25.3.14

CATS ON TUESDAY



During my one week stay in Tunisia, I have seen the four or maybe more cats who lived on the hotel ground. I can't say exactly because they were all grey, except my little friend a ginger cat.



One of the grey once, not shy at all !



The ginger one adopted me immediately, cats are clever they know who likes cats and who not. Especially with the guests ! The poor thing probably had a fight with another male and I know from my Arthur's vet, that males when they fight bite the tail of the enemy ! He had nearly half of his tail bitten off, and the wound was still a little wet and bloody. He also had a deep wound on his back. Around he had leaked the fur away. When I think that we put these awful collars on the neck of our cats that they don't touch a wound ! 



He was so friendly and affectionate and wandered around the terrace. I brought him sausage after breakfast and turkey or chicken after lunch and dinner. And he knew it right away ! He had an incorporated watch, because he was there punctually after each meal !


He had such a sweet face and at the end of my holidays I checked the wounds and they were almost healed !
There are many cats around, the trouble is they are not neutered and have babies all the time, which of course are killed. My heart was aching ! Fortunately I heard that slowly some tourists have founded an organization to spay the cats. But not enough. Nevertheless this one looked really happy with his life amongst the hotel guests. I wasn't the only one who fed the cats and they also got food from the kitchen.

Apparently Mohamed was a cat lover and had cut off his sleeve not to disturb his sleeping cat, therefore cats are well tolerated.




When I came home, my cats behaved as if I had never been away. Of course they were spoiled by Mr. G. What a pampered life they have with various cat menus to make them eat ! I wished all cats in the world had the same life !

7 comments:

Mascha said...

A nice friend you had in the holidays!
Oh yes, cats have an accurate clock -
And the homeless quickly see who is good to them...

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I'm glad to hear the orange kitty's wounds were healing - if they turn into abscesses, they can get nasty!

Linens and Royals said...

It must have been very hard to leave the ginger cat behind. Your four cats and my Charlotte don't know how lucky they are.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a cute little face on the ginger cat and we were relieved to read that his wound was healing well. The kitchen staff feeding those cats was good news and it seems they were allowed to roam in the hotel grounds. Hope you had a wonderful time in the sun.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

catsynth said...

How great that you saw cats on your holiday. Glad to hear that that one cat's wounds were healing, and that the staff feeds and accepts them :)

meowmeowmans said...

That poor little kitty. We sure are glad that his wounds were healing. And we are also happy that some folks have at least started a spay and neuter program...

Everycat said...

The little ginger lad must have been so grateful for your kindness. Cats do have an appalling time of it in Tunisia.

What a sweet cat.