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Weekend Cat Blogging #27

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Which cat is Tanuki and which are the fake ones?
Which is the real cat and which are the fake ones?

It’s time for weekend cat blogging again. Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a “Weekend Cat Blogging” tag to your post.

14 days left to Christmas Eve. Christmas gifts have to be bought and then wrapped. But why do the cats always come and lay down in front of you, on the gifts and the wrapping paper so that you can’t get anything done? I love my cats anyway, but I don’t want end up wrapping the cats instead of the gifts which easily can be made. Especially since some of the gifts are fake furry stuffed toy cats.

Weekend Cat Blogging 23 – Get well Clare and Kiri!

Saturday, November 12th, 2005


Tanuki is on his way to cheer up Clare and Kiri!

Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. This week the event is hosted by Masak-Masak and is dedicated to Clare who had a terrible accident, and to her lovely cat Kiri of course.

Clare and Kiri! We are thinking about you and hope that you get well soon. Tanuki even tried to post himself to you, just to cheer you up. A lot of hugs from us all.

Weekend Cat Blogging #21 – Party time!!!

Saturday, October 29th, 2005


Bowser, dressed up and ready to party!

It’s time for weekend cat blogging again. Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a “Weekend Cat Blogging” tag to your post.

A big happy birthday to Kiri! Bowser is already dressed for the party, Tanuki is responsible for the flowers and Yoshi is still in the bathroom making himself ready. Lets party!!!


Tanuki, responsible for the birthday flowers to Kiri!

Weekend Cat Blogging #20

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005


Bowser on top of the kitchen cupboard.

It’s time for weekend cat blogging again. Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a “Weekend Cat Blogging” tag to your post.

I’ts been a while since I posted for Weekend Cat Blogging. Our cute Gideon is nowadays called Bowser since we wanted a more personal name. His old family called him Tiger but it didn’t feel right. As Bowser now pays attention to his new name he probably doesn’t mind. He likes to snuggle and sleep under the cover with us, he is adorable and so social. But the cats havn’t got on with each other; the first weeks went rather fine, but then it turned and finally Bowser got nervous and was afraid of strolling around in the appartment since Yoshi was too dominant. We decided to neuter him a bit earlier than planned as we thought that it wasn’t clever with 2 neutered cats (which of one is very dominant) and a fertile one. It’s only been a week since the operation and it’s already much better. Bowser seems to feel more confident, he has started to move around more and he is even calm and kind when he meets up with Tanuki. I’m sure that everything will be gradually better and better and we already feel relieved about the improvment.

The curious reader may wonder why our cats have so strange names. All our cats are named after characters in the video game Super Mario, and Yoshi and Tanuki have also Japanese meanings as I’m really interested in Japanese culture and language.

Yoshi: means both best and happiness in Japanese which is perfect since Yoshi was my first much longed-for cat. Yoshi is also one of the characters in the Super Mario video games. As you already know Fredrik works as a game designer and as we both like video games this name was perfect.

Tanuki: is a Japanese a typical species of dog. In Japanese folklore it is described as a magical racoon-like dog with shape-shifting powers. Tanuki also appears in the game Super Mario, as a costume that the hero Mario wears.

Bowser: doesn’t unfortunately have a Japanese meaning. The character Bowser’s full name is King Bowser and he’s a turtle-like dragon that also appears in the Super Mario games. Bowser is the hero Mario’s arch-nemesis, and automatically an enemy to Yoshi as well as Yoshi is a friend of Mario. Bowser is a very suitable name for the moment :-)

Weekend Cat Blogging 14

Saturday, September 10th, 2005



It’s time for weekend cat blogging again. Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a “Weekend Cat Blogging” tag to your post.

I love the above photo of Yoshi and Tanuki, they were about 6 months old when the photo was taken and now they are almost 2.5 years. They always slept together when they were kittens, but nowadays Yoshi wants to sleep alone. I really hope that Tanuki will be able to sleep with Gideon some day, because I know that he miss to cuddle up. Unfortunately the 3 cats are not best friends yet, but I really hope that day will come soon. One hour ago they all had a big fight (for the first time thought) that we had to interrupt so I’m a bit sad at the moment. But I’m still hoping that everything will be fine, and that they just have to settle their order of rank. Most of the time they just look at each other in peace.

The below photo was taken during the same period as the above one. Notice that the left “radiator bed” is empty and that they prefer to crowd in the right one :-)

Weekend Cat Blogging 12

Sunday, August 28th, 2005


It’s time for weekend cat blogging again. Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a “Weekend Cat Blogging” tag to your post.

Last weekend we went to Uppsala to get our new sweetheart Gideon. We borrowed Fredrik’s parents car and first drove up to Stockholm, driving from home at noon. I think that it took us 6 hours of driving to get there, but we stopped a few times to stretch our legs and to have a nice picnic by the lake Vättern. Saturday evening we spent in Stockholm with some friends where we also slept and on Sunday morning we went to Uppsala, first to visit Fredrik’s grandmother and finally to meet Gideon for the first time. He was absolutely lovely and it felt unreal to meet him. We didn’t stay long as we had a long drive home, and then we put him in our cat carrier and started the ride home. He was very calm and sweet during the trip. We stayed a few times and let him out in the car. We didn’t come home until 11:30 PM. You probably want to know how Yoshi and Tanuki reacted? Well, they were really nice and kind to Gideon but as he’s 9 months old and hadn’t met any cats since his “kittenhood” at Anne’s cattery Hufflepuffs, he just snarled and screamed everytime he got close to the other cats. We didn’t sleep much the first night… Fredrik had to catch the first flight to London next morning and I felt really sorry for him. Myself I took the day off to supervise the cats. The cats were never aggressive towards each other, but Gideon snarled all week even if he still was very curious and followed the others. Each day was better and better, and it was really relaxing to see the progress.
Today, after one week it’s still not perfect but they still don’t fight and Gideon only snarls sometimes. He actually manages to sniff on the other cats without a sound. At night he sleeps with us in the bed and he’s really social. The only bad thing about him is that he can open doors, so we have to keep the outer door locked all the time :-)

Weekend Cat Blogging 11

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

It‘s time for weekend cat blogging again. Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a “Weekend Cat Blogging” tag to your post.

Say hello to S*Hufflepuffs Gideon Grevé! He’s our new baby :-) We’re picking him up tomorrrow and we are so excited. He’s actually from Anne’s (Anne’s food) cattery Hufflepuffs, but he now lives with a family in Uppsala. Unfortunately one of their baby’s has gotten asthma so they can’t keep him.

Please keep your fingers crossed that everything will go well and that Gideon, Tanuki and Yoshi will be good friends… I really hope so.

(sorry for not posting anything about food this week, but it was my first week after my vacation so I’ve been rather busy. But of course I’ve eaten :-) )

Weekend Cat Blogging 10

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

It’s time for weekend cat blogging again. Each weekend food Bloggers around the world share pictures of their cute cats. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a “Weekend Cat Blogging” tag to your post.

This week we bought the cats new cat furniture. They can now easily access the top of the cupboards, where they love to sleep. Earlier it was only Yoshi that sleept there because Tanuki is a bit clumsy and had problems jumping up on the kitchen fan and then further up… But now he can take the new easy way.

Oh, and by the way. If everything goes well Yoshi and Tanuki will get a new friend!!! :-) Isn’t that great?!!!