Tight Lipped Tuesday #7


Do you ever get the feeling you’ve been given a glimpse into your future?





* photo taken from a story in La Stampa – an Italian newspaper – concerning a decision by city officials in Rome to clamp down on the unregulated feeding of the city’s 200,000 stray cats by the gattara, mostly elderly women, who lovingly feed and tend to them.Β  It looks to be an unpopular decision.




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  1. #1 by kathyreeves on February 12, 2019 - 15:14

    They should no better than to mess with those Italian mamas, they are a force!

    • #2 by tialys on February 12, 2019 - 17:06

      She would certainly scare me off, bless her.

  2. #3 by CurlsnSkirls on February 12, 2019 - 15:43

    Priceless! 😸

  3. #6 by claire93 on February 12, 2019 - 16:28

    I’ve always said, that when I grow old, I want to be known as crazy cat lady in my local community . . . but not grumpy cat lady lol.

    • #7 by tialys on February 12, 2019 - 17:02

      I’m halfway there already – I’ve got a big ginger cat and I’m making a coat that colour. Just need the scarf and a bit more of an attitude.

  4. #8 by magpiesue on February 12, 2019 - 18:24

    πŸ™‚ Lol. The simple solution is a spay and neuter program/catch and release for those strays.

    • #9 by tialys on February 13, 2019 - 09:14

      I don’t know about ‘simple’ – I think they’re talking around 200,000 cats in Rome. It was bad enough when my neighbour and I nabbed a serially pregnant female cat and her latest litter to get them ‘done’. One of them still won’t allow me anywhere near him 😾 I live in fear of another unsterilised female turning up in our small hamlet. But, you are right of course, it’s the only humane way.

  5. #10 by jendavismiller on February 12, 2019 - 21:32

    Haha! I’m tempted to print this one out and frame it. That cat will surely never miss a meal. Abbondonza, gatto!

    • #11 by tialys on February 13, 2019 - 09:16

      I have a ginger cat that is almost bigger than me too. When he’s finished eating here he nips round to the neighbours to see if he’s left anything out for the neighbourhood semi-strays.

      • #12 by jendavismiller on February 13, 2019 - 21:51

        We had a neighborhood stray last year, but he seems to have disappeared. Hopefully someone took him in, and he’s not out in the snow! (and yes, I believe he did receive some love and goodies from most of us.)

  6. #13 by sew2pro on February 12, 2019 - 22:08

    Well that’s a bit of a treat. Now my retirement plan looks all the clearer (rescue-dog-walking and much gatarra-style activity)

    • #14 by tialys on February 13, 2019 - 09:23

      There you go then, add a lot of sewing with some other crafty activities thrown in and you’ll have my life. I can highly recommend it – especially if you have a non-retired partner who is willing to fund it all πŸ˜‰

  7. #15 by katechiconi on February 12, 2019 - 23:23

    What do you mean, a glimpse into my future? I’m already there! Maybe sans cat, but attitude? Oh yeah….

    • #16 by tialys on February 13, 2019 - 09:31

      Funny you should say that – when I texted the photo to the husband, saying ‘I’ve seen my future’, he texted back ‘what do you mean ‘future’? I’ve got the big ginger cat and the attitude is getting better (or worse depending on your point of view) but I’ll have to work on the expression a bit.

  8. #17 by Nanette on February 15, 2019 - 00:17

    Next week for TLT we would like to see you in this pose with your big cat, practising your fierce and disgruntled expression.

    • #18 by tialys on February 15, 2019 - 08:52

      I think I look a bit like that in most of the photos taken of me these days πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜’

      • #19 by Nanette on February 15, 2019 - 11:11


  9. #20 by Born To Organize on February 17, 2019 - 07:52

    You’ve planted a grin on my face just before I head off to bed. Thank you!

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