Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Cats on Tuesday - September 4 - 2007 - Part 1 and 2 - All in one

Stompa has left for the Summer

Even the Summer that not was, has come to an end. For Stompa as well. He arrived to the Summerhouse on July 6 and left September 2. That’s a long Vacation with his cousins Rosa and Felicia. And Peder Fur – our food guest – or dish washer as Anna calls him.

Stompa loves to be outside. Simply adores it. He even prefer to have his food served outside. A picnic cat. But sometimes he sneaked inside – to the kitchen. Whenever he heard a sound, he ran out – in panic. In and out. What a ballade. Only one half night he stayed inside.

Stompa sitting where we used grew to herbs. He smells very well. Females around.

The last weeks he started to meet us when we arrived from work. Walking down the pathway, miuew, miew – and banged our legs with his head. Then ran up the pathway to the platform. He was ready for dinner.
Rosa waiting among the Wild Strawberries - coming for the second time this year. She knew there would be a change.

Other afternoons he stayed on the roof. Waiting for his food parents to arrive. It’s safe on the roof. No eagles around here. Only his cousins together with him on the roof.
Peder Fur has never been on the roof. But he is not a Manx-Cat. The cousins most of the time left him in Peace - only a couple of times they "kindly" asked him to stay away.
Last Sunday Stompa had to go home. As you know, cats are not like dogs, in the way we can not just whistle and here they comes. And Sunday is P-pill day for Rosa and Felicia. Which means they stay away until hunger forces them to show up in the late evening. And on Sunday, Stompa did not show up for Breakfast. Hmm, would he come in descent time? I was going to drive him and Solvi to Oslo and then back to the Summerhouse again. And I would like to go before the return of all weekend travellers in to Oslo.

He suddenly came, at 2 pm. Anna catched him, and Solvi placed him in his cage. Voila.

When I returned to the Summerhouse. Guess who were laying at Stompa’s fav places in the Garden?

Part 2 - will be posted from the Summerhouse. Come back and enjoy what Rosa and Felicia did when Stompa had left. And what did Stompa look like?

PART 2 : Papa Leaving and Returning to the Summerhouse

Here is Stompa - in his tiny cage - a heritage from his late Mother Opus. He did not refuse to go into it this time. Not by free will, but without resistance and a little help.

Felicia at Stompas favourite restspot - the herbs belowe the platform. She smells well as well

And here: Rosa at Stompa's other favourite Herbs spot - just outside the platform

When I returned about 2 1/2 hours later, Rosa and Felicia took his favourite resting places in the Garden. They allready missed him. And Rosa did not show up for 28 hours. Guess we were anxious. Yes we were. When she showed up - in the secret opening in the roof at 1 am, we were all reliefed. Even Felicia who lay upon me in the bed. Comforting me: She shows up. Miss her cousin you know.

Now Stompa is back to his regular life. Both indoors and outdoors.

Felicia melancholically looks after Stompa - from his favourite observation post

The cousins will meet again the last weekend of September. Next time will be when Anna and I go to Argentina. If not before.

More charming, funny and touching stories you'll find by visiting Gattinas.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 04, 2007 3:08 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

I bed it was the dishwasher occupying all of Stompa's places ! Is Stompa also an inside cat during winter times ? Then I pity him ! If I had to keep Arthur inside he would get crazy I still remember this awful week when he had to stay in the house because of his wounded tail ! A nightmare is nothing against Arthur inside ! But Stompa is probably used to these yearly changes as your cats too. When do you leave your summer house ?

September 04, 2007 3:17 pm  
Blogger Paula said...

Very beautiful cats you have!
They sure do look like they are enjoying the herb garden!

September 04, 2007 4:50 pm  
Blogger Dragonheart said...

Wow, Stompa is a very brave cat spending all that times outdoors! I can't imagine being free to run outside.

Rosa, you look lovely in the middle of the wild strawberries.

September 04, 2007 5:20 pm  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Ah, Stompa knew that his glorious outdoor summer holiday was over! He will miss having his cat-cousins around to talk to. Will he be able to visit Rosa and Felicia during the winter?

