Life on a farm
Everybody knows of kennels, but at Fattoria del Colle we have a cat pound.
It’s in front of the historic cellar, inside going towards the courtyard. There are some very old large oil pitchers in terracotta and above them are three cat homes, and dishes with their special cat food..
At Fattoria del Colle there are three black cats and one white, she is very ferocious, a real panther who scratches even the dogs who pass by.
The black couple are very adventurous, as soon as they can they come indoors, into my home, and thieve Felix’s food, even while he is eating.
Black cats are considered lucky, that is why we put up with these invasions,
limiting our retaliation to just sending them out once they have reached the kitchen. The black one were abandoned at Fattoria del Colle while the female was pregnant.
She gave birth to her litter next to the fireplace on the cushions that cover the seats inside the fireplace in the villa. One of the kittens stayed on here with the parents. The cats lead a serene
life and they are very happy at Fattoria del Colle and sometimes they try to express their gratitude bringing us some dead mice. “Well done we say” but how disgusting!
Donatella Cinelli Colombini