Things that have happened recently with the cats and dogs in my life.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lor in a drawer

The cats love to spend time in the kitchen, for example: Lor in a drawer.
Lor's new hobby is to lay on the ironing board.
Mika's new hobby is to lay in the cabinet where the broom is and go in cabinets maybe looking for mice.
Something has changed in the past two days. Kerstin and I are going to school, so the cats are really freaked out about that.
They are even looking for the suitcases, since we get up at 6 in the morning every day.
The cats might throw a party when we are gone, with all of the alley cats. Every single one. From every single alley in the city of Dubuque.
And Mika starves herself when we are gone. But the funniest part is that once she sees one of us walk in the door, she runs to the food bowl.
Our schools are Thomas Jefferson Middle School and John Marshall Elementary School.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mouse! Mouse! Mika, catch it!

Last night when I went to bed, my dad came running upstairs, saying "Mika caught a mouse!"
I thought that daddy was kidding, then I thought about it, and actually thought that it was true, because he told me all about it and I heard a big crash.
The crash was Mika capturing the mouse in the kitchen.
She chased it into the bathroom and it ran into a hole behind the sink, but Mika was waiting for it and caught it again and they severely injured it and brought it into the living room and started playing with it.
It died because she was playing with it so hard. My dad used a plastic bag and threw it outside.
I think if Mika can catch a bat -- she caught a flying bat earlier this summer -- she can catch anything.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Mika versus me in Battleship!

Tonight me and daddy were playing Battleship and the top of the Battleship box was over to the side and Mika came over to the side and laid right in it.
We were laughing and laughing.
For some reason the cats just love to lay in boxes and brown paper bags. I think it is because they love to hide a lot and so I think that is why they do that.
I said "Mika wants to learn how to play Battleship."
But she really tried to go to sleep.
I think she did that because she wants to hang out with me because I have been away for three days.
Whenever we're gone she always wants to hang out with us when we get back. Earlier today when we came back she followed me everywhere. It made me think she loves me so much.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mika my baby!

When we first got Mika she always followed me around. It was so cute. And she was very skinny. Now she is very fat. She is on a diet now. That means we are only feeding her a certain amount of food every day. We're getting her to exercise.
Sometimes we give her catnip. It makes her crazy! It makes her go nutso!
It is so funny. She all gets all wound up and runs all over the house. It is very, very funny.
Now, let's get back to the following me around part. Now, in the morning, she follows anyone who gets up first. And she always sleeps with us at night.
That's why I call her my baby.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

This is the all-girl lasagna table

One night, Mika (my cat) was sitting in Daddy's seat when we were getting ready to eat supper.
I laughed. It was funny because Mika had never done that before, well she had, but not during supper.
Mommy set Mika/Daddy's lasagna on the table and Mika showed a funny face: Is this for me?
We all laughed. Then Daddy said: "I'll just go eat in the dining room."
Kerstin and I both said: "No, no, no, no, no. We'll kick Mika off."
I think Mika sits there because she is part of the family, which she is. She's just not part of the family that sits at the table.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Lorelie be careful... and I mean it!

One day, it was Lorelie's crazy streak.
First, she tried to jump from the liquor cabinet to the highest place in the house.
But when she tried, she fell. Then she tried to get on the liquor cabinet, but she couldn't quite get on it.
Then, about an hour later, when I was at my friend's house, my dad told me that she tried to go backwards down from the staircase to the church pew under the stairs. But, she slid down the arm and fell and was seriously embarrassed. That is why I named this section "Lorelie be careful... and I mean it." She is a crazy cat.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

All about me!

Hi. My name is Annika.
My family has two cats. Their names are Mika and Lorelie.
I have one sister. Her name is Kerstin.
She has a blog, too.
My cousin Morgan as a dog named Zoey.
My grandpa has a dog named Rebel.
My aunt and uncle have a dog named Johnny Cash, but we just call him Cash.
When I see the cats and dogs do something crazy, especially Lorelie, I will tell you about it and they often -- like every day -- do crazy stuff.