Saturday, 19 January 2019

Saturday Sabbatical

Loyal Readers, Äiti has decided she needs a little break from blogging - it's that time of year again when the Black Dog comes lurking around. Even though the light is returning and brightening the snows, Äiti wishes she were hibernating - or at the very least snuggling up with us all day and every day.  I have reluctantly agreed to allow this - well, what choice do I have ? Do not fear, I shall be utilising the time well as I have seen much turkey and salmon in the freezer.
And Äiti has the most important and delightful duty of scritching Lewis. For 13 years he has not allowed this, and now herb heart is melting as she tickles his chin. This is the best antidote to the Black Dog*.
*We were discussing this Black Dog phrase in the felocracy, and we don't like it as it is prejudiced against dark canines. Äiti likes the phrase 'The Grim' but it's also not right as it implies a very serious depression and that's not the case. What phrase could we use for the old seasonal sads that come along ? 

Friday, 18 January 2019

Friday Frenzy

Pekka is getting ready for the weekend. There's dried nip on the ess.
He rolls his own.
And it won't stay dry for long as he slobbers all over it.
Uh oh, he turns away - has he overdone it ?

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday Tortie Watch

I am grateful to Seppo for keeping Mesi close to him, and away from me !  I had my dragon-glass claws clipped yesterday so need to spend a while resharpening up my main defences.
Seppo and Mesi have been peacefully sleeping in the onderful kitty cottage - it's the best thing to do right now given the cold outside and crazy British politics which Äiti stupidly watches.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Lewis continues to do well, and as given this lovely  white blankie with paws on (just for him). You can see his toes here, squishing into a fleece. The kitchen table beddie is his favourite place now.
Every time Äiti goes the the fridge, Lewis stands up hopefully; he knows there is turkey in the fridge. Äiti bought a second turkey after Christmas as he loves the meat so much, and of course we all get to share it. Lewis continues to have a good appetite and his fur is in better condition too. His sight is poor (if he has any) but he gets around with no problems.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Monday Mancat

Meanwhile, at -10'C on the Catio, some kitty caught a shrew. This was either Mirsku or Pekka as they are the ones who go out on Mousewatch. The prize remains on the Catio, frozen, as atrophy to play with.
 Just so.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sunday Sport

And today we have the ground-based chases of the Red Dot. Jura gives as good as he gets!
 Aila shows she can move fast, despite her muscular bulk!
You do not want to be in front of her when she charges.
She somehow draws the red dot towards her. Sneaky.