Sunday, August 31, 2008

cold cold wet day

the sun did not shine. it was too wet to play. so we sat and we sat all that cold cold wet day. i sat there with edda...

mommy! this is my blog! this is not the place where you recite the cat in the hat to freya and i!

sorry, sweetheart!

ok... here's a picture from the archives:

the blanket was made by daddy's mom for my mommy for christmas 8 years ago. the picture was taken in mommy's old office in minnesota.

it's a cold wet day here in montana. mommy slept part of the night upstairs wanting to listen to the rain fall and i woke her up at 6:45 after she had moved downstairs. she reminded me that this is sunday and she gets to sleep in a bit on sundays. i woke her up again at 7:15. she reminded me again that this is sunday and she gets to sleep in a bit on sundays and would i please put my cat alarm on snooze? when her nasty beeping alarm went off at 8:00, she picked me up and i snuggled her until she had to get up ten minutes later and get ready to go to church with daddy so he could teach people about Jesus.

daddy only had to go to one church today because the roads up north are all yucky with the rain so he came in after mommy had been home for awhile. i was upstairs in mommy's study where she had her heater on and i had brought her one of my catnip mouses. she petted me and told me that i was a good panther.

huffle complained about her mommy's "sleepy pants" so i thought i'd show you the ones my mommy is wearing today so us cats could compare.

here's a close-up of the pants:

i actually like mommy's pants -- they're soft and i can crawl into the legs of them and sleep when she's gone during the day. (a note from edda's mommy, jen: i'm not sure i like edda telling y'all that she can fit into the legs of my pj bottoms so i feel compelled to explain that edda is not a very large panther and these pants are a size too big and very stretchy.)


Saturday, August 30, 2008

wake up mommy!

first, this was a blankie that mommy made in minnesota colors to raise money for tsunami victims. i'm nap-testing it for her:

she raised $100 which got donated to various charities helping out victims of the tsunami that happened at christmas 2004. i don't know what a tsunami is but i know it involves lots of water and that can't be good!

mommy was very tired from last night so i had to go wake her up multiple times this morning by jumping on her and putting my cold nose on hers. her back was covered by a shirt -- otherwise, i would have put my cold nose between her shoulder blades as that usually wakes her up. i also purred for her and mewed at her. she rewarded me by giving me my yucky medicine. how is that fair?!?!?!?

while mommy went to town to do errands and go for a walk, i watched football with daddy. the seahawks beat the raiders so both mommy and daddy are very happy. i am personally a carolina panthers fan so i'll be rooting for them if they ever play the seahawks.


Friday, August 29, 2008

three day weekend

first: this picture is of me checking out the purse mommy made herself 4 years ago:

let her know if you want instructions on how to make one yourself.

mommy has come home exhausted the last few days so she hasn't been on the computer much and i haven't been able to get on it to blog. last night, she fell asleep with me watching tv and was woken up by daddy so they could do their evening prayers. i am a good panther so i hung out with them while they prayed. both of them pet me while they pray so i love evening prayer.

both mommy and daddy (well... mommy at least) have a three day weekend and she was telling daddy that she doesn't want to make any plans. i like this because maybe mommy will hang out on the couch with me and do the thing she does with a hook and yarn. (a note from edda's mommy jen: that "thing i do with a hook and yarn" is crocheting.) i like helping mommy with the yarn though i don't think she likes me helping her.

mommy is also participating in a "virtual triathlon" at work so she might be wrapping her injured hind paw in a stretchy thing and doing some walking with the thing on her waist that clicks and counts her footsteps. she has thought of taking me for a walk on my harness and cat leash but hasn't yet. i think it would be fun, especially to go chase the bunnies.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

mommy is not amused

here's a picture of me staring at the afghan mommy was making for aunt joanna:

it was a good afghan and aunt joanna liked the afghan a lot.

this morning, my siblings and i found a mouse that had gotten in the parsonage and decided to play with it before we killed it. mommy woke up at 3 a.m. to some growling, mewing, and high-pitched squeaking. so... she started trying to trap the mouse with us chasing it and she tossed it outside when she caught it 45 minutes later. we were very cross because we were having fun chasing it and we were about to draw claws to see who got to kill and eat it. mommy was not happy because we woke her up. daddy thought it was very funny and was telling us jokingly not to play with our food. mommy just glared at him.

