31 January 2014

A few cats of Malta......

Hello everyone. I thought you might like to see a few of the gorgeous kitties we saw in Malta...

                                                This little one was in Mdina and sat on his doorstep watching me..

                                        I so watched this fella for so long and he let me scritch him while he was lazing in his sun puddle...

                      When he rolled over and did this we both melted and you can imagine what we were thinking cant you..
                                     These were the fabulous streets of Mdina...
                                            Look how  narrow they where and so full of old world charm...
                                 The next Kitties  were in Valletta which we so loved..
                     This is a fishing community which is either not used in winter or abandoned. Right on the water edge.
                                                Barrie spotted this one watching us taking photo's..
                                         He was so interested in what we were doing..
                                                    This one said hi what are you up to with your flashy boxes...
                                        He watched for a while..
                                             This one never woke but just snoozed on...
                                    After watching us he decided to have a bath..
                                           So relaxed and we didn't faze him at all, in fact all were so not worried about us..
                                          Barrie spotted this little girl or maybe she spotted him..
                                           Another sleepy head..
                                              I got a turn at petting...
                                               Cute nose...
                                              This one seemed to say hey did you see me...
                                          I nearly missed this little one..
                                              All the shacks were probably where they slept in bad weather..

                  I thought they were all healthy looking and looked well fed and too relaxed around people to be totally feral. I was told later that the cats around Malta do get fed and I believe there is a TNR program too.
                                       Now this is Meow who wondered into a aviation museum and found himself a wonderful forever home, he has a warm sofa bed to sleep on, plenty of food and lots of attention. The visitors love him too and he loves them.
                                      What a love bug he is..
 
                                         He just loves people.. Was happy to pose too.
There was a ginger there that came to stay and also found a good home but he didn't want to come out and preferred to stay away from visitors so no pictures.
This is Watson who also got a home there, he mobbed me and just loved a fuss. He was fastened up and I asked about that and was assured that it was only while he was at the front of the hut and so that he didn't run under a vehicle while they were busy. I could see how happy he was and that he was also a love bug.
 
We took lots of pictures in Malta of the lovely old buildings ETC and will show you some later. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the kitties we saw.
Back to the grindstone tomorrow with late shifts all weekend.
 Take care everyone. Hugs Carol xx

35 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a fine way to remember your visit... like seeing in from a CAT's EYE View!!!

Loretta Thomas said...

The Kitties stole the show, LOL!! They are all well cared for by their pictures! I love this and wish this mentality was shown everywhere!! Hope you enjoyed your time away...thanks for sharing it with us!!
Purrs,
Miss Kitty & Sisters

Katie Isabella said...

Oh what a paradise to be in the company of all those kitties!

Kjelle Bus said...

Looks like Malta is a nice island to visit :)
XOXO

Flynn said...

I am glad you had a lovely time in Malta. I loved the old city of Mdina when we were there. It is nice to see the cats looking well.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Wow! They was all gorgeous cats. Did they understand English or does they speak Maltese?
Kisses
Nellie

Fuzzy Tales said...

My thought, before you even mentioned it in your post, was that the cats look too healthy and well-fed to be ferals--or at least be part of an unmanaged colony. So it was reassuring to read that they indeed are being cared for. TNR would be great too, would be a real bonus.

Yes, I can imagine your thoughts re: that gorgeous ginger boy!

Prancer Pie said...

Awww, these are great pics! We too, thought the kittehz looked well fed and cared for, not like ferals around here at all.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving sweet words of encouragement for us.

XOXO

Brian said...

Those were fun, thanks for showing us around and for showing us the wonderful kitties!

Sparkle said...

Malta has so many gorgeous kitties! But yeah, we were taken with that fluffy ginger one too.

Kari said...

Welcome home! Welcome home!
Seeing all of the wonderful kitties lets us know that at least one part of your holiday was a success! They're all
so delightful! The big ginger fellow
looks like he's just radiating colour. And the little ginger one looks like he's about to start talking!
Mdina looks fascinating with it's
narrow, twisting lanes. We can't wait
to see more of your photos!
We're glad you're back!

Debra Taylor said...

These kitties look so wonderful from Malta!

Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some informative posts and stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.

Debby in Arizona
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

How wonderful that they have a TNR program, too! What a superb example for the rest of the world.

Fur Everywhere said...

We are glad you had a nice time. You saw some great kitties there!!

Purrs,
Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

The Florida Furkids said...

Great pictures. Vacations are always fun and ones that include kitty photos are extra special.

The Florida Furkids

The Chair Speaks said...

We love all your vacation photos here. Thanks for sharing. Purrs from all of us!

san said...

We love all the pics, especially the ones of the kitties. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Gattina said...

It looks as if you have taken pictures of all Malta cats, lol ! Fortunately they all look good and well fed, that's always my worry when I am abroad and I see cats ! Must have been a wonderful trip !

Marg said...

What fun to see all those kitties. And the Ginger cat was so handsome but not as handsome as that Jasper boy.They were all very pretty. Glad you had such a good time with the cats. Take care.

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a pretty place and it looks lovely weather too. The perfect place for you two with all the cute kitties!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Wow that one kitty in 2-4th pictures is the ORANGIST kitty we ever saw!

Caren Gittleman said...

I am shocked that no one mentioned that that one kitty looked soooooo much like GJ! Isn't that what you meant when you said "you can imagine what we were thinking" The resemblance was uncanny.

katsrus said...

So beautiful. That kitty sure does look like your sweet Ginger Jasper.
Sue B

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Everywhere you go, you find kitties! Or maybe, they find you ;-)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Lovely photos, Carol. We especially loved the long-haired ginger kitty. Wonder why???

Purrs,
The Chans

Laila and Minchie said...

What beautiful cats! It must have been very hard not to kidnap one and take back home with you.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh what beautiful kitties...and they love the camera
We hope your vacation was wonderful
Hugs madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

Oh what beautiful kitties...and they love the camera
We hope your vacation was wonderful
Hugs madi and Mom

Jans Funny Farm said...

You sure can find the cats wherever you go. :) And the cute doggie. Hope you are having fun. Or are you home now?

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You both had a ball with all the friendly cats!!!! So happy you had a good time!!
We are in deep trouble with Tom's sister and her hubby. They can not do anything for themselves!!!!!!!!!!!
They are so sick!

meowmeowmans said...

They really do look pretty healthy and well-fed. And they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing these pictures from your wonderful trip with all of us. :)

Bellen said...

What wonderful old stone houses. They should build streets that slender now: that would take care of the traffic problem.

That orange cat really did look a bit like dear Ginger Jasper, didn't he?

Thank you for your wishes about Tucker. He's doing well so far, but now he'll be off his pills, so we'll see how he does.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

thanx for sharing these pictures Carol, it's nice to see a place I'll never get the chance to see... and all the cats !!!! awesome :) they all looked well cared for too XX

Clooney said...

What sweet pictures of all the kitties, especially the sweet ginger one...purrs to you.

magscorner said...

What beautiful cats and it looks like they took right to you all. What great pictures you got of them. Watson wanting your attention made me smile. Good of you to ask about him being fastened up. Thank you for sharing your amazing pictures. Hugs