- Dooga -
Here we have a sweet calico kitty joining us from New York State, US! Zoe is always delighted when she meets other calicos, because she says they are"special"! I won't tell her ALL kitties are special, hihi! ;)
Dooga's Mom Jill tells us that "Dooga is freshly 3 years old. Her birthday was on April 26th, which is interesting in and of itself because we have birthdays in our family on the 26th of the month in May, December, June, February, November and now April. Both of our daughters were born on the 26th of their months, believe it or not. This is how we know that Dooga was always meant to be ours!". How sweet!
Jill also tells us that Dooga's original name was “Mango” but "at some point we started to call her Dooga and that stuck. She’s my shadow, I love her! She follows me wherever I go. And sometimes, she’s a rascal!". And the best artist's assistant, as we can see! She loves helping her Mommy, ceramic artist Jill from Glazed Over Pottery, in her studio!
- Dido -
The next diva joining Zoe's party today is another sweet calico girl! Dido (in Italian Didone) joins us from Italy, where she lives with her Mom Giovanna. Her name is mythology-inspired, but for friends she is just Mussi. Her Mommy tells us that Dido is a sweet "pest", she is 7 years old and comes from a shelter in Rome. She had been saved from a cellar, where she lived together with other 30 cats, kept there by an old lady who in her own way wanted to keep them safe from the street dangers and bad neighbors. Now she is living the good life in a loving home, and these pics show us Dido playing with her Mommy's cotton yarn :) Zoe says she wants to try that out too! ;) You can find Dido's Mommy and her artful world on her blog.
And here we have a whole kitty family joining us from Zoe's native country, sunny Greece!
- Mpempis -
This sweet and handsome ginger boy is Mpempis (Bebis), Maya’s adored kitty son! She saved him as a tiny kitten and he will be 3 years old this August. He loves to play with pasta and to play catch-and-fetch with strings and little balls. But his absolute favorite toy is a teddy bear he has had since he was a baby! How sweet!!! His Mom tells us he loves drinking water directly from the tap, so he jumps into the sink and he will meow until you open the tap!
Sweet Mpempis has also invited his friends to Zoe's party! Mpenito, Little Pipou, Lazaros and Zouzou are the kitties of Maya’s mother-in-law, but they often come to Maya’s home (especially the boys!), and they steal Mpempis’ food :) Of course Maya loves them too, and she’s happy about Lazaros being Mpempis’ best friend! Titi is Maya's neighbor's kitty, and Mavroula is a shy kitty whose trust she is trying to gain with love and patience. You can read more about Maya's adorable Mpempis and his kitty friends on Maya's lovely blog.
- Mpenito -
And this is Mpenito (Benito)! He is 9 years old, Maya tells us that he is very afraid of people but not at all of cats! He and Lazaros are best friends, they make a team helping each other and keeping stranger cats away from the yard, even if Maya tries to dissuade them.
- Little Pipou -
This lovely girl is Little Pipou, also known as Pipou or Boubou or Pipi. She is 13 years old and she doesn’t like to be in the company of other cats, she would like to be an only cat! Maya tells us that when Lazaros arrived, Pipou left her mother-in-law after many years, and she moved into Maya’s home… then when Maya adopted little Mpempis, Little Pipou went back to her old home. Maya tells us she and her family all love her very much, although she is a “bad girl” :)
- Lazaros -
Who is this handsome black boy? That's Lazaros! He is 4 years old and he got his name from Maya’s husband. Maya tells us that when Lazaros was a kitten, he was hidden for 3 days in the engine of the car and he cried at night. Finally they managed to get him out. His name is Lazaros because he was caught in the car for three days and on the fourth day he “resurrected” like Lazarus in the Bible. Maya’s lovely mother-in-law adopted this sweet kitty and kept him together with the 4 she already had.
- Zouzou -
Awww and this adorable lady cuddling up in a soft blanket is 18, and her name is Zouzou. She is very intelligent and understands people, she is a sweet little person! If you are ill, she will come to you and keep you company. Such a sweet, sensitive girl!!!
- Titi -
And this girl is Titi, the kitty of Maya’s neighbor. Maya is not sure about her age, but she thinks she must be at least 5. This petite girl is very lively and clever.
- Mavroula -
And this is the latest addition to Maya’s kitty family! Mavroula is a very shy girl, she’s not yet used to people, and although Maya has been feeding her for 3 months she still doesn’t allow to get stroked yet. She was pregnant and gave birth a month ago, but she keeps her babies hidden somewhere. I’m sure with Maya’s loving care she will finally gain trust and enjoy a good life like her kitty friends! :)
Thank you sweet Dooga, Dido, Mpempis, Mpenito, Little Pipou, Lazaros, Zouzou, Titi and Mavroula for joining Zoe's party!!!!!! We are so happy to see you here, and we hope you all enjoy the company! Please make yourselves comfortable and let's wait for more guests to come! :)
Any other sweet kitties who wish to join us can read here what they need to do! We are awaiting you!