Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sun Worshipper

 Magnus Fahlén and his wife, +Tuula Pennanen, live in Fellinsbro, Sweden with 7 cats. I came across their cat photos in the Caturday community on Google+.

 Magnus wrote: "Our super nice Shakir enjoying the summer sun ... :-)
Probably the kindest, most clever and life loving cat I've ever met ... ^^
He have spread his love to life and positive attitude by us for over 8 years now ... ^^
 There are not words enough for our Shakir.
2 weeks after he was born, he got one eye in Uveitis (
No treatment helped, so when he was 3 week old ached the hole in the eye and I do not include how a 3 week kitten can survive such a pain.
He was probably very near death with the fever and pain he had.
However, he survived and when the body after a time come away remnants of the eye so he recovered quickly.
I guess our care and relief of the pain made him an extremely affectionate and positive kitty with an enormous patience, etc.
Even today after 8 years he radiates positivity and joy of life and as soon as one comes close he so he purrs and smiles with the whole face ...:-)
We chose not to sew again eye socket which the vet thought was good then this is a difficult operation and results rarely becomes completely good.
On the other hand, we must help to clean around his eye socket with lukewarm water daily in principle, because it is always collected some dirt in the coat there.
We have done this since he was so small that he was held in my hand and then it was "eye" in principle, a varklump. ...
He has 3 siblings, and none of them has a chance to match him in terms of speed, intelligence, agility, and hearing. His good hearing is a bit extra as compensation for the lost eye and when they are playing and someone tries to sneak up on him, they are always detected before they can surprise him ... = D
He is a real gold Kitty simply ...:-)"


  1. This is absolutely precious! Ode to Shakir!

  2. Very touching story! Shakir is such a cutie :)

  3. Thank you for visiting the Cats in Gardens blog and yes, Shakir, IS a super-cutie and worthy of an ode (as all cats are :-)!

  4. Thanks a lot for your nice comments ... =D