One of my favorite 80's songs rattles through my aging brain every time I see a cat skulking about here in Switzerland.
On a typical day I see:
Some are indoor/outdoor cats:
|Cat on cat ladder - click on pic to see cat 1/3 of way down.|
|Oops, there goes Brian Setzer's voice again because there are A LOT of cats in Switzerland.|
Seeing so many cats outdoors has been striking to me because when we lived in Tucson we rarely saw an outdoor cat. In our neighborhood, an outside cat was a dead cat because of the desert critters (coyotes/bobcats/etc).
But apparently it is striking because there really ARE a lot stray cats here in Switzerland. According to SwissInfo.ch, there are between 100,000 and 300,000 stray cats prowling around Switzerland! That's a lot of 80's music brain fodder!
For how many cats are out and about, none seem to be lacking, as the size and girth of this fella can attest:
Today's poem shows what I would imagine the progression would be for a cat to go from a stray cat to a stay (at home) cat:
hiding where we launder cat.
life on the streets, shady cat.
eats out of a trash tinny cat.
two wounds that matchy cat.
got into something icky cat.
gonna need some wooing cat.
now she's not in a hurry cat.
she's getting to be a pudgy cat.
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