We had a great trip to Norway, so we will post some stories and pictures in the coming weeks. Of course, one of the highlights is the ‘kitties of the world’ tour.
Sometimes in Sweden I read the classified ads (very simple sentence structure there) especially the pets section. I asked the group at work about ‘Norsk Skogkatt‘, which sounds like it must be some kind of Norwegian mountain lion. It turns out it is just a really big, furry domesticated cat with big furry paws for running over the snow. I pictured something like a maine coon cat, which I had encountered in Vancouver. I had never actually seen one, but thought that it would be more likely in Norway, if only for the ‘Norsk’ name.
We walked around some quiet alleys and came across a couple of nice cats. The third cat was the lucky one, a great big furry black/brown one that reminded me of our family’s beloved alpha cat, Nubsie. Definitely a skogkatt! He was super friendly and came around to rub everyone’s ankles while purring really loud. We all pet him a bit a then continued with our walk., then he went back to ruling his stoop with an iron paw.