Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tuesday twitterings

We had very important visitors yesterday. Äiti was madly cleaning the place - she even washed the trays under our food bowls. And she prepared some yummy food (well, by her standards). We sat back amazed - she is not known for domestic skills or details. These visitors were coming from Kuopio, and were the first people Äiti met when she visited Finland - they had a lot to do with her deciding to move here so I decided that perhaps they were worth liking and maybe I should be royally grateful to them. And we were bought treats (where are they Äiti???) and given lots of attention. And they were so kind and cat-loving that they made sure they took photos of each of one of us - and I of course had many picturea taken of me because I was looking so smart. And Äiti foolishly said if they could remember all our names she would buy them a meal. And they could! Our names and colours, and even which of us are Britcats and Finncats. We are very impressed. And Äiti is very poor - hehehehe!
However I was less impressed to find one of them trying to tempt Jaava-ninja into a bag to take home! Luckily she was rescued and there was not a diplomatic incident. However we would ask Äiti that if she has visitors next time she does not pretend that we are well-trained and do not leap on the kitchen table when everyone is eating.

And on a serious note, we have seen Äiti crouching over the computer much more and looking worried. Back in England there is much trouble 'on the streets' and she says that where she grew up there are riots and last night there were riots in the town that our Britcats came from. She has a friend who was very helpful to the Britcats - when Äiti was here in Finland setting up their new home she came round every day with a roast chicken and stayed to cuddle them in the empty house before she helped them into their travel crates for their long journey here. She has many cats and last night wrote that there were police vans and riot police outside her house. It is very scary and Äiti says she is trying to make sense of it but cannot. We just hope everyone and everycat there is safe and that this stupid stuff stops soon. And I am especially grateful that Äiti is here in Finland, and not in England.

9 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Aiti should bet with my mom ! My mom is useless, Aiti will never have to pay the meal ; )

About UK, We heard the news today too, Pretty scary !
Now I purrs so hard and paws crossed for all safe and nothing get worst. But so far, Lots of our friend in UK are safe.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We've been watching the news and are appalled by the horrific destruction in parts of London and now other areas too. We don't understand it, either. Sometimes it feels like the whole world is going to implode. We're glad we're cats and not humans!

We're glad you had a lovely visit yesterday--even if Äiti's a bit poorer today. LOL.

Prancer Pie said...

We are glad you are not in England, too! Purrayers fur them. What's this about trying to coax a kitteh into a bag? That's a good way to get yourself hurt! No stealing the kittehz!

Sparkle said...

We are very concerned about what is going on in the UK too. My human has some friends who live in London and she is worried about them.

Katnip Lounge said...

Our Mommy would attempt kitnapping too, if she visited! AND Catnapping, heh heh.

We are purring that all our British pals are safe.

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

As you know, #1 has been in England. Today, she went into central London and also some of the utter suburbs. Shops were closing at 3pm for fear of more rioting and there was police everywhere. Very unsettling. We're glad she's coming home tomorrow (it almost didn't happen. Details on FB and in tomorrow's post).

Purrs,
The Chans

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

"OUTER" suburbs!!!!! says the utter idiot...

OKcats said...

We've been MIA for a while, so we're about to catch up on your doings. We are QUITE surprised you did not help your visitors catnap Jaava - have you softened a bit in regards to girlcats?

We're so sad about what's happening in England. That type of foolishness happens in the states from time to time, and it's just bewildering. It's hard to understand how people can do that to their neighbors and neighborhoods. We do hope that your Aiti's friend is ok, as are all of her cats. Such a sad time.

Kari said...

Isn't it wonderful to have visitors that love kitties so much!
Glad little Jaava avoided being kitnapped. You'll come to love her dearly, sweet Puna. Or has that happened already?

We are shocked beyond belief at the intensity of the riots. And the BBC calling them protesters! We are praying for all of the good people who have been harmed and had homes and businesses destroyed by those who have contributed nothing to society! Quite upsetting and very sad.