Odin The Pirate

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Name: Odin The Pirate
Date registered: April 28, 2016
URL: https://www.freja-thecat.com

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  1. Intruders in the House! — April 28, 2017
  2. Hoppy Easter! — April 14, 2017
  3. A Girls Week! — February 24, 2017
  4. My busy week…….  ? — February 3, 2017
  5. Happy Birthday, Dad! — January 20, 2017

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  3. Happy Birthday, Dad! — 2 comments
  4. Hoppy Easter! — 2 comments
  5. Meet Bailey — 2 comments

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Apr 28 2017

Intruders in the House!

My friends! I was hoping. I wouldn’t have to write about THIS, but now it seems like a longer story. Which I thought, it’s worth a post!

During winter, my mum said that she hears “something” on the roof of our house – almost every night. And she knows, because her sleep is not very deep; she wakes up often and usually stays awake for a while.

Dad is different: He usually sleeps very soundly. (Almost) nothing wakes him up – lucky bugger!

I might have to mention, that our bedroom lies directly under the roof without an accessible attic.

So, of course one can hear a lot….My mum and I used to look at each other, every time the noises start. And believe me, sometimes it sounds as if an elephant herd races back and forth the roof – chasing each other. Or whatever the heck they are doing!

Well, since we live in the countryside. It’s not unusual of course, to have foxes, mice, squirrels, birds, edible dormice, hedgehogs, martens…..you name it….in the garden and on the roof.

These visitors keep me very busy during daytime (when I’m not asleep). Me snooping around in our garden and try to find out, who visited us during night time. It’s quite thrilling, detecting all these different scents and sometimes even marks. But I’m not sure, I would actually like to meet one of them…I heard, some are bigger than cats and have sharp teeth as well *gulp* 

Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House!

 

Anyhow, one day my mum claimed that the animals are not only ON the roof, but IN it. She said that she hears them scratching and scraping on wood, not only on roof tiles. My dad laughed and told her, that she was seeing – well, hearing – ghosts and that such a small animal wouldn’t be strong enough, to lift a tile and get into the house.

At least, meanwhile, they’ve both agreed that the intruders must be beech martens (martes foina)! Because sometimes, particularly at twilight, we were able to see a shadow or two hurry past the roof windows! And believe it or not: Some are even that cheeky, they stop and have a look inside!

Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House!

Also, my humans share the opinion, that martens are super sweet-looking animals (well, not as sweet as me, of course!), although they can destroy cars, by “eating” cables or/and the attic of a house, by damaging isolation – amongst other things.

Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House!

Anyway, the noises became more and finally  – around February – my dad also heard the difference between the scratching noises, outside and inside, but he couldn’t find a displaced tile or a suitable entrance for these animals.

March has arrived and my mum reported, that the noises are different now: Beside the usual scratching, running and playing sounds, there was newly whimpering, squeaking and whining above us…..

By now, my mum read and collected all kind of information about beech martens. She found out, how clever and playful these creatures are (well, THAT we knew by now!), their size (58-84 cm long, very slim) and weight (1.7-2 kg), the colour (brown-greyish with a white throat) and that they are loners.

She also learned that between March and July the females have their offspring (between one and four babies)!

Aha, so there we had the explanation about the new noises!

It also meant that it was too late to scare the martens off. An animal protection brochure says that, while the martens have their pups, it’s not recommended to disturb the mother. She could disappear and leave the babies behind.

 

Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House! Intruders in the House!

They would die of course, which not only would be very sad, but also a problem: Sooner or later “the” smell would start…..

Meanwhile my dad discovered the loose tile and a roofer was ordered to replaced it – making sure the mommy-marten is still able to get under the roof and to her babies.

Yeah well, my mum told my dad, what a funny phone call that was to the roofer company. Explaining the whole situation about the marten family and that, when fixing the roof, the worker had to make sure, the mother still gets to her pups. A definitive solution has to be found after July – after the marten family (hopefully) has moved out.

We also learned that beech martens are not an endangered species and therefore, – sadly –  many are being killed, before any possible damage happens.

My mum and dad didn’t have to discuss that topic: No animal would be killed or harmed in our house  – despite the costs they would cause! Oh Boy, I just hope the martens appreciate that…..

Nevertheless, it’s almost May and the sounds are different again: It seems like the baby martens became teenagers (still don’t know how many we are accommodating) and are big enough to play their wild chasing games. I guess, they even follow their mother outside, exploring the roof and neighborhood.

