Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New bed friend - facts and more

Stompa has been with us for a week now. The plan was to go to our summerhouse and stay there during the Easter Vacation. But we have dropped it. It's too cold during Nights. And our windows in the main house are not isolated, the sleeping room is filled up with plants we hope have survived the Winter and it's too cold and early in the Spring to bring them outside. So thinks the Cats. They will stay inside. We went out to the Summerhouse in todays Sunshine. Cutting down wild roses and rasberry plants from last year. Some Crocuses in Flower. That's very early to be this North. And we did see signs from Mice - looks like we will save Cat Food;))

Stompa is now becoming more and more housewarm. He even jump up in our bed during the Nights and mornings.

Here he has discoverd som old Toes. What do they smell?
18 months ago, he hide for a week, when we were Cat sitters. What a change.

Normally it's Felicia that jumps up in our bed. (She purrs us to sleep).

Rosa and Felicia loves to play. Click to enlarge. It's a must.
(If you wonder what Dr. Loosen does here - it's as simple as this: To collect Loose hair of course. The one that have lost less, is declared the Winner and receives an extra portion of premium food. LOL)

Here they play "Hold the Fort". That's what we used to play as kids, during Wintertime. Snow Forts we used to build.


1) The African Golden Cat is a medium sized cat and can grow to 90cm (35in) in body length and weigh up to 18kg (40lb). Apart from duika and other small antelope it is thought that the main part of the golden cats diet is made up of rodents, tree hyraxes and birds.

2) The Andean Mountain Cat is to be found in the high regions of Bolivia, Peru and Chile. The mountain cat is slightly larger than a big domestic cat, growing up to 60cm (24in) in length with a tail of some 70% of its body length.

3) Most abundant in Southern Africa, the Caracal is often referred to as the African Lynx or Desert Lynx, but is not related to the Lynx. It grows up to 1m (3ft) in length and the male weighs up to 18 kg. It can survive for long periods without water, obtaining its requirement from the metabolic moisture of its prey such as small buck, sand rats and rock hyrax.

That's it for this Week Cats and other Species on Tellus.
(PS. I'll be at Renny's and Diane's place in Mariestad for a couple of Days while Anna keeps an eye on Rosa, Felicia and Stompa). And I've booked my Tickets from Oslo to Chicago - outborn on July 31 - hope to visit Mackinac Island with Mats (son) and Lori (DIL) - see their new home and two Cats and Lori's young Horse- it's for 10 days only. (Must go to Hong Kong in October - Ingelin (daughter)).

More Cats around at Gattina and others

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant to see that Stompa is so comfortable and housewarm :) It looks like he feels at home! I can spot that there are some old toes there that needs a visit to the pedicure! You cannot wait until October to cut them!!!Tomorrow we are leaving to Koh Samui until Sunday. Some beach and sunshine ;) Will not have internet eihter. Hugs, Miss Hong and Miss Kong

March 18, 2008 6:20 pm  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

Stompa looks like he is related to my Anela. Check out her photo...and you will see they must be long lost cousins! :-)

We're also getting ready to make long vacation trips, so we'll catch up with you when we're back on Maui! Have fun on your journeys!

March 18, 2008 6:59 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Hey, it's nice you got to see crocuses! We are still weeks away from that but the snow from last week's storm is slowly melting.

It is an awfully long drive from where we are to Chicago. I'm guessing 12 hours but the camp where we go fishing and canoeing is another 7 hours northeast of here! When in Europe, you only go a little way to get to a new country and you guys tend to travel way more than we do. We don't know when we're going on holidays yet but it's usually in August.
Have a good Easter weekend!

March 18, 2008 7:35 pm  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Your family is cattered all around the world Tor! Nice to see the pictures of Stompa, he is a fine looking cat!

March 18, 2008 8:00 pm  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

I mean Scattered... not cattered!!!
I forgot the S!

March 18, 2008 8:01 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Happy to see that Stompa has settled in. Some days I wish I were a cat or a dog and could just sleep the day away. Too much to do lately, and I am sooooo tired!

March 18, 2008 8:18 pm  
Blogger lime said...

glad to hear stompa has settled in well.

have a lovely visit to diane and renny!

March 18, 2008 8:19 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Looking forward to see you in Sweden tomorrow :lol:

March 19, 2008 12:57 am  
Anonymous Andrée said...

Those are great play (and not-play) photos. I love seeing them dance about their little cat furniture. Can't believe you have flowers already!

March 19, 2008 3:29 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Very informative post ! I even know now that you are drinking white wine from the Mosel !Dr. Loosen Bernkastel, lol ! That was my area when I lived in Germany. My parents lived in Bad Breisig near Koblenz when der Alte retired.
Isn't it nice when you have children living all over the world and you can visit them ? I hope that my son will be muted elsewhere I know Amsterdam now by heart ! BTW I never thought either that a cat could be depressed it's more suffering from anxiety. Since we give her this pill she sleeps again during the night and is much better. My vet is very very reasonable with her prices, she just asks the minimum, she loves animals.
And posh means : upper class, noble, elegant, exclusive (the german word "vornehm") see in such an area I live now and wear my nose high with my depressed cat !!

March 19, 2008 6:10 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Adorable pictures of ALL the cats....Stompa has come a L-O-N-G way....! Congratulations on this 'warming' of Stompa to your household.

March 19, 2008 6:39 pm  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

how adorable! Enjoy your time away as I'm sure you'll be having lots of fun!

March 19, 2008 9:01 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

So there will be many mice for the cats to catch very soon. I am sure they will be happy.

Enjoy your visit with Renny!

March 19, 2008 9:09 pm  
Blogger katztales said...

Welcome Stompa! She looks lovely.

The sleeping room with plants sounds great too. We have an indoor garden that the cats love. Hope your spring comes soon!

March 20, 2008 2:53 am  
Anonymous Anna said...

Rosa o Felicia...jag tycker deras namn är great !!! :D

March 24, 2008 8:58 am  

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