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Cats in Switzerland

Taking a Break - Michael Diefert  /
Last night when I walked home a cute black and white cat came up to me and started to follow me around and meow to me. It was really cute and when I say it had a collar I didn't think twice and started to pet it (which it greeted with loud purring). When I started to think about how clean and neat this cat was (obviously its owners are taking good care of it) I couldn't help but remember the stray cats I've seen in the streets of so many big cities all over the world. I realized that here in Switzerland stray cats are quite rare, in fact, most cats you can see outside are house cats that are allowed to roam the fields, forests and streets.

This thought brought me back to the cats I have had myself. Some sweet and friendly, others cuddly and slobbing (yes, one of them always started to slob when it was purring), some smart and some incredibly stupid. :-) Some of them brought back (live!) mice from the fields, or birds and one even a snake (great!). Right now, I don't have the time or space to have my cat but I still think Switzerland is a great place to get one of those feline creatures. After all, most cats here are neutered and clean... so, unless your little tiger likes to get into fights, it'll do great and enjoy being outside. :-) And there is nothing quite like seeing a cat jump around in freshly fallen snow... and some cats might even come in handy:



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