My mum told my dad, she wished we could film them, or at least take some pictures! Unfortunately, these fellows are pretty shy, and my dad’s new camera GoPro hasn’t got such a strong battery, which lasts a whole night. Otherwise he could mount it on the roof, which surely would produce excellent pics!

Therefore, and much to my regret, the beech marten pics are from the internet – but no less adorable! Wouldn’t you agree?

Wish you all a peaceful week   =^.^=

 

Apr 14 2017

Hoppy Easter!

Hello everyone!

We wish you all a very HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND!

Hoppy Easter! Hoppy Easter! Hoppy Easter! Hoppy Easter! Hoppy Easter! Hoppy Easter!

 

….and don’t eat too much chocolate 🐰

Feb 24 2017

A Girls Week!

I’ve had such an odd week……

On Monday early morning, my Dad had to travel to Kiel/Germany, to work on a ferry. That’s not sooooo unusual, as most of you know. But at the same time Tiana – our neighbors teenage daughter – came and lived with Mum and me, starting on Sunday noon!

The reason was, her mum, Cony (who is taking care of me, when my Mum and Dad are on vacation), had to go away from Sunday until yesterday. Her two boys – Samuel and Kilian – are on a ski camp with their classes, and since Cony is a trained cook, she was asked to accompany them (totally about 50 children and 10 teachers), as their chef.

Tiana visits another school and therefore, couldn’t go with them. And since she didn’t want to be all by herself in their house. Mum offered that she could stay with us.

Still no drama, but when Dad suddenly announced that he – unexpectedly – had to visit his customer on Monday till Wednesday, I wasn’t that thrilled!

This meant, ME alone with TWO GIRLS! 

Plus, Mum and Dad know very well, that I’m the boss in the house, but does Tiana….?!

A Girls Week!

And sure enough, girls talk and giggles every evening. No cosy TV-snuggle-up-on-the-sofa nights…..After dinner Tiana had to do her homework and my Mum did the dishes, while I tried to get some attention goodies…..with little success.

During the night I tried to sneak into Tiana’s room, but no chance: The door was ajar….which obviously meant, I was not allowed on her bed. Well then, back to my waterbed and Mum…..

OK, OK, it wasn’t THAT bad……… sometimes they did pay attention to me and gave me some cuddles – and goodies *purr* !

But WHY on earth always these silly selfies???? 

 

A Girls Week! A Girls Week! A Girls Week! A Girls Week! A Girls Week!

Anyway, Wednesday evening arrived and Dad finally came home and appreciated VIM (Very-Important-Me)! Funnily enough, not many goodies from him, though….?!

Well, well, weekend is on its way and it will be just the three of us.

But, who knows…I might sneak over to Cony, Tiana and the boys, they might have a goodie for me, or two?!

Wish you all a fantastic week =^.^=

A Girls Week! A Girls Week! A Girls Week! A Girls Week!

 

Feb 03 2017

My busy week…….  ?

Hello, my furry – and not-so-furry – friends! I’ve had a busy week and I’m glad it’s Friday today!

Since my Mum and Dad didn’t have time to write a new post (actually, my suspicion is, they couldn’t be bothered), I sacrificed myself to this task. So, this was my week:

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Oh, I think Mum and Dad are coming home….

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Time to prepare some dinner…..                                                                                                                    

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…..awwhhh……

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….not as easy as I thought…..

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DONE! It’s play time 🙂           Yeahhh !!                                 ….what??…

 

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*purrrrrr*                                                                                 Loooove my mouseeeeee…. ♥

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The next day….. did I hear something?                                  ….wonder where they are……?!

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And yet, another day…..still too cold to be outside….what to do instead?

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…hmmm….check my toys again….never know….                 I even did a selfie……*ops*   🙂

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…..could it be my humans coming home? *peek*

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You’re kidding me! THAT’S FOR DINNER??

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….I better hide!

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Thank God it’s Friday! What a busy week, right?

Wish you all a purrfect weekend =^.^=

 

 

 

Jan 20 2017

Happy Birthday, Dad!

I proudly announce that today is my dad’s birthday !

But not just any birthday – it’s his 50th and that’s very special of course. He’ll get some licks and purrs later on from me and I might even play with him for a while. I don’t know yet, what present he’ll get from Diana, though, but I bet he’ll like mine a lot more .

