Friday, 18 October 2013

Wintering Down Friday

Yesterday the first snow of the year fell. It did not settle but it will soon. The days of bright sunshine and snoozing on the catio are gone for the winter. Tessie-kilpikonna is now wandering around the house, looking for a place to sleep until spring.
This made us sad because last year she slept in a corner under some shelves, by Harris' favourite bed. Harris has now left us, and Tessie has been wandering around trying to find a place to settle. We think maybe she misses him.  We know we do.
Tessie has been in Äiti's family a couple of years longer than Äiti has. Now it's just her, and Tessie has seen many of her favourite companions leave. She herself is getting older too, and none of us can believe she manages to keep going when all she eats is lettuce and the odd dandelion.

11 comments:

Nerissa said...

It snowed? Already??? MOUSES!

Purrs,
Nissy

Prancer Pie said...

We hate that winter is already upon you and we won't see Tessie til spring.

We are still enjoying lots of days on our catio and warm sunshines. Of course we're still "enjoying" lots of flying and crawling pests, too. MOL!

Mamma N said...

Hyvää yötä Tessie! Keväällä nähdään taas :)

Sparkle said...

Some parts of the U.S. have had snow already too - in fact there was even a blizzard! Here in Southern California, it's still in the 80s F - too bad you kitties can't vacation here!

How sad, this is your first winter without Harris. :-(

Anonymous said...

We hope that Tessie has eaten a lot of dandelions. Your winters are loooong.
Dimitria.

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

We hope that Tessie will find the perfect snoozing spot and will have a warm and restful winter.

Purrs,
The Chans

Ginger Jasper said...

Winter seems to be coming up very quickly this year. Snow is not good. I hope Tessie finds a nice snug spot soon. Hugs GJ x

Colehaus Cats said...

We look forward to seeing Tessie in spring and hearing about all her winter dreams. Purrs...

Katnip Lounge said...

SNOW!!!?????

::shudders::

Terri said...

We see people feed turtles a lot of different things. Is that all Tessie likes to eat? We hope she finds a snug place for the winter...maybe behind a cat bed!

Kari said...

Harris made Tessie feel secure and protected. That part of their friendship is one of those lovely things that pass us by without us always noticing them.