Σάββατο, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Στις "δικές σας ιστορίες" η Anna και η Ζοe!



Hi, I’m Anna from  Annuk Creations. I’m a jewelry artist from Torino, Italy, but actually I’m half Italian and half German (my mom is German and my dad Italian). I have always loved cats -- couple that with a great love for Greece and its wonderful light and colors…                                                          
and that’s how Zoe’s story starts!

I fell in love with the amazing world of the Greek Islands of the Aegean back in 1997, on my first trip to the island of Rhodes… And I’ve been visiting regularly ever since. The gorgeous light and color of the Aegean are one of my main inspirations in my work. I have lots of friends on Rhodes, both human and feline… One of my favorite places is a beautiful old Turkish cemetery that is one of my favorite spots on Rhodes. It's a peaceful ancient place with old beautiful engraved tombstones under the shade of old magnificent eucalyptus trees. This place is really dear to my heart and in the summer it's so peaceful and you don't even feel the pulsating summer life going on not far from it outside this little garden of Eden. Many lovely cats have chosen it as their home, and I love just sitting there and cuddling them... and of course bringing them some goodies! My friend Sirpa and other lovely people help the homeless cats living there.  

The lovely Turkish Cemetery on Rhodes was my sweet Zoe's first home. I met her there in the summer of 2003... Sirpa and I rescued 7 kittens from the cemetery as they were too small to be on their own. One of them was a sweet calico kitten. We took them to the local Animal Welfare society so that people could adopt them. But I had already fallen in love with Zoe… she was so sweet and I just couldn’t leave without her! Sirpa arranged everything for me: the papers, a cat box, and she took Zoe home for a night before my Annuk Creations departure. Everything was perfect, we drove to the airport and I was allowed to keep my kitten next to me in her box: she had her own seat and everybody was in love with her! I still remember that a steward asked me if I needed water for my kitten (before departure – as they do for human babies!), and at landing the captain asked me if it was “a boy or a girl” and then he said “Auguri” (best wishes).  

 Zoe was an angel… she never cried, she purred when I talked to her and when I put my hand into the box to pet her… Thank God it was a direct charter flight to Milan. Since then we’ve been happily sharing our home in Torino, in the North West corner of Italy and very close to the Alps! 

Zoe’s name is Greek (Zωή), of course. A friend of mine suggested this name, as she said I was “giving her a life”… Zωή is a sweet, lovely girl who brings a lot of joy into my life, each and every single day! She is an only child and a little spoiled I must admit :)… but she’s such a sweetheart! 

 











We live in an apartment and we have a nice balcony with plants, where she loves to spend hours in the summer dozing and daydreaming… it’s her little garden. She is very sweet but she also has a strong personality: she’s a real Greek girl! :)


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  1. She is such a gorgeous cat!!!!! Many kisses & hugs to both of you! :)

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  2. Thank you SOOOO much, my dear friends!!!!! You made my day!!!!! :)
    I'm so thankful to you for giving me this great opportunity to share Zoe's happy story!!!!! I am very proud of my little girl, and she fills my life with so much joy and smiles every day!!!!
    You did such a great job with this beautiful post!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
    Polla filia!
    Anna & Zωή :)

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  3. She is such a doll!!!!!Dear Annouk,thank you so much for sharing your lovely story with Ζωη with us,thank you for giving her life,thank you for your contribution to the bazaar,thank you for loving all animals,thank you for your good heart and soul!!!!
    If people were like you,life would be much-much better!!!!!!
    God bless you helping others!!!!!!!

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    1. Dearest Maria!
      Thank you from deep in my heart for your wonderful, touching words!!!!!!! I have tears in my eyes reading them...
      Thank YOU, dear Maria, for this wonderful blog, thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to share Zoe's happy story, thank you for giving me the unique opportunity to give my little contribution for the animals, and thank you for giving me the great opportunity to be in touch with animal lovers from Greece -- a country I deeply love and whose animals I try to help as much as I can!
      God bless your heart, Maria!!!!!!!
      Lots of love from Anna & Zoe :)

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    2. Thank you Annouk!!!!You are so kind and so sweet!!!!!