I’m just a little confused about the numbers….I know it’s his 50th birthday, but he always talks about 25plus….. very puzzling I must say *sigh*

Well, I guess I’ll have to withdraw for a while and brood about it. Not for too long of course, otherwise I’ll miss the aperitif, which will be served later in the afternoon!

Happy Birthday, Dad!

For the evening, he apparently booked a table for four at our local restaurant and not even Diana knows, who the other two are…. I’m pretty sure it won’t be me, even though I was asked, but was told to bring only one girlfriend. That complicated everything, as one might understand, but they deserve an evening out without me, I reckon!

For now I had to sacrifice oneself a little, so we took two selfies, as the humans call it (in my eyes quite ridiculous as you might see).

Happy Birthday, Dad! Happy Birthday, Dad! Happy Birthday, Dad! Happy Birthday, Dad! Happy Birthday, Dad!

Anyway, tomorrow you’ll find some more pictures of this special day and the evening….so stay tuned!

 

Jan 13 2017

Snow, snow, snow….

Switzerland is in the grip of the winter……and I’m not very amused about it!

Nevertheless, I ordered my dad outside, I order him to take some pictures for you guys. As you can see winter has finally arrived. Since January 2nd we have snow and according to the weather forecast more will come during the weekend!

 

Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow….

Of course, some humans are happy about it, especially the little ones, who love to play in the white mess mass!

Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow….

Well, I definitely do not belong to them! It’s even too cold, to go hunting (which makes my mum happy – spoilsport….). If I could choose, spring would be here already.

 

Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow…. Snow, snow, snow….

How is the weather where you are?

Dec 24 2016

Xmas Greetings !

Dear all Xmas Greetings and wishes of more peace into this world!

My humans and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May 2017 bring joy and bit more peace into this world – so long and many hugs ❤️

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Nov 04 2016

My Catsitter(s)

Gosh……..finally I have access to our blog and I can publish MY post!

Unbelievable, my mum and dad the two egoists I have to cope with – the last couple of weeks I had no chance to login. And why? Because of their silly report about sailing around some stupid rocks in Mediterranean….. Ha, how ridiculous is that?!

And me? Not a single word about poor me, who had to stay at home – again! Therefore, in my opinion, it’s finally time to introduce you to my sweet catsitter, Cony. Actually, there are four, which I reckon seems just right….. one needs to have a certain choice of staff, right?

My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s)

So it’s Cony and her three kids, Tiana, Samuel and Kilian, who live across the road. Usually I’m not so fond of children, ‘cos they are noisy (therefore pesky), always try to lift you up and drag you around – a real pain in the….paw….!

I quickly learned, though, that these three youngsters are quite cool and leave me alone. It’s almost a bit annoying sometimes, how they don’t bother about me. Especially, when I make the effort and go over to visit them.

My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s)  My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s)

Anyway, a very important thing exists in their garden: It’s a lovely little pond with lovely little fishy’s in it. Sometimes I just lay there, let my paw slip into the water and try to pet the cute little fishy’s, which are kind of curious and swim to me. Surprisingly, Cony and her kids wouldn’t approve, me playing with the yummy sweet little fishy’s….. measly spoilsports!

My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s)

Well, if I can’t lay there and relax I sometimes sneak into their house and usually find a quiet spot where I can take a nap, whenever possible I do that on Cony’s bed. Strangely enough she always finds out….

But naturally I behave and be a good kitty, not least since Cony and her kids are looking after me, when my mum and dad are away (which isn’t often, I have to admit). I see it as a privilege, having such nice and caring catsitters and must say, I love them very much. So, thank you, Cony, Tiana, Samuel and Kilian, you truly are my heroes =^.^=

My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s) My Catsitter(s)

Sep 12 2016

Meet Bailey

I found a new friend! Bailey from Rome, Italy made an interview with me and it was so much fun!

Meet Bailey

He and his mum and dad own a boat (actually two, to be correct) and he even has his own website, where he tells his stories and adventures, accompanied by a lot of lovely and funny pictures! He’s so gorgeous 🙂 . There you’ll also find out, that he even wrote a book a while ago!

He also has a baby sister, April Blue, who is a sweet Border Collie puppy and still has to learn a lot about sailing and, apparently, that water is not dangerous. So Bailey is quite busy teaching her about life (on board) and writing his stories in between!

Please meet him and his family on: www.baileyboatcat.com and enjoy his adventures! There you’ll also find the interview 

Meet Bailey Meet Bailey

You might also want to check out his mums blog, which is: https://sandytoesandwriterwoes.com/

Wish you all a great time!

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