It is getting cold in Stockholm and we lighted a fire for the first time this autumn last week. Albert never saw a fire before and he was completely hypnotized by the view. And – the warmth! The sounds!

Later when the fireplace cooled down he jumped over the protection and put his head into the chimney. He looks like panda now. I managed to clean his body, but not around the eyes.

But this is how it looked when there was fire!

Last week we tested Leroy’s blood values, urea and creatinine, and everything was fine. We checked him once earlier, before he was paired with Hannah. We also tested Josssan before she was paired. I thought to test the cats every few years, because one can detect problems with kidneys well before the symptoms show. If the issues are detected early, a change in cat’s diet can prevent illness and a possible kidney failure. Siamese are not more predisposed to urinary tract diseases than the other cat races are, but I feel that if there is something one can do so that they can live long and healthy lives, I want to do it. And that includes occasional tests.


2 comments on “Fireplace

  1. Thank you for keeping us updated on all your kitties. I can’t explain why, but it really helped me after the death of my Lilac point Max. We have new kittens now. Both males, a lilac point siamese and a fawn point oriental. They also got to see fire for the first time last week. They loved sleeping by it.



    • Dear Jodi, I am very sorry for your loss. It is terrible when a dear animal dies. We call them pets, but they are much more than that.

      At the same time, I think that it is wonderful that you opened your home and heart for two new furry family members! I wish you many happy and healthy years together! 🙂

      The fireplace – in two weeks we will move to a house, and there are two fireplaces there! I hope that Albert will grow out of his “fireplace exploring” phase, otherwise we may need to buy glass doors or something for the fireplaces to prevent him from going there. Jossan had seven kittens, and the only one who was so extremely fascinated by the fireplace was (of course) the only one completely white; the one we decided to keep – a little panda called Albert.

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