Darwin in Death Valley, California, has been propelled from society by tragic turns. The only 35 inhabitants have to try and coexist without government, church, or employment. At least, they have a cat. The town has been subject of a documentary film.
Ever since this little stray cat of Shephela, Israel, found its cow on a dairy farm, it has visited her daily. Clearly they adore each other as they are often seen giving love and affection.
The calf's over-friendly approach might have had some cats running for the hills, but this ginger moggy was even the initiator of the friendship. The once-dry cat often walks away from its encounter with the cow with dripping wet fur.
During my trip to Croatia, I couldn’t help but notice the large number of cats out and about. We saw cats everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Although I am a dog person, I have to admit that the cats of Croatia have a way of charming a tourist with a camera (especially the upside-down kitty on the bench).
In Istanbul, Turkey, swarms of cats follow you wherever you go. This is because cats are very much respected in this predominantly Muslim society. Islamic lore tells of a cat thwarting a poisonous snake that had
approached the Prophet Muhammad. In another tale, the prophet found his
cat sleeping on the edge of his vest. Instead of shifting the cat, the
prophet cut off the portion of the vest that was free and wore it
without disturbing the pet.