Thursday, May 29, 2008

Remote Attack

So after ignoring the meal worms, Niko started strolling around my desk...

Oh hey, what's over here!

zomg the remote! nom nom nom!

Yeah, I pretty much just let him chew on whatever fascinates him...

"He'll love them. Trust me"

U-huh, he'll love meal worms. Suuuuuuuuuure. I bought a can o'worms (just like I bought a can o'crickets). Ya'know what he did? Ignored them. Didn't even lick them like he did the crickets!

So let's go through a play-by-play shall we? First, grab a sleepy Niko...

Next, open the can of worms.

Offer some worms.


Yep, utterly rejected. So I played with Niko climbing around on my arms/back for a while. But this is just part 1. See the 2nd post tonight for part 2.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Minun herkkä Niko

So I was trying to explain the Finnish word 'herkkä' yesterday, because it's one of those words that I use in Finnish but can't think of a good English equivalent. Wiktionary to the rescue!

herkkä (stem herk-*) (comparative herkempi, superlative herkin)

  1. delicate, vulnerable
  2. physically sensitive, tender
  3. sensitive, easily offended
Anyways, I feel that Niko is herkkä because of the way he gets startled by anything and everything (and curls up into his little ball). Of course, he'll sometimes become stubborn and want to get out of his little ball ;)

Bonus! Niko trying to eat my tv remote buttons:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

mmm, water

This was the first time I actually saw Niko taking a drink of water from his water bowl. So of course, photo documentation ;)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mini Niko Movie

My new point-and-shoot digi camera has movie-taking ability, so here's our star Niko doing what he does best for your enjoyment! (bear with me as this will be kinda like parents forcing you to watch videos of their precious children just sitting around and not doing much... but Niko's my baby)