Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sunday Soldiering

We are on a heightened state of alert and readiness, thanks to the great ambition of King Spitty after he discovered the literal meanings of some of the places wherein I offered to let him build a palace on Finnish soil.  For some reason he didn't like to be Lord of Mouldy Bum Swamp. But of course he has different ideas about geographical etymology and does not understand we Finns use original names and take pride in our graphical map labelling. We would be proud to live on Testicular Peninsula. We hope he has finally understood our point of view, and we have offered him the honorary title of Prince of Kiimamaa, the Land of Rutting. He says I may have a road or plaza named after me in San Francisco, but I am not holding my breath.
So I am still patrolling my kingdom, just in case.
And perheeni is at my side, of course.

And the burmese butterballs are most excellent at keeping watch.

Which means I am allowed to get some valuable rest.

It is a most exhausting process being king, and taking such a role in international negotiations. But do not fear, Finland (North) is well protected and we will soon feast in the glory of victory with home-grown nip and muikku.


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

This will be innerestin to follow. It reminds TBT of the Monty Python castle built in the swamp and kept falling down.

Could you possibly need us to negotiate between you (for a modest commission), please let us know. I is skilled at such things, dealing with (larger) Iza and (larger) Marley!

~ Ayla

Maggie May said...

Hello, beautiful friends! Especially you, Punapippuri!!
Maggie May

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We were happy to hear negotiations are going well. Spitty should feel honored! The name is so appropriate fur him! Have a great day, furriends. xoxoxo

Gemini and Ichiro said...

It's important to have good watchers...

Sparkle said...

You know, if you Finnish and British-transplant kitties would support my campaign for a cause (Tabby's Place) as Cat Ruler of the World, I could ensure that peace would reign between Finland (north) and San Francisco. I am known for my superior diplomacy skills. After all, I have managed to live with Binga and a dog (and a dog-loving human) for nearly a decade, and I would call that trial by fire!

No bribes from me - just a platform that is geared towards a peaceable kingdom.

Catio Tales said...

My esteemed King Spitty, Prince of Kiimamaa

I thank you for your message and are glad we are now joined in peace. Photos will be sorted in due course.
However, in all seriousness (and with Äiti sternly checking what I type), if my loyal readers have offended you with harsh words appearing on google translate. I apologise but you really do need to understand that swearing and cursing are totally different here to in the English speaking world, and this is very hard to understand. There is no single translation of kusipää - here in Oulu for instance it means nothing more harmful that twit, fool, idiot, jerk. But elsewhere it can mean a**hole. Google does not know how to do such translations and it is very hard to judge the intention of the comments without knowing the Finnish. Äiti has understood the comments and please trust us that none of them are meant nastily at all, on my honour!

I wish you a very peaceful Sunday, and suggest perhaps Fanfare for the Common Mancat could be a very good anthem for your new realm.

I remain your esteemed friend, KKCofF(N)

Ana said...

Kiitos suojelusta ja ahkeruudesta, Punapippuri-kuningas!

Findus, Isak och Rasmus said...

You do look alert and watchful, and we are convinced that your kingdom is completely safe. Jura seems to be operating in stealth mode so as to take an possible intruder by surprise.

(Mum hopes she got the name right. She sometimes has difficulties in telling the burmese butterballs apart. We kitties always know, of course. Humans!)

Katie Isabella said...

I read with interest your most excellent communication to King Spitty of San Francisco. The idea that he declined the honor of living and reigning on Testicular Pennisula is spectacularly amazing all in itself! However it being an Island and not a large plot of land could have led to his negative declaration.

I will follow with interest his considered reply.

Yours, I am

Kathryn Isabella

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

It is good to se that you have such valiant cohorts, Puna-Chan!

The Chans

Gigi said...

Esteemed Majesty etc etc.

We of course accept your generous apology which is appreciated but unnecessary. We San Franciscans are well-acquainted with scatological (and other) less-than-diplomatic language and have been known to use such words rather freely ourselves.

Äiti has no need to be concerned. Do these Humans believe we kittehs are such delicate creatures our earsies cannot tolerate a little cursing? Pfft. We are made of sterner stuff!

Alas, my Human is off to Santa Cruz (down the coast about 70 miles) today to celebrate the 30th birthday of her Godson; thus our attention to choosing just the right SF locale for KKCofF(N) will be delayed once more, as she is once again taking her fingers and thumbs with her.

With great relief at the restored peace in our kingdoms, I remain etc etc

Spitty R

Sanni ja Olivia said...

Tämä diplomaattinen tilanne Oulun ja San Franciscon välillä on ollut selkäpiitä karmivan jännittävää. Onneksi nyt on rauha maassa ja kanssakissoilla, eläköön! Punapippuri suojelee!

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy says your Human MUST produce some sort of small reference booklet for Finnish swearing. She would like to learn!
Also, she wants to visit the Testicular Peninsula. Daddy better watch out...

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Oh I am so impressed.. You have got the royal servants doing just what you want.. Happy snoozing.. Hugs GJ xx

Kari said...

Your family could take care of anything, earthbound or airborne, dear Puna. Enjoy your nap.

Unknown said...

Hi Guys!
Me would NOT believes a word that sly Spitty says. He led me along for months and months before he losted his royal balls! He always thinks of his best interests! However he is a great cuddler and when he says he will visit, he always does.