"La Rotonda" is a beautiful building in Barcelona built in the Modernisme style. It was built between 1906-1918 by Adolf Ruiz i Casamitjana with mosaic tile work by Lluís Bru i Salelles. It served as a residential building, a clinic and a hotel through the decades.
The last I heard it was going to be demolished but citizens in the area petitioned to have it remain intact. It would be a crime to destroy such a beautiful and historical treasure. As of 2014 I have no idea if it has already been demolished or its current status (I sincerely hope it is intact!).
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg
Your cute cat of the day
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
What a smart, sweet kitty!
this is the cutest thing ever omg