Foreign felines make you feel at home

Baku resident by Sue Lowry

It always surprises me whenever I travel how many nations love the small fluffy animal which is Felis catus or the domestic cat. (Above – Baku, Azerbaijani resident at the Karvansara Restoran in the Inner City).

Côte d'Azur resident by Sue Lowry

Once worshipped as a god, these elegant feline beauties display no linguistic difficulties when encountering strangers, enter into amicable conversations and ticklefests and seem to be genuinely sad when you depart.  (Above, French catwalk model seen on the Côte d’Azur).

Cordes-sur-Ciel resident by Sue Lowry

Some may be street stalkers (strays), some may be adopted (you cannot own a cat!), but all seem very well looked after, well fed and open to engagement seemingly without judgement. (Above, dozing resident of Cordes-sur-Ciel, The Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées)

Baku resident by Sue Lowry

With their purrs and tail rubs, the cat alone can make you feel special, bestowing temporary friendship, seemingly without judgement. (Above, preening resident of the Inner City, Baku, Azerbaijan).

Vallauris resident, French Riviera by Sue Lowry

(Above, sunbather in a pottery within Vallauris, South of France)

Whispering so The Hound doesn’t hear, this quote from Carl Van Vechten seems to sum them up: “The cat seldom interferes with other people’s rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life.” We humans could perhaps learn a thing or two from them.

 

Contributor & Photographer:  Sue Lowry

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