Thursday, 16 October 2014

Timid Thursday

Right now things are understandably a little unsettled in perheeni as the New World order takes shape. Äiti was very surprised to see Ruska and Risto together.
These photos were swiftly taken before Ruska snuck away.
Risto and Roosa live on the landing and, I must admit, get teased quite a lot. Ruska recently has started to defend them a little - he has a strong bond with them as they were part of a smaller colony together before in Muhos. But Äiti has never seen Ruska approach them.
Lewis was strongly bonded with Stran and Äiti is making sure he keeps eating is made to feel special.
He gets extra food along with Seppo, Mesi and me in the evening. However he is still shy, and this is the closest to a 'Tocktober shot we think we will get from him! But at least he's covering Seppo!
And I have also been getting special food. A few days ago Äiti noticed I was very quiet and did not eat. I did not even come to the kitchen to help her make her sandwiches for work (we have to taste the turkey to check it is suitable).  When I get stressed I can easily stop eating, and she thinks I was missing Stran. She even saw Pekka and Ruska both licking my head at the same time.
Of course I miss him, but I am pleased to report I am eating much better now - today's turkey was very tasty.
When a such a big change occurs in a kitty colony, Äiti knows it is important to make sure that we all feel loved and safe. She is very glad to have next week off work so she can be with us and make sure we are reassured as we try to sort out the hierarchy.  I know that, despite being King, I am not destined to be Top Cat. Apparently as a kitten abandoned at a young age, I did not learn proper socialisation. Stran was a colony cat and he knew exactly how to be firm and fair - no one else here has that experience so the future will be, let us say, interesting!

7 comments:

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

Sometimes, with enough of us kttehs around, arrangements shift sudenly. Hope evryting calms down fer you all.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Glad to hear all is well in our pack.
We've been sending purrs and keeping you in our thoughts.
Keep eating, King P!
XOXO

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

"But I do prophesy the election lights
On Fortinbras...."

Or maybe Sampo.

Lone Star Cats said...

Glad you're eating better.

Summer said...

I am sure everyone has felt Stran's absence very strongly. My human was surprised that Binga and Boodie did not seem to miss Sparkle... but she shouldn't have been, because they said good-bye to her before my human did. With a smaller family and clear cut hierarchy, there was less drama... until I came along, of course!

Jenna said...

We know you kitties will work it out. Just remember that Aiti loves all of you very much :)

Angel Keisha said...

Soft woofs! Glad u are eating turkey. Hugs to all your friends.