location // Delphi, Greece
Let's get this post started off right:
Now that you have a clear idea about how Debbie feels about cats, you are somewhere in the ballpark of my feelings towards cats. I just love them, but I don't want to have them in my bed. Animals just don't understand personal space.
Greece was a cat-lover's heaven. You don't even have to try to find cats - look anywhere and it's pretty much guaranteed that you will see a cat! This was especially unfortunate for the three cat-loathers that I was traveling with, but hey! more cat pictures for me. To show you how dominant the cat control of the Grecian streets is, I made a collage for your viewing pleasure.
Since I had so many opportunities to express my affection towards cats, I gained a reputation. By the end of the trip, I was responding to CL like it was the name on my birth certificate. Cat Lady, that is. Whenever anyone would see a cat, they would run over to me and point it out so I wouldn't miss it. Everyone showed me their own cat pictures and made sure that I noticed all of the cat themed merchandise. I even got a "Cats of Greece" 2015 mini-calendar from a lady that I traveled with, so y'all can be excited for that after the new year.
In the top photo, you see me stealing the show with my feline friends. We were waiting for some people to take a bathroom break
for the seventh time that day before we went up to see the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. Standing in this little outdoor café area, I counted - no joke! - 14 cats lounging around and pretending like they didn't see us.
However, there was this little guy who stole my attention.
To him, this stick was dabomb.com. He was having a ball pushing and tossing it around. In my infinite cat-wisdom, I decided it was a good idea to take the stick to play with him a little bit. And he loved it! But so did the 13 other cats.
In no time, I was surrounded - literally surrounded! - by a hoard? school? flock? (I like flock) flock of cats who all decided that since I was now providing entertainment, they would acknowledge my presence. And then this drew a crowd of people who all watched me play with the cats.
Here I was, kneeling on the ground, trying to please all of my new cat acquaintances with equal stick-playing time, surrounded by cats, surrounded by people.
That is officially the peak of my cat lady-ness.
I'm very cool. I know that already; you don't have to tell me.
(And if I ever do decide to pursue "cat lady" as a career, I know a place where my business can take off!)