Kitteh contest: An unknown Florentine cat

Reader Frank from Denmark posted a picture and story about a cat that doesn’t belong to him, but one encountered on his travels.  This entry came in last December.

As a regular reader of your blog* I have become aware of your love of cats. This week I am visiting the beautiful Italian city of Florence and today, while on my way to the lovely Palazzo Pitti, I came across this cat in the Boboli Gardens. It had parked itself on a wooden bench and was enjoying the bit of sunshine we were having today. It didn’t seemed to mind me approaching it and gave me (what I would like to believe) an approving purr.

Funny really. I spent most of the day looking at at these marvelous renaissance paintings and sculptures, but at the end of the day this turns out to be one of my favourite pictures!

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*JAC: an obvious typo

10 Comments

  1. Posted March 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Cats are the opposite of Dogs, and Dog spelled backward is goD, so…
    Cats are Gods!
    Q.E.D.

  2. Daryl
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I hate it when I try to type “website” and accidentally key in “blog” :)

    Lovely kitteh

    • daveau
      Posted March 22, 2012 at 8:08 am | Permalink

      Apparently you are not the only one…

  3. Malachi
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    There’s no language barrier with cats.

    Ergo Jesus.

  4. BigBob
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Happy to say that if appearances are anything to go by ‘Unknown of Florence’ does not go hungry. Reminds me of a holiday in Halkidiki, Greece – beautiful place and many hungry cats. My wife was walking across the hotel garden eating a banana. Cats approached en masse; surrounded by about a dozen hungry felines, wife paniced, dropped banana and fled. Cats descend on and devour said banana in seconds, cartoon piranha style.

    • BigBob
      Posted March 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

      Actually she panicked. I watched.

      • Posted March 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

        “Cats descend on and devour said banana in seconds, cartoon ***piranha*** style.”

        Where they Athos’ monk-tribe dark black cats then? :)

  5. Posted March 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    The cat’s lovely & looks as though it either has purred or still is.

  6. daisypierce16
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    How do we enter this contest?

  7. daveau
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Ahh. Ther feral cats of Italy…


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