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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gatos Varios

Bridget asked if we saw any cats living in the Coliseum. We saw where they used to keep the lions (and heard several stomach turning tales of the shenanigans they were involved in), but no sign of cats. However, we found them elsewhere:
A cat sleeping in the middle of the day - imagine that!
This is a cat sanctuary close to the Pantheon. All the cats that live there are neutered and vaccinated. The sun was starting to set, hence the grainy picture. It looks like an old archeological dig site - at least one square city block. I'm sure there were 20 or 30 cats sitting on top of various walls and columns when we walked by.
We spent our second week at a villa in Tuscany which was home to Mamacita and The Little Fella (or at least that's what we called them)
Mamacita had interesting colouring - like a Siamese, without the facial features or annoying yowling. She was very calm and collected.
The Little Fella was extremely cute, and a bit of a handful. It was hard to catch a picture of him since he never stopped moving (unless he was napping, of course).
Because my first Zephyr Quilt Wrap photo was not the best (what is it with flash photography and knitting?), I decided this morning to take advantage of our southern exposure to take a better picture. Of course, laying knitting down on a flat surface has a predictable effect in our house:
Somerset seat
I can't believe those Italian cats got top billing.
kitty toes
Don't feel bad about the lack of mohair halo - I've got plenty of fur to donate!
squares 1-22
I was eventually able to extricate Somerset, so here's a better photo - I've now up to block 23. It's going to be amazingly light.

Comments on "Gatos Varios"


Blogger Bezzie said ... (Thu Sep 25, 06:42:00 PM EDT) : 

Hee hee, ah they're cute in any country!


Blogger Bridget said ... (Thu Sep 25, 08:17:00 PM EDT) : 

Great pictures - and Mamacita does have beautiful, unusual coloring!

The wrap is going to be gorgeous. I'm sure Somerset is thinking it's for him ...


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