mommy got home early tonight and i got extra snuggles from her before we came up to blog. my chin is almost completely healed and she let me only swallow 0.75 mg of my nasty meds if i cooperated with her. i'm hoping she goes to bed early so i can get purring time with her tonight.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

i'm a ninja! rowr!

the title has to do with the following picture:

this was january 2005 and we were living in minnesota. mommy had been outside playing in the snow and she had come in and stripped down to her long underwear. her thermals are black so she decided that she needed to take a picture with me because she was wearing black like me! she refers to this picture as "the ninjas".

when mommy doesn't have an injured hind paw like she does now, she likes to kickbox. when she kickboxes, i like to critique her form and try to catch her foot when she kicks. mommy finds this incredibly funny though she isn't quite as amused when i try to pounce on her hair when she's stretching out afterwards. when i do that, she usually grabs me and holds me while she's stretching. (she wears a sports bra and sweats so she has a bare tummy and she says i'm a good "bare skin kitty", whatever that means.)

it rained today so i didn't have much to watch out the windows. the trains kept sneaking up on the house but the bunnies and birds were not out. mommy was also gone for a long time today because she was making up hours at work. she gave me my medicine when she got home and i decided to not swallow some of it. she told me i was silly. how am i supposed to be defiant when mommy is laughing at me?!?!?!?

both mommy and daddy are going to be gone tomorrow but mommy will probably go to bed after she showers and blogs tonight so i'll get some snuggle time with her then.

oh... mommy says to tell huffle that her nose is not nice and wet. apparently, that's not a good thing for humans. mommy also hopes huffle is enjoying her sunbeam. i like sunbeams too -- mommy refers to my warm fur as me being "sun-kissed" and she jokes that i have a solar-powered tummy.


Monday, August 25, 2008

pesto and mommy's trip to the vet

here's a picture from the archives of me on top of mommy's bookcase again:

mommy got some pesto made last night so the downstairs smelled like basil and garlic. i thought it smelled like something i would want to eat but mommy said it would be bad for my tummy. darn!

mommy's last vet appointment was this morning and from what i heard her tell daddy on the phone, it went well. she had to have blood taken (she does this every 3 months) and i guess her results were good. they found nothing wrong with her and pronounced her to be in good coat. she was gone to work late tonight making up the time she missed while she was at the vet so i didn't get love time (and unfortunately my medication) until 8:00 tonight. i did get extra cuddle time this morning -- mommy and i were so comfortable that we let the alarm ring for almost 5 minutes before daddy came in and turned it off and helped mommy get out of bed. i wish it could have been longer but mommy had to shower and eat breakfast.

today, i helped daddy with the housework. i helped him fold clothes and i got the sheets all furry for him. unfortunately, mommy is allergic to the fur so we had to wash them. :( oh well... it doesn't take long to get them furry again and my siblings will help!


Sunday, August 24, 2008

talking in her sleep

first, this is a picture of me being a silly girl on top of mommy's bookcases in minnesota.

mommy came home after going over to the building where daddy teaches people about Jesus (i think it's called a "church"?) and collapsed on the couch after changing back into her pajamas. i came and helped her go back to sleep, thinking it would be a short nap. it was 5 hours long and at one point, mommy started talking in her sleep! daddy was home and he came over and started talking gently to mommy to calm her down. she rolled over and went back to sleep.

mommy is wanting to sleep a lot today and she isn't happy about it. i don't understand this because i'm a cat and i think sleeping is part of my job but mommy says she has things to do and can't just sleep all day and then go to work tomorrow. she said she was going to make pesto today. i asked if i could help and she said that i was welcome to keep her company in the kitchen. i can do that!

tomorrow, she has to go to her normal vet and because her appointment is later than when she has to normally leave, she told me that i can have extra mommy time with her tomorrow morning. i'm so excited!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

saturday mornings

here is a picture of me helping with the laundry:

i like to curl up in the laundry hamper and help "sort" the clothes. mommy and daddy should know by now that all the dark clothes go in with me! i don't understand why the light-colored sheets got tossed in here!

mommy fell asleep on the coutch watching tv last night and i didn't know that this was a sleep-in morning for her so i woke her up at 7:15. after she visited the human litterbox, she grabbed me and went into the bedroom to climb into bed with daddy. i snuggled both of them to make up for waking mommy up early on a day when she could have slept in and snuggled with me. they stayed in bed for a long time this morning -- i think both of them were tired from the week.

