Friday, 10 September 2010

Happy birthday! Paljon onnea!

This is so exciting! It's my second birthday, and nearly two years since I joined perheni as pikku pentu. Now I am a big mancat. Äiti has been trying to take birthday portraits of me for a couple of days so I have been running away from the camera just to keep her busy. But yesterday I posed for these shots and she cannot make up her mind which should be the official portrait.
Here I have a very mature look and you can see how my flowing face furs have grown. My mane is so lush now I am all grown up. And I think I have a thoughtful, strong, silent suomalainen mies (Finnish man) look. And Äiti thinks my eyes are shining in the autumn syunshine.

And here I think I have a royal look - I am alert for danger (it is indeed the time when merikotka might visit the lake nearby), but have a gentle curve to my smile showing, my benevolence and fairness as a leader. So, which do my loyal readers think should be my official portrait?
And right now it is just the start of my birthday! I have some ace presents. First, I stayed out ALL NIGHT. I often do this in summer, but now we have proper darkness and it could be scary for a young cat. But not me! Now it may have been an accident that the catio was left open overnight because Äiti was actually a bit shocked to see me come inside with muddy paws, hehehe. I have already had my cat tree, and the box it came in (a new box is sheer joy), and now the bestest present is that Äiti has added lots more of my loyal readers' blogs to this page so I can easily keep up with everyone (and then get the secretary to comment, hehehe).
I will have lovely food later - I saw some poro come out of the freezer and Äiti will make me a stew later. Just a simple Finnish recipe with mashed potatoes and maybe some berries. And I have also been given some lovely little mousies - they rattle too, just like my favourite mouse does. I have been chasing them around already.
And now I am two years old I have something very serious to do, and I am sat here moving from paw to paw as I am a little bit nervous. You may know that there is a very special little tortie in the USofA, who has had naughty kneecaps too. She is so beautiful, and I check everyday to see how she has been, and watch her blog. Her name is Maggie May and she is so full of tortitude, it makes my heart just flip. We have exchanged cards, and her picture is on our fridge for me to adore. Anyway, now I am a big, mature man catI have something I almost dare not ask, but......Maggie May, would you do me the honour of being my girlfriend ?

There, it's said, and I will be checking this blog and hacking Äiti's emails nervously for the rest of the day. She is so lovely and sweet (in a spirited sort of way). I do hope she says yes to me. I am a little bit younger than she is - just 4 months - but I hope that does not put her off. Stran-veli has told me I should just 'go for it' and ask her out, and I know I can trust him.

Äiti, what time is it in the USofA now.....?


Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY PUNAPIPPURI!!!! You look so very handsome in both of the portraits. We're very glad your "secretary" included both. It sounds as though your day will be filled with fun things. Enjoy every moment!

We think the pretty little tortie would be crazy to say no... But she may still be asleep at the moment. Be patient!

Purrs and Woofs,
All the Chans and Tommy

Carolyn said...

Happy birthday your royal highness lovely Punapippuri!

Good luck with Maggie May: how could she ever resist though?

I'd choose the second photo but they are both very handsome.

Enjoy your birthday and all the treats!

Boom Nisanart said...

Happy Birthday Pikku Punapippuri
And I hope you have a great fun today : )

Everyday Cat Visitor

Kea said...

Happy birthday, Punapippuri! It sounds like you will be having a terrific celebration!

We think Maggie May can't possibly resist you.

It's very difficult to choose between the two photos. Can you not have both? If we had to pick, we would choose #2 also.

Teddy Westlife said...

Happy birthday Punapippuri! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Maggie May said...

Happy 2nd Purrthday, Punapippuri! Just look at those gorgeous pictures of you with your big green eyes and white and ginger furs. How could a girl resist?!
YES! I'd be honored to be your girlfriend ♥ ♥ ♥
Hope you have the best purrthday ever!!
Love and purrs,
Maggie May

Anonymous said...

Happy Purrday Punapippuri!!! We came over from Maggie May's to wish you a very happy 2nd purrday! And ConCats on your new relationship with sweet Maggie May. We wish you the best~! Hoping you get lots of toys, treats, noms, and 'nip today!

Sniffs & Scratches~
The Kool~Kittie~Krew

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Burthday Punapippur - you are a furry handsome sort of man cat - we can't think that Maggie May would be able to resist your good looks and charm.

badgirl33 said...

Happy purrsday wishes from germany

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Punapippuri. You are a very handsome mancat. We heard about you from Maggy May and we are glad she has said yes to being your girlfriend.

Kuovi said...

Hyvää syntymäpäivää! We sent you a birthday card, tell your äiti to check her email :)

Juuso, King Kitty Cat of Finland (south)

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Punapippuri! And congratulations. We already read Maggie Mae's answer. She said YES! :)

We think photo #1 should be your official portrait. Very, very handsome.

Cat Mandu said...

Happy Birthday! I heard you were having a birthday and wanted to say "Hi". (I just turned one.)

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Willow and I wanted to wish you a Very Happy 2nd Birthday today! We are so glad the Maggie Mae said yes! You look so incredibly handsome in both of your pictures, but we are rather partial to the first one!

Purrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Marlene said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! You are quite the handsome mancat.

Good luck with your (hopefully) girlfriend!

9 and Chani

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Birthday Punapippuri! Two is a great age, especially with a pretty girlcat on your paw like Maggie May!

How excellent that you got to get OUT last night, that was an ace unexpected birthday present...although we bet Aiti was not pleased about it.

Enjoy your special day...we will be over for that reindeer stew later. Johnny says he can hardly wait!

We like portrait #1 for Summer, and #2 for Winter.

Mishkat said...

We came over from the lovely Maggie May's blog to wish you a very Happy Birthday! We are also wishing you many happy returns.

And we love both pictures - but our favorite is the second one. You are extremely handsome.

XXX from the Mishkat cats

P.S. We hope Maggie May says "yes"!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Punapippur!!

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh my goodness!! Happy Belated Second Birthday and many more Punapappuri!!! And congratulations on being the Boyfuriend of Maggie May!!
Your TX furiends,