The cat collector or Kat-a-log part 5

Good afternoon!

Wow, it is hard to believe but we are introducing our readers to the fifth edition of Kat-a-log! Olympia is very touched as it proved to be more popular than she has ever imagined it would be. If you are visiting us for the first time and you haven’t got a single clue what we are talking about, then let us explain in short. Olympia Dabrowicz has been collecting cat figurines for more than a decade now. She has more than 100 cats from different countries and continents. Few months ago our mom decided to photograph all her artificial kittens and publish the pictures on the Internet. She named the project a “Kat-a-log”. The main idea behind the pictures is to treat the figurines as real animals. Olympia wanted to take them out of the houses, toy stores or gift shops and show them enjoying and exploring the world.

You can find the previous entries by clicking on the links below:

Kat-a-log Part 1:
Kat-a-log Part 2:
Kat-a-log Part 3:
Kat-a-log Part 4:

Today’s newst additions to Kat-a-log are:

Kat-a-log Feline no.17
Official name:
Two sides of a cat:
Octopina in wonderland and Walking on the water (Octopina by the fountain)
Country of origin: St Julian’s, Malta, 2nd of October 2012

Beauty queen kitten named Octopina has been made from rare pink glass by Mdina Glass especially to support the fight against breast cancer. She is part of a limited series of cats designed by popular Maltese designers for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) which is celebrated in October each year. Unfortunately, we do not know the name of her creator as the designers wanted to remain anonymous and not to draw the attention away from the figurines. Octopina has been purchased by Malicia on 2nd of October 2012. All money collected will go to breast cancer treatment and prevention.

You can support Malta Breast Cancer charity at:
Mdina Glass website can be found here:

Octopina in wonderland
Walking on the water (Octopina by the fountain)

Kat-a-log Feline no.18
Official name: Felix

Two sides of a cat:
Chilling (in the fridge) and Coffee break
Country of origin:  Valetta, Malta,  2006

Felix has been bought in Valetta in 2006 by Mal to celebrate the Japanese New Year.  2006 was the year of the dog but Mal in protest, wanted to make it a year of the cat 🙂 Felix is equipped with a little backpack with a fish on it and Olympia fell in love with him the first time she visited Malta in 2007. After several years of persuasion, Mal has agreed to give Felix back. He is currently being shipped to Poland.

Chilling (in the fridge)
Coffee break

Kat-a-log Feline no.19
Two sides of a cat:
Philosophical cat and Action book cat
Country of origin:  Germany, bought in st Julian’s Malta, 2012.10.29

This sophisticated, book-loving kitty has been made in Germany and shipped to Malta sometime in 2012. On 29th of October, it was given to Mal as a birthday present by her colleagues from work. The cat has been made from earthenware clay and its photo session took place in local bookshop called Book Plus in Sliema. Vanadian Avenue would like to thank its owners and workers for their kindness to allow us to take the pictures.

Official Books Plus on Facebook:
Or you can go there yourself:

Books Plus,
Bizazza Street Sliema,
Phone: 00356 21 330886

Philosophical cat
Philosophical cat
Action book cat
Action book cat

Kat-a-log Feline no.20
Two sides of a cat:
Under the tree and Landscape with a cat
Country of origin:  Notte Bianca, Valetta 2012.09.30

The last feline in this issue of Kat-a-log, is a cat made from hardened clay and bought by Malicia during the Notte Bianca festival on 30th of September 2012. Mal spotted this extremely funny creature on the artisan market while taking pictures and purchased it without having a second thought. The cat has been made by the talented artists from Alka Ceramics Ltd and fired in a ceramic tile kiln.
You can visit them yourself (say hello from us, maybe they will give us a discount :D) :
Alka Ceramics Ltd
124-125  Crafts Village
Ta’ Qali
Attard  ATD 4000
Tel: (+356) 2141 4040
Fax: (+356) 2143 0932
Official FaceBook profile:
Under the tree
Under the tree
Landscape with a cat
Landscape with a cat

We hope you have enjoyed watching the pictures of Olympia’s treasured cats.
It will be some time before we have a new material for another Kat-a-log update but check this space often.
You will have a chance to meet an egg timer and maybe a cat from down under, who knows!

Until next time,

Meows and purrrs,
Rita, Mal and Olympia Dabrowicz

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