daddy left mommy and i around 10 so he could take a shower to get ready for the trip to great falls. mommy and i got an extra 30 minutes of cuddle time before she had to get up and take a shower too. they had to go to great falls to get mommy's sunglasses made and to buy catfood for my brothers and sister and me. they also had lots of human food when they got back. i tried to help put it away but mommy told me that it wasn't in my job description. at least i tried to help!

mommy still has to give me the yucky white medicine but she pets me and loves me up before and after she gives it to me. she also shoots it down my throat so i don't have to taste it too much. she says the lump on my chin is better which i guess is good.

tomorrow, she and daddy have to go to the building where daddy teaches people about Jesus. mommy is singing tomorrow too. they have joked about taking me but i don't think the people at the building would appreciate it. i am a well-behaved panther but some of them don't like panthers, i guess. i hope mommy brings my babysitter back with her so i can cuddle with her too.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

adventures at the vet

this is me in statue pose on mommy's desk when we lived in minnesota.

this morning, daddy brought my carrier down from the guest room and asked me to go in. i didn't really want to go in the first time because my brothers and sister were watching but daddy held me in front, and i decided to be a cooperative panther and go in. he then carried me to the car and seat-belted me in the car. i wanted to look out the window so i asked daddy the whole way there if he could turn me around to face the window. i guess i got a little whiny because daddy turned off the radio to talk to me gently and assure me that it would be ok. i guess he doesn't speak pantherese like mommy does because he didn't understand that i just wanted to be turned around.

we got to the vet and they let me right into the exam room where they took a look at my chin and decided to take some fluid out of it for a biopsy. it hurt but i was good and let daddy just hold me while he did it. he took it to his room and told us a few minutes later that it was just some inflammatory cells and that it was likely just some bad acne that got infected (according to daddy -- he was explaining this to mommy on the cell phone once we were out). i decided to go back in my carrier and hide while he was in there.

the panther doctor decided to check my ears and clean them. i hate having my ears cleaned! i protested greatly but did not bite daddy or the panther doctor. they let me stay in my carrier on my kitty blanket but with the top off which helped a bit because i had something comfortable to lie on. according to the panther doctor, i also have an ear infection. maybe that's why cleaning my ears hurt so much?

the panther doctor decided to give me some clavamox which is yucky-tasting. daddy was holding my back end, the panther doctor was holding my front end, and the panther helper was trying to shoot it down my throat. i would have rather been held lovingly and petted while they medicated me (like mommy does) and i decided to spit it back at them. (mommy was laughing quite hard when daddy told her about it on the cell phone later.) i eventually decided to swallow the second half of the dose.

daddy then put the top back on the carrier, paid the panther doctor, and took me out to the car so he could call mommy. we then drove home with daddy talking to me. i howled at him for the rest of the day, protesting the ear cleaning and the medication because it wasn't fun and mommy would have been gentler with me.

when mommy came home today, she picked me up and snuggled me while walking around finding the medication. we sat down on the couch and she wrapped me in a towel because she has shorts on and didn't want to get claw marks on her legs. she scratched my ears and then stuck the medicine dropper down my throat while petting me. i cooperated because it was mommy and i am a momma's girl at heart. she had to do the medicine in two doses but she was gentle and kissed my head and told me that i was a good panther, so i did cooperate for her. after she was done, she petted me and loved me up.

according to mommy, my chin lump is smaller (probably from the panther doctor removing the fluid) and she says i'll be better in a few days. i hope so. i don't want to go back to the panther doctor again for a long time!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

vet appointments

first... a beautiful picture of me from the archives:

that's me posing for mommy on top of her old desk in minnesota.

mommy got through her two vet appointments this week. one was a vet checking her eyes and she came home with orange stuff around them. (a note from edda's mommy, jen: that was the dye from the glaucoma test. i blinked most of it out with the anesthetizing drops.) yesterday, she and daddy drove 3 1/2 hours to kalispell so another vet could stick sharp and pointy objects up her nose to see if she had recovered from her nose surgery. she says she doesn't have to go back to that vet again and i think she is happy about that. she has her BIG vet appointment on monday and she might have to get shots. (jen's note: no shots -- just unpleasant exams.)

speaking of vets, i have to go see mine tomorrow. i have a lump on my chin that hurts and mommy has had to drain and clean it out every day. she is worried about me getting an abscess (whatever that is) so she called the panther doctor and made an appointment for me tomorrow morning. daddy is going to take me because mommy has to go work to buy me tuna and catnip. (daddy works too but he has some flexible hours.) i helped mommy put my car crate together tonight and she put one of my brothers' kitten blankets from our grandma in there so i will have a panther nest while i ride in the car. i hope my vet visit goes well and the panther doctor can figure out what is on my chin...


