Sunday, 24 August 2008

Skopelos cats

Cats abound on Skopelos. They are everywhere! Now if, like me, you are a cat lover then that is a good thing - I have no problem with them cadging food from the tables in the pavement tavernas. I guess some people may not like it, but it doesn't bother me. What does worry me is the huge number of kittens on the island - I guess they keep the mice and rats down, but I wonder what the mortality rate is amongst kittens - I suspect it must be huge. Anyway, no kittens, but here are some of the cat photographs I took whilst wandering round the streets of Skopelos Town in August.

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The one in the right hand picture above is coming through my kitchen window, which is at street level.

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I am sure you will agree that, although most of them are 'street cats' and pretty feral, they all seem to be reasonably well fed. I wonder though how they will survive a harsh winter, because there can be some pretty nasty weather on Skopelos during the winter.


helen said...

Love the cat pics and I have to say after having seen the cats in winter, they seem to do remarkably well. You're right about the kittens though, too many of them unfortunately.

Mars said...

omg! such cute kitties!!! i love cats!

john.g. said...

I guess there aren't many birds then?

Mme Cyn said...

Query-- If you kitchen window is street level, don't you get flood when it rains?