The Nine Lives Greece 2016 calendar is on sale, with every cent of profit directly benefiting Athens street cats through feeding, neutering and vet care.
An irresistible gift for cat-lovers, the Nine Lives Greece 2016 calendar features beautiful photos of feline supermodels by professional photographer Victoria-P, in a practical layout by Marketa Jagerova.
The 2016 edition, “Cats & the City”, depicts stray cats in their quintessentially Athenian haunts, from sublime temples to graffiti-emblazoned buildings, and offers an insight into their daily routines and the realities of their lives on the streets.
Photographer Victoria-P travelled across the world to photograph the cats for this calendar, in a mercy mission to help raise money and awareness for the street cats of Greece. She spent a week in Athens with our volunteers, meeting some of the 400-plus colony cats that we take care of 365 days of the year, as well as encountering other charming and photogenic strays (both feline and canine) around the Greek capital. We are absolutely indebted to Victoria for devoting her time and talents (not to mention two costly long-haul flights) to help us to help the cats in need.
The layout of our calendar, meanwhile, is a labour of love by graphic designer Marketa Jagerova. We met Marketa three years ago when, while on holiday in Athens with her partner, she heard the wails of a kitten stuck inside a car engine. She contacted us; we helped her get the kitty to safety, and then, joyfully, prepared the kitten to travel so that when he was old enough, Marketa and Ondrej could return to Athens and fly little Odysseus home with them, pet passport in paw, to start an exciting new life at their country home in the Czech Republic. Odysseus is featured among a further 30 happily adopted cats in a special section of this year’s calendar, entitled “Cats out of the City”.
Unlike the souvenir ‘Kitty cats of Greece’ calendars commonly available at tourist shops in Athens, every cent of profit from sales of the Nine Lives Greece calendar goes directly into the feeding, neutering and veterinary care of street cats throughout the Greek capital.
The full-colour wall calendar, with captions and holiday dates in both English and Greek, costs 10 euros per copy (excluding postal charges).
For Greek residents, if you live in Athens, you will find our calendars on sale at our fundraising events or at selected sales points around the city. If you live in Greece, but outside Athens, we can send the calendars to you by post, with the antikatavoli (cash on delivery) system that includes a small charge for the post and packing.
For our friends who live outside Greece, please email your order and address to us and we will let you know the postage costs and payment arrangements.
To receive your calendar(s) by post, whether you live within Greece or somewhere else, place your orders at [email protected]