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Timotheus Pserimos Puss

“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” – Jim Davis

This short story is available to purchase in both paperback and Kindle formats from and

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Janet's chosen charity or organisation

A few notes and comments from Janet. 

Over the years, we visited a number of islands in Greece but a trip to Pserimos, gave me an insight into life on a very small island. Over the years, there have probably been changes but when we visited, its residents would have struggled to survive without visits from summer tour boats.  The island has a charm of its own and walking away from the only conurbation, a coastal village, gave me an appreciation of the terrain, flora and fauna. The island was the perfect location for my tale of a life for a particular cat, Timotheus.  Probably more fortunate than many Greek cats but then he is rather special!   

The first few pages of Timotheus's story are available to read on Amazon, but here a few more extracts here to give a further insight into the life of this naughty kitten and how life panned out for him.

'As I ran I spotted a turning up to the right, surely this would take me away from all the commotion.  The turning was a broad solid path leading steeply up between whitewashed houses with blue shutters and balconies entwined with bougainvillea.' 

'You’ll have to excuse me a minute while I finish retying this oregano (ah, I thought so, these weeds must be Oregano) as you know, it’s important to get the air round the heads so they dry well, otherwise I will have nothing to sell. But go ahead Maria, there is coffee on the stove, .........'

'The sea had been perfectly calm but others who were out fishing too said, without much warning a storm blew up. They had returned safely but Theo was much further out and they feared his boat must have capsized taking Theo with it, down to the depths.'


'If it is not too hot and I have no other matters to deal with, I will accompany Evangelisa.  She really appreciates my company; saying, when I am with her she sells more than when she goes out on her own. I quite enjoy it as the ladies like to make a fuss of me and tell me how handsome I am (as if I didn’t know!).' 


REVIEWS from readers who have purchased Timotheus direct from Clifftop Publishing.

'This is an enchanting story.  The descriptions of sights, sounds and smells are so vivid that the reader is quickly transported to the tiny Greek island of Pserimos in the company of an unwilling voyager - a disobedient kitten. Even if you are not a 'cat person' I defy you not to enjoy this delightful mental excursion with all it's unexpected events.'   Patsy Norris

'What a delightful tale. If you are fond of cats and like Greek islands then this is a story for you. A truly worthwhile read.' Sue Shelley

'A lovely read for any cat lover.' Carol Needham

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