Posted by: Debra Kolkka | December 27, 2012

Bagni di Lucca cats

Wherever I go in my wanderings through the villages of Bagni di Lucca there are cats, some friendly, some shy…all interesting.

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This is Mezzo with his owner Joseph. I don’t usually get to know the names of the cats I meet.

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The next cat was sunning himself in Vico Pancellorum with his mates, and was very happy to pose for me.

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Cats always seem to find the best spots to lie in. It is invariably in a warm sunny place…and somewhere it is easy for them to be admired…which is as it should be.


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  1. I totally agree, and isn’t it nice that Bagni is a cat-friendly place!

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    • There are lots of cats about, most seem to be well cared for. The dogs are really pampered.

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      • Ah – that seems like the Italy I know – lots of pampered pooches ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • There are certainly some pampered pets in the village.

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      • ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. The cats by the door is awesome!

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    • These are fed by Emelio Ferrari and his wife Alpha ( they drive a Fiat )

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  3. I particularly like the last cat it has attitude! Thank you also for sharing the Bella Bagni blog, it’s lovely to see the Christmas activities that are happening.

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  4. Reblogged this on ilovelucca and commented:
    This post is gorgeous….One thing I like about Lucca and the surrounding areas, is that there are alot of cats….Being a cat colony carer/ stray cat lover here at home, I always notice cats everywhere but i really noticed them there, and in Italy in general. Not as many as Turkey but alot ! Strays and ones who have humans:)

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    • Cats are popular as they help to keep mice away.

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      • I have never seen so many cats in all my life….and i have to say, even after being to a few cat shelters in Italy, strays on the whole are treated quite well. The community cares for them….I did see one poor very skinny boy at Borgo o mozzano that i went back quite a few times to feed….usually I carry around cat biscuits (long story) but i didn’t this time and he really needed them…and no shops were open at that time in the village either…but it is nice to see so many happy cats:)

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  5. I like the photo with the “cat meet” on the door step and ‘the cat with attitude’ Thanks e ciao, Carina

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    • I can’t resist cats. We don’t have one any more as we travel too much and it isn’t fair.

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      • ha ve to confess, Debra, we are DOG people and like you, we travel too much still to keep a new furry friend. Maybe one day later?

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      • Until our last little cat, Tallulah, died 4 years ago, we always had at least one animal. I grew up with multiple cats, dogs, a galah, a budgerigar…my son had a fish called Albert who lived for about 10 years. Living in apartments and travelling mean this is no longer practical. I still miss having a cat.

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  6. “…as it should be.”
    Thanks for this one.

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    • Cats do seem to set themselves up to be admired.

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  7. We are surrounded by cats; however, they get along very well with our dog Tequila as if they knew that she belongs there.Besides, Tequila has never had problems with cats…
    I love the cat from Vico Pancellorum!

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    • The Vico cat was special. How wise of Tequila to get along with cats.

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  8. I love cats so I enjoyed scrolling through these photos of the cat population around Bagni di Lucca.

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    • I love them too, and I am always happy when they allow me to pat them.

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  9. Number 3 looks very familiar!

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    • Don’t tell me Portia escaped and made her way to Lucchio!!!!!

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  10. I bei gatti (beautiful cats). Is the 4th photo a blue Burmese?

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    • I’m not sure what type of cat the grey one was, but it was very pretty.

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  11. What a bunch of camera-friendly cats! Most photos I’ve taken of my cat are when she’s fast asleep – she doesn’t like having her photo taken.

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    • Most of the cats I see are happy to pose. Our Tallulah liked the camera too.

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  12. What a sweet little grey cat – the 4th one down. We have 2 blue Burmese who look just like her/him. Great photos of all. Grazie!

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    • I almost missed the little grey one in Vetteglia…it was hiding in the shadows.

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  13. What a great collection of cats! I love animals and cats especially. If I see one in my travels I generally can’t help but take a photo. Puss in Boot was a particular favourite..http://whereswiwi.com/2012/05/22/puss-in-boot-and-other-furry-friends/

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    • I love the swans too. I love to photograph the ducks on our river in BdL. As well as the wild ducks, we have a white duck and a goose that have made their home near the bridge.

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      • How lovely! Ducks crack me up, I love how they paddle along softly quacking to themselves like a mad cat woman.

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  14. I am a sucker for kitties too. Sadly, in India and Malaysia the cats we encountered were a pretty sad looking lot with one or two exceptions. You have some real personalities captured in this post!

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  15. Now I thought back to when I was Buenos Aires and visited a cemetery and every cat there looked the same! Not like here ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. cute cats… Happy New Year…

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    • I hope you have a wonderful New Year. Thank you for following.

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  17. These are gorgeous! I love the cutie sunning at the end ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • That was a very special cat…so bold and proud.

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  18. So proud and very photogenic those Italian Cats

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