February 2016 - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cat from Clervaux {Luxembourg}

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Clervaux is my favorite destination in Luxembourg. Nestled in a narrow valley surrounded by hills of firs and oaks, Clervaux only consists of a handful of streets. Less than 2,000 people live here. It's mainly restaurants, hotels, shops, and an impressive whitewashed castle. However, even though Clervaux is minuscule, it has a celebrity: a cat. “His name is Schnurry because he snores all the time,” his owner Linda says. “He loves to stroll through the center and walk into the shops and hotels. His favorite is the druggist, but he also loves hotels, restaurants, and shops. He's like a dog, really. Because he craves the attention of tourists.”

When I saw Schnurry for the first time, I was sitting in the brasserie of Hotel Koener and Schnurry was sniffing the tree in the middle of the Place Princesse Maria Thérésa. When he noticed me, he hopped in my direction like a rabbit. His human Linda then picked him up so I could take better pictures. Later that day, I found Schnurry again in front of Hotel International and walking into the Rhino Steak House.

Clervaux is so small that it's impossible not to notice this little guy. And if you don't, just call his name and he'll be greeting you in no time.

Find more info on and pictures of Clervaux here.

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Cat from Charlotte {USA}

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At the Book Buyers library in Charlotte, North Carolina, you'll find a cat named Page overseeing customer relations. She was abandoned outside the shopping complex when she was just a tiny kitten. The library employees describe her as “a tuxedo cat with a lot of personality and some serious cattitude!” She loves receiving customers but only from afar. The Book Buyers library is now Page's forever home. 

Find Page the library cat on Facebook.


Cats from Conil de la Frontera {Spain}

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When you walk along the beach of Conil de la Frontera, you'll find things you would not expect. One of these things is Cat Village or City of Cats: a refuge for strays. It's a secret place, close to the tourist bustle yet hidden. Every year, thousands of tourists walk by, but hardly anyone ever notices. In fact, if you want to see the cats, you have to go inside the bamboo forest.

“At the start of the beach promenade, I saw an Englishwoman named Julie regularly disappearing behind the bamboo, but I never knew where she was going. Now I know that she went to the cats' little hiding place,” says Claudia Mannes from the travel blog Kleinplanet 311. “Together with a group of volunteers, she built several miniature houses made out of cardboard boxes and rendered watertight with plastic sheeting. All have warm blankets inside. With the help of a local veterinary, the cats are spayed/neutered and sick ones are being treated.”

“Unfortunately, the locals aren't very committed. There are many street cats in Conil and many people just drop their excess kittens here,” says Julie. “Last year, forty felines were brought to the City of Cats and the year before sixty. While all these beach cats are being cared for, the aim is to find a home for these sweethearts. Anyone interested in adopting, can contact Julie Lloyd Wyatt via Beach Cats Conil de la Frontera.

Cat pictures by Claudia Mannes

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