Travel Theme: Edge

Kitten in Rhodes

Travel Theme: Edge

This little kitten was perched rather precariously on the very edge of the ancient stone wall surrounding Rhodes Old Town!

23 comments on “Travel Theme: Edge

    • They live feral πŸ™‚ It’s the same all around the Mediterranean! So they’re almost actually wildlife. People have historically encouraged cats to live nearby and on ships for pest control. There’s one place in North Africa where cats are revered (as they should be!) because when an earthquake approaches the cats flee! Lifesavers πŸ™‚

    • I always make friends with a few of them while we’re over there πŸ™‚ The feral cats are a lot smaller than our domestic ones. Most people actually over-feed their pets but with almost wild cats they tend to have a lot of parasites and can struggle to maintain weight. It’s hard for the female cats who often only have one or two kittens in a litter because food is more scarce. Many Greek Islands now run neutering programs to keep the population down but also to improve the health of the female cats. If you see feral cats with a V shape clipped from an ear or the top of an ear removed, it means that it’s a neutered cat! When they do another round up for treatment they know which cats have already been done πŸ™‚

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