Monday, 13 February 2012

Pekka on the catio

A year ago, Pekka-poika was taken to eläinkoti, the animal home. He had been living rough for the winter, which must have been very hard as last winter was much colder than this one. He was hiding out in the empty cottages in an area called Vihanti here in Finland north. We think he must have had a family at sometime as he is very friendly and playful, and he fits so well in perheeni. Äiti brought him home last February when he charmed her on her last visit to eläinkoti. She doesn't dare go back!
Now he still enjoys the snow, and he stays outside longer than most of us. Yesterday he supervised the snow work Äiti was doing clearing the catio. And he paused to send a message to the Katnip Loungers.
We wish to reassure our loyal readers, especially those cheeky desert cats, that we are meticulous in our outdoor activities. When we squat and evacuate, nothing freezes up here, I can tell you! Our golden glacier is growing quite nicely. And all orifices function without frostbite.
Getting back to the subject in paw: Pekka was also looking for mousies.
 But he realised that Äiti was so noisy, they would all run away so he just played anyway.
 He caught a little twig.
 And then ran a circle around it.
 Before galloping inside. 
 He's very sensible - why stay outside when there's the sound of a food bowl being filled ?


Angel Prancer Pie said...

Pekka does cut quite a figure dashing around in the snow!

Mr Puddy said...

I guess he is the king of SNOW !!!!
You rock, Pekka !!!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

He is definitely the king of snow! I would never go out like that!

Katnip Lounge said...

::collective sigh of "relief"::

Remember--don't eat yellow snow!

Sparkle said...

There are mousies to chase? You mean they don't freeze to death or hide and hibernate?

Ellen Whyte said...

Wow, Pekka must be a tough kitty! You all look like you're having great fun in the snow. pawsome!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Well, a happy Gotcha Day (or week or month) to Pekka! He's living the good life now. :-)

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

We are so happy that playing outdoors in the snow is now a choice for Pekka!

The Chans

Team Tabby said...

It is clear that Pekka enjoys the snow, great photos!


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

We are sure that Pekka is glad to have a warm place out of the snow these days.

Mamma N said...

Hyvää Ystävänpäivää teille!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Pekka looks like he is having lots of fun in the snow. Twigs make great toys. Sometimes I find a bit of wood chip or a leaf on the kitchen floor when dad brings logs in, and it makes the best ever toy.

Findus, Isak och Rasmus said...

Pekka obviously loves playing in the snow, but we think he made the right decision going inside. After all, food might perish - snow will not. (At least not in February, in the kingdom of Punapippuri.)