Wednesday, 3 December 2014

What is That ? Wednesday

Loyal Readers will know that Äiti makes stuff for us. Well, her latest contraption is just weird as it is made from half a plastic bucket. The other half apparently is going to do a very important job, which she will reveal later on, but she was wondering what to do with half a bucket. Well, she attached a hemp mat to it and now it is interesting to us. 
Seppo tried to hide in it - notice his tail has developed winter fluff. Äiti is trying to get a good photo of it and failing.
I liked the mat as a scratcher and Mesi could learn much from my technique.
Oh yes, she looks up to me - as of course she should.
I calmly stand on this throne. The hemp was organic, by the way.  Only the best for us.
As Mesi vacated the lower tier I had a quick sniff - there are strange girlcat smells from her sometimes.
And then I had to vacate - Jaava wanted to try the mat.
And I waited patiently to try to get it back.
And we have to report some information and grateful thanks to those of you who signed the petition to help Äiti's school. The council voted and there was a tie 33-33, so the chair had the casting vote. The result was that the school will not suffer crippling budget cuts next year so Äiti should still have a job. which means we still have our food supply. Phew! It was a bit close and tense, and the school will be under the magnifying glass as savings are investigated, but at least it will still be there. I didn't fancy Äiti's chances of getting a job elsewhere as her Finnish is not so good.

10 comments:

Summer said...

Whew, that vote was down to the wire! I'm glad the chair made the right decision for the school, its students... and Äiti.

Katnip Lounge said...

HIP HIP HURRAH!!!

And Mommy salutes Äiti's inventiveness..that will work well!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Concats on the vote. We are so happy for all of you.

Aiti is very inventive. We however, are anxious to see pics of your new hockey rink (bathtub) being put to use!

Happy Wednesday, sweet furriends.
XOXO

Lone Star Cats said...

Good news about the school!

Anonymous said...

Yesh PPP!
Your new throne looks nice.
Don't get the young ones used to sit there.

Vilperi's servant

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Have a delicious Wednesday!
You´re so funny!

The Swiss Cats said...

Woohooo ! Yay for Äiti ! Purrs

Eileen said...

Concats for Aiti!!!

The new throne is furry nice, enjoy!
Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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

Wow, tails up in the cold! Is this the start of this years' Pee glacier?

Kari said...

Hurrah!
We always wonder why "they" always want to cut budgets on the future of a country.