Sunday, 21 December 2014

Monday Miscellany

So, overnight we have had the solstice, and the longest hours of darkness are now passed. This is a very important even here in Finland (N) and we make sure we celebrate by sleeping through it. We had a request to show some of our snow - this was taken a couple of days ago. Mirsku and Ruska are a blur as there's a chase going on.
And then yesterday morning, with our floodlight (at about 10am). I am watching the catio by the table, and Pekka is on the far right.
Now Pekka can be seen starting up the 'golden glacier' in Poo Corner. Last year there was not enough snow for a good glacier but we are hopeful that will not be the case this year. We want a nice snowy winter.
At the bottom of the shot you can see Mesi's head. She is  a brave little explorer. She will need to be brave today as she is parting company with the bits that could make her a mummy cat. She is a very tiny girlcat and kittens would probably exhaust her - and us.
And we have some news that has made us do happy dances in the snow: our Loyal Reader who was Vilperi's servant has welcomed two senior mancats into his home. Vilperi can never be replaced but we look forward to a long and happy occupancy for these two rehomed cats in Raahe.


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

The Solstice arrives here at 6:03 PM, and we will honor it but sleepin on TBT if he sits down long enough, or the waterbed iffen he won't.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is very good news that Vilperi's servant has adopted 2 senior mancats. That is the best Christmas present they could wish for.
I look forward to seeing how the Golden Glacier progresses.
Purrs and good wishes for Mesi and her ladygardenectomy.

Angel Simba said...

I am sure the solstice is even more important to those of you who live in the far north than it is to us. Mom is always glad when the shortest day is passed, since it means spring will come, even if there is still a lot of cold to be gotten through first.

Summer said...

I think I would be tempted to sleep away the solstice in Finland too! It would make my human crazy, as she is a natural light fanatic when it comes to taking photos.

Kari said...

Concatulations to Vilpuri's servant on the adoption of two senior mancats. Vilpuri will be pleased. She has done her job well. She has taught her servant the love and joy and sheer pleasure cats can bring and her servant has honoured Vilpuri's memory by giving the two boys a forever home. We hope Vilpuri's servant will grace us with perhaps a photo of the new fellows.

Saku said...

We are sending our purrs for Mesi for a speedy recovery.

Enjoy the snow!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Yay for Vilperi's human! We hope they enjoy many happy years together.

Thank you for sharing your snow with us. We continue to have gloomy, damp weather here. Blah!

Happy Monday!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Pee Ess - purrs for sweet little Princess Buttercup. We hope she has a quick recovery.

Kari said...

Hello. We're just checking in on our dear Princess Buttercup. Hope her surgery went well and she is resting comfortably. Please kiss her for us. Our love and prayers are with her.

Anonymous said...

Thanks PPP.
And loyal readers - for great support. Vilperi allowed these two big seniors to got new home from her area. I think Vilperi gonna protect with her soul Tepsu and Max.
A little secret. If everything goes ok, seniors gonna get new buddy, little girl cat named Ebba. She come from Pedersöre and speaks swedish.

Vilperi's servant

The Swiss Cats said...

We hope everything went well and wish Mesi a speedy recovery. Purrs

A Tonl said...

oh we're so very happy for your friend, with TWO new kittehs!