Sunday, 22 January 2012

Snow work Sunday

Whenever there is snow, Äiti goes outside to move it from the drive. Otherwise she would not get the car out so could not go hunting for food for us. We usually make sure she does this properly and supervise - from a distance. 
On the catio, we are often busy doing our own snow work.
Rilli-ukko here is covering some yellow snow. He may be 18 years old but he still knows that al fresco relief is most pleasurable.
But as winter progresses, we find we have to make huge leaps over the snow, or our belly fur gets chilly.
 Of course I have no problem with brave leaping, but for the others it is important that Äiti does snow work on the catio too.  Now we can supervise this closely. It is important to chose a comfortable clear patch to watch from.
And then get an all round view.
 She looks like she is slacking off - keep going Äiti; I will not have laziness!
 Or is she going inside to get the treats ? That might be allowed.
 She's left it quite deep here - that is good as it gives mousies an opportunity to hide.
Here is a very good mousie hole, but it's empty right now as noisy snow work has frightened them away.
But we hope they will be back. In the meantime, all is well in my kingdom.
And Äiti has insisted I put in a Jura-update. He is nearly back to his former energy levels and has been chasing Jaava-ninja around the house. They are very pleased to be reunited - she is definitely a happier little girlcat today.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh look at how brave you all are about snow. Don't let those belleh's get cold!

Sparkle said...

It never occurred to me that you human would need snow supervision! But of course she would, how else could you guys make sure she was able to fetch your provisions?

Angel Prancer Pie said...

You don't leave the yellow snow for Aiti to cover???

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

We have to say it all sounds very...COLD!!!!

We're very glad that little Jura is almost back to normal and Jaava is a happy girl again.

By the way, has your Äiti seen "Downton Abbey"? That would keep her still for a bit... #1 has seen the first season but not yet started on the second.

The Chans

Katnip Lounge said...

Golly, Aiti DOES require a lot of snoopervision...we also never thought about the snow complications. At least you would be set for covering up yellow snow!

Deb said...

Love that first photo.


The kitties are so beautiful in the snow and looking at how gorgeous their fur is makes under "winter coats". Just stunning.

Thank you for your continued good cheer in regards to Abby. She is making tiny (but positive) steps toward getting better. We are all greatly appreciative of the support!

Pernille said...

Wow, you got so much snow there. It looks fun, but I like it best inside :-)

Anonymous said...

Yeah PPP! It's good to see how warm your heart is. You can respect the old fellows like Rilli-Ukko. You are real KING.

And about snow... It is amazing stuff. It makes feel good also we deeple depressed ones. So, let's enjoy it!

Vilperi with servant

Kari said...

We are so happy Jura is feeling well after his surgery. He is such a darling boy! Your Aiti's photo of Jaava sitting in the snow, missing her brother is so touching. Just want to cover her sad little face with kisses.
Squee! Kitty in a window on a snowy day! Totally great photo. Very beautiful. Your sweet expression is adorable, Puna love.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh my GOODNESS! You are very brave. My paws would be up out of the snow and I would be trying to fly!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You do have a lot of snow. Do you find the snow sticks in clumps to your belly fur? We don't often get much snow, but when we do, we come in with big clumps hanging off us.We are glad Jura is back to his usual self again.