Sunday, 23 January 2022

Very Sad Sunday

                           

We are extremely sad to report that Aila, our great matriarch, made her way to meet Those Who Have Gone Before. She had done really well on her thyroid meds, but in the last week showed signs of a rapid decline, and she let Äiti know it was her Time.  Äiti is pretty devastated - Aila was the last of the Britcats, who came to live with her in Finland (N) thirteen years ago.

Aila was just 6 weeks old when Äiti met her at The Moggery in Bristol. She was extremely tiny and cute, and irresistible. She was still so very young, but she had an excellent role model in Stran who was to be her best buddy forever, helping her through the move north.

However, she was not quite a nurturing adult to Punapippuri when he tried to play !
She was indeed pretty snarky and sassy, and she loved her life as Queen of the Catio.
Over the years, she met many Felocrats, and she was a steadfast influence to us all. We knew not to mess with her when at the food bowl, and she would always be the first to solve any evil treat feeder challenges.
We are deeply sad of course, but also can look back at the photos and smile because Aila lived life to the full, and Äiti is so very grateful to have had such a wonderful feline, and feels honoured to have been Aila's human. She will be missed so much, but it was indeed time for her to meet the others. We will look for her tailio dancing in the revontulet, the northern lights, and we will all smile as she whaps the other tailios out of her way.

As Loyal Readers will no doubt understand, Äiti needs some time. Even though she knew Aila would not be around forever, this is still a shock. She'll go on a little blgocation, and we Felocrats are going to see how these changes will alter out hierarchy. We are now a Gang of Eight, with Jaava as the new matriach. I, Viscount Veikko, have my sleeping quarters back to myself (Aila had been in there with me for a while), but maybe it is time for me to stretch my paws more too. We shall see. 











Saturday, 22 January 2022

Arty Puzzle Day

 I know this picture was from over a week ago, but I think it is about time that I featured in art and a puzzle.

Here you go - enjoy.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Kotikissa Friday

Otso and Aila tolerate each other. As the only 'moggies' they do have a bond, unspoken but strong. Kotikissa means moggy in Finnish, literally home cats. And yes, moggies make a home. 

 They do both look as though they could whap that little sphynx statue into oblivion.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Thursday Sofa TIme

Over the week, Papu and Jura have moved very little. None of us blame them.

 

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Tuesday Laptime

 A very strange event occured - Otso and Jaava shared Äiti's lap. It was not for long and the light was poor, so the photo is bad. But the moment was memorable.


Monday, 17 January 2022

Mooching Mancat Monday

Papu makes sure Jura's belly heat does not go to waste. Jura, in the meantime, is unimpressed and snoring.