Feb 2, 2008

Stray cat strut

What a night! It's mating season for cats and it seemed that all the stray feline mammals in Athens rendez-voused at our block last night. The night was filled with high-pitched wails of vagabond cats in heat.

Having grown up in quiet US suburbia, stray cats and their love rituals were foreign to me. It wasn't until I moved to Athens, where there are two stray cats for every Athenian, that I first heard the love cat call. I remember waking up in the middle of night thinking someone had left a tortured baby at our doorstep. The amorous wailing is hard for the human ear, especially with SO many stray cats looking for some hot stuff baby this evening [disco ball lights up, feline Donna Summer at the mike].


nuntius said...

LOL rendez-voused - excellent word!
Mating season for cats, pink dvds and stuff, what a season!!!!!

melusina said...

And to think, I didn't neuter one of my cats (she was strictly indoors) for four years! I don't know what I was thinking, but that yowling split my eardrums.

Thessaloniki city streets are filled with mating cats too. Not up here in the country, though. It is all dogs!