The more things change…

December 2007. T and I were watching TV as our new kitten Misu scampered around our feet, doing all the things that silly young things do. At one point, she was out of our field of vision and we heard frantic thumping, followed by a resigned whine. After a minute, I went over to investigate and found this sorry sight. The look on her face was one of, “Sigh. Life is hard.” Being the loving parent I am, I immediately grabbed my camera and snapped a photo before freeing her. This photo remains on my phone to this day because …

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Cat Burritos and Misu on Drugs

This has been sitting in my drafts for almost a year now, but I’ve been meaning to share it because I’ve had a few other friends dealing with sick cats lately. You can try to explain cat burritos with hand gestures, but sometimes pictures do it best 🙂 Misu occasionally gets urine infections and needs antibiotics, which is always an ordeal because you have to wrestle her down to give her the pill. She’s a pretty hefty and strong cat, so it requires a bit of premeditation. The first time she got sick since we moved here, we just had …

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Interview With the Sauce Vampire

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Coco, our younger cat, is affectionately referred to hereabouts as the sauce vampire. It happens almost every time the wet food gets set out in the mornings. She comes racing up to the bowl and then proceeds to suck down every little drop of sauce or gel that she can reach. Then she saunters off disinterestedly, leaving the solid bits to dry out or meet whatever other fate waits for drool-covered leftovers. …which is usually when Misu comes strolling by and notices “hey, food!” I am pretty sure she has no idea that the stuff usually comes out of the package …

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Furry little toes.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Misu video, and that’s really the only reason I even set up a YouTube account! Better remedy that right now…

Misu. And toes. And her ever-failing quest to get everything clean. Because when you’re that fluffy, there is never an end to the washing.

And to be fair, Coco’s toes are pretty cute, too:



Our Cat Castle

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Or, what we fondly refer to as one of the best furniture investments we ever made. Also, the first piece of large furniture we bought upon moving into this house. Priorities, priorities. I ordered it from Zooplus after doing quite a bit of research, both online and off. Our main requirements were that it had to be multi-storied and able to withstand a plus-sized cat making *cough* heavy use of it. Yes, sadly, shopping with Misu in mind means that I always have to go straight to the “jumbo” section of the pet store. This beauty fit the bill and …

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Furry potatoes of the couch.

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We own a computer couch. It’s a three-seater fluffy maroon thing with reclining seats and we’re quite pleased with it. We got the idea from our friends in Turku, who just gave up on computer chairs and pushed their entire couch up to their computers for more convenient lounging. It’s ridiculously comfortable. The cats think so, too, though there is only one empty seat in the middle between us so they have to compete for who gets to sprawl there every night. Usually Misu wins due to sheer bulk, and Coco ends up perched on the back cushion of the …

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Return of Caturday.

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Our Siamese calico Coco doesn’t get as much blog exposure as Misu does. This is mostly because she has more self-respect and is less likely to be found in compromising positions. Still, she is a pretty little thing and deserves attention. Here she is lounging on the cat tree when it was still brand new (August 2012 or thereabouts).

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