I've been adopted

9:56:00 AM

Hello sweeties,

I have a confession to make: I am a cat person. I am a cat person in such an extent I don't have a cat anymore. What was that? How on earth can I be a cat person without owning a cat? Well, let me tell you. You don't have to own a cat to be a cat person. First of all, you can't "own" a cat! A cat is not a dog! Dogs can be owned. Cats own you! You are their pet and they are your cat masters! They puurrrr and you do! Puuuurrrr-me-some-yummy-food. Purrrrrrrr-open-the-door-I-want-to-go-and-take-care-of-business. Purrrrrrr-get-off-my-pillow. Purrrrrr-be-my-pillow. And on it goes!
Secondly, I can't have a cat anymore because it hurts too much to say goodbye.

I've been adopted by many cats in my life. First was Romeo. A huge black and white cat I adored as a kid. He died because of a relative. I don't want to talk about it. I was crushed. My mother and sister were too. Dad didn't speak about him for months. It was bad. We decided we didn't want to be adopted by another cat until the relative situation was resolved. Still hasn't.

Then I moved to Patras for my studies. I lived in the dorm, on the ground floor next to a corridor with an window to the fields outside. I was then adopted by Kitty. Kitty stayed with me for years. She got pregnant and gave birth holding my hand. I shit you not! I thought she wanted to go out somewhere safe to give birth but she wanted to do it on my bed. Well, we compromised with lots of towels and the corridor outside my room. She gave birth to 5 kittens. I let 4 of them adopt my mother in her country house (no relative situation there thank God!) and kept Kitty and Fandom. They left 3 years later.

Then someone thought to give me their two months old kitten when it got sick and didn't want to trouble themselves to take care of him. I really thought he wasn't going to make it. He was really sick. I used to stay awake at night during the first two weeks of our living together to make sure he was breathing. He was such a cute baby. When he felt better some weeks later he took over my pillow, my bed and half the balcony ( I was then living on the 6th floor of an apartment building). I was adopted yet again. His name was Morui. It means baby in Cyprus Greek.

He was my best cat master ever. I adored him he treated me soooo good! The only problem was he fell in love with my mom. So he decided he wanted to live with her and dad. I was in Cyprus when he crossed the street and got into an accident. His back leg was a mess. The doctor said he wouldn't live. But I've heard that one before. He lived all right. He wasn't able to step on his back foot ever again but that didn't stop him. I was getting ready to let him join me again in my house when he said Puuuuuurrrr-I-am-not-leaving-your-mom! She had cancer. He stayed with her through that. Never left her side! NEVER!!!! She recovered and he was ecstatic! I said: "Now are you going to live with me again?" He said: "Purrrrrr-but-I-never-left-you-fool!" And then he did. He crossed the street again. Only this time he wasn't so fast and didn't get "lucky" to walk away. My father found him when he got out to go to work. I still remember my mother telling me over the phone when I was at work. I will never forget the pain. He was with us for 8 years. He will always be with us.

Now I am back to my old house (only its newly renovated) and me and Nick have been semi-adopted by DoubleFace and Tiger. Semi- cause they have also adopted our whole street. We just feed them and talk to them but we wont let them into the house. They stay on the yard and our back balcony mostly. They also bring gifts (aka pigeons) and occasionally their mom drops by. She has adopted our neighbor. She likes her cooking better I guess. We are now thinking about making them a winter house. You know just in case they want to stay a while longer. So they can be dry and warm. Nothing fancy. We'll see. But, they are not ours. Nope! They haven't even adopted us officially. I couldn't bare part with them if they would.

So you see, I am a cat person even without a cat. How about you? Have you been adopted yet?

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For my Greek readers: Check out some useful sites for helping strays:
Φιλοζωικός Σύλλογος
Ελληνική Φιλοζωική Εταιρεία

Smooch for now


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  1. We were adopted by a cat. She had an over active thyroid. This meant she looked super thin and was fed by about 5 houses. Her owner married a man allergic to cats so she officially lived in the shed. She was an amazing cat! She used to ask before she would jump up on the couch. Her owners moved and took her with them :-(. I'm a dog person that loves cats as well. I couldn't be without a pet! They add so much to your life. There is the pain but so many fantastic memories that it's worth it.

    1. Oh gosh she sounds terrific!!! I love dogs too, actually the only animal I don't care about are cockroaches. We have two water turtles in a huge aquarium in our living room. I too couldn't be without a pet :)

  2. Αν κ μου αρέσουν τα ζωάκια κ είχα κ εγώ γατάκια, είμαι πιο πολύ λάτρης των σκύλων! Αν κ με τόσες στεναχώριες κ εγώ πλεον δε θέλω άλλο ζώο μαζί μου!

    Πολύ γλυκιες φωτο!!! Καλη Κυριακή!

    1. Καλη Κυριακή κοριτσάκι!!!!

