Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve

This afternoon, I will finally get to open my present from Maggie May, my beloved. Even though Äiti is English and opens her presents on December 25th, I am a Finncat and I stick to my great national traditions and open up parcels on December 24th. I am not so sure that Äiti will let me open up everything that is under joulukuusi, because nearly ALL the parcels are for us felines (as it should be, of course) and she'd be left with nothing for her British day. But I can prioritise! 
But Äiti is very happy right now. She picked up two parcels from the Post Office: one is our 'Secret Paws' and the other was from our friend, Denise Laurent, the official portrait painter by royal appointment of King Kitty Cat of Finland (North).
Loyal readers, behold the images of Mirsku-veli, recorded for posterity. First. 'Mirsku in the sink'.
 And now 'Mirsku on the deck'.
Now I will not spoil the show by complaining that Paksu-poika has TWO portraits done and I only have one, nor that his modesty has been 'brushed out', but instead I shall stand back in awe and wonder at these beautiful images. She has really captured his playful but thoughtful eyes in the first picture. And his laid-back-ness in the second. And in fact there was a third image in the package too, which we shall post later on. We are truly grateful for these beautiful pictures.But please note that the portrait of me which Denise did in summer is of course the most magnificent of them all. How could it be otherwise?

5 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Awww !!!! So wonderful painting and the color just brought so much joy : )

And Hoo Hoo Hoo !I won't be around till next 3 weeks, I would love to say...

Merry Christmas !!!!
I wish you and your family have a very best time : )
xoxo

Puddy and Mom Boom

Prancer Pie said...

How wonderful to haf these portraits! Truly beautiful. Of course, the king's portrait must be held in a place of honor. Mebbe yours could be placed higher on the wall than "fat boy"? Hahameow.

Sparkle said...

Those are really beautiful paintings! We don't get to open our presents until Christmas day because 1) we are not Finnish cats, and 2) my human apparently hasn't even wrapped our presents yet!

Kari said...

Absolutely delightful portraits! Just beautiful! What an honour and just to time for Christmas. We know you are hours ahead of us, any Santa sightings yet? Love to you and all of your family.

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are beautiful paintings.
We have been trying to get Finnish nationality so we could open our presents today instead of waiting until tomorrow. Mean mum would have none of it though.