Thursday, 21 January 2016

Three years ago today....

Our very own pikku prinssi was born! Here he is less than a day old, in Äiti's hand. She was under his paw already.
Here he is with mom Isabelle and his siblings - Fannu, Sky, Mette, Soma and  Burre - the Kissmollin Dancers.
This is still one of Äiti's most favourite photos.
Even though this is cuter.
Soon the litter would not sit nicely and pose.
But they were learning fast.
And sleeping hard.
Mom Isabelle was a true lioness. Little Burre was very tiny and needed frequent checks from Ystävävmme Eläinlääkäri who did actually visit at one point. She is behind the door -Isabelle did try to attack her. See, I keep telling you: never mess with a girlcat.
She was protecting these sweethearts.
Yeah right - a bundle of mischief!
So at 12 weeks old, Sampo entered the Castle. Pekka was in charge of spinning the kitten.
But of course he learned great wisdom from the God Emperor, Stran.
Now I was very nervous about his entry into perheeni, especially as Äiti was smitten by this ninja kitten. Luckily he was not as leapy and energetic as his Uncle Jura or Aunt Jaava, so I was very calm and gracious to him and provided he understands I'm on top, we get along fine.

Happy 3rd birthday, Sampo.


Sanni ja Olivia said...

Happy Birthday Sampo! We cannot believe it's already three years since you were born and became the Prince. Keep growing, sweet Prince!

Summer said...

Happy birthday, Sampo! I can't believe how light your fur was when you were born!

When the Cat is Away said...

Happy Birthday, Sampo!!

How did Äiti choose him? Because he was darker? Seems extremely difficult to stand in front of a litter with one kitten cuter than the other...?

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy birthday Sampo!

Anonymous said...

Yesh PPP.

Little ones grow up, can't do anything - Espesially humans should not grow up - cause then they become foolish.

I alla fall, GRATTIS SAMPO!


The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday Sampo ! We wish you a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles ! Purrs

Kari said...

Happy Birthday dear Sampo! We remember your birth and how beautiful you all were. Mum remembers Fannu, who she was mad about , too. We love that third photo!. Such a little one but already a regal air.
Wishing you all the joys in life but it seems you already have them. Love seeing you with Stran.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Sampo! How quickly the 3 years have passed! All the photos are adorable, but especially #9 with 4 little kitten heads poking out of their bed.

Ana said...

Ihana postaus! Hyvää syntymäpäivää, Sampo! ♥

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aww, Happy birthday Sampo! Love the baby pictures!

Jenna said...

Happy birthday, Sampo! Doesn't seem like it could be 3 years already.

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday Sampo!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Birthday Salmon Boy!!! We hope you were SPOILT ROTTEN(er) today!