lørdag 6. november 2010

Cutting Frankies claws

Cutting a cats claws is harder than you think. I was looking around on youtube to see a tutorial on how to keep the cat calm and how to actually cut them. On the videos the cat just sits there, not doing anything, but when I try to do the same thing with Frankie when he is relaxed he just moves his paw around. I don't want to cut if he doesn't hold still. Maybe I'll wait until he sleeps and just cut them.
Here is a random picture of Frankie, getting distracted while reading;
I just got a new phone in the mail today. It's a HTC Desire HD. I'll probably take some videos of Frankie in the near future, so keep following.

fredag 5. november 2010

Sleeping Frankie

I've was searching youtube to find a video showing me how to cut his claws with the new clipper I bought, and I came across a tutorial about how you can make your cat sleep on the bed with you. I saw it and it made me think, doesn't all cats like to sleep on comfy beds ? I mean, I didn't even put Frankie on my bed before he slept there. When we first got him he hid behind the sofa for a day, only coming out at night to eat, but the second day he was all over the place and used the bed like it was his own. He has been sleeping with us ever since.
I'll post another story about how the clippings went tomorrow. Here is a picture of Frankie trying to read before he sleeps, and it looks like the book isn't that exciting;
I think I'm just going to stop posting stuff about the stock market. All I do is recap what has happened. Anyways, for those who care, I bought myself in again, but this time in Seadrill (SDRL). I'm over 1 % up just today, but I expect them to go well over 200 NOK. Q3 is at the end of the month and I'm hoping it's good.

torsdag 4. november 2010

Making a mess

As you all know, Frankie likes to play around. Sometimes, even when I don't play with him and just sit on the couch, he'll have some kind of urge to just sprint around in the room and shove small things around. I'm getting used to this now, but in the beginning it was a bit frustrating to go and pick everything up. When I see him like this now-a-days I'll just play with him for 30 minutes, then he'll get tired and sleep on the couch.
Here is a picture of Frankie screwing around in the laundry basket;
As for the stock market, Ben Bernanke lifted the market once again, and OSX is 1,5 % up from down 2 % yesterday. STL is still falling, but YAR who fell 2 % yesterday opened up at 306 NOK and is now up over 3 % at 311. I can see YAR rising to at least 320 NOK in the very near future, but I'll wait for a little correction, maybe down to 306 before I buy myself in.

onsdag 3. november 2010

Hide and seek

Frankie and I usually play hide-and-seek together. Before I go to bed I have to play with Frankie to make him tired so I can sleep without him bothering me.
Yesterday we did the same thing. I ran to the kitchen and hid by the fridge and he saw me and jumped up and "tagged" me on my stomach. Then he hid behind the sofa and I "tagged" him. After a while I wanted to take a break and go to the toilet, so I walk normally to the toilet, while he follows me, and I urinate. As I stand there and do my "business" Frankie just stares at my hand, and then suddenly he jumps up and "tag" my arm. I was holding my penis and he shoves me, making me piss on the wall and some on the floor. Then he ran away and hid. What an asshole he is.
I don't have a picture of him shoving me, but I took one from when he was done playing around;
As for the stock market, the OSX has fallen over 1 % so far because Statoil lay down an okey Q3-report, but with awful guiding. STL falls 5 % (!) dragging OSX down with the oil-price rising. YAR does not seem to be affected as it rises over 0,7 % as we speak. I'm still waiting to see what Ben Bernanke has to say today before I buy myself in again.

tirsdag 2. november 2010

Frankie and his new playmat pt. 2

It didn't take long before Frankie ripped the balls of the playmat. I guess the mat was made for smaller cats, as Frankie is 8 months old and almost full grown. Anyways, I fixed the mat by tying the balls to the arc with a band of higher quality. So now he can play as rough as he wants.
I don't have a picture of him ripping balls off, but here is one where he's just relaxing;
As for the stock market; I'm still waiting for a dip. The main index (OSX) and YAR just seem to keep rising, and I feel kinda bad for selling out so early. I thought it was going to fall today since Dow Jones fell so much after OSX closed, but the oil-prices are still rising and the grain-prices are also rising. We'll see how it is tomorrow.

mandag 1. november 2010

Frankie and his new playmat

We bought a playmat for Frankie. It's practically a mat with two arces that has balls attached to them. He really loves it. He lies on his back and plays with the balls, and when he gets tired he just sleeps on the mat. It's beginning to look a bit messy here with all the cat toys lying around.
Here is a picture of Frankie sitting in his mat;

As for the stock market, I'm not going to buy myself in today. OSX opened up and the cases I'm considering (YAR and TEL) both went high. Cautious as I am, I'll wait until after 3rd November when Federal Reserve Board will announce if they're going to help the market and with how much. Then I'll consider it some more :P