Lena and I

imageThis will be the last week for Friday Follies. Starting next week and for the remainder of May, I have guest posts from people in the Czech community for you! I thought it might be fun to get different insights from others like me who are a part of the Czech community through the queen pageants, festivals, music, and more! I hope you will like it!

For this last post, I wanted to show Lena and I together! I figured that you’ve seen her with grandpa, Jordan, her furry friends, and in all her favorite places, so it was about time that I show off our unique relationship. As you may have read in my first Friday follies post, Lena has been part of our family since she was four weeks old and she is a huge part of the family (that may have been a smal pun on her weight, sorry Lena).

Miss Lenka Lou and I do basically everything together, even if I don’t want her help 😉 She likes to help me write my posts or participate in my art projects. If there has been too much time between the last time I pet her or gave her attention, she will tell me. Often when I get home late and am starving, I will make food at sit at the kitchen table to eat. If she cannot sit next to me on the chair, Lena will rub against my legs and yell at me. She is a little needy.

If Lena is not laying on daddy’s feet and annoying him while he sleeps, she is lying on top of me. She will literally lie in any nook or cranny she can find, the more uncomfortable it makes me, the better. Just last night, she crawled up and laid on my chest like a ton of bricks. When I moved her after I couldn’t fall asleep, she transferred herself to my hips. What a thoughtful cat!

Lena has this thing where she sleeps on or around my face too. When she was a baby, she would sleep on the back of my neck, under my hair, to keep warm. She is not a small kitten anymore and playing scarf is not my favorite activity. She also used to spend a lot of time in the sleeves of my shirts, my dad’s cargo pockets, and in my hoodies (like the photo above). I do love the snuggles, but sometimes it’s too much!

Where are some of the interesting places your animals sleep? Drop me a line below or on Facebook! Let me know what you thought of Friday Follies! I hope you’ve gotten to know me and Lena a little more 😉

Lena and the Sun


When it is sunny out there are two modes Lena could be in: slain by the sun and napping or crazy ninja cat. There will be just a sliver of light coming in through the blinds and the Lena will be down for the count. Unless, of course, she is hiding behind things, jumping out and attacking you when you walk by, or trying to sneak up and surprise you. At that point she will promptly scurry off to plot her next ninja job.

Obviously, since she is a cat, the sun is a vital aspect of her day. Most of the time you will find her on the floor in front of the window or on the bed soaking up the vitamin D. I have found that she will try to fit into places too small for her in order to reach the sun or to knock things our of her way to achieve that goal.

Lena is often waiting by the porch door when it’s nice asking to go out. She then will investigate the current climate and porch situation. This may include being tortured by the birds who laugh at her from a safe distance or laying over the side of the porch through the slats to see what’s going on below. It’s entertaining when I go downstairs and Lena is on the porch. If I call up to her she will talk to me in her cute little cat voice. I can only imagine what she is telling me, maybe to come back up stairs, or to remind me to get the cat food she likes while I’m out, or she’s just telling me off… I don’t know.

Finally, in that rare moment where she isn’t sleeping when it is sunny, you better be ready! I never know what sort of shenanigans she has gotten into when the sun is out… Unfortunately, I did not get proper documentation of these moments here, probably because I was fleeing for my life. Beware of the ninja kitten!

Does this happen with your fur baby? Let me know below or on facebook!

Lena and Friends

imageGrowing up, I’ve had a lot of pets including goldfish, cat, dogs, hamsters, and a bird. I thought it might be fun this week to introduce you to a few of Lenka’s friends.image

Little Bear is the family dachshund and Tigger is my sister’ cat. While Bear wanted nothing more than to love all over Lena, Tigger was content to ignore her. There was one exception: when there was a box they would fight over who got to lay in it. In this picture, I tried to make a truce between the cats by making a box fort, so they could both have their own area. I’m not so sure it worked.

Lenka and Little Bear Spooning

Lenka and Little Bear Spooning

Lena is very curious about Rocco, my dad’s African Grey.

Lena is very curious about Rocco, my dad’s African Grey.

Do your pets get along? Or not so much? I would love to hear about them below or on Facebook!

Jordan and Lena

imageJordan and I started dating around the time that Lenka came home with me, so he has always been in her life. I love seeing them together. Jordan will pick her up like a baby, walk around the house, and she is completely relaxed and content. Whenever we are home she needs to be lying at his feet or on his lap. Whenever he is not home she is laying in his chair, waiting for him to come back.

Jordan is also the person she plays rough with. Maybe, too rough. My favorite is when they are playing and running around the house and Jordan stops. Lena still wants to play, so she will follow him around and attack his feet. Sometimes she gets so excited that she pulls herself across the carpet.

Here are just a few precious moments:

Lena and grandpa

imageWhen I rescued my kitten I was living with my parents. I brought her home and my dad tried to confine her to my room because he didn’t want another animal in the house (we had 3 dogs, one cat, and a bird at the time). However, the following pictures are proof that they are best friends 😉


Kitty is Needy When I’m Trying to Work!

www.myczechlist.com As I am writing this, Lena is all over my lap. My cat wants nothing to do with me unless I am doing something else. I will call her over to snuggle or play and she is not always interested. But, the moment I pull out my computer or iPad to do some work, she is all over me. She will nudge and wiggle her way into any space she can find, often sitting right on my keyboard. If she can’t do that, she will lay on my arms so I can’t to anything else. Does your cat do this?

It’s infuriating. I don’t want to anger her. I don’t want to push her away, but she has anywhere else on the bed to lay. This includes that warm spot on my lap, as long as I can still type! The problem with this cat is that she is soooooo cute! She just makes me feel terrible when I don’t let her do what she wants. It’s going to be rough to have children if they are anything like my fur baby.

Does your furry friend feel the need to help you work? Tell me about it! I would love to see your stories here or on Facebook! Pictures are great too! 

Some of the Odd Places I Find my Cat


I don’t know what it is about cats and packaging. My cat has plenty of toys to play with, but she is happiest when we open a package and she can get in the box. Unloading groceries is a nightmare with Lena because she wants to get in the bags with the groceries. And wrapping presents is almost impossible.

Not only is Lena obsessed with packaging, but I often find her in the oddest places. The worst was the time she hid in the closet behind the shoe rack while the repair guy was in the house, and I didn’t know she could get back there, so I freaked out and thought our baby ran away. I’ve also found her lying on the middle of the kitchen table when I get home and on a shelf so she could reach the sun. It never fails that she is lying on something we need or somewhere she shouldn’t be.

Here is just a sampling of her favorite spots:

Do your fur babies hide in silly places? I would love to see your favorites below or on the Facebook page!

Lena Sleeping

Www.myczechlist.comThis week I am featuring Lenka doing what she does the best: sleeping. Cats are notorious for sleeping a lot, and Lena is no exception. She sleeps whenever she pleases and in the oddest configurations, but she sure is cute! The following are a few of my favorite nap time poses:

Do you have a furry friend that sleeps in silly ways? I would love to see! Drop a pic below or on the Facebook page.

More Adorable Kitten Photos

imageLast week I introduced you to Lenka, my cat. Since there were only a couple photos, I figured this week you may want to see a few more adorable, kitten photos.


I hope you like getting to know my family and me. What else would you like to see?

What do you think about the title “Friday Follies” as a weekly theme? 

Drop a line below or on facebook! I can’t wait to hear from you!