Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Onnellista uutta vuotta ! Happy New Year!

We are not sad to wave goodbye to 2012, and we hope that 2013 will be better for perheeni - and for many of our loyal readers tooÄiti still needs to get rid of the nasty 'black dog', and we all wish that everyone is healthy and happy. Especially Stran-veli with his squitty business which so far seems okay, but we all have paws crossed of course.  And as the daylight changes we will soon  (well, in three months) feel the warm sun on our whiskers, but in the meantime we watch and wait. And sleep a lot.
In our active hours, we have much to do  harassing Äiti for treats and play and cuddles. And two of our mighty mancats Mirsku and Pekka have been out on the catio. We have had loads of snow so Äiti has been out with the shovel clearing the way to Poo Corner.  Not that you would believe it. And we are most confused - the temperature has gone above zero! That's in celsius units for you imperialists. We thought we would not see the liquid stuff for ages yet but it has warmed up. This is not so pleasant as we get wet! Cold snow is much nicer. You can sink your paws in it.
And pad purposefully across the wilderness.
Pekka has learnt how to goose step. He does do weird angles with his paws.
And he peers into possible mouse holes.  
And hides in snow caves.
And after a rapid bottom wiggle, Mirsku decided to surprise Pekka-poika who is well up to the challenge.
Snow flies!
And they race off in different directions.
Although Mirsku has a quick check to see if he can catch up with Pekka-poika.
So he skids round. I could swear that his tail is bent here, but I would of course never dare suggest this to him.
So we begin 2013 with brave hunting and chasing in the snow. And we are looking forward to a traditional reindeer stew to warm ourselves up. And then perhaps some kissanmittu to celebrate and a few boxes to destroy..........


Sparkle said...

Wow, snow wrasslin'! What hale and hardy mancats! My human was not all that happy with 2012... although looking back on it, I know I had a good year! I hope that 2013 will be great one for her and for me... 'cause I hate it when she whines!

May your New Year be filled with fun, frolic and the joy of felinity!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Sounds like a yummy start to 2013. We all would LUV to try reindeer stew. It could be arranged for all of us to come to Finland and chase away that "black dog", too! Stay warm, kittehz (and Aiti). XOXO

Pee Ess - there is nothing cuter than cat hineys in the snow!

Unknown said...

Wow! That looks like it is COLD! But yous guys looks like yous is having fun! One of the best things about 2012 was meeting yous guys! May the best of this year be the worst of next!
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters - Bob and Cinnamon and the Pawrents

Mr Puddy said...
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Mr Puddy said...

Happy New Year 2013
May Every Single Day of Your New Year Glow With
Pawsome Cheer, Excellent Healthy, & Happiness

Puddy Boy

Sanni ja Olivia said...

Oikein hyvää uutta vuotta kaverit! Pitäkää huolta Äitistä ja toisistanne. Meidän äiti lähettää erikoisrapsutuksia Stranille.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad Aiti has you all to take care of her, and to give her a focus to help through the depression. May the Light return soon, in every sense of the word. :-)

Purrs and peace, and a very happy new year!

Mamma N said...

Happy new year to you all! Let year 2013 bring us happiness, joy and a lot of play!

Anonymous said...

you guys know how to live! Happy Happy New Year!

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

The goose-stepping and paw-whapping are most impressive!

We wish for you all in 2013 good heath all around, sunshine in your catio and in your hearts, and lots of grand adventures!

The Chans (plus Tommy, The Vs and #1)

Katnip Lounge said...

Yes, we agree peeing in slush would not be as fun as sending a stream into the cold snow. Pah!
We enjoyed seeing the Abominable SnoCat Wrassling--May Ling was particularly entranced with Mirsku's slide-swipe maneuver whilst Felix is busy practicing the goose step.
Here's to a happy and healthy 2013, from all of us, and Mommy says she wishes she could fly over, and banish that Black Dog, even if she had to use a broom!

Gigi said...

Brace yourself, King P, because The Human's gone all mushy today. She wants to say how much we LUFFS all you guys and how you were the VERY BEST part of our blogging experience this year. We think you are smart and kind and hilarious and quirky and completely enchanting. Had we known about you, we would have threatened Finland MUCH sooner.

Happy New Year, Efurrybody, Feline and Human alike! XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

whoa!! now that is some cold snow! I can't believe you kitties like that! brrrrrrrrr