Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Veikko's Vappu

Vappu is the Finnish International Workers' Day celebration, and it is basically an excuse for humans to get drunk and party. Now Äiti won't be doing this but I, Veikko, will be celebrating big time.
While on her dizzy blogcation, we Felocrats did a lot of debating - along with onerous nursing duties and the even more taxing daily task of kicking her out of bed so we could get our breakfast. And it appears that in this monarch-free felocracy, no committee can ever make a decision. So I looked around all of my fellow cats (see, I can pun a bit) and raised my paw to become the spokesfeline for the blog. Now this did come with some conditions - like I wanted a title. I know I cannot be king as the monarchy ended with the passing of King Punapippuri, may his little whappy paws and volatile hissyfits rest in peace; so it has been agreed I will have the title Viscount which in Finnish is varakreivi. I think if I am to compose a blog - hopefully daily - the least I deserve is noble recognition.  The other felocrats have agreed - well, they have not protested. Even Mesi who, let me say, can be a little bit antsy with me. 
Äiti thinks it is a good idea and she has had to concede that the blog has been a bit tricky - what with getting balance and opinions from us all, and she misses that Orange Pisspot a lot. He certainly had plenty of ideas and views, and she was never at a loss for stuff to post.

So, raise a glass of sima (the traditional Vappu drink) but don't get a balloon (another tradition) full of helium as there's a growing shortage of the gas, and they only pop and end up in the ocean killing turtles. It's Viscount Veikko at the helm.


  1. Congratulations on your new title, Veikko!

  2. Viscount is a good title. And we think silence is assent!

  3. Hip Hip Hooray for you, Veikko. We think you'll make a great Viscount.
    (We miss the Orange PissPot, too. MOL!)

    Have a great day, furriends.

  4. A new spokesperson, congrats! Cheers, let's drink!

  5. Congratulations on your new job, Varakreivi Veikko!

  6. Woo Hoo! Concatulations, Viscount Veikko!

  7. Viscount Veikko has a nice ring to it.

  8. YEAH!!!! Long live Viscount Veikko!! Amarula says to just ignore any reports of a tortie intimidating voters to get them to vote for you -- she would never do such a thing! Zulu wants to know if this means you'll get a whole new wardrobe of fancy new regal outfits. And Frodo wonders if this means he can send you extra hugs---and whether you can make a ruling that Amarula has to accept his hugs??


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