Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday lesson

Loyal readers, we are mightily fed up. Äiti is no fun right now as she is 'studying'. She is surrounded by books which we cannot sit on, and always preoccupied. She has a big exam next Saturday and says she has to concentrate or she will fail it and be even less happy. So, I have decided to help her. She is studying Finnish, which is absolutely hilarious as she is so bad at it, and it's not exactly an easy language to learn anyway. Particularly for tyhmä Äiti.
So, this week I am devoting my blog to important Finnish phrases which might help her pass her exam. Or at least make her a bit happier. And it means she can stop stressing about photos and use some old ones. We know you will be tolerant of this. However, come next weekend my tolerance ceases and she better be up to scratch or she's being auctioned on ebay.
First of all, when you have to pose for a photo and smile, we say 'sano muikku' (=say little fishie).
Stran of course takes this literally.

And we want to thank you for all the good wishies for Ruska and his paw. He's back to normal now -  hehas been on mouse-watch and also lying sleeping on the bed, and appearing at meal times promptly. His paw seems fine and Äiti hopes he likes that his fur is nice and smooth and well-brushed. 

13 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Yummy! That looks like a pretty good size fishie to us! They are even more fun if you whap them around on the floor first. (more like you actually caught it) Good luck to Aiti! xoxo

Katnip Lounge said...

ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Stran, you look like a grizzled old sea fisherman...oh, ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

Sparkle said...

Saying "little fishie" certainly makes ME smile!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Stran, that looks like it's really really good! Oh we are so jealous!

Pelle said...

Not easy to smile while having av muikku in mouth! They are very nice says mum who´s born in muikkuland. Thei even have av festival to honor the little fishie:-)
Good luck to mum with the exam! Or, Onnea Matkaan!

Mamma N said...

Good luck to Äiti!

Hyvin se menee.

Sano muikko got a very new meaning now!

Mamma N said...

Not muikko, it's muikkU

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh Stran, there is nothing finer than a very handsome man-cat with a little fishie in his mouth!

Jenna and Sissy said...

Hee, hee! Luf the picture of Stran! We hope yer human does good on her Finnish :)

Ginger Jasper said...

Wow looks like a great fishy you got there.. I am purring your mum does well in her exam.. Hugs GJ xx

Anonymous said...

Fine Stran. Enough little muikkuja and you gonna get more power to your muscles. And blood needs also muikku. Just keep the youngsters busy.

Vilperi with servant

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Mmmmmm--fishie! Delishus! My Human has simpafee for yours--awhile back she learned Spanish (well, sort of learned anyway) and that is SIMPLE compared to Finnish which hardlee even looks like words to the Human. She gives KUDOS to your Aiti whatever those are. I don't think you can eat them.

Kari said...

What an amazing photo! Stran has such personality.
And what charisma! Squeee! He's a darling.
We'll keep our paws crossed that your Aiti does well on her test. Give her lots of love and a stress free week and she'll be fine. We give her a lot of credit. Our mum is a total flop at languages.