I want to go to Finland after my freind came back from there and showed me her pictures and let me share them with you. Now I have fantasies of buying lots of Moonin Trolls to bring home for gifts. Helsinki, is Finland’s capital and this is a good blog to find out things to do if you ever get there.
Moomins are famous in Finland. They are cool with great books written about them and you can find quirky gifts there, based on them to take home. Check out this blog. It will tell you more about them. The Moomins are happy and whimsical characters in a series of books and comic strips written by a Swedish-Finnish author, Tove Jansson. The Moomins are a family of trolls, but far from being scary they are: white and roundish, resemble hippopotamuses and cute.
I also like the cats in Finland.
I like their marriage attire and what their babies wear.
I found these pet beauties in Shanghai yesterday. I loved the pink collar and the mum was as cute as her dog too… but she didn’t want me to photograph her.
These cats were not dead and stuffed, just snoozing.
My neighbor’s dog with her new pink friend and dog and cat homes for sale.
I was never into cats, much preferred dogs. I always found cats too independent and they never seemed to give enough love… but then I found Boo in Hong Kong and I think she is actually a dog, in a Himalayan cat-suit.
She was sick in the pet shop with a shitty bottom when I found her. I would go in and visit her everyday, hold her lovingly and hoped that I could transfer life into her. When my husband said maybe we should get a friend for Maisey (our independent and unloving cat) I didn’t say anything, but jumped straight out of bed and I was at Boo’s pet shop early that morning waiting for it to open.
At the vets with my newly bought Boo on my lap, a man sitting next to me was very excited: he had a Himalayan cat too and showed me a picture of what Boo would look like when she grew up. The picture freaked me out. I couldn’t believe my cute little thing could turn into the monster below.
Now two year later, with a pretty version of the hairy Garfield above, I’m a confirmed cat lover and I think: Himalayan cats rock!
But – please don’t get me wrong. I love our Scottish Fold cat Maisey as well, but I only get to be nice to her when I put her food on the floor and give her a quick stroke. Also I would not suggest buying pets from pet shops: find a reputable breeder instead or go to the SPCA in Hong Kong, they have lots of animals who are in desperate need of a good home. Or go to this great website: HK Animals Speak. It will tell you of all the animal welfare organizations in Hong Kong, where loving animals are in need of your help. Or, If you live in Shanghai go to this website, Second Chance Animal Aid. Or if you live somewhere else in the world just Google: pets in need of a home (and your country).