“Have you seen this cat?” And the small print: “Vaata, kui ilus ta on! Ta ei ole kadunud, tahtsin teda sulle lihtsalt näidata! “Look at how beautiful s/he is! S/he is not lost, I simply wanted to show you how beautiful s/he is!” It definitely made me look.
We don’t know if this ilus (beautiful) kass or kiisu (kitty) is a male or female of the species (isane või emane), since TEMA, short form TA, is gender-neutral and means both “he” and “she”.
But the person, be it male of female, who posted this on a prügi/tünn (garbage can) in Schnelli Park in Tallinn across from the Balti jaam train station is definitely a nalja/hammas (joker), literally “joke tooth” or nalja/tilk – “joke drop / drop of fun”… barrel of laughs, since they have a sense of humor huumori/meel or nalja/soon – gift for relaying the humorous.
A soon is also a vessel vere/soon = blood vessel and you can carve a soon into a rock for instance, as a pathway for water. Someone with a nalja/soon has humor flowing within.
Photo and text:
Riina Kindlam, Tallinn