CATS ON TUESDAY
Apparently nothing special happened with my little cat family during my holidays, besides the fact that Mr. Gattino had fattened them and Arthur looks like a round snowball now with a collar.
Therefore I want to tell you about the cats I have seen during my roundtrip through Turkey. There were so many cats but all stray cats with no home and of course not spayed. They lived everywhere and in almost every restaurant too. Fortunately they didn't seem too skinny, probably they got enough food from the restaurants and certainly also from the tourists.
When I thought about our so cherished and spoiled cats who don't eat such and such brand mark because they only touch another one, about all the treats, special cat baskets, blankets, scratch posts, toys etc. my heart sometimes bleeded.
This little kitten was perhaps 2 months old and had already learned to beg for food it even ate a piece of bread which a tourist gave to it.
it didn't seem to unhappy because it played but it has not such an easy start in life as our cats here who even have an own blog !
These cats lived in roman ruins, very historical for us, but I doubt if they profited very much from 5000 year old history ! I wondered who fed them.
These cats too wandered around the Troyan horse and the surrounding ruins, there was no restaurant nearby so I really don't know from what they lived off.
But I have also met some cats who belonged to somebody and were no stray cats. They also walked around but had a little piece of one ear cut off to show that that they had been spayed. This one was sitting at the entry of a shop and didn't bother about clients, a piece of her ear was cut.
The same also happened to dogs, they ran around free and also slept a little everywhere.
Of course I can only talk about the villages I have seen and the historical places I don't know how it is in other cities. Some cats also had bad injuries like a missing leg or eye and it had healed by itself, they certainly haven't seen a vet.
I hope that with the time things get better for cats and dogs some years ago it also happened here in our western world.
Just got a mail that little Rosel is ready to be picked up, so that's what I will do this afternoon ! I surely will have an agitated one, and hope that the others will accept her easily ! I'll keep you informed of course !