Three cats are in charge of the hellish amount of hair balls piling up in every corner, keeping my daily routine of hoovering on the agenda. Murre and Masu are Burmillas from the cattery Hämynhäivän and Chuck Norris is a Maine Coon from the cattery Tigerworld. All cats are merely as pets, since for some reason cat shows failed in their appeal.

Each kitty is his own personality. Murre is the oldest, in 2009 born castrated chocolate silver shaded coloured male. In temperament Murre is the most cautious of the kitties. He takes extreme caution when it comes to anything new. It’s not worth risking in life, for most likely it is not worth it. Murre sticks to the same routines day after day, eats the same food and sleeps in the same spots. Murre probably likes affection most, and usually you notice his presence when he’s sitting in your lap already.

Murre has been to a few cat shows and he’s a champion.

 

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Hämynhäivän Murmeli, “Murre”

 

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Hämynhäivän Murmeli, “Murre”

 

Masu is a black silver shaded castrated male, born in the end of 2011. Masu is actually Finnish and means ‘Tummy’. When Masu was a kitten, his name was Pikku-Kisu (‘Tiny Kitty’) because we couldn’t come up with a suitable name for him and he was incredibly small. There was however one part in him that kept growing, his tummy, and it felt like a good name so that’s the story behind his name.

Like all(?) Burmillas, Masu is a friendly and kind cat. Masu is the only one who likes mice and eats else than kibble, motto usually being ‘anything goes’.

 

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Hämynhäivän Kepponen, “Masu”

 

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Hämynhäivän Kepponen, “Masu”

 

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Hämynhäivän Kepponen, “Masu”

 

Then there’s Chuck Norris. A red silver tabby coloured castrated Maine Coon male born in 2013. For some reason Chuck Norris thinks he can do anything he wants, but it’s most likely because he always does what he wants. When we use the word ‘IT’, it usually refers to either bathing Chuck Norris or the coat care of Chuck Norris, both requiring a necessary amount of protective clothing. As Chuck’s got older, he’s started to like affection and many times he wants to be cuddled and expresses his will lying on the kitchen table stretching his nearly 10 kg body. Obviously this is frowned upon, but what can you do.

While Burmillas sometimes are too kind to the dogs, Chuck Norris takes no s**t. The dogs have already learned not to approach Chuck Norris. Sometimes Chuck gets irritated by the dogs with no reason, and he slaps the passing inferior creatures with his paws. Taken his size, nearly 10 kg, he is impressive.

 

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Tigerworld Midnight Shift, “Chuck Norris”

 

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Tigerworld Midnight Shift, “Chuck Norris”

 

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Tigerworld Midnight Shift, “Chuck Norris”