Thursday, 22 December 2011

Solstice Thursday

We have just had the longest night. Of course, we decided to be awake at various times - like 4am wanting food from Äiti (which was not granted to us - what a meanie!).  It is appropriate then that we have a few shots of us snoozing. Even the ninjas sleep, sometimes.
Stran-veli is an olympic snoozer, and he snores too sometimes. Äiti is a bit confused as he is the one waking her in the morning, which is unusual. She is keeping an eye on him and giving him lots of tickles.
I make sure I get my share of them too, but I like to spread out when I sleep. This maximises the area over which I leave my fur.
Pekka-poika appear to be awake. Maybe I should delete this photo. But he does look quite handsome so perhaps it is permissible.
Now you can see from this angle that Tuomo-veli has got quite a belly. He has gone from being a lean, mean, eating everything machine into a tubby, mean, eating-not-quite-so-much-but-still-more-than-he-needs machine. He is also avoiding taking his thyroid medicine which is not pleasing us at all.
Now we have exciting news; it is Äiti's last day at work and then her holiday starts. And we have our joulukuusi on the catio, waiting to be brought in and decorated.  This will be especially exciting for the Burmese butterball ninjas as it is their first joulukuusi. I remember well my excitement about it when I was pikku pentu.  Here is a picture from the archive of me rocking around the Christmas tree.

Äiti is preparing for chaos when she puts it up. Harris-veli always tries to eat it; I try to climb it and of course we have the great unknown of how Jaava and Jura will respond. As long as Mirsku-veli does not sit on top of it, we will be fine.


Angel Prancer Pie said...

What great photos! The ninjas look adorable snoozing. We usually see them in motion. Happy Winter Solstice!

Cat said...

Oh thank you for making us laugh! Hahaha!!! We LOVE the archive photo!!!! It looks like you are ready forChristmas! We hope you have a super duper one (thank you soooo much for the Christmas card!) and we look forward to seeing the pjotos of the ninjas with the tree. We hope our ninja- Ginja will not destroy ours. Purrs to all of you!! Lolo Tiny Ellwood Ginger & Mom

Fuzzy Tales said...

Love your photos, as always! Especially the last one from the archives. Ha!

Oh, happy, happy Solstice! The mom is especially thrilled the longest night now has passed and that we start getting a bit more daylight from here on in...till June's solstice! :-)

Holiday blessings to you all, whatever you celebrate!

Kari said...

Pekka-poika is really a handsome kitty! Anazing face with beautiful markings.
Ooo! Baby Puna at Christmas! Oh my goodness, Is there anything cuter!!! You rock our world, sweet boy.

Only a few more days until Santa begins his special sleigh ride. Have you seen any of his reindeer making practice runs at the top of the world? Love and kisses to you.

GTnCo said...

you guys look great sleeping! we wish Aiti luck putting up the tree and hope you all have a great time off together!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the great Secret Paws prezzies! We are SO SORRY we mistook who sent them to us. Please visit us to see how much.

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

Puna-Chan! That is a super photo of your kittenish self with your first tree! We can't wait to see how the Ninjas react! Our Genji has been pretty good so far. In fact, the only one of us who actually climbed up a Christmas tree is Tama-Chan, when she was a kitten!

The Chans

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Hello, it is very nice to meet all of you. Ayla, Iza & Marley introduced us to your blog.

Happy Winter Solstice.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We are wishing a Happy Holiday to our friends at Pikku Punapippuri

Ayla, Iza, Marley, and The Big Thing