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Cats of the World

Chapter Eleven – The Cat Lady

I did not intend to become the Cat Lady. It just happened. The Cats of the World have intrigued me and now I’m hooked.

Of course there are dogs.  Remember the dog bite in Thailand?  But cats are much more patient than dogs – aloof As well and therefore easier to

It all started with this picture in Bulgaria

photograph.  And so I do.

It all began by accident, while traveling in Bulgaria.  It was here where I first began to see many feral cats.  Hadn’t seen cats in Asia (opps let’s not talk

Croatia

about why…), New Zealand or Seychelles.  But there they were in Bulgaria sleeping in the sun, rubbing against my leg, strutting down the street.

The first cat

Slovenia

photo I posted on Instagram was a surprising hit with my followers.  So then there was another post, and another and next thing I knew I was stopping to take photos of cats around the world;Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain and the Camino, Tunisia and now here in Morocco.

Portugal

I’m hooked.  But, it’s also sad.  We don’t see the stray dog population like we saw in Thailand and Vietnam (although Thailand was so much worse than Vietnam).  Where are the dogs?  Are they using spay

Spain

and neuter practices for dogs and not cats?  We do see some dogs, but the cats outnumber the dogs easily 50 to one.

Some of the cats look cared for, but many do not.  In fact, clearly some are ill and won’t make it.  The smallest babies seem to be fending for

Camino

themselves.

And so I have become a cat whisperer.  A little kindness and love to the creatures of the world.

Morocco

Cats of the world – what will the next countries bring?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Nancy Rimel

    Those yellow eyes….my goodness.

    November 6, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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