I haven’t done a Hipstamatic Monday in over two years. I’ve gotten a load of new films and lenses since then…so I figured, hey, why not?
So let’s go from oldest to youngest…as much as we can. Starting with Angel.
Lately, she’s been a big fan of the canoe bed that currently sits on the Danish modern chair that needs recovering.
It’s one of those cat bed fads, I know…but she is so cute when she’s in the canoe.
Next up is Jacoby.
Good old reliable Jake.
He’s been a Hipstamatic cat since the very beginning,
As always, I love the randomness with Hipstamatic.
He’s shaping up to be as big a poser as Jake is!
Izaak has shown us that he loves IKEA mice along with any largish plush toy. He even likes the Han Solo mousie!
He’s not even here a week and he’s already showing a distinct personality.
He’s very protective of his mousies.
He stood his ground to protect it against Freddy…so brave!
Last but not least we have Lorelai.
She’s so much larger than Zak, it’s hard to remember that he’s older than she is.
But yes, it’s been only five days, and they are already best friends!
Lorelai is a wonderful leash-walker. She may even have a better follow instinct than even Logan had.
Rory has a slight “kitty cold,” so we went to the vet. When we got back, Rory walked all the way home from the bus stop!
On the way, she found a pigeon feather.
“Please, Mom, can we bring it home?” (Spoiler alert: yes, we brought it home and I dipped it in Virkon as soon as we got home.)
Below is a video of Rory’s impressive walk home…She is such a good walker!
Today Björn and I went to Jönköping to collect Logan’s ashes.
His ashes came packed in a very nice cardboard box. They even put a little gold heart sticker on it. (It says “Contains wooden cremation urn” on the label.)
Of course, Alfred came to see what I was doing.
Is he looking up to StarClan to see if he can see Logan?
Inside the cardboard box was this little wooden urn. They put a label with Logan’s name on it. This seems to be the common urn for cat ashes in Sweden; both Pyret and Björn’s other cat, Olivia, have identical urns.
However, this little box is not Logan’s final resting place. I’ve ordered an absolutely brilliant little casket of oak and slate with his photo on it from an Etsy seller in the UK (that’s the proof of it above). You may remember my special welded urns for my Siamese boys, Harri and Patrick, but it would cost a bomb to have one of those shipped here to Sweden. But this is perfect for Logan.
And on the way home on the train, it rained…and we saw the rainbow at the top of the post.
Jacoby has been a very snuggly, cuddly boy lately.
He’s been sleeping with me almost every night.
Although, sometimes, he’ll settle in an…shall we say…awkward spot.
Erm…Jake? You realise that…oh, I can’t even.