Aby-a-Day – January 15: Suomalainen laatikon toimitus (Part One)

Last year, my friend Sanna-Leena and I did a box exchange. I sent her some stuff for cats and for humans from the States, and she sent me some goodies from Finland.



Well, that was so much fun that we did another one. I sent Sanna-Leena a box last summer, and she sent us our second box just after Christmas.


It arrived last week, and it was HUGE! Light…but huge!


And so filled with goodies!



Of course Jacoby was right there to check it out.


You may remember this feather toy from yesterday’s post. The tall feathers are from a duck her brother-in-law shot and her sister plucked the feathers, which were only frozen to kill the bacteria. Her cats go wild with the smell, and she thought mine would, too. As you saw, Tessie loved it!


Jake was interested in it, too…


…But there were just so many things to see and smell that he couldn’t focus just on the feathers!


Like a new Arja’s Art harness! Jake got one last year, of course, but as it turned out, the metallic copper was a bit too pink, and ended up looking better on Kylie. So I asked if Sanna could get him a green one to match his leash.


Since Angel has a purple one already, and now Kylie has Jake’s copper one, Tessie needed a red one for her own.


I love these harnesses so much. Look at the reflective trim! If you’ve met me and Jake in person, I’ve probably made you feel how soft this leather is. It really does need to be felt to be appreciated.


And there were some leather goodies for me, too, like this little coin purse.



The green leather matches Jake’s harness exactly!


Sanna also sent me these amazing leather feather earrings (leather feather is fun to say)!


And oh, this bookmark! Look at those ears!


She also sent me some Finnish pop music. And oldies from 1963! There’s a Twist song on there that I just adore (I love me some Twist music).

There was so very many good things in the box that Sanna sent that I’ll have to show you the rest in some future posts…so check back tomorrow to see Jake’s new Finnish outfits.