Friday, 6 May 2011

Today I am proud to show a handsome portrait of Stran-veli. Now at first glance there might be some prejudice as he only has one eye, and the other is also damaged but none of us notice this ever. He certainly behaves as though he sees everything, and more! In fact I am convinced he sees through me.
No one knows how his eyes were damaged. It might have been cat flu (he has the nasty calici virus but thankfully has had no symptoms for a couple of years and we hope that he never ever will). Or it might have been because of some unspeakable people throwing chemicals at him on the streets where he lived. He had definitely been shot and had an air gun pellet removed from his tummy. This makes me so mad (and Äiti too) and if it weren't for some very nice people there I would officially declare war on the area he came from. But Äiti says it's important we look after Stran and other kitties, and not think too much about what they went through as it would drive us nuts.
Stran-veli is so friendly though, he must have forgiven humans for being mean to him. Living on the streets did not turn him into a gangster cat, but instead he looks after us now, as his very own colony. And in quiet moments he sits thoughtfully and looks so very handsome. And then as soon as he hears Äiti approach within half a metre of the food cupboard, he teleports to her side.

11 comments:

OKcats said...

That is one fine portrait of the gentle Stran. We can't think too much about the rotten people who can hurt animals, it hurts our hearts too much. There is a kitty at the shelter who was returned when he elderly mom could no longer take care of him, and he only has one eye (he lost the other to cancer). Our mom thinks he looks wise!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

My friend, the Rumblemum want's to give you BIG snuggles and kisses on your head. You're a very handsome man cat indeed.

Sparkle said...

Stran is a very impressive kitty! But of course he does not hold any grudges against the human race as a whole. I am sure he knows exactly who the Bad People are.

Mr Puddy said...

I agree with Äiti , Stran is in the good hand now. And for me, he is one of my hero. And me and my mom can tell he is very happy with you guys and Äiti ..We can see he always show hiss fabulous tummy , He must be enjoy his life a lots..heh..heh
Have a great weekend coming !
We love your Finland Kingdom : )
xoxo
King of some street in Melbourne : )

meowmeowmans said...

Stran-veli is quite handsome, if you ask us! We are so glad he is so well-loved there with you.

Katnip Lounge said...

We think we love Stran even MORE with only one eye, he's a hero for coming thru adversity with such a good outlook on life. No wonder he puts up with all of you so well, you all are a piece of cake after his early years!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We are full of admiration and respect for handsome Stran.

Purrs,
The Chans

Simba said...

What a great story of goodness and kindness of some, and how it has offset the meanness of others. Stran is a very handsome cat, and his one-eyed look adds to an air of mystery about him.

Ginger Jasper said...

I think that is a beautiful picture of the gorgeous Stran. I think those people are evil but as my dad says what goes around comes around and they will get their comupence. The main thing as you say is that there is now love and care only. Hugs GJ xx

blindmaximus said...

Being blind myself, I had always wondered what happened to Stran's eye. Since I'm pretty new to this blog I always assumed everyone knew but me! BOL! But now I realize that no one really knows. I think the one-eye look makes him look distinguished.

Cara n Crew said...

Stran-Veli has a wise look about him that we love :) Purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, MInnie, and Hollie