H E H O R S E & T H E C A T
about The Horse & the cat
The picture of the horse and the cat was taken in
the beginning of the eighties when I was living at Grenholms manor outside
My neighbour Lena Mannerheim called me up one day and told me that her
Icelander Grim and the cat Åskan (Thunder) were playmates. The cat jumped
up a post to the horse’s pasture. Grim came up and poked with his muzzle
at Åskan who answered with a stroke against the horse. Grim affectionately
snapped as horses do but it went crazy when the cats tail was caught in
And it got even crazier when Grim lifted Åskan by the tail and let him
hang dangling upside down. But nice old Grim soon put the cat down who
immediately climbed the post again. And that is how the game continued.
I went over to my neighbour Lena with a loaded camera. I took a lot of
photos but none with the cat hanging by it’s tail. However, there were
a lot of other good pictures.