Pepe-Guiseppe No1 Stray by Dennis Melling

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A moment in time 890 views at 03/12/2013

In the year 2001 my wife’s teenage daughter Roxana was visiting her grandma in Craguiesti, Romania, when she found a tiny, abandoned, scruffy, kitten, entirely covered in ticks & flees & brought it home to town to live with the family and their cat Porto who immediately adopted him.

Pepe was soon part of the family and was to become my wife’s constant companion.

As a house-cat in town Pepe retained his liking for the freedom of the countryside and decided to go off alone to find his fortune. His mum was frantic to find him and scoured the town on many a day and night until 1 month later a subconscious trigger called her to look again and at a nearby petrol station, she heard the call Ma-ma! Ma-ma! and there was Pepe sitting in wait.

After many adventures along the way Pepe is still No 1 cat in his mum’s heart with his own call for her still the same: Ma-ma! Ma-ma! but now he lives in his own country house with lots of friends :)

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  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • This is absolutely fabulous :)
    My wife will be very pleased for her favourite catson :0

    – Dennis Melling

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 4 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous and I loved your story…..we would love this in Our Group

  • Thank you Laura :)
    We have 7 rescued cats, 2 rescued dogs and a rescued cockerel and hen – all with their own story:)

    – Dennis Melling

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago




  • Many thanks Pat another feature in your superb gallery.
    I am surprised and very happy to be included with such great works of art.
    We have 7 cats but Pepe is my wife’s favourite :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago


  • Thank you Carol & Mike :)
    Out of our 8 cats this is Mariana’s favourite but he can be a bit of a nuisance :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image of my favorite animal. Congrats on your features.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

    YOUSERVICEover 1 year ago

  • Thank you, the feature is very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    March 30th, 2013
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  • Thank you very much Mary – really appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Vicki Childs
    Vicki Childs11 months ago

    It’s lovely to get to see your family Dennis. They are all amazing. :)

  • Thank you very much but, unfortunately, they all have FIV and we have recently lost 2 and another one just has a little while left to live :(

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala11 months ago

    Oh Dennis! Another jewel in your collection! This is fantastic work my friend!

  • Thank you very much Leigh :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • sarnia2
    sarnia211 months ago

  • Thank you – very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

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