Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tuesday at the Troughs

We extend our thanks to our Loyal Readers for all the tributes and kind wishes. We are very moved by your love of Stran, and for us too. Äiti was thinking how incredible it is that a street cat from a poor housing estate in Bristol ended up as god emperor of a colony in Finland (North), receiving tributes from all over the world on his passing. We want to write a celebration post for him soon - because we believe his life is to be celebrated. Although we are of course sad, we also want to enjoy his life and legacy.
We still have photos from recent weeks in which he appears and some will be shown. Here we have our bedtime feasting - Äiti was trying to work out how many of us could be captured in one shot! Here are 11 of us.
And here we have 12 - just!  Aila and Sampo are quite well hidden but this is the best she could do (challenge to the Katnip Lounge here - how many cats in one picture for you guys ?!).
Risto and Roosa are missing - they never come downstairs. So Risto is seen here with his personal feeding bowl....
....and Roosa is ignoring the camera. And yes, that is wallpaper somecat has clawed away at!
Now every evening some of us get special extra wet food in the bedroom. This started with kitten food for Mesi but very soon I learnt this routine, as did Seppo and Stran. Most impressively, Lewis joins in. I am allowed extras because I am a picky eater; Seppo is allowed as he is greedy and Stran was of course permitted as he was the Boss. Äiti let Lewis join in as she was just so delighted he was part of a gang for once. 
Lewis and Stran go back a long, long way - we shall try to get Äiti to post a some photos from times back in England sometime.
And after 9 years, Äiti is finally sometimes able to touch Lewis without him running away scared. This is a real joy. In this photo Jura has also snuck in to the feast.

11 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Woo-hoo! That is one heckuva feeding frenzy. So nice that Lewis is part of the clan now and that he enjoys Aiti's scritches. So Lewis and Stran (and Harris?) came all the way from England(S) together?

Katnip Lounge said...

challenge accepted!

Mommy...you have your orders...

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Concatulations on that pic! Our Mommy has to do all sorts of things just to get the 4 of us in one and it's only happened one time.

Love to see pics of Lewis interacting with you, too.

XOXO

Summer said...

Nice seeing so many of you kitties together!

Lone Star Cats said...

What a feedin frenzy!

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

And such is life… Sadness intermingled with joy. Great loss and moments of sweetness. Enjoy being together and every moment of the great love you share.

Purrs,
The (philosophical) Chans

The Swiss Cats said...

Concatulations on your multi-cats picture ! We agree with the Chans, cherish every moment you share with people you love ! Purrs

Flynn said...

Concats to Aiti for getting so many of you in the same photo.

pilch92 said...

Good job getting so many in photos. I want in the challenge too, we have 15 at 15andmeowing.

Angel Keisha said...

Oh wow! What fun photos.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

oooh, we can't WAIT to see the Lounge pick up the gantlet on THAT challenge!