Monday, 16 July 2012

Jaava and Jura's 1st Gotcha Day

One year ago, perheeni experienced a mighty change. The Ninja Butterball Burmese arrived. They were 12 weeks old and as soon as they could leave their wonderful breeder, they arrived. First they were in the bedroom. Jura and Jaava hid on the wardrobe. But we think you can see that they were not really hiding - they were Checking Stuff From Afar.
Very soon they were everywhere. And we mean everywhere. Jaava-ninja proved herself to be very assertive. She got her name from the coffee, 'hot java'. In Finnish though it has two a's. She is full of beans and was always the kitten to push the others out of the way when emo Martta was feeding them.  And she was the first to poo in the litter box, hehehe. Also this name fitted beautifully because Java is also an island, and Harris and Lewis have island names.
Jura then got his name after another island - quite near Harris and Lewis off Scotland. Äiti was very pleased with his name. It is also the name of a rich, smooth malt whiskey. There were 5 kittens in the litter and Äiti knew she wanted two as they would play together. And they did.
And it took some pressure off us as they could entertain each other.
Jaava was everywhere. Here she is trying some nip - she was 12 weeks old - too young, too young!
They didn't need nip to run around chasing pink mousies.
And they loved each other like brother and sister do, of course.
And they loved the house.
And all the facilities. Tessie-kilpikonna provides an excellent head rest.
And they tried very hard to explore all over the catio.
And they drove us up the walls. Literally.
And of course they brought out the excellent parenting skills in us.
Stran-veli was daddy to them.
And he let himself be chased around.
And Pekka-poika was a best buddy.
Now they have been with us a year, and I have got used to their burmese bouncing ways, I must admit to quite liking them! Jaava is the smallest of perheeni so she is a bit less assertive than she was, but makes sure she gets a good snuggle or wash from us mancats when she wants one.
Jura is a very muscular, big mancat. And he is still growing. They are best buddies of course.
And they still are most excellent acrobats.
Happy Gotcha Day, Jaava and Jura. And you're old enough now to share the nip!


Unknown said...

Oh Punapippuri, this post has the bestest kitteh pictures I've seen and I've seen a lot of pictures! What a great story.
Moms and dad said they think they'll grow some nip too!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Jaava and Jura!!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy Gotcha Day to the Burmese Butterballs! We raise our paws to you! What wonderful pics Aiti has taken of you. Now off to have sum nip in honor of the day. xoxo

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Sparkle said...

Happy gotcha day to you kitties! I can't believe it's already been a year! You certainly livened up things around there!

Kati said...

I'm so proud of them and happy they got so wonderful home!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Jaava and Jura! A year feels like they've been with you forever, though. :-)

Aiti takes the best action photos of anyone we see on the CB!

Musta, Harmaa ja Zepa said...

Mostmost MOST wonderful pics, again! Congrats for butterballs, you have had the greatest home for an year now!

Mamma N said...

Ihana kertomus! Ja mitkä kuvat :)

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Jaava and Jura! Those were some great action shots. :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day, Jaava & Jura! One happy for each of you. The photo of Stran "nursing" CRACKED us up!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

A year already!!!
Happy Gotcha Day Jaava and Jura. We enjoyed seeing those wonderful action pics again.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

It seems like only yesterday that you arrived.. Happy Gotcha day sweeties... Hugs GJ xx

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

Happy Gotcha Day, Butterballs!!! That is a most excellent photo retrospective. You two have certainly added a new element of fun to the Northern Kingdom of Finland!

The Chans

Kari said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Jaava and Jura! So beautiful ! So delightful! You have brought abundant joy to the family and they have given you their abundant love. You couldn't have found a better home. You have a lovely mum who tries to make every day your your best day and wise and wonderful Stran to teach you how to be superb cats.
We love you, little ones. Lots of kisses and hugs from us.