A new addition to our pictures of Cats. Here they come! Meet the Mortensen Cats of Kitchener, Ontario (which isn’t too far from us, so we may drop in regularly). There’s Red, Daisy, Gilbert and Blanche.
Red the big Norwegian Forest Cat mellows out under a toasty duvet.
These cats live in The Hyggehus, which means they reap the benefits of cozy Danish comfort and get to lounge around in front of a warm fire on cold evenings. I have to say, they are some of the most spoiled cats we’ve ever met, but they are certainly not boring!
Each of the Mortensen Mob has a story and their owners love to talk about them. In fact, their Mistress, Kat likes to write poetry about all kinds of things and has even written a personalized poem for each of them. So snuggle up to the fire (or at least a cup of something warm) and let us introduce you firstly to Red:
Red, a mix of madness, mayhem and mellow.
Red was rescued by my husband and me from a shelter back in the year 2000. He won my heart with his golden eyes, his luxurious fur and his massive, sweeping tail.
He’s a plethora of personality quirks: At times, he’s a bit of a recluse – hanging out in the basement hunting bugs and at other times he’s the height of gregariousness – backing up to you with his tail held high and swishing back and forth, he waits for what we like to call “The Bum’s Rush”. This is when we grab his sturdy tail and yank his two back feet right off the floor. He loves this!
Red basking in the suns rays.
He also loves to hunker down in the duvet and await the tossing of fur mice. His voice ranges from grumbly purr to outright howl. He’s a beautiful animal (we like to think he may be a Norwegian Forest Cat) with a mix of madness, mayhem and mellow.
Here is Red’s poem – it’s a bit childlike, as is he:
Is on the bed
He loves to have me
Scratch his head
He looks about
And smiles with bliss
But don’t you dare
Give him a kiss!
He stretches out
Just like a frog
We would not trade him
For a dog!
With eyes of gold
And fur to match
Our handsome Red
Was quite a catch!
Kathleen Mortensen 2007
Red and his bed.
Red with his luxurious fur and his massive, sweeping tail.
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