Saturday, May 27, 2017

Withdrawal Symptoms / Síndrome De Abstinencia


We are suffering from Cat Withdrawal. Specifically, Dudo and Moose Withdrawal. I haven't seen many cats on our travels, but I've made friends with everyone I've met.

We've met some members of San Geraldo's extended family up here in Vesterålen (this district and collection of islands in Northern Norway), and we feel so lucky. I've told them that Alice, San Geraldo´s mother, would have adored them. And that's the highest compliment I can pay anyone.

We had mostly blue skies yesterday (between the rain). Today is glorious. But rain and much colder temperatures will be here after today, which means I will NOT be getting San Geraldo on a boat this trip! We will head home Tuesday and give Dudo and Moose more hugs than they can stand.


Estamos sufriendo de síndrome de abstinencia de los gatos. Específicamente, abstención de Dudo y Moose. No he visto muchos gatos en nuestros viajes, pero he hecho amigos con todo el mundo que he conocido. 

Hemos conocido a algunos miembros de la familia extendida de San Geraldo aquí en el Vesteralens (Eete distrito y colección de islas en el norte de Noruega), y nos sentimos muy afortunados. Les he dicho que Alice, la madre de San Geraldo, los habría adorado. Y ese es el mayor cumplido que puedo pagar a cualquiera. 

Tuvimos cielo azul principalmente ayer (entre la lluvia). Hoy es glorioso. Pero la lluvia y las temperaturas mucho más frías estarán aquí después de hoy, lo que significa que no voy a conseguir San Geraldo en un barco este viaje! Regresaremos a casa el martes y daremos a Dudo y Moose más abrazos de lo que pueden soportar.






OUR VIEW EAST FROM ANDENES YESTERDAY AFTER LUNCH (CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE GRANDEUR).
LA VISTA AL ESTE DE ANDENES AYER DESPUÉS DEL ALMUERZO (HAGA CLIC EN LA IMAGEN PARA EL GRANDEUR).

22 comments:

  1. One of my favourite breeds of cat is the Norwegian Forest Cat. :) I bet your Dudo and Moose are missing you too! ;)

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    1. Snoskred:
      Moose will be all over us the minute we walk in the door. Dudo will give us attitude for several hours and then will be glued to us for weeks.

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  2. I am sure that Moose and Dudo will be over-joyed to see you guys as well!! Mind you, they may not wish to go overboard in showing you this....cats!!
    WOW! What a beautiful place Norway is!

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    1. Jim:
      I just responded to Snoskred that Moose will readily forget we deserted him, while Dudo will give some attitude and then not let us out of his sight (or touch). Can't wait to see them.

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  3. I wondered when the longing would catch up with you...pretty norwegian kitties!

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    1. anne marie:
      The longing started immediately. Uf! Really, really missing them -- although I did get to cuddle some goats and pet some sheep the other day.

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  4. That third picture is really beautiful, though I wouldn't share any Kitty Pics with Dudo and Moose right away; they'll no doubt be very annoyed with you both for going away!

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    1. Bob:
      I won´t even tell the kids we met any cats while we were away. The first cat followed us all the way down the mountain from our cousins´ house in Bergen -- after he hissed a dog away!

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  5. I'll bet those sweeties are missing you tons!
    For my upcoming trip to Paris, we have found "Le Café des Chats" -- Cat Café! They have adopted cats roaming around/sleeping quietly inside the café. Can't wait :) (Allergy eye drops will be coming with me.)

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    1. Judy:
      Wow, we would love that cat cafe... except I suppose it would make us miss the boys even more. Two days more!!!

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  6. Oh sheesh! I'm putty in their paws. All irresistible, but especially Ginger's wide, WIDE eyes - and oh, and that little black nosey! I'd want to scoop them all up and take them home. Why don't you do just that? Go on, just for me.

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    1. Ray:
      I could have scooped them all up but they all already have homes!

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  7. I bet Dudo and Moose are missing you too!

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    1. Debra:
      I'm sure they are, but they're also being spoiled rotten by our house-sitters.

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  8. Wow, they make beautiful cats in Norway! The boys must miss you, though!

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    1. Knatolee:
      These cats all have homes and are clearly well-fed and loved. They sure were beauties!

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  9. I love cats because they are so independent creatures and curious ones

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    1. Gosia:
      Ours are not so very independent, but they sure are curious.

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  10. interesting markings on the several of the Norwegian cats and they are all beauties. But they are not Dudo and Moose, are they? You will have a fine reunion.

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    1. Wilma:
      We are so looking forward to being home with them again.

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  11. It seems there are no lack of cats to soothe your sorrows.

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    1. Spo:
      Not as many as I'd like to see, but they only make us miss our own more.

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