You are not alone. Zaza is here!



I got a mail!
A real mail with the loveliest Christmas cards.
A yellow cat Zaza with bright red heart and the message “You are not alone!”.




It’s from Dina. A Latvian artist, whom I have met many years ago.
Dina Smeltere it’s her full name.
Her story goes like this:
“Time ago, I  was looking for character for a childrens book. I created Zaza who is yellow, a bit mellow and wants to change something in her life by travelling and meeting world outside. It turn out very popular, but publisher in Latvia told me that they can’t make such investment in a piece of art.
I was shocked, but hope that one day Zaza will fly over the roofs of Riga, and wave with her paw! Dina”
Cat Zaza is here to bring more love to the world. 














Aren’t they brilliant? These lovely stories of cat Zaza?
Dina Smeltere is working on making Zaza story published, and if you have some ideas and suggestions, please send a message or leave a commend.
Lots of love from cat Zaza, Dina & Gita!

3 Comments on You are not alone. Zaza is here!

  1. Vineta
    11/01/2016 at 06:33 (3 years ago)

    How about ZAZA the cat comes to Australia? I think this might interest children in Latvia but also children all over Europe. How are Latvian and Australian cats different. I think Latvian cats are more friendly to each other. I remember seeing many cats sleeping in stairwells in Latvia, all cuddled up together. Have never seen that in Australia. I remember my cousin’s cat playing in the snow. My cat would totally freak out if he saw snow. Maybe Zaza could do an interchange with a family from Australia that comes to Latvia to Zaza’s family’s house and Zaza’s family go some place like Cairns, Australia where it is very hot and there are crocodiles, koala bears and kangaroos. Also the Barrier Reef. If you were ever interested in exploring this children’s story I am a writer in Australia who has lived in Latvia and visited there many times.

  2. Vineta
    11/01/2016 at 06:34 (3 years ago)

    I love your ZAZA cat character!

  3. Gita Gavare
    19/01/2016 at 08:31 (3 years ago)

    Hi Veneta,
    Thank you for your sweet commend.
    I think your idea is absolutely wonderful.
    I would like to connect you with the artist Dina Smeltere, who created these pictures / story.

    Could you please send me an email to my email: or connect with me on Face Book.


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