Monday, June 25, 2007

Mancat Monday: Il Gatto Italiano

For Mancat Monday, we travel to Italy to present a photo gallery of Fred, President of Artsy Catsy's European Division:
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!

Caio!

Tiffany, Artsy Catsy Rome Correspondent & Musician

27 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Fred looks every inch the sophisticated mancat. I hope he's really careful if he does escape in Rome. The traffic can be murder.

Daisy said...

Fred is a very sophisticated international mancat! Arrivederci!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

I have found my twin!!!...Monte

Hot(M)BC said...

Fred is a handsum mancat. I bet it'll be fun for him to explore Rome.
Purrrrrs,
Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree, Sanjee, and Pepi

jcfloresinc said...

Wow!! That's a neat story about being shipped all the way to Italy from the USA. Fred and Holly are international travelers. You are very fine Mancat Fred. Wonderful pictures.
Samantha & Tigger

Eric and Flynn said...

Buona sera Fred
You look like a real sophisticat Mancat. We hope everything goes well with the move furr you and Holly.

Derby said...

You have to go and meet Opus and Roscoe. The live with their former Hoosier mum in up notrth Italy!

http://catnapsinitaly.blogspot.com/

Kimo & Sabi said...

Wowy - you has gone Euro - how cool!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoo are one lucky mancat, Fred. The furthest I've ever gone is from northern Illinois to Wisconsin. Hardly makes me worldly.

Tara said...

Fred, what a beauty you are! And you are so lucky to have Tiffany, she clearly loves you and Holly!
Tara

Dragonheart said...

Fred, it is good to know that you and Holly survived your trip from the US to Italy. In 2009, I'll be heading the other way across the pond, from Germany to Canada. My humans are very envious that you are so close to Rome - they plan on visiting that city sometime during the next year, since my human mom is fascinated with ancient Roman history.

animalfamily said...

lucky cats! maybe your voice teacher will finally come around when he sees the cuties!

Christine and FAZ said...

You guys are so lucky to live in Italy. I am most jealous (especially of the weather). FAZ

Cheysuli said...

Ah Rome! What a wonderful location to be stationed at Fred!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

how very exciting! how would you meow "time for the feather on a stick" in Italian?

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Miss Tiffny, you are a good human serfant to Fred and Holly. I'm sure they will reward you wif lots of love and purring and stuff.

Fred & Holly, good job traning the Tiffny bean! Keep up the good werk!

Buddy & Finny

Jake said...

CIAO Fred and Holly!

Parker said...

Hi Fred and Holly! Itlay sounds wonderful!
Ciao!

Lux said...

What world travelers! That idea of a nightly romp sounds like lots of fun!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

wow, what a worldly kitty. i'll bet he goes to all the fashionable dinner parties.
i'm sure fred & holly know how much tiffany loves them. it just isn't felinesque to be to affectionate!

the litter cabinet sounds really cool. i wonder if i can get mommy to put cat doors on all the cabinets!

mannyed said...

Ciao!

Fred is very handsome and reminds me of my Manny. I bet those two would live it up in Italia!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Wow, such exotic Italian names, Fred an Holly. Ow! Hey, what was that fur? I was NOT bein stoopid!
Scuse me, I gots to go teach Bonnie sum manners. Like not readin ofur my shoulder.

Is Italy anywhere near Catifornia? Cuz my boy's goin to Catifornia fur a week an I wanna find sum cat to watch ofur him fur me.
Purrs!

Monica said...

It is so great to meet your staff in Italy. They are great! obviously very in charge and efficient. And it sounds like they have Tiffany wrapped around their paws.

caricature said...

Oh...Fred is so handsome... :)

Tiger Lily said...

Fred is very handsome. I hope he and Holly are very careful when they explore Rome.

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