Meet Gato Guapo - Barcelona's Zen Kitty
Every Sunday I walk by Santa Maria del Mar and see this lady on the street with her cat, who is usually wearing lays or other accessories. He just sits there and sleeps right next to her. Keira calls him Zen Kitty, which is totally true. He is so disciplined. If you give the lady money you can pet the cat.One day I was standing there and a Spanish woman walked by, paused, looked at the cat and yelled "¡Que guapo!" which means "how handsome." It cracked me up because I've never heard anyone say that about a cat. I've called people guapa before but to human beings!I asked the lady what her cat's name is and she said Noè, but pronounced "no-eh" which is the Catalan name for Noah. I told her that the word gato in english is cat, so Noè is CATalan. She laughed.If you are ever near Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, go meet Zen Kitty and call him "Gato Guapo."