Monday, 7 July 2014

Mighty Proud Monday

At the local cat show, Äiti and two breeder friends - including our very own Jura, Jaava and Sampo's breeder  - were very high profile with their t-shirts.  As you can see, I was very well presented in this design. All paintings were by our official portrait painter Denise Laurent. 
And, being the international media star that I am, it was no suprise that Äiti got recognised. In fact, she met someone very special - Vilperi's servant! Now Vilperi has been leaving comments every so often and is one of my most Loyal Readers. Äiti was gathering bits and pieces about Vilperi and Servant, and Second Servant too and very much wanted to meet up so was absolutely delighted to make their acquaintance. And she was utterly blown away when presented with photos of Vilperi and also a huge bag containing a magnificent gift for me. When she got it home, Seppo was the first into the bag. 
It was a huge sheep fleece, from a local farm. It is the Royal Fleece of Raahe! Now I investigated it and snuggled on it - and that was the moment when Äiti did not have her camera. By the time she had waddled off to retrieve it, Seppo was on there. Now I figured with him being Nekkid he needed the warmth more!
Now I must confess a deep respect for Vilperi. She is 20 years old and a tortie. Okay, okay I know that I have a few, let us say, issues with girlcats but when it comes to seeing a photo of Vilperi in the snows of the deep Finnish winters, just metres away from where our wild ilves can wander, I have to be impressed.  I wonder if my mother cat was like that ? I will never know. But I am utterly honoured to have this senior Loyal Reader commenting and giving me this wonderful present. Kiitoksia!


Sparkle said...

Wow! What an awesome gift! And you are right, Seppo needs it the most. But come winter, there may be a battle for Royal Fleece rights.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

That is a most wonderful gift!

We are completely blown away by the beautiful t shirts, too.

Sounds like a great weekend. Hope your Monday is wonderful, too!


The Swiss Cats said...

The fleece blankie a great gift ! And Mum luv luv luv Alti's and friends' cat t-shirts ! Purrs

Pelle said...

What a wonderful gift!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely gift and will be most welcome to snuggle into in the winter. Those T shirts are gorgeous.

Kari said...

Vilperi sound like a magnificent lady cat. Twenty years young- how wonderful! And so gracious and thoughtful. We guessed little Seppo would be over the moon when he discovered the sheepskin! Such comfort and luxury.
Sounds like a wonderful day for your mum and her friends.
The T shirts are fantastic!

Jenna said...

Maybe kitties can share the blankie? That is a pawsome gift!

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

That is one truly outstanding gift, Puna-Chan!

The Chans

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

We can well imagine how Seppo appreciated that warm fleece!