First we wish to thank you for your support for Stran-veli. He is doing just fine and making sure all is well in perheeni. He's back to his usual self now he is off the nasty medrox. We know it works for others, but not him, so he won't get it again. And Äiti will of course makes sure he gets good food that will help his kidneys for a long time. It also makes my tail fluff with pride reading all the comments from my loyal readers - you clearly love Stran-veli. And I swell with patriotism to read how many comments are from readers kotimaassani who have welcomed this Britcat as one of our own!
And we are proud to announce our entries into the 2012 Cat Blogosphere Olympics. Team Punapippuri is wanting medals! We have been limbering up and trying to make sure Äiti has the camera ready whenever we have had some action in the events. we know these are all on the hosts' blogs but thought we would post them all for your enjoyment. With commentary of course.
Event 1: Counter SurfingHosted by the Katnip Lounge
We are allowed on all counters, worktops etc in the house - what a silly suggestion that we might not be! However Äiti does keep most of them clear because we use some of them, ahem, for the wrong sort of activity.
Here we have Aila-sisko watching us all from a safe place. This counter is never abused!
Event 2: SmackdownHosted by the Allie, Ellie, Tami, Cubby and Clifford
This is a really difficult one for us, as there have been so many excellent smack downs, involving many of us, so here we have allowed the team to submit several entries (but strictly one per cat- as the rules say).
This is Pekka's entry- his smackdown of me! I am grabbing him in self defense.
My smackdown of an angry bird. Perfect focus with my eyes and most excellent paw positioning to whack the birdie.
Event 3: Synchronised SnoozingHosted by the Wally, Ernie and Zoey
Mirsku and Ruska in a synchronised belly-bask. They didn't orient themselves properly, but both have their paws extended to the left. But the tails boys, the tails! If we don't get a medal here, it's because your tails are pointing different ways. Pah!
Event 4: Balance BeamHosted by the Cory Cats
Mirksu in a true balance situation. The board should be horizontal but he is balanced enough to give Äiti a really nasty stare. He managed to stay here for a while before gravity did what it always does !
Event 5: High Jump - it looks like these never got through by email so we have ended up not being entered in this event. We are NOT impressed. Pah!!!!!Hosted by Penelope and Kozmo Cat from Hell
Me! Oh yes, Tuomo-veli needs vaulting over or he'll get grumpy.
Pekka! This is accentuated by some tail fluff.
Ruska! he was leaping after a laser dot. He is a mighty, athletic panther. And he is not jumping away from me - I am just there to supervise.
Jaava ninja! No photoshop here - she really does bend like this naturally.
Mirsku - he's very brave leaping away in the snow.
Event 6: Team LoungingHosted by the DaisyMae Maus
A summer lounge. Enough said.
Event 7: Competitive Nip Bliss outHosted by Callie and Sassy
Stran is in there somewhere rubbing his chin on the nip.
And me, after indulging.
Event 8: Fiercful YawningHosted by Kashim, Othello and Salome
This is Nomi, the littermate of Jaava and Jura when he was pikku pentu before he had left home to go to Finland (South)
And me! Just wishing the birdies coming to the feeder behind would fall in to my mouth.
So we think there are some medal winners in this lot! Good luck to every cat who enters - and Äiti keeps telling me it is the taking part that counts, not the winning!