Fred and his Catministrative Assistant, Holly, live in Cerenova, Italy, 30 minutes north of Rome, where they maintain a balcony office overlooking palm trees, Mediterranean pines and, in the distance, the sea. Holly keeps Fred organized from her own efficient cubicle.
Fred and Holly are currently in the process of moving from their Cerenova location to a new office in the center of Rome. Fred is directing the move from his executive office chair:
Fred and Holly were both adopted from the Bloomington, Indiana Humane Society ten years ago by Artsy Catsy's human musician, Tiffany. After traveling the U.S. to train for their important post abroad -- and learning to meow and purr in Italian -- they boarded an intercontinental flight to settle in Italy.
After living in Italy for four years, little of his Hoosier heritage is apparent. Fred is now an urbane, sophisticated mancat, il gatto italiano, living la dolce vita in Italy. He looks forward to relocating in Rome, where he plans to escape his office whenever possible to roam the same streets walked by Roman emporers such as Julius Caesar and prowl structures that were built before the time of Jesus Christ.
P.S. from Fred's human:
Buona sera a tutti! This is Tiffany, official Artsy Catsy musician and owner (slave?) of Fred and Holly. I've just returned from a long, hot day in Rome ... a morning full of teaching, practicing and playing piano for MY teacher's lessons (I do it all; it runs in the family!) and an afternoon and evening of trekking Rome, looking for accommodations that meet the standards of my finicky felines. For the same rent I pay in Cerenova, outside Rome, where my Boobies (my special name for my 'Quitty Quats', or, well, cats) have been living la dolce vita in a 2-story, 2-bedroom spacious apartment with balcony one mile from the sea, I can get a nice ... ROOM in an apartment in Rome. Sigh .....
I think I may have found a place, though. It's in a well-connected area (lots of buses & trains & subways); it has lots of windows and, more importantly, it has a balcony with a kitty door built into the human door, as well as a litter cabinet under the bathroom sink with a kitty door built into the human cabinet door! Very kitty friendly! And, for their human, there is 24/7 WiFi included in the rent.
Now I must get the Fred go-head ... !
If Fred & Holly only knew how much I love them. I could live at my voice teacher's house FREE ... but he doesn't want cats in his house. Now, he's a lovely person, so no hissing and growling is called for. He loves animals, but just isn't as 'catsy' as we more evolved humans are .... so, I'm basically renting a room just for my kitties!
Okay, it's time for our nightly romp with the feather on the stick!
Tiffany, Artsy Catsy Rome Correspondent & Musician