Category Archives: Animals

It’s raining iguanas

I wonder if the app on my phone has an iguana emoji on the weather report?

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Duvet cover

It’s time for a new duvet cover for the bed. My husband said I could pick it out.

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ONLY cats IN bananas

You know, Amazon….

I look for shirts with this cat in a banana because I like the cat IN the banana.  I do NOT want suggestions on cat shirts or banana shirts. Only cats INSIDE bananas.

Work on your algorithm.

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Big Fun

Back from a week of replenishing Vitamin D in Barcelona!

I have no idea what the “Big Fun Museum” is, but if I lived in Barcelona, I would totally get a job as one of the characters on the street trying to get people to come in.  Big Fun indeed.

More pigs not wearing pants

Happy New Year!
Don’t forget your pants!

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Merry Christmas from Pigs without Pants

I’ve always thought pigs on cards at Chrsitmas is a strange thing. Apparently, many places eat ham for Christmas dinner, so this somehow equates to pig cards, pig cookie cutters, pig ornaments, etc. It’s just weird, especially when the pig is happy or also excited about Christmas. Just seems cruel.

But one thing I’ve noticed…. no matter where you are in the world… pigs don’t wear pants.

Merry Christmas. I leave you with these words:

We are all the same in this world. No matter what country you live in, pigs don’t wear pants.

A little Christmas comic for the day

This is from Sebastien Millon who draws some hilarious animal comics:

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#47 All Hail the Christmas Pig

This week on the podcast, Marta, from the popular Instagram and Blog, A_Girl Who Travels, talks with us about her spontaneous move to Stockholm. We also discuss the many flavors of sill, tips on what to buy for relatives back home, and the mighty Christmas pig.

Available anywhere you get your podcasts, or at any of these links:

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7

Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y6phnugg

Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/

Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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All of the other reindeer USED to laugh..

I had to go to the grocery store to buy reindeer for dinner tonight. I plan to tell the kids that these were the reindeer that just didn’t make the cut for the holidays. (Then I’m going to throw just one cherry tomato into the mix).

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Ok, here’s the horrible list

I ended last week on a nice note with beautiful Christmas music.

So now here’s my list of TERRIBLE Christmas music! It’s a great list to have if you want to get rid of holiday guests.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/563SjwRd9aKl8s9QNTRmw5?si=mJd13JqeRvG-tDiEQhPSow

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Bananya

I just found my new favorite show. And also why my kids don’t eat bananas.

https://www.crunchyroll.com/bananya/episode-1-the-kitty-who-lives-in-a-banana-715861

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Tank Cat

I just spent the entire morning looking up how to make a cardboard tank for a cat.

I need a real job.

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My cat’s feeling a little full of himself.

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How to make an Ewok

Step 1: Get very furry cat.
Step 2: Make it reach for toy in the air.
Step 3: Success!

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I’d love to have a glass, but I’m the designated driver

At a party a few weeks ago where I happened to be the designated driver, this was one of the drinks served. I chose the right party to volunteer to not drink alcohol.

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Italian cat food

It’s always fun to go to the local grocery stores when you’re on vacation in another country. I make sure to bring my camera each time. On the most recent Italian trip, I noticed the names of food in the pet aisle. It’s always interesting to see what other countries use as names for cat food. Here were 2 of my favorites:

 

Of course, I have yet to find a country to beat the greatest Swedish cat food name of all:

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(Side note: Unfortunately, by the time we got a cat, the company became aware and changed its name.)

Bau Bau Beach

We saw a beach in Italy last week for dogs. It was called Bau Bau Beach. This was one of the greatest ideas I’d seen. There were dog bowls and dog showers everywhere, a roped off part of the beach for the dogs to play in the water, and instead of chairs and umbrellas to rent, you could rent a tiny yard with a white picket fence for your dog to play (also with chairs and umbrellas for humans).

At one point, the idea was brought up for a beach for cats, but we quickly dismissed that as it would just be a giant litter box and cats hate water.

Social Media Detox

It’s that time of year again. I will be disconnected for 3 weeks and it’s going to be GREAT as usual!

Anything posted here is pre-scheduled! So if I’m not commenting on things, well…. that’s why.

Being disconnected also means I see no news at all unless it’s in Italian, of which I understand only about 25%. This makes things fun because I can make the news anything I want by filling in context clues for the words I don’t understand.

“3 out of 10 people OWN LEMURS
“Mount Everest climbers encounter SHARKS.”
“Farmers are using SQUIRRELS to TAKE OVER THE WORLD.”

This used to be how I read the Swedish news before I learned Swedish. And honestly, I still miss a few words from time to time. But that makes life interesting. “Swedish forests filled with WHALES.”

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How secure is this really?

This new version of “I am not a robot” came up on a restaurant’s website. My cat totally clicked that button and now we keep getting fish deliveries.

 

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Mouse crime is way up!

How have I not heard about this?

Now, I heard about the small mouse restaurant in Malmö a year or more ago and thought that was brilliant. But apprently, the mouse community in Malmö has grown, and of course more mice means more problems…. or hiliarous news stories that are part of a really ingenious scavenger hunt.

Quote from the article, which you can read here

With their new immersive detective mystery Mustisk (Mousterious), the Malmö collective AnonyMouse have taken their mouse-themed street art in an ambitious and gently satirical direction.

If you’re in Malmö, I strongly encourage you to help solve this mystery!

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