Monday, August 18, 2008

daddy's birthday and other news

this is me at the top of the bookshelf that was in mommy's study in minnesota. i am a literary cat so i used to sleep up there.

my daddy's birthday is today. i don't know how old he would be in cat years but in human years, he is 31. (my mommy just turned 28 in may.) he met with women from the building where he teaches people about Jesus this morning and he went out to dinner with mommy after she finished work and went to her vet appointment to get her eyes checked. tomorrow, they are going to kalispell where mommy has another vet appointment to get her nose checked after she had surgery on the inside of it last month. (i had to take care of her during the week after surgery. she and i watched a lot of tv and took naps together.) i hope they bring me back special tuna or catnip.

they might go see mommy's aunt jean while they are over there if they have time. she has a fluffy cat named tammy and an outside maine coon cat named snooky. i have not met them but mommy says that they are very nice. aunt jean raises chickens though mommy told me that they are not the kind of chickens that i am allowed to eat.

while they are gone tomorrow, i have sentry duty upstairs in mommy's study and downstairs in the living room window. i have to make sure that no trains get in the house and that all the bunnies are accounted for just in case one snuck in the house and my sister freya beat it up.

i saw that huffle got an award for being nice. she is indeed a very nice cat -- she introduced me on the house panthers site.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

mommy and migraines

first, the pre-requisite archived picture:

this is me on an afghan that mommy was making for my aunt joanna (daddy's younger sister). it was three black stripes with two green stripes in between. as you can see, i blended in well.

my mommy gets migraines from time to time and it has been more frequent lately. at 12:45 this morning, she started getting the aura of one but couldn't take her pill because it would have interacted with another one she took. needless to say, she woke up in pain this morning and spent most of the day asleep with a quilt pulled over her head. my brothers cullen and finian and i had to take care of her as daddy was off teaching people about Jesus. cullen curled up on top of her and purred with his jet engine motor while finian and i took turns sleeping on the top of the couch watching her and sitting in the window being sentry kitties. i woke her up several times so she could get a drink of water and use the human litterbox.

when daddy came home, he woke her up and made her eat something. she felt a little better after that. she's helping me blog right now but she'll probably go back downstairs after that because it's hot up in her study and the heat makes her feel worse. (a note from edda's mommy, jen: actually, i'll probably take a shower and cool myself off as it's 90F here in montana and i think that might be part of it.)

mommy has to go to work tomorrow so she can buy me tuna and catnip, so i hope she feels better soon. meanwhile, i need to go make sure she rests well. i am a black cat after all and it is my job to take care of her.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

watching olympics with mommy

here's my archive photo for today.

i'm hiding on an afghan mommy made for a group that sends them to women and children in afghanistan.

mommy insisted on watching the women do flips and jump around tonight instead of admiring my sleek blackness and my wonderful acrocatics. oh well... she says i'd be a rhythmic gymnast anyway and rhythmic gymnastics doesn't start until thursday.

apparently, she was so into what she was watching that she was clenching her fangs and giving herself a headache. she had to put her plastic thing on her teeth to keep from making her headache worse. (jen's note: the plastic thing is a "night guard" and i have it because i have tmj.) she also crocheted a row too much on her afghan patch and had to take it out. i could have taken it out for her but she insisted on doing it herself.

i also came and woke her up this morning at 8:45 and snuggled her. i know she would have liked to sleep in until 10 or so but i am a black cat and i have appointments. it's later than she gets to sleep on weekdays and i thought she would appreciate that! i curled up on her chest which caused her to remind me that she is indeed allergic to me and that i needed to move down lower. i think not!

tomorrow, she has to dress up and go to the building to learn about Jesus so i won't get cuddles until she comes home. i hope she takes a long nap tomorrow so i get lots of cuddle time.


