Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Le gatte italiane pazze per John...
Cats just love me! I’m known as “Il Gattino.” But do you like my pet kitten? I named him “Moses.” I’m told his friends just call him “Mo” (which is short for “More” as in “More Money”). He likes his home amid the ruins of Hadrian’s old Villa near Tivoli.
My last cat was named “Ramie” (named after an Asian perennial plant). It used to claw other cats in battles atop a wall under my balcony (their screams sounded human). I always figured she would die of rabies or a claw wound to the eye. My neighbor lady, who looked like La Befana, used to feed the cats while saying to them: Parlami d’amore!