Traveling with cats

Nothing like home

Mom thinks that my paws almost look like a heart here. She was sincerely surprised that none of her friends saw a heart on this picture.

A heart is of course important in any home, but Mom’s favorite picture of a perfect home is one of Tessa.

A safe and quiet place, soft pillows on a cozy sofa, cats and a good cup of coffee. And that’s exactly what we did today – a perfect day in our perfect home after a long journey.

 

Whoever said that cats don’t need humans

… to feel safe and to seek solace, didn’t see Kajsa yesterday.

It takes an hour to drive from my parents’ place to the airport. I was sitting on the backseat with the girls. Kajsa showed me very clearly that she wanted to be close to me, and the second I put my fingers into her box, she calmed down and felt safe.

Kajsa wouldn’t need a leash at the airport either. The cats have to leave the transportation box for security check. When I took Kajsa on my arm, she hid under my shirt, pressed herself towards my skin and didn’t move an inch. Poor little thing. I’m always relieved that she gladly goes back to her box afterwards because she feels safe inside, too. Tessa again is so curious that she wants to explore the airport every time we’re traveling, and she’s always disappointed when she has to go back to her box.

Now we’re all safe back in Finland. We’re sleeping a lot and enjoy being home again – even though we all had a great time in Germany.

 

We’re still alive and in Europe!

Feline friends! Thank you for all your thoughts yesterday (well, except for Punapippuri’s and Flynn’s comments)! When we heard people constantly complaining at our destination, we knew immediately that we were once again in Mäuschen-Germany. We mean, we like being at Granny’s, but we don’t like traveling.

The food was ok though

But Tessa was sulking on her favorite armchair.

Kajsa again made sure to catify Granny’s place, and opened every cupboard.

She was also interested in Granny’s Christmas decoration

Good thing that Grandpa bought extra glasses ……… (and no, obviously the candle wasn’t burning)

Hehehe. The terror regime has arrived!

 

Going home for Christmas?

cats in too small boxes Feline friends, do you remember our trip to Germany last summer? It was probably a big mistake that we did so well on our first flight. We heard Mom say

Well, you know, I wanted to try it at least ONCE. If our summer vacation had been a disaster, I’d have never traveled with them again.

Ok, we admit that we’re pretty easy cats when it comes to traveling, but we still think that we deserve 1000 treats for each second we were in our transportation boxes.

On the bright side – Granny and Grandpa are spoiling us rotten. We’re also a bit excited about tomorrow, because continental Europeans celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. It’ll be our first Christmas with Mom. We were homeless last winter, so maybe traveling to our family wasn’t that bad after all.

You Shall Have No Other Cats Before Us

cat is a jerk because of jealousy

(… and definitely not abandon us for a week! Mom’s finally back, but we’re ignoring her.)

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Grasping At Branches

grasp at straws cat

Mom’s leaving today, and we hope we’ll survive this week.

tessa und kajsa nov2015

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The great abandonment

Feline friends!

I’m shocked. Turned out that this nice girl, who was visiting us the other day, is going to live here. And Mom will  move out – without us!! I mean, I don’t need much space, I fit in any box she wants!

cats in too small boxesMom says I’m silly, because she’s only going abroad for a week. And this girl doesn’t really move in here. She’ll only live at our place whilst Mom is away. ONLY??? This woman has clearly difficulties with reality perception – we start wondering what her shrink is actually doing for a living. Fact is, she’s abandoning us for a week, and she (and maybe also the catsitter) will pay for this.

tessa nov2015

Meanwhile in Finland

hunting catWe’re back! Back to our blog and Finland! A lot has happened – our blog was “hijacked”, and we couldn’t log in!! That’s however not the only reason we couldn’t blog; we’ve been quite busy.

Tessa was doing some holiday studies: testing any possible sleeping place in any possible position. From a cat’s perspective, of course. She impressed those silly humans and got a lot of attention. At night she was busy with her second empirical study: finding all items a cat can possibly throw down.

Kajsa was overall calmer, but she certainly nailed it by sitting on a shelf playing with the fire alarm. She managed to throw it down, and Mamma woke up. A very effective way to make humans stand up and run around, but we can’t recommend the loud peep.

Mamma has abandoned us a lot. Ok, she hardly left the flat, but she played a lot of board games with granny and grandpa. She sometimes even forgot our feeding times, and we had to remind her of our basic needs. She’s also been inviting little humans to granny’s flat. Help! Feline friends – be aware of little Germans!!! Mamma says they exist in Finland as well, but we don’t want to believe her.

We had a safe trip home, but someone has taken our home away! Apparently, Mamma’s landlord decided to do some major construction work, and we’re stuck with Mamma on the first floor. Our complaining hasn’t helped so far; in fact, Mamma has said that the bedroom on the second floor doesn’t exist anymore. What???? She has also said that she can’t stop the noise, but that we’ll get a lovely surprise when the noise finally stops as we’ll have much more space on the second floor than before.

We don’t understand. Humans are very weird creatures.

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