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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Out of the Closet

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week Lola has been up to her old habit: going into the closet in Zoe’s bedroom.

The problem is that she goes in the closet when the humans have left it open, and the humans usually don’t know that she is in there, so they just close the doors.

She actually really likes tucking herself into small, snug and dark spaces. I personally don’t get it, but, hey, you do you, Lola.

What happens then is that I start to get a little anxious, and I run around and try to catch the attention of the humans, yelling in their faces that Lola is stuck in the closet and that they need to help her. But they rarely seem to understand what I am so frantically telling them…

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Luckily Lola most often is smart enough to get out by herself:

And when she comes out, I am always happy to see her!

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FUN FACT:

Newborn piglets learn to run to their mothers’ voices, and can recognize their own names by the time they’re 2 weeks old. Sows have even been known to sing to their young whilst nursing!

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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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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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Cat House Masters

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

This week we have been SO generous!

Care to elaborate a little for our readers, Sasha?

Well, to just mention one extremely generous thing we did this week, we let Zoe and her friend Giovanna make a cat house for, yes, another cat. To be specific, they made it for a tiny gray and white kitten named Hugo who lives in Giovanna’s neighbor’s house.

That’s right! That’s just how nice we are. It was worth the sacrifice when we saw the pictures and videos of how much Hugo ended up loving it!

Here are some pictures and a video of the completed palace before they surprised the kitten with it:

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You can see Giovanna’s cat, Totoro, also being generous as he helps the girls by giving it a test run:

Hugo especially liked the “get-away clear room”. Because he could get away from the dog, Rosie, but still see and interact with her:

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High five Sasha! We just made the world a better place!

FUN FACT:

The last common ancestor of dogs and cats lived about 42 million years ago.

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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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