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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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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Workout Buddies

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Well, I don’t know about you, Lola, but I sure have been workin’ up a sweat with Zoe!

It doesn’t look like you were doing much of the actual workout, Sasha.

Oh, really? As opposed to you, Lola? I haven’t seen you as much as twitch your tail all day!

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You’re kind of a hypocrite, Lola…

Oh, don’t you worry, Sasha, I’m not critical of hippos. But what do hippos have to do with this?

Never mind…

FUN FACT:

There are more than 180 earthworm species in the U.S. and Canada.- Of these, 60 are invasive species, brought over from the Old World.

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Ends and Odds

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We have been looking back at some of the little kooky things we’ve done this winter.

We investigated this really stupid cat toy:

I dug in the snow:

*Note: The door sill is about a foot above the ground, so there was a lot of snow out there..*

And this week I watched a really smart crow solving a complicated problem on tv:

I  think that crow is smarter than you, Sasha.

No comment.

FUN FACT:

Crows are emotional animals. They react to hunger and invasion by vigorously vocalizing their feelings. They display happiness, anger and sadness.

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Mystery Snow Sculpture

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Just yesterday we had a major snow shower! It’s been really fun because we have had abnormally little snow this winter so far. And apparently it’s been fun for the humans too! On Saturday morning Zoe and her mom went outside in a jiff. They started to build something out of snow in the back yard. We went to check it out — Umm, I went to check it out because you were too scared because you said that what they were making looked like a huge frog.

Naha!

Yeah!

Ok, FINE! YOU went to check it out then… jeez.

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Well, we still have no idea what it is… Is it a frog? It it a dragon head? Is it a two humped camel? An alien? Is it Jabba the Hut, that thing form Star Wars? What is it? It has whiskers so it can’t really be a frog. Can you readers help us figure out what it is?

FUN FACT:

Wood frogs can survive more than 60% of their body freezing for as long as two weeks.

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Loopy Lola

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week Lola has been very kooky.

Naha!

Oh, really? Well, I have been taking some pictures of your “moments” of the week:

Ok, so first off we have some pictures of you on the halfwall. What was that all about?

Well, I don’t know. I think that is just something every cat has to interperet himself.

So, um, what is happening here?

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Well, this one is quite interesting actually. I had an itch on the back of my head and I was scratching it on the pointy corner of the halfwall as I saw a weird splodge of something on the ceiling, explaining my odd face expression. And just for the record, the splodge turned out to be just a shadow… 

I see.

What’s going on here then?

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Isn’t it obvious? I’m taking a selfie. Duh.

And what’s happening in this ending picture?

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I am taking a bow, and contemplating my last move.

Hey, you know what Sasha?

What?

One of these days I am going to follow YOU around with a camera taking pictures of all the weird things you do!

FUN FACT:

Many animals have had prosthetic limbs even though this is a very new thing. Animals that have prosthetic limbs include: a llama, a horse, a tortoise, dogs, cats, an elephant, a dolphin, a whale, a pig, an eagle, a kangaroo, a donkey, a duck, a cow, a sea turtle and an alligator.

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