There are all kinds of things that pop up when you start researching a country online/ offline before you travel there. Some things you don’t find out until you actually get to your destination. The fact that we saw cats almost everywhere in Turkey was one such discovery. It didn’t take long for us to spot them. Our first day of sightseeing took us to the old Roman town of Ephesus (which merits several posts by itself) and within 10 minutes of getting there our cat radars were being pinged by numerous felines that were sprawling on the walls, climbing the trees and so on. We even noticed a large number of bowls with stickers on them that said “Water for the cats”. The cats didn’t seem famished (of course some cats did seem thinner than others) but apparently they are being fed and looked after in a kind of way. Even the very macho looking security guards were beset by a mob of cats and of course they were sneaking out bits of food to those felines. From then on, everywhere we went we noticed cats in Turkey. As ardent cat lovers we got a cat fix everywhere we went.
The mama cat of the flowerpot kittens was just sitting on the ledge above where her babies were- keeping a watchful eye on them. When one of the babies got out of its comfy bed, went to the corner to do its business, and walked back weekly to the flower pot- mama cat was all full of pride. Epitome of motherly love.