Walking Black Cat
I went outside this weekend and walked through my favorite garden area to look for the cats. I found the same black cats again that I already showed you previously when I uploaded the black kitty gang post. Some of them were on the roof of a garden shack. I actually photographed one of them while it was scratching on a tree that grew over the shack and I will show you the photo in the future too. But I was on that path and one of the black cats walked into my direction and it wasn’t shy. So, I shot the photo you can see at the top. I like the walking pose and I think the image shows that the cat wasn’t shy. The photo in color wasn’t exactly bad but I liked it a little bit more in black and white but you will find the colored photo at the end of the post too.
I got some more information’s about the black cats that I regularly find at the same spot. A nearby garden tenant told me that they’re definitely stray cats but the surrounding tenants feed them, as I’ve already heard often. I was also told that a local animal welfare organization does catch some stray cats in the garden and then they get neutered and unleashed at the same spot where they were found. I really like that but I assumed that already because I’ve done my research. It’s probably not entirely possible because I’ve heard several times that there are quite a lot of cats but it’s good to know that something is done. So, it’s safe to say that there are both, cats with owners, and stray cats in that area. But many of them are indeed stray cats but they found places where they are fed, which is why I find some of them again and again roughly at the same perimeter. It also explains why they’re so well-fed, it’s because people take care of them.
An elder couple told me yesterday that they don’t have cats but that they regularly buy cat food for the cats that roam around near their garden plot. That’s not the first time garden tenants told me that. I continued to talk with them and the elder woman said “I’ve heard we shouldn’t feed them” but the elder man added, “It’s not the fault of the cats, it’s the fault of us, humans, that there are so many”. I agreed and said, “Yes, that’s right”. I think since an organization does catch some of them for neutering and releases them at the same place afterward, and combined with the fact that people continue to feed them, it isn’t really a problem but a solution for the cats. So, you can say that many of the cats there are stray cats that found their place. And if you ask me, it’s a very good place due to all the shrubberies where they also might hunt for mice and birds. Here is the photo in color…