Sunday, 10 April 2011

The fantastic Finnish spring is here and we have been basking on the catio. The temperature even got above 10'C. And Äiti did not go out to take photos of stinky birds - instead she did stuff for us! Now there are many of us, we need extra things to climb on, and she built us some shelves.
Now she's not very neat and tidy with stuff like this so I was very polite when I inspected her work - the main thing is that it will not fall down. Even with Mirsku on it. She says she is going to build us a 'sky way' later like at the Katnip Lounge. We shall not hold our breath in anticipation. But I like these shelves - I can get right to the top of the catio.

Eagle-watch from here will be scary but effective. I shall delegate this task.
Aila-sisko was also outside climbing. She likes clambering over the barbecue - luckily it is not switched on.
And here she hides behind the Rock of Norway, all sparkling after a winter under the snows of Finland.
But then she tries to climb my shelves.
This is a good opportunity to assert my leadership.
Tap tap. Be gone girlcat.
Whoops. Oh no, Äiti don't post these. I shall get in trouble with those girlcats Zoe and Fuzzy. Pah! Perhaps Tuomo-veli has the right idea. He has been doing some tidying up of the catnip.
Squashing it more like.
Well, perhaps it's better than fertilising it.
Pekka-poika bravely checks to see if there's any life left in the pot.
Our poor kissanmintu - it struggled through winters of -34'C and then one visit from Mirsku-veli and it's dead.


Deb said...

These are fabulous photos of cats just doing their thing. Love them.

Angel Simba said...

That is so great that your Mom made you shelves like that with the holes in them. But you need to share!!

Brian said...

You sure do have great climbing places!!! Enjoy your Sunday everyone!!!

Kari said...

Your mum built you those shelves! Wow, you are such lucky kitties. Most mum and dads wouldn't know where to start. She is very talented! Your enclosure is just full of great places to play.
We are glad that the warmer weather has finally found you. It must have come by the long route this year.
Too bad your nip got fertilized. The photo was hillarious! Your mum will surely replant you pot with nice new plants. It's wonderful to see Aila! We are fascinated by her. But then, you all fascinate us! We love you all.

Sparkle said...

I can't believe Mirsku did that! That ruined it for everykitty else - no fair!

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

I loved seeing the kitties and I would much prefer the sunny spring of Finland to the winter!

The climby shelves look like fun!

Have a good week!


Mr Puddy said...

Wow ! your mom built you a sky way. That's awesome ! and the location is so good to get the sunbeams. That's great to do the sun bath as well.

And MOL for Pekka...What's on earth, he want to check fresh fertilising..Ha..Ha..Ha..Sorry , Look pretty sick for me : )

Have a great day guys, Awesome sun over there : )

Katnip Lounge said...

Ha ha ha! You guys have a plant pee-er too! Mirksu and Maui would have much to talk about; Maui enjoys watering our indoor lawn.
Your climber is great! You will have loads of fun on it. Now you must start begging for a second one, and delegate another eagle scout.

OKcats said...

PunaPIPPURI~! You are in BIG TROUBLE!! We are all but positive that your Aiti did NOT build you shelves so you could 'assert your leadership' on Miss Aila! If you do not stop that, we shall have to find a way to directly communicate with both of your girlcat housemates and help them plan a proper revenge.

We've got our eyes on you!