Easter is, at least in Norway, the holiday of mutton, oranges and candy. BOL! Neither Mom nor P.A. are too fond of the mutton, but the other two are popular. They took a shopping trip to Sweden (cheap foodables) one of the first days, and that also included kibbles and canned and raw yummies for the kitties and me.
Nom, nom, nom.. a huge, meaty piece of pork!
She also got the kitties a new taste sample - she's all about introducing them to new sources of protein. This is whale. We realize this is a controversial thing to feed. We hope nobody are upset. We wouldn't do it unless we thought the limited hunting of whales (Minke's) along our coast is okay. It's a fairly large population, only a certain number of animals can be killed yearly (estimated from the current population) and generally less than half this amount of whales are actually hunted since there's limited interest in whale meat.
We are VERY much against the hunting and killing of endangered species of whale and old fashioned techniques and would never have bought it if it wasn't Norwegian Minke as we approve of the rules they have to follow. Mom's grandfather was actually a whaler for several years back in the days when all kinds of whales were frequent and the methods are those we all frown upon today. It was a dangerous adventure and we're all just happy he got home to his family safely. He's been dead for years now, though, but used to have all kinds of stories to tell.
I got a taste of whale and I liked it. So did Virus. Hyssing ate a couple of pieces, but wasn't too interested.
Virus didn't complain and finished it all!
Can you see the little Coltsfoot? We didn't want to crop the picture so that you could see how lonely it was there in all the mud and water - but you can biggify by clicking this link: http://www.fotoknudsen.no/archive234/27062006125024TMnNn79JpinIUb8oPsMYxI/060420100226bc24cf835fb74006b3.jpg
They also got me a bag of chicken wings btw. I got one each day, but still have plenty left for my next visits.