Wednesday, April 28, 2010

corner view "animals"



"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." This is one of my favorite quotes, and our cat Ciro (Cyrus, in italian pronounce like "Cheero") remember us everyday! 
It happened at the begining of the Summer, thirteen years ago; we've just moved here, in an appartament  on the fourth floor, and one morning I started  to hear the mewling of a kitten.  Thinking it was the kitten of the many stray cats that lived in the building gardens, I didn't care until the afternoon when the mewling subsided, and I went down to see.  On the top of a tall pine tree there was a black and white kitten: That furry boy Ciro: lazy, crazy, funny, playful, spoiled,  loves to eat thyme, paper balls to play,  hide on the closets,  sleep on our knees...and doesn't like children, (well, at least ONE fault!)
The bunny's name is Aladino. It's the pet of our neighbor at the Summer home and the sweetest of the creatures; he is always by his mistress and "torment" her with bites on her legs, she call "kisses". He used to wander safely alone around the tiny village, until a couple of years ago when he desapeared. For one week everybody kept searching for him. He had been stolen, but the person who took him back said he found him and that the bunny was "mad" since he bited his children. Hmm...we believed only he bited!
Remember the story of "Molly"? Well, you can see her with her human friend, the person who adopted her. On her rump you can see the scar of the surgery she underwent. Her master bought her a pink bandana because a lot of people mistaked for a male dog!


17 comments:

zsazsazsu said...

I have his twin brother at my home running around ... really it's like a copy !

juanita de la vega said...

That's funny! I've been having problems with Picnik and published as a try ! I am still working on the post!
Thanks Sandra!!

Bichos da Matos said...

Happy cat!

Michela said...

It's lovely to look at pets when they're chilling out, isn't it?
Such a lazy boy that Ciro!!!
xxx

Angie Muresan said...

The kitty looks so happy and content!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

When I was young, I had a cat like Ciro, black and white... Called "flic" (cop) and We found it in our garden, one morning... It was a lovely cat !!! Like yours !
"Funny" story for the rabbitt !

I remember Molly ;)

Joyce said...

Your kitten is so beautiful! I do remember Molly I am so happy she has a home now. The bunny is cute too.xo

Francesca said...

I also have a rescue cat. The problem is that she doesn't like thyme: she likes our food, and has no table manners:)

RosaMaría said...

funny story! love those photos!

Theresa said...

Cute!

Juanita Tortilla said...

I LOVE Ciro (Cheero) and his cute, lazy pictures! :) What a great 13 year old boy!

I am SO happy for Molly, and that she has someone to be with her now, and no longer roaming the streets.

likeschocolate said...

Adorable kitty!

Olga said...

Juanita, this post is so full of love!

Animals are so precious - be it a cat, a dog or a little mouse. If we just look into their eyes - there is never any trace of judgment in those eyes, just pure and simple love, always.
I'm so excited of seeing Molly again, her story has really touched me. I'm so happy for her.

When my leg is fully recovered I'm will be working as a volunteer in a dog shelter close to Gdansk. I have already got the papers and just can't wait!

Ian said...

Many cats are still worshipped as gods :)

Olga said...

Hi Juanita! I hope you are doing well! It's been a long time....we miss you a bit, you know? Are you on a 'blogbattical'? :)Is it Chiro who is keeping you so busy?

jane said...

love your stories. you always make me smile!

Lisa said...

Oh my, black and white kitties are very popular in my family...my mom has 2 and my sis has 1. I have 2 all black cats, so I keep with the color pallet. ;) What a neat little bunny and so glad Molly is doing well.

lisa