While I was in Sweden, I got a set of Pettson and Findus figures.
Pettson and Findus are the main characters in a series of children’s books written and illustrated by Sven Nordqvist. They are very popular – this photo is from a display in a book store in Göteborg. Pettson is an old farmer who live alone with his cat, Findus, some chickens and some little house creatures. Findus gets his name from a brand of frozen foods; when Pettson got Findus as a kitten, he was in a box labelled “Findus Green Peas.”
I’ve had this small plush Findus since I visted Björn in 2000. He went back to Sweden with me for Christmas.
Naturally, I adore Findus…
…I mean, what’s not to like? He’s a cat, he can talk, and he’s a sassy troublemaker. Someday, I want to get Jacoby a pair of green striped pants like Findus wears.
I think Jake would make a great Findus.
But what does Jake think of Pettson and Findus?
He likes them!