Saturday, 30 June 2012

Saturday Swearing Hedgehog

Today, loyal readers, I have blatantly stolen a cartoon strip from the famous Finnish 'Kirioileva siili', the swearing hedgehog by Milla Paloniemi. Äiti was so happy that she understood this, even though it is written in slang Finnish. And it makes a very good point. 
Permit me to translate, and  I shall not do so literally as I want to save your tender ears from foul language.
Siili: My, what happened to you?
Kissa: the winter really was a little hard
Siili: What, they threw you out?..... *@¡#* I thought no one was so stupid to have a summer cat
Kissa: Hmmm, have you perhaps a little food ?

In FInland there have been problems with idiots, cruel people who take a  'kesäkissa' = summer cat and then when the carefree days of summer are over, they are abandoned. And when the winters are so hard, this means they die a horrible death. And of course in other countries it happens too. We think this is despicable, of course, and wish the humans who did this could be thrown out into the winter to know how it feels.  And we know that the picture reminded Äiti of Stran-veli when she saw him.


Katnip Lounge said...

This is AWFUL! It goes to show that there are mean people everywhere. Thank Cod there are good peeps too, like your Äiti.
We hope this comic will help save some kitties and help them become "year-round" cats.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Unfortunately there are idiots everywhere. Oklahoma has more than their share. We admire Aiti fur providing such a caring home for so many of you. Brave woman, indeed!

Mamma N said...

Kiroileva siili on niin oikeassa! Tyhmiä ihmisiä.

Sparkle said...

That made me and my human very sad. At the very least it should be the other way around - take in a WINTER cat, when the weather is bad and they need a roof over their heads, and they can keep humans warm at night. Even though I think all cats should have an indoor home, summers would much easier for them to be cast out, with plentiful prey and nicer weather.

Humans can be so awful.

Fuzzy Tales said...

You know, we just don't understand the human mind, and we don't want to. We're just glad we found a good one to give us our forever home.

Pelle said...

We do have those kind of "people" here in Sweden too. Not sure what to call them, if not swearing. They make me and mum sad and angry!Mum saved a kitty from freesing and starving to death, last winter, after it was "forgotten" when a family moved back to England from here.
Kiroileva Siili is so true!
The idea of winter cats is more pleasing!

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

That is such a terribly sad thing. In France, of course, the "tradition" is to throw away pets, both cats and fogs, in the summer, when people go off on holiday. Our disgust knows no bounds...

Kari said...

This upsets us so much! What is wrong with these @&%# people! When we lived at the seaside, summer people would get a cat, abandon it at summers end and get a new cat at the beginning of the next summer. We overheard a conversation once where the mum was asking the kids what color cat they wanted this year. Sheesh! What are these idiots teaching their kids!