Sunday, 27 May 2018

Sunday Dunkday

We got a new 'dunk' - a basketball hoop with a bed in for us. They are one of our favourite places to snooze, and I was determined to test it first.
It's in a most excellent placer to catch the rays. I approve.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saturday Squish

Enough of all this non-feline intrigue; it's time to get the focus back to us! Or me, in this picture. I am maximising my surface to absorb the sunshine. This feels so good.

And in the hammock, there is a competition for the same place on top of Äiti.  No respect for personal space here.


Friday, 25 May 2018

WTF Friday ?

Yes, that is for White's Tree Frog Friday.  She got us a froggie!
Back in ancient history, Äiti used to keep amphibians, and when our favourite pet shop (Muskettikoira in Oulu - not part of a chain of shops and they only sell high stuff) had one of these in a terrarium, Äiti could not resist. She knows all about keeping them as she had this species in Britain for many years. It is also called an Australian tree frog, or korallisormisammakko in Finnish. And Litoria caerulea in Latin. 
Sampo was intrigued by the food it eats.............
Apparently we must not regard it as a snack even if we want to know if frog really does taste like chicken.

Right now we do not know if Froggie is male or female - if it is male it will call at night. Females are silent. However you can also tell as the males have brown at the base of their thumbs. We cannot believe that frogs have thumbs and we don't!  So, Äiti has chosen to call it Franki - so it can be Frank if a boy, or Francesca if a girl. It's pronounced Frankie in English but spelled in a Finnish way.  

Thursday, 24 May 2018

And now what's this ?

So this thing has appeared in the living room. Äiti is very pleased with herself and told us to wait a day or so for its 'occupant' to arrive. 
What ???

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

What is that ?

What on earth has appeared on the Catio ? Did it beam down from outer space ?
Mesi investigated and the thing appears uncommunicative. Thank goodness. 
It is - allegedly - a solar light. It is -definitely - a stupid idea. In the summer we have light all the time so need no lamp; in the winter, it's dark a lot and there's little sun to charge it. Äiti is foolish indeed.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Mighty Monday Munching

Mirsku is just taking a snack. We managed to intervene before he bit off Äiti's thumb - it is very useful to us!