Monday, 8 August 2011

World Cat Day

First we wish all kitties everywhere, a wonderful World Cat's Day. Remember this is for everyone including those who have no homes and are less lucky than us. We are very grateful to have our safe place here, and all our friends - we know there are many others who are not so lucky. Today we will try to do something good for them - even if it is just raiding Äiti's paypal account for a donation somewhere.......
Äiti used to do a lot of work for a cat rescue in the UK but here there are less animal homes - there are no feral cats as the winters are too hard. But there are unwanted pets and Äiti has visited Raahe cat home. And each time she has come back with a cat! Tuomo-veli was the first. He had been there for a year already, and was not really sociable with other cats, or very friendly so no one had adopted him. He did however poke his nose to the bars and say hello to Äiti. And even though he is a grumpy boy who has caused us a few problems now and then, every night when he comes for a tummy tickle, she forgives him and is glad she bought him home. We like him too as he can be good fun, and every family needs a miserable elder statesman. But Tuomo-veli can be quite cute and playful sometimes. And he has lots of energy.
He can be quite rough so everyone has to steer clear.
Look at his claws. And teeth. Ouch.
Avert your eyes for this one!
He protects the Rock of Norway.
No string can get past him.
He is the greatest string catcher. But don't be tempted to snorgle that tummy: he will whack you on both ears and attach his claws deep into your skull.
Happy World Cat Day everyone!


Mr Puddy said...

What a great day to know about Tuomo : )
and I'm so happy he adopted aiti by say " Hello " that's pretty unique way !
and I laugh with this photo series ( #2 is my favorite )
He is so cute and playful

Happy World Cat Day to you all

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Thanks fur sharing about Tuomo-veli! He is a very handsum kitteh! Great pictures! xoxo

Pee Ess - Happy World Cat Day!

Fuzzy Tales said...

"Miserable elder statesman?" Hahaha! Ah, well...We're certainly glad Tuomo-veli has a wonderful, understanding home with you!

Happy World Cat Day to you all!

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

THose are very impressive photos of Tumo Veli!

The Chans

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Once again I love the action shots your mum gets them just right. Happy world cat day.. Hugs GJ xx

meowmeowmans said...

Tuomo-veli ... your playing style is wonderfully ferocious!

Happy World Cat Day, friends! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy World Cat Day!! Tuomo, you are a mighty string-killer. Sometimes the cranky cats are the lovingest, too.

we hope to be up to speed commenting by next week...secretaries...sheesh.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely set of pictures of Tuomo-veli. Happy World Cat Day to all of you.

Angel Simba said...

We have been spotty commenting today so we are going to try to zip around this evening and tell our friends we hope they had a great World Cat Day and may it be a fab World Cat Year!

Sparkle said...

Happy World Cat Day to you all, especially Tuomo!