Or should that be tails?
On our first day in Santorini, Small Boy – who had instantly noticed the Island’s vast feline population – announced that in the past, the grand total of five people had told him how good he was at sounding like a cat (a statement followed by a long, mournful and quite authentic miaaoooow)….
When I asked who these five “incredible talent confirming” people were, he told me (in all seriousness) that they were in fact Ariadne, Ariadne, Ariadne, Ariadne, and Ariadne – a friend from school that he’s always had a soft spot for (he’s a bit of a one with the ladies!), and who had told him he was so good at this imitation that he might actually be able to speak Cat.
So during our trip, this was how he could often be found…
And this is who he was talking to under there…
…Usually under a bench or a table, attempting to communicate with them. He said they made more sense than his sister, and was therefore probably lucky not to get a hefty scratch from either. Ariadne could be right – he might actually be a Cat Whisperer!
We got back last night, and I have stacks to catch up on including washing mountains, and hundreds of photos to sift through! Will be back properly soon enough!
I love this child so much, he’s hilarious!! Can you ask him to work on his dog whispering, Spike could use of bit more training when you come :) xx
I will ask. Not sure if he speaks dog! :D xx
Awww, lovely. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip. xxx
Coming up soon! Thanks Emma x
I love that he is trying and I have always thought cats are extremely intelligent animals, they have that knowing look don’t they?
Glad you had a great time and can’t wait to hear more
Thanks Mari. It was a really nice week! :) xx
A perfect cat whisperer it would seem! We stayed in Mijas in Spain last year and the had a massive feline population… my then 13 yo did a bit of cat whispering himself, must be a boy thing!…. and they had signs up looking for donations to help take care of them. xx
Thanks Jazzy. I might come back as a cat… Seems not all of them have a bad life! :D xx
Boo Roo and Tigger Too says
Aww I think I can guess what he might be asking Santa for this Christmas
He will be lucky! :D Thank you x
Frau Dietz (Eating Wiesbaden) says
Brilliant! Who doesn’t love a good Greek holiday cat? Lucky you didn’t find one in your suitcase when you got home… or did you?
Can’t wait to see more photos, just the light and the bits of building in these has got my feet itching!
Thankfully not, although I wouldn’t have been surprised! Thank you, and don’t worry THOUSANDS of pictures were taken! :D x
Penny A Residence says
He he, brilliant! Although slightly worried as we are off to Corfu and I spent over a year dropping a ‘cat’ off at nursery. I have a cat boy!
He will love it there, I am sure!! Have a great time! :) xx
OOh he could have his own show!!
Don’t give him any ideas!! :D
Penny Carr says
When we went to Rome I was amazed by the size of the local cat population and mesmerised by the old women that I saw going round all the key cat hangouts all day and sitting talking to them all. Maybe they’re relations of Small Boy’s? ;-)
He could well be a descendant! :D
Did he come across any other Ariadnes in Greece?
I know how you feel post holiday. We came back from Oslo then nipped off for a short break to the Northumberland coast. Am in that state of knowing I have so much to write and sort re the blog yet normal life has to carry on. But also feel very blessed that we have been lucky enough to have two fab breaks. I suppose there’s no real rush…
We write to no schedule, but our own Trish! :D Hope you had a great time in both locations, it sounds like Norway was brilliant! :)
Haha, how adorable! And you’ll have to keep your eye on Ariadne, she sounds like quite the flirt!
Thanks Rachel! :D
A Mum in London says
That’s so cute! There sure are lots of cats on the greek islands (must be the free fish they get from fishermen) :)
They do look like they are looked after! Thanks again Alexia for all your help in places to see! :) x
oh i LOVE it. great post, and photos. (:
Thanks Mina! :) x
Michelle Garrett says
I must admit I can’t resist having a chat with a cat when I see one, wherever I am. But I am not confident enough with my meowing to try that ;)
Thanks Michelle, if you need meowing lessons, let me know! I know a reputable teacher! :D
That’s hilarious! Love the last photo especially. I need him here – tell him G is looking after a total of 7 cats at the moment!! x
He would LOVE that! Thanks Mum! xx