Saturday, 10 September 2011

Caturday Visit with Giulietta

Our human neighbours, R and E, after more than a year without taking a single vacation, have decided to head down this week to Tuscany for a three day break from reality.

What a shock that must have been for sweet little Giulietta, to find her extremely lively house as empty as a cat's stomach just before breakfast!

Thankfully, Giulietta has a number of kind, caring, cat-loving neighbours who have promised to visit and keep her company during R and E's absence. This afternoon, it was our turn to visit this shy and bashful kitty, and attempt to make friends.

Ciao, sono Giulietta! 
We snuck into the house as quietly as we could, so as not to catch her by surprise. Since there was no sign of life in the house, save the dong of the old cuckoo clock, we glided silently over to the food bowl and shook is gently, announcing our arrival. 

A quick glance over the shoulder and we noticed that we were no longer alone. There was little Giulietta sitting intrigued by the living room door.

Who is you?

Thus began the game of "cat and mouse." Every time we tried to get close, bashful Giulietta would scamper away, always maintaining a good meter between her and the clicky box. 

Perhaps if I try to blend in with the decor...

If I go up high, maybe the camera can't follow me!

Nope, still there.

Aaaand on the other side of the flower pot too. Is there no escape?!

At long last, we convinced Giulietta that we were furiends and not foes. (The nibbly bits of food that we threw for her to chase probably helped substantially!) The rest of our time together was spent out on the balcony, enjoying the fresh autumn breeze and the quiet of the surrounding woods. She even let Heather pet and cuddle her for a while, which was a great step forward for the timid Giulietta! 

Modelling on the front balcony
This is one of my many comfortable beds!

Don't YOU wish you had a bed like this? (And a face as cute as mine?)

Come again soon, okays?

Hopefully, we can visit Giulietta again tomorrow, or at least once more before R and E return to Torino land.

Now, we know it's Caturday, and that we SHOULD be posting our Caturday Cards, but this story about Giulietta was just too special to pass up! As such, Caturday Cards is being shifted to Sunday for this week only. Stay tuned!


MoMo said...

Beautiful Giulietta is such a cutie. Kudos to you for being able to make her trust you so quickly. It took a few days for SS to be able to hold kitties that she used to cat sit when parents were on holidays.

Fuzzy Tales said...

She's a sweetheart! We love that second last pic in particular. What a doll. :-)

It's great that she has lots of neighbours who will come in to take care of her, though we're sure she'll be happy to have her humans back. (The mom is sighing over the thought of Tuscany. LOL.)

orbit said...

Wow- you're a world and a half away! Oh boy, if I got up on our table I'd get yelled at!

Fluffy and Heather said...

So are we! We've been to a few places in Italy, but never Tuscany... Shall we sigh in unison? ;)

Father Tom said...

Giulietta is as pretty as her name. Thank you so much for introducing her to us!

I love posts like this one where I feel I truly visited someone. All without a plane ticket and baggage fees! (me being the baggage, of course! hehehe)

Have a good weekend!


Brian said...

Giulietta is very pretty and I know she sure appreciates the company!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Giulietta looks such a charming young lady cat and it seems she enjoyed your company.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Gattina said...

What a beautiful cat she is ! I think she will loose her shyness when she realizes that you always come with food and to keep her company !

Prancer Pie said...

She too, is a pretty kitteh! How nice that you could stopy by and give her some company while her beans are away! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Pee Ess - guess what we got in the mail! Yep, it's here. We will get pics and send them. xoxo

Kwee Cats said...

Oh, and what a so very cute face it is!

BeadedTail said...

Oh such a pretty name for such a pretty ladycat! We bet she enjoyed the visit while her parents are away!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Giulietta is a cutie. Glad she finally let you make friends.