September 04, 2007 5:54 pm  
Anonymous cheh said...

gorgeous cats! can I have one please?:)

September 04, 2007 6:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so sad that you must leave your lovely summer house. The cats knew it was time to go, it seems! Am looking forward to Part 2. Happy COT!

September 04, 2007 6:52 pm  
Anonymous Jodi said...

Very gorgeous cats!!!

September 04, 2007 7:25 pm  
Blogger Tink said...

Rosa looks great among the strawberries! Your cats are lucky to have a summerhouse to spend the summer outside.

September 04, 2007 7:42 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Good to see my friends again Tor, you know I kind of miss them:-)

Good you found Stompa early enough before the traffic peak on Friday - it was awful!

Can hardly wait for part 2!

September 04, 2007 8:15 pm  
Blogger Dorothy said...

It's always sad when summer is over. The cats look so peaceful in their summer house setting.

September 04, 2007 10:17 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

All 2 parts in one - how convenient :-)
It's obvious that the summer is soon over in Norway - where was it this year?

Btw: Thanks for your invitation - we will love to visit you and memories the lovely days of summer in Mariestad:-)

September 04, 2007 10:37 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Ils ont vraiment de la chance tous ces gentils matous d'avoir une maison d'été! Dépaysement et bol d'air assuré! Une vie de CHAT ou de PACHA non d'un CHIEN!

September 05, 2007 12:27 am  
Blogger Suzanne R said...

I love the pictures of your cats, and the stories you tell about them. It's too bad the summer was so cold there but it looks like the kitties still had a lot of green plants to accent their beauty in your photos.

September 05, 2007 12:42 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So much news today...And such sweet pictures....osa & Felicia are such Beautiful Cats...Stopa, too! Rosa has such wonderful coloring...I love that orange going down the middle of her forehead...
Soon....you will be going to Argentina....! Have you started packing? (LOL)

September 05, 2007 1:09 am  
Anonymous Maribeth said...

Love the pictures of all the kitties. I got to see my grand kitties today! All three of them!

September 05, 2007 3:19 am  
Anonymous Deana said...

Oh no will you guys not miss Stompa or he his vacation home? I bet he misses the outdoors. You have such beautiful cats. I loved your pictures and story.

September 05, 2007 3:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cousins do seem to miss Stompa, but at least they will meet again soon. That is a very sweet story!

September 05, 2007 5:51 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

So it wasn't the dishwasher who took the places but your cats, lol ! Happy to hear that he is an in and outside cat. But his cage, you said it "tiny" it's worse then a cell in Guantanamo ! Please tell his butler and maid to buy a bigger one ! He will get claustrophobia in this little thing !

September 05, 2007 5:53 am  
Blogger mar said...

What amusing cat stories! I liked the term "picnic cat", lol

September 05, 2007 8:41 am  
Blogger AL said...

Hei Tor!
Just love your cat stories!!!!

September 05, 2007 9:56 am  
Blogger TorAa said...

@All of you: (Excuse me for not commenting back to each one of you - my i-connection - you know).

Thanks so much for kind words and interest for our Cats Summerlife. It's been a part of our rythm of life as well in the Summerhouse. I think we will return to our Winterhome during the first or second week of October.

September 05, 2007 1:38 pm  
Blogger meeyauw said...

That was such a beautiful essay. it does not look like summer is over there but it must be feeling like it's over. I envy your summer home and all of it's beauty and the cats.

September 05, 2007 11:31 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I just love your cats! Stompa looks well fed and just a little wild! Where does he live full time now? Is he not your cat originally? I Can't remember.
Cats sense any change at all and get a little put out about it. How long do people continue to go to summer houses over there? Many here close them up around Thanksgiving on Oct. 7th.

September 06, 2007 1:41 pm  
Blogger vlado&toni said...

wow those are beautiful cats, i love rosa, she is so beautiful. is she a norway forest cat? what i don't understand is, do you own her or is she just a visitor? so if she's just a visitor then that's really a real norway forest cat :) but all of them are pretty/or handsome as well.
by the way, thanks for the visit as well :) oops don't want to offenf the others :)

September 07, 2007 3:39 pm  

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