tirsdag 27. desember 2011
Now I'm just relaxing on the table waiting for the boys and their loved ones to come home for dinner. Mum has no time for writing for me, so this must be short.
In the oven there is a huge goose being prepared and the organge sauce is soon finished. We will serve red cabbage stew and steamed Brussels sprouts as well. On the top mint: jelly, apple fruit jelly and lots of sweet goodies!
For dessert there will be 'kranske'cake and brittle ice. Later on, in the evening, coffee and Christmas fruitcake and marzipan candy. I look forward to a delicious meal in some hours.
But still glad Christmas is only once a year!
tirsdag 20. desember 2011
Within two days mum will pick up things from the Christmas chest of drawers and decorate our home.
This picture is from last year. Mum puts the bowls which can not be broken, far down on the tree, so I can play with them!
Friday afternoon I was locked up in the neighbor's garage for more than six hours. Mum missed me and looked for me all over the house,. Late in the evening she went out calling for me ... then she heard my mjau coming from the garage you see below. She rang the neighbor's doorbell, and he came out and opened up the swingdoor.
Mum said I run out fast like an 'oiled lightning' as we say in Norway! I was so happy not spending the whole night in a cold, dark room with a car. Last summer I had a day spent in their attic. Twice happy endings.
Another time a was locked up in the basement in the house just across the road. I am too adventurous and curious... you see!
mandag 12. desember 2011
Last week Au, Target and/or Guido had exercises on what in Norway is called tredemølle.
I prefer climbing in trees outdoor. This is one of my ways from the ground up to the veranda. The other I must jump from a pine branch high up. The branch is swinging up and down long after the jump. I end gracefully with a thud on the railing if I can say so! It requires precision like an acrobat.
tirsdag 6. desember 2011
I love newspapers... they have - what I call a multipurpose. You can sleep on them, make your defecate on them, hide in them and of course, read them and be informed (and mum makes gardenwalls of them, more pictures)!
News from the paper Demokraten Saturday December 5th:
In more than one third of Norwegian homes there are at least one cat. On average, each cat owner has two cats or more correctly two cats share their homes with a family (mum). There are now 749000 cats in Norway. 100000 more than ten years ago. One of the reasons for the increase may be that cats are living longer than before. Now, cats often live for twenty years.
tirsdag 29. november 2011
The storm called Berit has visited the coast, and I like to stay indoor listen to the wind blows round the corner of the house. I was almost taken by the wind when I had my morning walk!
I miss my grand aunt Nøste. We did not often rest side by side on the lap of dad, but it happened occasionally as here shown in this picture!
My favorite place to rest and sleep for the moment is under the old small cabinet that mum never seem to finish decorating. I wonder how many years will pass before I can say: job's ended.
She has more than six blogs to run... there's no more time painting funiture! I wish I could help her.
My tale could be a great paintbrush.
mandag 14. november 2011
Mum gives lessons in Culture history, and when she had me, the students were learning about Egyptian Mythology. Therefore mum gave me the name of an Egyptian god. Sia was unknown to her then, so she thought it was a female name, a name of a goddess, but it is in fact a male name. A name of a cat in Norway should always have the letter s in the name, and mum liked the sound of Sia. That's why I'm sia!
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SaaIn Egyptian mythology, Saa (more usually Sia) was the deification of perception in the Heliopolitan Ennead cosmogeny and is probably equivalent to the intellectual energies of the heart of Ptah in the Memphite cosmogeny. He also had a connection with writing and was often shown in anthropomorphic form holding a papyrus scroll. This papyrus was thought to embody intellectual achievements.It was said that Atum created the two gods Saa and Hu from his blood spilled while cutting his own penis, a possible reference to circumcision.The god Saa appeared standing on the Solar barge during its journey through the night in New Kingdom underworld texts and tomb decorations, together with Hu, "creative utterance" and Heka (god) the god of magic. These gods were seen as special powers helping the creator and although Heka had his own cult Saa did not.
The Perceptive Mind
Sia as a god personifies the perceptive mind. He was created from blood dripping from the phallus of Re, the sun god. In the Old Kingdom, Sia is visualized at the right side of Re and responsible for carrying the sacred papyrus whose contents embody intellectual achievement. On the walls and ceilings of tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Sia travels in the boat of the sun god. He was the spokesman of the sun god in the Books of the Sky (Heavens) and the herald who stands at the bow of the solar bark in the Book of Gates.
Sia, who was part of a complementary pair consisting of Sia and Hu, is probably equated with the intellectual energies of the heart of Ptah in the Memphite theology, resulting in the creative command of Ptah's tongue. However, it appears that Sia never benefited from a cult in his honor.
Since cats react and respond better to s-sounds than others, experience has shown that such names are well suited for us!