When we got back to Sweden from the ferry from Helsinki, we met up with Björn’s ex to get Emma to spend a week with us and the cats.
We got there a little ahead of them, so we had to chill out in Stockholm Centralen until they arrived.
Emma loves cats. I am sad that she doesn’t get to live with any.
If ever a girl deserved to live with a cat (or cats), it’s Emma.
Emma was amazing with Dash. I think he’s going to miss her when she goes back home.
Dash also looked out the window at the passing scenery, just like Jacoby and all the other cats who ride trains.
Finally, the train arrived in Skövde. Emma wanted to carry Dash’s carrier.
From the train station, a quick taxi ride home.
Dash was quick to feel at home in our bedroom. And after the long, long, long journey…He was finally home.
Last week I posted the birthday card Emma drew for Björn. Turns out, she also drew one for Kalle! (Björn and Kalle’s birthdays are three days apart.) And, like Björn’s card, Kalle’s card features cats that look especially Abyssinian-like. And, even though she’s coloured brown, she has a bow on her head, so I think she’s meant to be Lorelai.
I find the drawing on the inside of the card particularly hilarious. The first side says, “Congratulations you are now 16 years old!” but the other side…it says, “That was not me.” Even though she doesn’t live with cats 24/7, Emma clearly understands cats. I suspect this is meant to be Jacoby.
Emma added another drawing on the back of the card. It’s a black and white version of the cat on the front…perhaps it was meant for Kalle to colour in?
Björn’s birthday was on Sunday, and Emma came for the weekend to celebrate his and Kalle’s birthdays. She made him a birthday card which we are fairly certain is meant to be Jacoby. It definitely looks like a ruddy Abyssinian!
Here is the inside of the card. On the left it says “Congratulations for 54 years life! Meow! Meow! Meow!” On the right it says, “A stupid cat has eaten up my sauce!” And that stick toy the bottom cat is playing with looks a lot like the stick toy Emma and Lorelai played with last summer…
Along with the thank you note Emma drew for Björn, there was something for me, too. I have given Emma a couple of Top Model kitten colouring/sticker books, and she sent me one of the pages to colour in myself.
I decided to scan it and colour it on my laptop. The kitten she sent me kind of looked like a Singapura, so that determined my colour scheme.
The only problem was that, when I was finished, the eyes looked…wrong. Not very Singapura-y…basically, they were just too small. So, I enlarged them. Not quite sure I like the way they look, but they bother me less than the original.
Whilst Emma was busy playing with Lorelai, Björn and Izaak played together with the Ferocious Friends mousie on a stick. It’s very well made and sturdy enough to play with outside.
Zak just loves mousies of any sort, as you know.
This mousie is no exception.
I often wonder what Zak would do if he ever saw a real mouse.
Look how intent he is on his prey!
…Where are you going…? The mousie is back there…
Okay, well, I guess those are fun, too.
I think Zak had almost as much fun playing with the leaves as he did with the mousie on a stick!