Saturday, 23 July 2011

Thoughtful Saturday

It is Saturday morning, and that means I have my snuggle with Äiti. She is putting me first on the blog with this video - you can see I am king of the pole.
Jura learnt a very valuable lesson this morning - the human litter box has a wet hole in it. Hehehe. Äiti has been scrupulous about putting down the lid, but in the split second after she stood up, he landed in the pan. Yucky! He then had his first bath. He wants it to be his last.
In the meantime, our curtains are being destroyed: Jaava is climbing our mosquito barrier!
And yesterday we had great playtime on the catio. Lots of wisdom was passed on.
Stran-veli of course is the main source.
And Tuomo-veli joins in.
And a friendly bottom-sniff from Lewis-veli.
And of course there's some playtime.
Stran-veli cannot resist this temptation waved in his face.
Now we do not often pay attention to the news and the world of humans beyond my kingdom but I have a feline friend in a nearby country, whom Äiti says looks just like me. She says he could be my twin - double trouble, hehehe. She keeps in touch with him through this thing called facebook. So we look out for what happens in his kingdom. There has been a horrible thing there which none of us understands as we don't get how nasty humans can be sometimes. Thankfully, my world is safe and I am very grateful for this. But please, just bow your heads and tip your tails for a silent moment for everyone affected by events in Norway.


Fuzzy Tales said...

Loved the video, we see that you are, indeed, king of the pole. :-)

The photos are great, as always. The mom's just thankful that curtain-climbing Jaava doesn't live with us. LOL. She says Nicki is enough to manage, but seeing Jura and Jaava puts things in perspective. Ha.

We have been seeing the terrible news reports from Oslo and can't wrap our feline brains around such madness. From the reports, it seems to be one young man only, the attacks against the current government. Absolutely we're purring and purraying for all those affected by this tragedy. We're one planet and what happens to one, happens to us all.

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

We were absolutely horrified by what happened in Norway. There are some very, very sick people out there.

#1 laughed when she read about Jura. The exact same thing happened with kitten Sen-Chan several years ago, in that split second between getting up and putting the lid down. Not much fun for anyone afterwards...

The Chans

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

That catio looks soooo inviting,and you've got sun!!! I'm so envious!!

Angel Simba said...

The news from Norway is so disturbing and upsetting.

The pictures with Stran are so cute.!

Curtains: Mom recalls that the last kitten in this household was Rusty, and they simply took down the sheer draperies while he grew up! It meant quite a while without them, but they therefore did not get destroyed. Dad made a very sturdy simple style scratching post by using a plywood base, 4 x 4 post and good quality carpet remnant, and Rusty would climb and hang on that and even climbed up and sat on the top of it when he was very small.

Toilets: well, Aiti has to be VERY quick!

Katnip Lounge said...

Puna, you are having so much fun on the pole...we laughed and laughed! Those kittens might not be so bad, after all!
Poor Jura. Um, we laughed about that, too. Sorry!
We are glad you are all safe and enjoying life. Mommy has cousins in Norway but out in the countryside.

Sparkle said...

I see that the new family members are settling in quite nicely - human litter box mishaps excepted. The news from your neighboring country is very sad. The victims and their families are very much in my thoughts and purrs today.

OKcats said...

Keep it up with the kitten stories - it reminds our mom why she adopts adult cats! hehe

On a more serious note from our mom: I am just speechless about what happened in Norway. The bombing of the federal building brings back the horrible memories of what happened just down the road from me in Oklahoma City 16 or so years ago (feels like it was more recent). But the massacre of those kids - that's unimaginable. When I read the adjusted death count this morning, I couldn't believe it. And then I read the maximum punishment he could receive was 21 years, and I just don't know what to say. A terrible, terrible day. The people of Norway are in my thoughts.

Kari said...

Stran amazes us each day with the care and patience he shows toward the little ones. He's all heart, isn't he! He is our kitty idol! And it's absolutely wonderful to see some of the others making friends with the babies, too! There are so many cute babies, gorgeous babies, all over the blogosphere but Puna, you've got beautiful baby all wrapped up!
We couldn't see your film but we are sure it is great.

Kari said...

PS our prayers are with the people of Norway. This horrible act reminds us of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA several years ago. A hideous act committed by a native son. Crushing.