My Greek kitty crew

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A few answers...

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There's been a few questions recently as to how the cats that I rescue live. 

Well first of all, we live together on a small Cycladic island in a small estate at the end of the white track you can discern on the left hand side in the image above. It is set in a small bay which is a nature preserved area and therefore very friendly to any nature creature  - given the fact that they are looked after of course. We're so lucky that we have a small bungalow/apartment (which was meant for another purpose!), but which has now become the home for those cats that have directly been rescued - meaning they suffered in one way or another. We have another 5-6 feral/semi-feral cats which lives in and around the garden. They have access to an outdoor sheltered space with blankets, but unless it rains they prefer to sleep in bushes or under the neighbors abandoned rowing boat (it's a very warm climate here). They would freak out in a confined space. The rescue cats spend much of their time outside but love to snuggle indoor at night time or when it is just too hot outside (which it is at the moment). Finding the right purpose for the little bungalow has evolved naturally over time. It's small with a combined kitchen/living room and a seperate bedroom, which now acts as the recovery room for any newcomer. It's just the perfect space for the cats. I've long admired this lady - and who knows... this place might one day look similar.

10 comments:

MarkD60 said...

Looks and sounds like a place I would like to live!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Thank you for answering my questions! I have told you before about my love affair/obsession with Greece. The countryside looks amazing and I bet your home is just fabulous! Now I know even MORE that God placed you there right smack dab in a nature preserve to help those kitties. God works in mysterious ways! xoxoxo

Repositório said...

Amazing place... I´m think in peace when I see this picture!

Julia Williams said...

The Cat House on the Kings is one of my favorite places as well (and Lynea too). If my dreams of opening a sanctuary ever come true, I'll model it after them.

ABBY said...

Just beautiful!

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Anna E said...

Absolutely wonderful to watch!! Couldn´t think of a better place to be a cat - or a dog - it could be such an exampleship for other animal shelters, why didn´t anyone think of that before? It absolutely comes out of a "non-square" or "non-caged" mentality, and is very liberating to watch. Wonder if it could be possible to make that circumstance in Denmark..(?) Thanks so much for sharing it!

September 3, 2010

Jeg har kopieret min kommentar fra 3. september 2010, hvor du skrev om Cat Hous on the Kings 1. gang, fordi jeg synes det er så pudsigt at du nævner det i dag; Da jeg skrev min kommentar i 2010 og siger, om det mon er muligt at lave den omstændighed i DK, tænkte jeg jo på dig, og prøvede indirekte at opmuntre dig til det. Og så er det da virkelig pudsigt, at det faktisk er ved at ske nu, knap et år senere! :-))

Mariette said...

Dearest Joan,

What a nice post with some more insight into your own 'cat sanctuary'. Sounds like cat-heaven to me. Amazing, also in that video, how well they get along! Well, if the urge for protecting hunting territory has been taken away for providing daily food, there's no need to agression. As simple as that!
Looks like cats and dogs on wellfare behave better than humans...

Lots of love,

Mariette

Catherine said...

Any cats would be lucky to spend their life with you I think! People who dedicate themselves to helping animals have some of the biggest hearts. Keep up the good work friend!
xo Catherine

Cornelia said...

GodsLittlePeople WORLD is WONDERFUL, UPLFTING, FREE AND FUL OF HOPE AND CARE!
One's heart gets so uplifted and joyful at your miraculous rescues, ful of care and light. How can one thank that your graceful work exists and for your completely moving words and pictures. For me there exists no better news than your posts and by reading them I also get to know about other human lives who have dedicated their lives to rescue animals in need. I wish all the newspapers in the world were full of such wonderful stories! And that we humans could tune our minds fully towards how beautifully and completely harmonious the LittlePeopleofGod live when loved and cared for unconditionally! Thank you so much for posting the story behind the wonderful wonderful lady who created Cat House on the Kings!

Barbara Shallue said...

What a wonderful place. Love all the photos of your cats and I'm so glad Noona is doing better!