I was a leopard. And I was a lion.

Some of you might not know what a camera trap is. Well, it is a camera that you can set up in the woods to take pictures of animals. It has a sensor so that it automatically takes a picture of anything that has bodyheat or moves in front of it. This way a human doesn’t need to be at the location of the camera while it takes pictures or video 24 hours a day.

Here are the pictures that Zoe and her mom got of us from camera 1:

 

And these were the ones that they got from camera 2:

It will be exciting to see what pictures Zoe’s mom will get of Zanzibar’s wild life!

FUN FACT

In 2003 Zoe’s mom and dad were the first people to get photographs of a live Zanzibar servaline genet.

Here is one of the pictures of the genet:

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Squabble

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We have been squabbling. It all started when Lola said that my tail was not as nice as hers.

That’s not what I said! I just said that my tail was longer and fuller and bushier than yours.

That is just like saying that your tail is better than mine!

No, it isn’t!

Yes, it IS!

NO!

YES!

Ok, ok. Let’s put this squabble on hold and show our readers what we look like when we squabble:

Let’s face it, we look like idiots.

Maybe you do, but I don’t.

Ok, I get that you’re upset.

Yeah. I’m sorry…

Me too.

And I guess this is what we look like when we make up:

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Yeah.

FUN FACT:

Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.

I thought these facts were supposed to be fun.

Well, we can’t be perfect every time.

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