Although cat lovers Monica and I vowed when we built our house on Crete that we would not have a cat – it simply was not practical as we split our time between the UK and Crete. It was not difficult to stick to this resolve as our Crete home is remote and we rarely saw cats near the house. Then Molly trotted into our lives, a small black and white kitten, incredibly cute, maybe 4 months old, she visited us every day and each day the visits got longer and the temptation to feed her harder to resist. Molly settled matters, she decided that our place was where she wanted to make her home and identifying me as the one most likely to give in and feed her focused her charm and affection on me. It didn’t take long, soon she was our cat, she had a name, she had a vet, she had all the necessary injections and she was spayed. Molly now spends her days following me around the garden, more like a puppy than a cat, if the weather is good she spends the night outdoors, if it is cold, wet or windy she prefers the comfort of the settee, or better still our bed. Handling our trips home was not at first difficult, she stayed in a cattery run by a wonderful couple from Germany, this year however the cattery owners have returned to Germany and we have been unable to find another cattery on the island.
Now we desperately need to find someone to take care of Molly during our trips back to the UK, next trip is mid Dec to mid Jan.
Alternatively and with heavy hearts we may consider finding her another loving home either in the UK or here in Crete. Molly is a very playful, affectionate cat, she likes being around people, she enjoys exploring the countryside around our house and returning with the occasional mouse or lizard but she also loves the comfort of home. We believe Molly will be three years old in January, she is used to being the only cat in the house and would probably prefer it to stay that way.
If you think you could provide a temporary or permanent home for Molly I would be very pleased to hear from you.