Friday, August 15, 2008

my job tomorrow

first, a picture that fits into what i will be doing tomorrow.

mommy likes to play with yarn and sticks. this is me helping mommy make a blanket for her evil twin brother, my uncle sean. (his fiancée, my aunt jeanette, is really cool though and appreciates my blackness.) she is wearing her favorite shirt which my sister and i helped shred. it says "slugs for Jesus" which was the group mommy was part of when she was in college. (a note from edda's mommy, jen: the group was the uc santa cruz chapter of intervarsity. our college mascot was the banana slug so our group was "slugs for Jesus".)

mommy has some yarn projects that she never gets to work on because she's gone at least 10 hours a day working to buy me catnip and tuna so tomorrow, she is going to catch up on her olympics viewing and play with some yarn while she watches tv. she has not asked me to help but i am a very helpful panther and i know that she will need help tangling i mean untangling the yarn.

mommy also has a sleep-in day tomorrow so i will get to snuggle tomorrow morning. i am very excited about that.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

an award and hot montana days

first, here's another picture from my kittenhood.

this is mommy holding my sister and i when we were very little. i was 6 months old and i think freya was 4 months old.

huffle gave me an award. thank you so much!

i know i am supposed to tag 5 people but i don't really know 5 people yet so i'm going to wait to do that.

it has been hot here in montana up until today, especially up where mommy's laptop is. mommy usually has the fan going to cool down the room but i am a black cat and do not do well in heat. mommy jokes about me being deflated but it's cooler to just be flat on the floor. mommy also has a fan downstairs where she sleeps and i like to lie in front of it. thankfully, daddy is home from the woods now and makes sure that my brothers and sister and i have plenty of water during the day when mommy is at work.

today, mommy needed some help waking up and so she picked me up off the top of the couch and i gave her a wake-up snuggle until she was able to get out of bed. mommy likes it when i come and snuggle with her in the morning and even sets her alarm early so that she has time for a snuggle with me. tomorrow, she does not have to go into work for an extra 45 minutes so we can have lots of snuggle time.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

helping mommy in the kitchen

first, here's the picture of me when i discovered that i didn't like snow very much.

i was 5 months old and mommy took me out on the cat harness. it was not a good experience and after that, she only took me out in the spring and summer.

today, mommy invited my catsitter drew over to bake up the cookie dough that she made. i love to help mommy in the kitchen so i walked around giving feedback and telling mommy how much of every ingredient to put in and also told drew how big to make each kind of cookie. i got lots of pets in between batches of cookie dough and mommy gave me some catnip because i was such a good helper.

eventually, i settled in the window and mewed at them whenever an interesting bird came by. after they finished, drew played with me using my feather stick. she complimented my mad jumping skillz. i wish she could have stayed longer but she had to go help cook for her own family. she told me though that she wants to introduce me to her kitties.

mommy almost stayed in bed with me this morning. she was very tired and fell asleep on the couch last night while watching tv. when she sat up in bed, i climbed in her lap and started purring, which made her fall back asleep. unfortunately, daddy came back before he had to go to the big building and woke her up. i tried arguing for her to be able to go back to sleep as i am her self-appointed attorney-at-claw. daddy disagreed though and mommy did eventually get up, put clothes on, and go to the big building where people learn about Jesus. she snuggled me when she got home an hour later though.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

edda's take on the olympics

first, here's a picture of me from when mommy and daddy brought me home to live with them.

i was just 4 months old and they adopted me upon meeting me when they went to go adopt my sister freya. they chose me because i was so sweet and they needed an older female to teach my monsterous little sister how to be a cat. (she was fostered with rottweilers and fancied herself a puppy.)

anyway, mommy has been playing with yarn this evening while watching the olympics. i've been "helping" her keep the yarn in order (though i don't know if she really considers it help) and i saw some human men do strange acrobatic things on bars and rings. they looked like i do when i jump off of things or jump for toys except that i am *much* more graceful than they are.

we then saw 4 human women batting a ball around in what looked like a gigantic litterbox. mommy doesn't like it when i play in my litterbox so i don't know why these human women were doing it. after that, we saw some humans jump into water and swim. i know mommy was happy because some human named michael phelps got a gold medal and another three humans got bronze medals. i don't know if huffle is watching the olympics but a human lady from her country got a gold medal in the water thing while a human lady from mine only got a bronze. i know mommy is cheering for team usa and team canada. huffle, are you cheering for team australia?

i think i need to go help mommy go to sleep now so she can dress up nicely and go to that building tomorrow morning where daddy teaches people about Jesus. then, she and i have cookies to bake in the afternoon. i think my job is going to be guarding them from my sister freya who thinks that the house and all the food belong to her.


helping mommy on the computer today

mommy has been busy tallying the final amount raised by day of blogs so i spent some time upstairs today helping her and meowing at her when she needed advice. i am a bit cross though because she did not share her dinner with me -- according to her, stuffed shells with salsa wouldn't be good for my little tummy. how does she know?!?!?!?

mommy has been trying to get pictures to show how pretty i am to everyone on the web but i really don't like her to photograph me. so... she and i have agreed that we will post one picture of me from her collection in every entry until we run out and then i will allow her to take pictures of me. the only rule is that if i do something she thinks is cute, she will be grabbing the camera and photographing me. *cat sigh* if only freya had succeeded in completely breaking the camera when she took the batteries out and dragged it down the stairs 4 years ago!

that is the quilt that mommy won't let me sleep on. wouldn't i as a black cat look absolutely beautiful on it?!?!?!?


