Prrrrrty Cats Around the World

Portuguese Cat

I managed to snap one cat pic while in the Alfama district of Lisbon earlier this year. 

Lisbon cat
Cat in Portuguese is “gato.”

And Lisbon-gato basically just tolerated my presence. Barely.

Swiss Cats

While walking through the Lauterbrunnen Valley a couple of years ago, I came across a Swiss feline practicing a bit of sun worship. This cat really knew how to chill.

Lauterbrunnen Valley cat
Chill level: expert. I’m getting jealous of how relaxed this Swiss cat is! Must be all that quality healthcare and education they have access to over there!

And last year I went for a short hike in Zermatt, when this copper-colored cutie decided it wanted to be my hiking buddy!

Cat in Zermatt, Switzerland

I was like, a-ight. You can join me.

Cat in Zermatt, Switzerland

Then the cat got bored and went its own way. But she was a fun companion for a while!

Cat in Zermatt, Switzerland

Turkish Cats

In Istanbul, Turkey, I saw so many cute cats! Like, gawd

Istanbul cat
Turkish cat at a Turkish bookstore reading Turkish books!

Have I ever told you how much I love Turkey? And particularly, Istanbul?

Istanbul cat
Turkish cat napping on an “araba.” That means “car” in Turkish. This araba could use some washing though.

Well, it’s an amazing city! A crossroads of civilizations! But part of my Istanbul-infatuation might have something to do with its cats.

Istanbul cat
Kitty at colorful rainbow steps in the Cihangir neighborhood of Istanbul!

And when it comes to Turkish cats, I’ve got two recommendations for you! Firstly, go follow Sarper Duman on Instagram! (Basically, he’s a Turkish guy who makes sweet music with his rescue cats!) 

Istanbul cat
Just a cuddly cat sound asleep on some Turkish rugs.

Secondly, watch Kedi, if you get the chance. Kedi means cat in Turkish, and it’s a documentary about Istanbul’s street cats! I highly recommend it! 

Istanbul cat
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American cats up next on page five! 😻

25 thoughts on “Prrrrrty Cats Around the World”

  1. Goodness! This is too adorable. I remember being deployed to Cyprus (Air Force) and seeing all the cats roaming the streets there. No one seemed to mind! I made a few friends near where we were stationed… it was nice to have the companionship 🙂 Thanks for the post – Toki

    1. Thanks, Toki! I’ve never been to Cyprus! Would like to check it out sometime! And meet some of their kitties! 🙂

  2. I have to admit I’m not a cat person at all (but I love dogs), but I’m sure for anybody who’s into cat’s they would love this post – Actually there is a couple of people I know that love cats, I’m passing this post onto them, I know it will make them feel quite fuzzy haha. I do love your comment about giving yourself a talking to “Stop paparazzi-stalking cats, ya weirdo!” – Not with cats but I would be the same with things I love haha
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    1. Haha, your comment brought a smile to my face! And maybe you’ll become a cat person one day! 🙂 But don’t worry, I’ll understand if you don’t. Thank you for sharing the post with your cat-loving friends! I hope it gives them warm and fuzzy feelings! 🙂 🙂

  3. I am a cat person, always loved them. These photos are stunning by the way, that first photo with the blue walls is my favorite. I saved this to my StumbleUpon, hopefully many others can enjoy the photos as well.

  4. I’ve got a couple of friends who will love seeing your piccies. I remember how many stray cats there were in both Greece and Spain, I still can remember asking my mum if I could rescue them!!!

  5. Oh I love Austrian Cat the best! But I do love the backdrop of symmetrical residential street of Vicar’s Close Cat 😂😍 Such a cool idea to document these from your trips around the world!

    1. What about the Istanbul, Moroccan, and California cats?! 😊😻😺 Thanks for stopping by, Hannah!

  6. There’s a Facebook group for the Cats of Reykjavik, Iceland! Tons of cats walk the streets there, but none are strays – they are just let out by their owners to greet the tourists. I managed to meet this little guy ( begging to come inside during a snowstorm in February 2015. Two years later, I visited Iceland again and guess who I run into ( A little worse for the wear, looks to have had a recent surgery and a bit of a haircut, but still begging at the same red door.

    1. Hi Colin! 🙂 Wow, that is so neat to hear! Now I’ve got to go to Iceland to check out the cats! And what are the chances you’d run into the same cat twice! What a cutie! (Although the haircut is a little unfortunate in the second pic! Lol)

    2. I take cat pics every where I go! I wish I could post some of them here. Have great pics from Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Scotland, just to name a few! Thank you for sharing!

      1. I’m glad I’m not the only one obsessed with taking cat pics! Looks like I’m in good company! Thanks for stopping by, Brenda! 🙂 🙂

  7. Hello Stephanie,

    I Have forwarded this post to a bunch of the cat lovers here at Mud Bay and I am sure this will be a tremendously big hit with everyone. Great post per usual!!😻😻😻😻

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