Monday, 25 March 2013

Britcat Monday

In a spirit of internationalism, I have declared today's post can show the Mighty Britcats. Rescue cats, every one, like my humble self. Stran is our magnificent leader, wise and fair but playful and loving.
Aila-sisko eats first, niggles all of us and makes us know exactly what she thinks.
And Harris-veli is shy but growing in confidence. He loves all of us and indulges in head rubs and bottom sniffs. He now eats raw meat from Äiti's hand as a treat. That's as close as she can get.
And Lewis-veli! Well, some of him!
Loyal readers will know that this is a magnificent achievement. Lewis is very nervous and shy. For 7 years Äiti has not been able to touch him except after chases and closed doors. But on Saturday, Äiti stood by his bed and scooped him up. What a surprise for them both. No struggles, no nervous peeing (yes indeedy, Lewis has been that frightened before).  She popped him in the sauna and gave him a lengthy combing.  It invovled a bag of Party Mix too. We think Lewis realises he feels better after this dead hair removal, which happens usually once a year. But he was so very brave and Äiti is extremely proud of him. And the best thing - he came downstairs for dinner a few hours later so he wasn't sulking or angry with her. Progress is being made.

18 comments:

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

Outstanding kitties ALL!

Sweet Purrfections said...

How wonderful that Lewis allowed you to groom him.

Sparkle said...

Paws up for Lewis! I think he is training Äiti to ply him with Party Mix. ;-)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You really have a sauna? Is it all full of hot rocks or something? I kinda like the sound of that, though the Human shudders in horror, hater of heat that she is.

Kudos to Äiti for adept handling of Lewis. That's quite the pile of furs!!!

Simba said...

Beautiful Britcats! Wonderful about Lewis' deferring, and him being so good about it.

Prancer Pie said...

All of you, are gorgeous! We're so happy Lewis is doing so well. Kudos to Aiti for her patience!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Rumblemum is cooing at her Stran... *sigh*

Anonymous said...

yesh PPP!

Fine to hear that britcats feel well. In your Kingdom tolerate everybody (I don't mean orava), also emigrants. Humans, learn from the King PPP.
Have nice week all of you, also to äiti.

Vilperi with servant

Mr Puddy said...

Awwww ! Me has a happy tear !
Finally, Lewis is melting !!!! And let Aiti serve him !!!!
Dude, you really make me smile : )

Sushi said...

Yey for lewis! Everyone's looking good and what a great achievement. =)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

This is a most excellent post! We especially loved to read about Lewis.

Please let us know when you need the next shipment of Party Mix!

Purrs,
The Chans

Kari said...

Do you feel a bit of rumbling beneath your feet? That's all of us doing the happy dance for Lewis! Combed and came to dinner! This is major!!!!!!
Now we pray that this is just the beginning.....
We're with Mr.Puddy, we have happy tears too!

Anonymous said...

Patience pays. We are so happy for Lewis. And maybe, one day, there will be a post about Lewis purring on Aiti's lap.
Dimitria.

Terri said...

Isn't it wonderful when all of our patience pays off? Jenna was extremely nervous when I got her. I spent months working with her before she ventured out of the walk-in closet when I was home. We're proud of you, Lewis! Party Mix?

Katnip Lounge said...

Hip Hip HURRAH for Lewis! All of us would practically turn inside-out for an entire bag of Party Mix--except Scout, of course.

Mommy says that Scouty has defensively done terrible things with his anal glands when cornered.

Zepa said...

Hienoa, Lewis!

Eric and Flynn said...

Thank you for your condolences for our precious boy. The love from everybody is helping us through our sadness.
I am hoping that mum will soon help me start visiting again.
Flynn

The Cat From Hell said...

Lewis is like mes! My Mommy could not touch me for years! And mes only turned into a cuddly cat in the last 5 years of my 15! Äiti - keeps persevering!
Kisses
Nellie