The Cats of Athens ▲
Tuesday, July 31
One of the greatest (and saddest) parts of our trip to Greece was being constantly surrounded by kitties. They were all super skittish and didn't want anything to do with my unsolicited petting, but I still always tried. I wanted so badly to save them all!
Pretty much every part of the city is inhabited by colonies of feral cats. Most of the people ignore them, but every once in a while you stumble upon an abandoned store front that is littered with cans of cat food and bowls of water. It makes me warm and fuzzy to know that a hand full of people out there take time to make sure that a few of these unwanted pets have what they need to survive.
Category • Travel