Saturday, 2 March 2013

Sampo Saturday

Young Sampo from Kissmollin caused quite a stir on Mini-mancat Monday this wekk. Pöh. He hasn't even got here yet and he attracts loyal readers.
Anyway there was a question raised about his name. Now Sampo is a very special thing in Finnish, and Äiti is very pleased she thought of it as suitable name for this little brown boy who, from the very start, pushed his way forward and showed how strong he was. He was the biggest, hungriest and loudest of the bunch.
The sampo features in our national epic poem, the Kalevala, and is an indescribable thing of great power. It was made in the furnaces of the skilled blacksmith Ilmarinen and is thought to be a magical machine or construction. No one knows fully what it is as it is the stuff of myth and legend, symbolic of creation and good fortune.
So this young whelp has quite a name to live up to. His breeder thought it was most excellent for him.



And I personally think provided he shows his elders due respect, we shall get on just fine. Otherwise he will end up going swimming in the lake or sea, just like the sampo in Kalevala!

17 comments:

OKcats said...

His little brown nose is cute! I'm very glad that my mom goes nuts over my pink nose - if she was more partial to brown, I might also be getting a pesky kitten!

Your friend, Zoe

The Cat From Hell said...

Whatever he has to lives up to, hes a cutie!
And what does your name mean?
Kisses
Nellie

Sparkle said...

Heh-heh, I can't wait to see how much he respects his elders! ;-)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

He's ok I GUESS... you'll be able to teach him who's boss I reckon.

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

TBT: Um, he sounds like a Ring of the Niberlung. Quite a legendary being. I will be interested to see how he grows... ;)

Prancer Pie said...

We can't wait til he gets there and find his place among all of you. Provided (of course) he shows due respect! MOL!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Geez. Look at that maw. He'll be eating you out of house and home.

He's pretty little, though, so I don't think he'll pose much of a threat to Your Majesty's authority.

Yet.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

He is an adorable little thing! But I think you're still the most adorable since you have the long fluffy furs! And your baby pictures made for much squeeeeeing!

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

Sampo ROCKS! And, as we have mentioned to your Äiti, in Japanese, Sampo means "walkie"!

Purrs,
The Chans

Jenna and Sissy said...

We are quite sure Sampo will be kept in line by his elders :)

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh but he is so adorable and I know he will fit in. I also know you will be showing him who is boss. MOl.. Hugs GJ x

Zepa said...

Sampo wiki in English
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampo

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh, the teeth, the eyes...the PENCIL NECK!!!

What a cutie.

Eric and Flynn said...

He is adorable, but is he trying to frighten you with that huge mouth?

Derby, Ducky said...

Such a sweet little boy. Can't wait until he is big enough to join you.

Kari said...

Give him a big kiss from all of us!
(His colouration is exquisite. Will he keep that marvelous eye colour too? What a killer combination.)

iLoveSilverMeow said...

wow... she's a cutie!