Snoops and Kommando Kitty here. Welcome to Cat Forum. We have a very special guest this month: Kosmo, who comes all the way from Finland. We didn’t know where Finland is, so we had to look it up. It is a LONG way from Michigan. And he speaks really good American cat (which is a good thing, since we didn’t even know there was a Finnish cat language.) Kosmo appears in the blog Photofinland with a lot of really cool pictures. In fact, Horatio Hedgehog convinced us to put a second link further down when Kosmo talks about the hedgehogs he knows.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Kosmo and I live in the western part of Finland. I am about Four years old. I don´t remember much of my childhood, but one day when I was walking around hungry and tired, I heard humans talking in one yard. So I walked there, a woman was sitting on the steps and I walked straight to her lap. She asked me if I am hungry, and then I knew I will live in this house forever.
Kosmo´s mom: We tried to find Kosmo´s home with no result, nobody had seen him earlier. Kosmo had been a home cat, because he was used to living inside.
Kosmo’s Mom is also an extremely talented photographer
Your humans seem to really love the outdoors. Do you get to help them with their projects?
Not much, because at first I was really afraid to go out, because of my past, somebody had left me out. Dad took me out at first in his lap, then in a leash, and now after three years effort I walk well in a leash. I have my own path and I walk it with Dad twice a day.
You may know that we live with Horatio Hedgehog. Have you ever met one?
Oh yes! Hedgehogs are living in my yard. In a most peaceful corner in my yard is a place for hedgehogs to hibernate. Dad has made two small houses for them and then covered the houses with dry leaves and branches. In our blog are photos of one house and hedgehogs.
It looks really snowy and cold there (and dark). Do you get extra snuggles this time of year?
Yes, my humans like to snuggle with me, because I am snoring really loud, and they love it.
Do you live with other creatures (furry or non-furry) aside from your adult humans?
No, just we three together. One cat girl comes every day to eat here. She is waiting outside the door, then I invite her to come in to eat. We know where her home is, but our food is better, I think. I just watch her eat, maybe some days we are playing together.
What’s your favorite thing to do with your humans?
Snuggling, of course, daily brushing, playing “running around like crazies”, and my walks outside with Dad.
What’s your favorite way to play?
Pawball is the number one.
Are there special Finnish treats that you get? Maybe something fishy?
This is really embarrassing, but I am afraid of fish. When I was new here, my humans had real, tiny fishes for me, I and ran away under the bed.
Do you have good cat TV (window viewing) there?
I have two great cat TV’s and lots of birds.
Is there anything you would like to add?
This interview in your blog is a great honour to me , thank you!
Horatio here. Kosmo really is a good guy – for a cat. If you get to Finland, you should definitely look him up.