Greek Island Cats

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Wednesday 04 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

I’m a doggie person I guess on the whole, having grown up with various woofers in the house since I was a few weeks old. Currently of course we have Sir Bonzo. Cats, on the other hand, have always been a bit alien to me, however I’ll admit that a few have stolen, or at least borrowed, my heart over the years.

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Over the past couple of years, we have been fortunate to be able to grab a few days R&R on our neighbouring Greek islands. Whilst considerably more expensive for us, we love the much cooler weather compared to mainland southwest Türkiye during mid-summer. The cultural differences, as well as the similarities to our own, are also quite an appeal to us. One noticeable difference was the cats…

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The island cats were as laid back as the Greeks themselves, often found lazing on windowsills among other places – the cats I mean, not the locals.

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The cats were mostly well fed and cared for, which was good to see – hate to see hungry animals or any variety…

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Mostly they seemed oblivious to the world around them – can’t say that I blame them either. They seem to have the right idea I reckon 🙂

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Photographic little guys though – couldn’t help but snap off a few shots whenever I saw a feline friend. Never told Bonzo though – he wouldn’t speak to me again!

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18 thoughts on “Greek Island Cats

  1. lulu says:

    I see that cats really caught your attention.

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  2. I’m not generally so into cats as dogs, but I adore that silver tabby in the third picture.

    My daughter has a beautiful white cat with blue eyes and huge ears. He lives with (and gets on famously with) a silver Staffordshire bull terrier.

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  3. Nice pictures Spike. I like the cats of the Greek islands. As I said in one of my posts I was shocked by the number of feral dogs in Turkey and I didn’t like them but that is only because they scare me. Quiz question – what is the collective noun for a group of cats?

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  4. Mei-Mei says:

    That black and white one reminds me of my own kitty, who’s asleep on my legs right now. He’s not going to be happy when I have to get up in a minute… 🙂

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  5. The purrrrfect post for my girls. Shaye said the cat on the windowsill looked angry. ≧◉◡◉≦

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  6. This gallery of portraits will win cat lovers’ hearts. Love the kittens!

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  7. anniedm778 says:

    Cuteness! My cat passed on last year, makes me want another kitten. 🙂

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  8. Cathy says:

    And I’m a cat person – so much appreciated!

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  9. Lynn says:

    When we were visiting Corfu, Greece, as we were having lunch one day, we had a little kitten unknowingly make its way into my friend’s bag. Perfect place for a wee nap. Scared the crap out of her when she went to reach for her bag!

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