Friday, August 8, 2008

being a sentry cat

mommy is home sick today. last night, she was coughing and sneezing and her throat is sore today. my brothers were taking turns nursing her on the couch so i decided to be a sentry kitty and make sure nothing came near the house that wasn't supposed to. i saw lots of bunnies and birds and a couple trains but nothing that shouldn't be there. i also heard that there's a coyote nearby which makes me happy that i am an indoor panther -- coyotes apparently like to eat black cats!

i also amused mommy by being completely flat on the ground when she woke up this morning. she finds this funny for some reason. i just like to hide well!

daddy is supposed to come home this afternoon from a week of playing in the woods and teaching human kittens about Jesus. he called mommy at lunch today (which she wasn't sharing with me!) to tell her. i hope he brings me tuna!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

forbidden quilt

mommy got a present from a nice lady in the area today. it was a beautiful quilt with a backing in blues and purples and a front with lots of pretty sunburst patterns on it. she is keeping it hidden from me because she says that black cats shouldn't be on quilts like that. (she thinks the quilt is too nice for every day use.)

but i am beautiful and black and would look wonderful on it!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

baking kitty cookies

mommy has been very busy since daddy went to go play in the woods and teach human kittens about Jesus. her work is having a bake sale and mommy is baking cookies. i've been helping her by rubbing her ankles and reminding her about what ingredients she should be putting in. i asked her if she was making any black cat cookies. she said that black cats shouldn't eat these kinds of cookies because they are bad for kitty tummies but she was thinking of making some sugar cat cookies with her kitty cookie cutters this weekend. i promised to pose for her when she does this.

she has also not been feeling good so last night, she curled up with her nose to her tail early in the evening. i helped out by keeping her company and snuggling with her. she told me that i am an excellent panther. i'm going to help her sleep again tonight.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

sleepy sunday

today, daddy disappeared with his bags. mommy says he's going to go play in the woods and teach human kittens about Jesus. mommy came home and fell asleep on the couch like she does lots of times on sunday. i helped her by sleeping above her and dropping my tail down to tickle her. when she woke up, she picked me up and put me on her and told me that it was wake-up snuggle time. but i am a black cat with appointments! i do not have time for a wake-up snuggle! she told me to pencil her in. *cat sigh*

there are new bunnies outside. i meowed at them to let mommy know but she says i can't go outside and play with them. there were also lots of trains for me to stalk today after my late afternoon nap.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

the prosaic edda

edda here.

i helped my mommy blog for day of blogs last weekend. she said that i did such a good job that i can have my own blog like huffle has. (huffle is a black cat like me except she lives in australia. i live in montana.)

i live on the montana hi-line with my mommy, my daddy, my sister freya, and my brothers cullen and finian. my daddy is a lutheran pastor. my mommy works for a famous company but she won't let me say what it is. my sister freya and i were adopted in november 2003 when mommy and daddy used to live in ohio. (my brothers were adopted a year earlier.) we moved to minnesota right after that and i learned that snow is cold and not for black cats. it also lasts way too long and is white which is confusing because it's the opposite of me!

my name was originally tiki but mommy and daddy wanted a little black cat named edda so i got renamed after my adoption. my middle names are macrina and scholastica because i am a literary cat and like books. macrina and scholastica were saints back before i was born and mommy thinks they are both cool women.

i like to eat, sleep, play with my brothers (until they beat me up), chase my tail, help mommy and daddy, watch the birds and bunnies in the yard, and stalk trains through the window. i love to talk to mommy and daddy and sometimes they give me catnip and tuna when i talk to them, especially when i point out where it is. i know the catnip lives in the drawer under the beeping thing the humans use to cook their food. i don't know where the tuna lives so i can't point it out to mommy or daddy when they are in the kitchen.

mommy needs to use the computer now so i will go. i hope i can come on again soon.