  3. Τα ζώα τα αγαπώ όλα εξίσου. Δεν τα ξεχωρίζω από το είδος αλλά από τον χαρακτήρα τους.
    Και σκυλιά είχα κατά καιρούς και γατιά και χελώνα και καναρίνια. Τώρα εδώ και χρόνια έχουμε την Καλυψώ, μια γατούλα που μεγάλωσα από μωρό όταν η μαμά της την ξέχασε στον κήπο μας.Φυσικά αυτή είναι η αφέντρα του κήπου οπότε πρέπει να πω ότι τελικά αυτή μας έχει υιοθετήσει και όχι εμείς...

    1. Και τι ωραιο ονομα!!!!! Εχεις δικιο για το χαρακτηρα το καθενα ειναι εντελως διαφορετικο (οχι οτι θα επρεπε να μου κανει εντυπωση αλλα μου κανει!)

  4. Το Τέρας το "γνωρίζεις" Αυτό που ίσως δεν γνωρίζεις είναι πως το Άσυλο ήρθε με ιθαγενή κάτοικο που μετά από πολύ σκέψη ακούει στο όνομα Ψιψινέλ! Φιλικότατη από την πρώτη στιγμή που ήρθαμε να δούμε το σπίτι, έχει μεγαλώσει μία γενιά 2 απογόνων και τώρα είναι στη 2η με τους υιούς Μισή Μερίδα/ Καραμούτζα και τον Κατσαρίδα/Αγρίμι. Η μισή μερίδα εντωμεταξύ έχει γίνει διπλή μερίδα αλλά αυτά είναι λεπτομέρειες. Η οικογένεια των τριων αυτών γατιών είναι το πρώτο πράγμα που βλέπουμε όποτε γυρίζουμε σπίτι, καθώς με το που ακούνε το αυτοκίνητο, έρχονται να μάς προϋπαντήσουν. Επίσης η Ψιψινέλ, το καλοκαίρι, ερχόταν μαζί μας στους απογευματινούς μας περιπάτους και όποτε έμεινε λίγο πίσω μάς φώναζε να περιμένουμε :)

    1. Χαχαχαχα Θεα η Ψιψινελ!!!! Και επρεπε να το περιμενω για τα ονοματα που θα εδινες στα ζωντανα!

  5. Έχω τη Μελίνα και τη Ρένα.Η Μελίνα απλά μας ακολούθησε μέχρι το σπίτι κι έκτοτε έμεινε μαζί μας.Μας διάλεξε αυτή για αφεντικά της .Τη Ρένα την υιοθετήσαμε εμείς .Είναι σκυλί -ΖΜΕΑ(κομμένο πόδι,κομμένο αυτί),πολύ βασανισμένο ζωάκι.Όσο για γατί,είχα τον Μέλιο που ήταν πανέξυπνος και καλύτερος από σκυλί ,αλλά μας τον δηλητηρίασαν.Από τότε δεν θέλω ξανά να έχω γάτα.Σαν τον Μέλιο μου,κανείς!
    Σ'αγαπάω,Μελίνο μου!

    1. Ασε οταν χανεις ενα ζωο ειναι δραμα! Ευτυχως που υπαρχουν ανθρωποι σαν και σενα να υιοθετησουν τα ΖΜΕΑ! Ειδα μια αγγελια στο φβ για ενα μικρουλι σκυλακι με 3 ποδια αλλα δεν το αποφασιζω ρε γμτ το σκυλι...οσο και αν μου αρεσουν μου αρεσει καλυτερη η ανεξαρτησια της γατας. Ασε που μαζι μ'αυτη εισαι και εσυ ανεξαρτητος!

  6. Αχ αυτά τα κατοικίδια και για μένα οι γατούλες!!! Την άνοιξη έχασα τον Ιαν μου, έναν τρελό κεραμιδόγατο, μετά από 10 χρόνια και ακόμη τον σκέφτομαι!!! Πάντοτε, χαίρομαι τους ανθρώπους που επιλέγουν για κατοικίδια ζωάκια εγκαταλειμμένα στους δρόμους, ή σε καταφύγια!!! Έχει τόσα πολλά εκεί έξω που μας χρειάζονται!!! Εξαιρετική η ανάρτησή σου Akamatra!!! Καλή σου μέρα !!! Καλή συνέχεια!!!

  7. Αν και είμαι αποκλειστικά θα έλεγα dog person, με έχουν υιοθετήσει και μένα αρκετές γατούλες μιας και ο σύζυγος έχει μια πολύ περίεργη σχέση μαζί τους! Αυτή την περίοδο έχουμε 2 τρομερές ακροβάτησες που καταφέρνουν με ένα μαγικό τρόπο να φτάνουν στο μπαλκόνι μας! Ε δεν γίνεται να μην τις ανταμείψουμε για αυτό!!

  8. Αχ σε νιώθω. I am a cat person too !!! Συμφωνώ σε όλα, μετά την Μιλούκα δεν μπόρεσα να πάρω άλλη γατούλα σπίτι μου...σνιφ


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