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  4. Passei vi, li, e gostei do seu blog.Parabéns pelo conteúdo do seu blog. Aguardo sua visita em meu blog; http://inkdesignerstampas.blogspot.com

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  5. στέλνω τα συγχαρητήριά μου για το μεγάλο αυτό έργο σας!!!!Λατρέυω όλα τα ζώα,και έχω 7 γάτες-)))κάποια στιγμή θα έρθει και ο σκύλος.
    Αν μπορούσα θα τα έπαιρνα ΟΛΑ!!!!
    τα φιλιά μου,και θα τα ξαναπούμε-)))

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    1. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ αγαπητή Christa! Προσπαθούμε να ευαισθητοποιήσουμε όσο το δυνατό περισσότερο τους συνανθρώπους μας στο να σέβονται τα ζώα γιατί θεωρούμε ότι το αξίζουν! Έχουν κι αυτά δικαιώματα στη ζωή και πρέπει να τα υπερσπιστούμε. Εκτιμάμε πολύ όσους αγωνίζονται για τη διάσωση και την προστασία τους και όπου μπορούμε να προσφέρουμε και να τους βοηθήσουμε το κάνουμε με μεγάλη χαρά! Όμως χαιρόμαστε ακόμα πιο πολύ πολύ όταν έχουμε κι εσάς στο πλάι μας! Πολλά φιλιά!

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  6. Η Αννούλα είναι μια καταπληκτική μανούλα στην πανέμορφη Ζωή και ένας από τους πιο καταπληκτικούς ανθρώπους που είχα την τιμή να γνωρίσω. Κορίτσια, είστε υπέροχες που μας δίνετε την ευκαιρία να πούμε την ιστορία μας, να βοηθήσουμε τα ζωάκια που το χρειάζονται και να αφυπνίσουμε την αγάπη προς αυτά σε όσους περισσότερους γίνεται!!! Πολλά φιλιά και την αγάπη μου

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    1. Πολλά φιλιά και την αγάπη μου φιλενάδα!!! Καλή εβδομάδα!!!!

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    2. Η Annuk είναι πραγματικά αξιαγάπητη!!! Και η Ζωή μια πανέμορφη γατούλα! Να'ναι πάντα καλά!!!

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    3. Thank you Maraki mou for your sweet words!!!!!
      I am so happy to know you, thank you for your friendship and for sharing this wonderful love for kitties and animals!!!
      Polla filia!!!!

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    4. Dear Marie, thank youuuuuu!!!!!!!!
      Polla filiaaaaa!!!!!
      Anna & Ζωή

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  7. Οh my...!!! She is soooo cute! You are a real angel dear Anna! Ζωή was the perfect name for your beautiful cat! You found each other and you became best friends! My best wishes for you and Ζωή!
    Have a great week! Kisses!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Selcouth!!!! :) She is such a joy in my life!
      Lots of love from both of us!
      Polla filia!!!!
      Anna & Ζωή

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  8. Blessings to Anna and Zoe! Many hugs and strokes! :-)

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    1. Thank you, dear Yael!!!
      Hugs back from the two of us! :)
      Anna & Zoe

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  9. What a lovely story!I enjoy reading Zoe's life from Greece to Italy!Zoe is very lucky having Annuk for her mum!And im glad i met Annuk!Thank you for being my friend!My love from me and Thanassis,my kitten!!
    Dimi..

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  10. Thank you so much, dear Dimi!!!! :)
    Lots of love and purrrrs to you and sweet Thanassis!!!
    Anna & Zoe

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    1. Thank you, dear Juanita!!! :)
      I am lucky too to have her in my life! As a cat mom, you know how much joy our furry babies bring into our lives!
      Purrrrs...
      Anna & Zoe

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  12. This is such a heartwarming story! Zoe - and the other kittens - are all so very lucky. Any Greek cat that gets rescued have won the lottery really. Sweet Anna, I can truly understand why you couldn't leave behind Zoe. I'm guessing that image of the kitten is her when she was little and she is just GORGEOUS. Today she is a very beautiful looking cat and it is obvious that she is LOVED and cared for deeply. Thanks so much for sharing the story - it warms the heart through and through!
    Giant hug to you two girls!
    from Joan

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    1. Thank you, dear Joan!!! I KNOW you can understand!!! :)
      Yes, that's little Zoe's first photo, when she was still in Rhodes, in the old Turkish Cemetery.
      Lots of love and hugs from the two of us!!!
      Anna & Zoe

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    1. Thank you, dear Elisa!!! :)
      Kisses to you and sweet Anni!
      Anna & Zoe

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  14. Dearest Anna and Host for this post,
    What a lovely and touching story about Zoe! So glad that we are not the only ones that did fly home with a new baby from our vacation area. We too took our Spicy on a roughly 2,700 km flight from Acapulco, Mexico to Houston, USA and on to Atlanta, USA followed by a 2-½ hour drive home... She too was as sweet as could be.
    Love it when other people do care about animals the way we do!
    A big hug to you.
    Mariette

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