Sunday, 1 June 2014

You did WHAT?

I have some really disturbing stuff to tell you about my staff... This is really a time when I'm utterly embarrassed to admit that I live in the same house with these...barbaric creatures! 

These pictures might seem very innocent to you at this point. But do you have any idea what the humans were using this bouquet of birch branches for? They were slapping their backs with it in the sauna! Yes, you heard me right! I mean, how do they even come up with this stuff??

They CLAIM it is an old tradition and still a very used habit here in Finland. And they say it enhances the blood circulation, and gives a really nice and fresh scent in the sauna when the branches are wet. This bunch of branches is called a "saunavihta", a kind of bath whisk. I think I have to google this to make sure my staff is telling the truth and isn't really a bunch of scary freaks... Wish me luck...


  1. Okay, now that just sounds too crazy, even for humans! For some reason, my human does not think this is a bad idea...

  2. Uh oh, Carlos! If you need to escape we have a lovely garden in bloom here, you can teleport over. Because your humans just sound too bizarre and scary to us!

  3. Hehehe isso parece divertido, Carlos talvez você ache alguns dos nossos costumes bizarros também!

  4. Sounds furry strange to us. But then beans are pretty hard to understand. If they could only speak cat!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  5. We agree. HUmans often do strange things we kitties
    do not understand. We just close our eyes and nap when the silliness starts :/
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  6. oh dear. Your peeps have truly gone around the bend.

    Run for your life!

  7. dood...ouch....

    N they got a nerve askin ewe what yur doin when yur rollin in perch or sum thin....leest rollin in perch thatz been tossed on de floor iz knot gonna when yur done rollin in perch ewe can eat de fish...iz de staff gonna eat de birch.....prob ab lee knot.... !!!!!!!!