Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thursday Temper!

Observe my profile - with whiskers, eyebrows and ear tufts. They show my maturity and wisdom, I think.
And now my glaring eyes, which contain benevolence because I am a fair King Kitty Cat of Finland(North) but underneath there is a firey rage.
Why ? Well, it would appear that my future is insecure. It is possible that next year Äiti will not be in employment and that severely threatens my supply of salmon, chicken, kibble, wet food, treats, nip etc. etc.. Why ? Well, it appears that despite my role as King Kitty Cat of Finland (North), the humans in power at our city council are thinking of closing Äiti's school or at least crippling it with severe budget cuts. Now Äiti says we will cope, whatever, but she would of course rather be employed. And she's none too impressed by what's going on. She works at the International School which is not some posh fee-paying place for elite kids with rich parents, but a council-run school where the teaching is in English and anyone from here can go - provided they speak a good level of English - which many 'ordinary' Finkids do. It uses the IB program and Finnish curriculum. So many of her students - and might I add, my Loyal Readers - are Finnish born and committed to a global education. Afterall this world is a smaller place now we have the innerwebs. But Oulu City Council wants to save money and reverse the international trend that her school is setting, possibly by closing it down. This will have a pretty big impact on the economy locally. We live in a city of 140 000 humans - not big and a change like this would be very serious. Now I do not like getting involved in human politics, let alone putting it on my bloggie, but here I have been stamping my paws in rage. And I wonder if you my Loyal Readers, would ask your Humans to sign the petition that a couple of Äiti's students have written. It will be presented to the councillors on Monday and hopefully they will rethink.  

Now the petition signing bit is in Finnish so to help we give you a quick translation.......
Etunimi - first name
Paikkakunta - city/district
Maa - country   - you will get a list then: Yhdysvallat is USA; Iso-Britannia is Great Britain
Sähköpostiosiote - email address
The question asks if you mind your name being shown publicly: kyllä to show your name; ei not to. 
Than click to sign, and you will need to click on the link in the email you are sent to verify it.

We thank you for your support in this. Finland is a small country and we know it is very important to be international players, and the students at Äiti's school are just the ones who will take us forward in this. We apologise human politics have taken over the post, but really we are all poutraged: mancat and girlcat, Britcat and finncat; breedcat and moggie - we speak with one loud voice: stop this nonsense now! 


Katnip Lounge said...

WHAT!?!?!? This is awful! Mommy went and signed immediately.

And if all else fails, it IS nice in Vegas.

Summer said...

My human signed too - she does not want to say what she thought when she read this post, because she does not like get getting political on cat blogs.

pelle said...

My human signed, of course

Angel Prancer Pie said...

In spite of those adorable nose freckles that our Mommy wants to gaze endlessly upon, we will nudge her over to that site to sign the petition!

Keeping our paws crossed for you.

The Swiss Cats said...

Finland can be proud of having one of the best education system, and private school like this one are part of it. As a teacher, Mum cannot understand that decision, and will sign the petition to help Alti ! Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I sent my mum to sign. She clicked the link that came in the email. so I hope she did it right.

Saku said...

We asked mom bean to sign and she did! We hopes this silliness will not happen. As you say King P this world is getting smaller everyday and it is impawtent that the young people learn to think globally.

Just look at all of us kitties, not that many years ago we would not have been able to meet. Now you is just a click away.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku