Saturday, 9 June 2012


We have finally had a couple of sunny days where we can allow Äiti to entertain us on a warmish catio. The other day we had visitors, which means cake and pulla and ice cream. With four humans it was quite inconvenient for us to fit on the table - they should have eaten elsewhere but did not take the hint. Mirsku showed his passion for ice cream. 
 And Jura-ninja reacquainted himself with his wonderful breeder, by going mad for her socks.
Maybe he could smell his mummy cat, or grandma and grandpa - but there was certainly something he wanted.
Äiti is quite grateful he doesn't do this to her. I am the one who will occasionally nip her feet and pull out toe hairs!
Here he is trying to eat a whole toe. He didn't get very far but had a great time.
And Äiti was for some reason allowed to sleep until 7am the next morning because everyone was so tired out from the visit. Afterall, the butterballs had to run around and show off a lot. We have been very kind to Äiti allowing her to sleep in (by that we mean after 5am) this holiday so we hope she appreciates that when she goes hunting for our food later.
And we wish to say we really appreciate the comments about IBD which were left yesterday. Äiti is doing lots of research to try to get info to make Stran less  squitty. And she did very foolishly forget to say that STran is very happy in himself and does not seem to have any pain or discomfort.


Angel Prancer Pie said...

Jura looks like he has quite the fetish. At least it is just socks, for now!

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

Ice cream, Ice cream, Ice cream...!

Sparkle said...

Eeech! I would never get near my human's feet. They are disgusting. But then, maybe the breeder's aren't. My human has quite a few failings, maybe the feet thing is just another one.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We don't like to be around our human's feet, either. :-)

BTW, you can try slippery elm for tummy upsets. Do you already have the recipe? I forget which blogs I've posted it on. It actually came from someone who was in the feline IBD group (before I joined and when I thought Annie might been IBD--she wasn't, it was a food sensitivity).

Slippery Elm Syrup Recipe

(A good “food herb” tonic to help with vomiting, diarrhea, and other intestinal upsets in cats)

Put 1/2 cup of COLD water and 1 teaspoon of slippery elm powder (you may have to open the capsules if you don't have it as loose powder) into a small saucepan. Whip it up with a small whisk or fork. Bring it to a simmer over a LOW flame, stirring constantly. Do this for about 1 to 2 minutes, continuing to stir. Cool it off and refrigerate.

This will keep for about a week.

The best thing to do is to give to kitty about 1 teaspoon of the syrup about 15-30 minutes or so before meals. Alternatively, you can sprinkle some of the slippery elm powder on the food, but in acute situations (vomiting, nasty diarrhea) giving the syrup BEFORE meals can be much more effective.

Katie Isabella said...

I have a foot fetish and I roll on socks and shoes when my brothers are here. (my human brothers)

You have the most satiny beautiful healthy shining coat of furs! Gorgeous!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Wow--you really do like those socks don't you?

Katnip Lounge said...

A whole new definition of "toe hold"!

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

It looks like Jura makes rather a good footstool!

The Chans

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

I have a thing for socked toes, too, but Mitty is the worst. Being the kitten in the family, it's an out of the blue kind of thing with human screeches and "No!"s.

Then, of course, he gets picked up and nuzzled which was his whole intention in the first place..

Tom xx

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Jura is really enjoying those feet. Our mum is very glad we aren't interested in her feet as hers are very ticklish.