6th Oct 2010. Yesterday I posted an overview of Martha Kane’s Kitty Appeal rescue cat operation in Malta. Today I would like to show visitors a few of her cats.
First up is a large boy cat who spends his time in the walled garden. He has a very strong face. His expression is so typical of a cat in the photograph below – inquisitiveness written all over his face. He has Turkish Van facial markings like Duchess below. His name is Tuppence:
Secondly, I would like to present to you Duchess. She lives upstairs with a good number of other cats. When I went up there I only saw half of them all. There was hardly anywhere to hide so heavens knows where they get to.
Duchess is adorable and very people orientated. She has the Turkish Van markings so has some “van” genes in her, no doubt. This is common in Malta. Richard called her needy and he is right. She needs the attention of people and she was the first to come to me. In fact she pestered me nearly all the time for my attention. It was as if she was saying, “photograph me”. I did! She posed beautifully as you can see. She is a little model cat:
Angelic Duchess. She knows she is connected to royalty..!
Next in line is Sooty. He is the other cat who came to me with commitment and interest. Richard says that he is very intelligent and he likes to get his way. He has a very masculine face, I think. He also has that slightly hard look of a one time feral, street boy cat. But he is a really nice boy cat.
Sooty…the man, seeking attention from me
and getting his way
I would also like to introduce Fredu. Fredu lives downstairs in the walled patio/garden. He too looks like he is a cat of experience! He has lived a bit and has seen hard sometimes. Now, he is safe and comfortable with Martha. He is bathed in a golden, warm light in this picture, looking like a prince, with the typical Maltese warm stone as a background. Fredu is Maltese for Freddie, I believe.
Fredu. He has lived and is now loved by the best
cat person on Malta!
Although I’ll present some more of Martha’s cat tomorrow; today the last picture is of Fritzie, a black and white cat who lives upstairs where he can enjoy the roof terrace and catch those breezes. I like this photo for the way the black flecks in the floor mirror Fritzie’s black and white coat and the green door is typical of Maltese doors – rustic.
Fritzie who was friendly and nice to me
These cats are a very small but representative sample of the cats at Martha’s wonderland for cats. I hope you enjoyed seeing them.
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