Monday, October 23, 2006



Last Thursday I drove in the early evening to pick up ”Stompa”. Stompa is in fact born in our closet, when we lived downtown Oslo. He was kept very strictly by his mother and hidden away most of the time. At age 4 month, he was given away to the mother of my children – i.e. my x-wife.
The last couple of years, Stompa has been on Vacation in our Summerhouse, when we have been travelling abroad. He like to be there with our two cats – they’re more or less Manx (tailless) all the three of them.
Well I picked him up and placed him in his cage beside me in the car. And started driving. He did not like to drive, something he expressed loudly. In the beginning. But after some minutes driving he calmed down.

Back home, I carried him into the kitchen and opened the cage just in front of the dish for food. And he ran away. Completely dissapearing. Where the heck was the cat hiding? No sound. Invisible. Food did not tempt him at all. Just silence. Our two cats did not care. He was somewhere in the appartement, for sure.

We went to bed without no sign of him. Just fallen asleep, I wake up to this awful ”catsinging”. At least, he was alive inspecting his new territory.

Next afternoon, entering from work, we found him. Behind my office desk. Again we tried to comfort him with a dish filled with pollock. No movement. No reaction. No sound. Completly anorexia.

Don't disturb; I try to consentrate

At 10 pm, he suddenly went into the living room. Walked straight up to me. And asked for coziness. What a sudden change. And then he layed down, Rolling and streching and playing with his two fellow she-cats. And then he went into the ”office” again, jumped up in the sofa convinced he was given a new home. His private home.

My new home

Dinner for 3

On Sunday I returned him. This time so relaxed in the car, you could barely believe it was the same ”Stompa” I picked up only a couple of Days ago.


Blogger Expat Traveler said...

pretty funny! I've never really had cats of my own but this is a pretty funny story.

October 23, 2006 4:39 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

Cute story and very cute kitty pics!
Thanks for visiting me. Hope to see you again!!

October 23, 2006 4:59 pm  
Blogger TorAa said...

Thank you ET and Sue. I'll read your comments for Stompa on Thursday (when our two cats will visit him). I'm sure he'll understand and send greetings in return.

October 23, 2006 5:17 pm  
Blogger RennyBA said...

What a dramatic cat story and with a lovely ending - thaks for sharing - and with lovely pics too:-)

October 23, 2006 8:49 pm  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Such a funny story! Stompa is quite the character. Stompa is a very cute kitty and full of personality.

October 24, 2006 12:42 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Looks like home ! Our white cat Arthur has a terrible voice ! When he starts you think that 3 Opera divas are singing false !

November 22, 2006 4:24 pm  

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