Friday, 17 August 2012

Friday Nipfest

The summer draws to the end and the fruits of the fine Finnish soil must be harvested. Äiti cut a switch of kissanminttu and let us sample it. We mancats were a little more dignified than the slavering Salem from the Katnip Lounge. Those pictures will not easily be forgotten, nor the huge harvest of nip she had. Wow.
Indeed ours was more modest, and to be savoured delicately as Pekka-poika demonstrates. 
 He is surrounded by little ninjas, who are now old enough to know what nip can do.
 Jura, in particular, as a young mancat, is very curious.
And ill-mannered as he steals the leaf from Pekka.
But it gives him a warm feeling of brotherly love, and Pekka gets an ear wash.
 A very thorough ear wash.
And then a throat polish. Pekka is trying to eat a leaf but Jura sees this as an excuse to clean his neck. In the mean time you can see some of the rest of us mancats gathering, trying to get hold of some of the leaves that are being sat on.
 And of course, fuelled by nip, the washing turns argumentative.
Jura looks like he has the upper paw.  That's a serious bargaining position, with a noselick to boot.
Pekka merely wishes to discuss matters.
Oh no, he's had enough. He lunges towards the little burmese usurper and demands some respect.
 Pekka slams him to the deck.
Jura has to wrap his tail over an unimpressed Mirsku.
But he is not deterred - next he will try the same with Stran-veli. Who stops him dead with a single stern look!
Stran will not stand for any messing when there's nip to be sniffed.

Yesterday Stran-veli was abducted into the Box of Doom and taken to ystävämme eläinkääri for a blood test. He very nobly let his paw be held as he gave up some of his precious red stuff. And then ystävämme eläinlääkäri had to tell him that he she couldn't hear his heart, so could he please stop purring! This he did, with most excellent grace. And his heart sounded good, and all his bits felt right so we are just waiting for the results tomorrow. This is to check the medication he has for his kidneys. However, he has put on 300g (he now weighs in at 5,6kg) - if he did not have kidney problems and IBD this would have resulted in a telling off, but as it is, we are actually very proud he has such a healthy amount of muscle. And of course he got a couple of extra treats for being such a wonderful patient.


Katnip Lounge said...

heh heh...we KNEW that you boys would get rowdy! You can't just pass out forever.

Paws crossed that Stran's bloodwork comes back with good results. That nip will give him the munchies!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Mebbe Aiti should have been more generous with the nip! That's a lot of mancat fur one small stem! Somehow it is ALWAYS the human's fault. MOL!

Gigi said...

Oh Stran, We can see why you is the Mighty Mancat who commands the respect and loyalty of all. King Spitty extends his warmest greetings and prays that your test results will be excellent!

Sparkle said...

I didn't think things were going to remain all sweetness and neck washing with all that nip around! Paws crossed that Stran's bloodwork looks good - it sounds like he is doing quite well!

Mamma N said...

Purrring at the vet?! We are very proud of Stran!

Ellen Whyte said...

Nip does overexcite kitties sometimes. Did everyone get their share?

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Stran, you know you're one of Rumblemum's FAVORITES. She's sending you all kinds of good wishes that you get a clean bill of health.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Paws crossed for Stran's blood work results; we're glad the exam went well!

Katie Isabella said...

First, thank you so much for visiting the Admiral's page and for your loving comment. <3 I will always love and miss her.

Stran, may all be well with you tests and I am proud of you and your mom for you staying in such exclelent health. Muscle is so important and your diet must be such as to allow your body to have strength and beauty as well. xoxox

Pelle said...

Just read on Fb that Strans tests were ok, pfhuii, relief.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Pekka started off sniffing so daintily, but of course being bathed always leads to a rassle. We see in the last comment that Stran's testes were good. Yayyy!!!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Bwahaha! That should have been TESTS!

Ivy said...

Stran... I love you! Fingers crossed for wonderful results.