It’s nice to see some greenery in a concrete jungle like Athens. It’s a little piece of paradise. I don’t have to go outside the city to feel close to nature. It’s a lot o f work to maintain it, but it’s worth it. And there’s my big, fat cat Angelo chilling on the grass which he loves to eat.
Είναι ωραίο να βλέπεις πράσινο σε μια ζούγκλα απο τσιμέντο όπως η Αθήνα. Είναι ένα μικρό κομμάτι του παραδείσου. Δεν χρειάζεται να πάω έξω από την πόλη για να νιώθω οτι είμαι κοντά στη φύση. Χρειάζεται πολλή δουλειά για να το διατηρήσετε, αλλά αξίζει τον κόπο. Και να τος! Ο μεγαλος, χοντρος γατος μου Ο Αγγελος που χαλαρώνει στο γρασίδι που του αρεσει να τρωωει.
‘Hi, can we come for a visit?’
‘Oops you caught me!’
This one is on a mission.
These little kittens payed a visit to my backyard. They’re cute, but I can’t feed them all. Luckily, their mother didn’t neglect them and she collected them later.
Αυτά τα μικρά γατάκια επισκέφτηκαν το κατώφλι μου. Είναι χαριτωμένα, αλλά δεν μπορώ να τα ταΐσω όλα. Ευτυχώς, η μητέρα τους δεν τα εγκατέλειψε και τα συνέλεξε αργότερα.
This is a beautiful and gentle cat called a ‘Calico cat’. She has become a permanent resident in my backyard recently. They are called Calicos due to their coloration which is white, black and orange. It’s not the name of their breed. Calicos are mostly females and they can be found in Greece and other Mediterranean countries. Calicos that have the orange patches originate from Egypt.
According to folklore Calico cats are said to bring good luck in many cultures.
Calico cats are very popular in Japan and there are many figurines called the ‘Maneki-Neko’ that depict the calico cat breed. They are considered good luck and are placed at the entrances of homes and businesses.
I guess that I’m very lucky to have her in my yard. There is no way that I am shooing her away!
It’s time for me to be more honest with the visitors of this blog. You see, it wasn’t me that was making these collages all this time..it was Angelo.
This is a huge revelation. Shocking!
Ήρθε η ώρα να είμαι πιο ειλικρινής με τους επισκέπτες αυτού του ιστολογίου. Βλέπετε, δεν ήμουν εγώ που έκανε αυτά τα κολάζ όλο αυτό το διάστημα.. ήταν Ο Αγγέλος.
Είναι μια τεράστια αποκάλυψη. Συγκλονιστικό!
I taught Angelo to take some time out from his busy schedule to smell the flowers. Well, they’re not as fresh, but it’s still cute to see a cat do something so human.
A very old and frequent visitor to my backyard.She looks so cute in the vines!
The Canadian Sphynx is creepy looking, but is very affectionate.
The Greek Aegean cat
A Maine coon on a leash.
He looks like my Turkish Angora, but this is different breed. Cat and raccon together!
So cute and fluffy!
A few photographs taken at a cat festival last month here in Athens. All of the cats were so cute. It’s so crazy how many different breeds of cats there are. It was very informative, plus lots of free stuff for Angelo!
I am very impressed with Angelos’ modelling skills. Not sure if he is aware of my camera or not, maybe he is. I got a feeling that Angelo is one smart cat who knows his angles!
‘The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong. but we take leap after leap in the dark.’ -Agnes de mille (American Dancer)
«Ο καλλιτέχνης δεν ξέρει ποτέ εντελώς. Υποθέτουμε. Μπορεί να είναι λάθος. αλλά παίρνουμε άλμα μετά από άλμα στο σκοτάδι. “-Agnes de mille (Αμερικανός Xορευτής)
My semi-stray mackerel tabby named ‘sneezy,’ she sneezes a lot like me. She’s very intelligent and follows commands and she even follows me around like a dog! I find that cats are very misunderstood animals they’re not that aloof; it really depends on the breed of cat.