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The Cats of Cyprus

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cyprus is a cat lover’s idea of heaven. In celebration of Friday and winding down the working week I thought I’d share an easy read in the form of some of my faves.

The Street Cats

Kitties sleep in doorways. Fluffy felines sharpen their claws on the trees and chase each other down the street. Everywhere you go you’re bound to see a cat and that’s if you’re unlucky. Seeing just one solitary cat is a rarity. You’ll often them in mismatched families. Tabbies sit alongside gingers, white, black, fluffy, smooth – they’re all here in Cyprus. If you choose to dine outside in the balmy evening you’ll often find a cute kitty or two doing their best Puss in Boots impression in the hope of some scraps.

Cats, Nicosia, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cats, Nicosia, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

The Rural Cats

Once you get to the Troodos Mountains (an hour or so outside of the capital, Nicosia) it all changes. The black cat is definitely a popular one up in this part of rural Cyprus. That’s not the only trend though. It seems big families are all the rage out in the sticks. Some might say it’s actually one big pack, like a pack of wolves or something. They look a little rough around the edges and their eyes stalk your every move. You’ll be chatting away and then the next time you look up they’ve somehow multiplied and neared closer.

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

You’d have to have a heart of stone to not fall in love with some of them. Just look at that face…

Cats, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, Cat, Kitten, #VisitCyprus

Are you a cat lover? Do you also seem to attract feline friends on your travels? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. X

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