We are cat-sitting for the holidays, holidays being the New Year’s celebration. Our good friends, Vica and Dima, asked us to watch their cat while they are gone for a couple of days. So we are not cat-less anymore, at least not until Saturday. The cat’s name is Alex, because he is a red cat. All red cats are named Alex in Russia now after the lion in the Madagascar cartoons. This Alex doesn’t have ears (more about that later), and he just lost part of his tooth (more about that later as well)!