Monday, October 24, 2005


This weekend was great! The humans decided to take off for the day. We were home alone for about an hour when Opus had a wonderful idea. He thought it would be fun to go on a road trip. Why should the humans have all of the fun?

We sneaked out of the house and walked to the bus station. We rode the bus to the train station and the stowed away in an empty compartment. We were so happy that we didn't get caught because we didn't have a ticket. We tried to buy one, but the silly guy at the ticket counter couldn't understand us. He thought we were begging for food and kept trying to feed us part of his tuna fish sandwich (they call sandwiches "pannini" in Italy). Not being cats to pass on free food, we accepted the tuna fish and walked away full (but without tickets).

We made it to Milan safe and sound! Opus wanted to go to Milan because he has always wanted to see Da Vinci's The Last Supper. I wanted to go Milan to do some shopping. It IS the fashion capital of Italy, you know.

We arrived in the main square around 2pm. The sky was gray and threatened to rain. We hadn't thought to grab our rubber cat boots and prayed that the rain would stay away. We didn't want our little toes to get wet.

You would not have believed the pigeons in this square! We thought it would be fun to chase some (and maybe to do a little hunting), but we were clearly out numbered! These birds weren't anything like the pigeons in America. They were HUGE. They were also ugly and looked a bit sickly. We decided not to tease the birds and just played it cool. We acted like we didn't even see them. We left the birds alone and the birds left us alone (thank God).

We hadn't been in the square an hour when the unthinkable happened. We ran into our humans! Of all the dumb luck! It turns out that they had gone to Milan for the day too! We got yelled at a little (I think because they were worried about us being there alone).

The good news is we did NOT get a spanking. The took us to see the galleria and then the four of us headed home in the car.

It was an exciting day, but we were sooooooo tired when we got home. We spent the rest of the weekend sleeping. Traveling takes a lot out of a cat.

Our humans told us NEVER to go out alone like that again. But now Opus and I have the travel bug. Rome, Florence, Pisa, can a cat be expected to stay home?



Spock said...

WOW!! That would be so cool!! I wanna come live with you! Free tuna huh?

Shaggy and Scout said...

Bummer running into your humans. You cats have so many places to see there that the rest of just dream about. Post more travelogues!

DK & The Fluffies said...

What a fun trip!

Gigolo Kitty said...

Me Say, Milan Looks Fabulous! Me Needs To Move Out of Crummy New York Apartment To Superior Italian Countryside!

Anonymous said...

Were you afraid that the police would find you without the proper paperwork?

Amy in NC said...

Italy sounds like lots of fun!! Our mom would be really worried though since we are strictly indoor kitties but we would love to explore with y'all!

The Monsters

Sanjee said...

Oh wow, what a trip for you guys to make. Good thing it turned out ok! I'm glad you didn't get spanked!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Any cat who wants to come join us on adventures in Italy is more then welcome! Dogs will be reviewed on a one on one base (we know some dogs like to eat cats, but not all dogs feel this way).

So get your pawsport (as miss kitty said) and come join the fun!

The more the meowier!
Opus and Roscoe (did you know that meow sounds the same in Italian? The only difference is the spelling "miao" like ciao!