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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cats are a way of life


During my entire life if someone wants to come to my house for the first time I have to ask,”Are you allergic cats or dogs?” Their answer has always been no but you might understand now that we are animal people. Let me explain. 
Cats: 
Marvin
Leon
Romeo
Abby
Ellie
J-Ro
That’s 6 cats. In one house. Taken care of by one family. Normal? No...Different? Yes...Crazy? Well, maybe just a bit. I am also going to take this time to mention that we have one dog named Sophie. And we miss her a lot and all but....we like cats more though. (Sorry Sophie) 
Ok so now you are like “Umm What does this have to do with anything?”
“Well I am going to tell you!”
So with our cat obsession we were really excited to get to Turkey (NOT the food) because we heard rumors that they are EVERYWHERE! And they ARE! Which is awesome. So once we got to Ayvalik and we got to the house we are renting we were stunned! Right once you walk out of the cab they are everywhere. I mean everywhere. On the corners, in the middle of the road, hanging in window. 
Cat people paradise
Left: Salvtori    Right: Cow Cat

WARNING DO NOT GO TO AYVALIK IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO CATS! YOU WILL MOST LIKELY DIE FROM A BAD REACTION
Sorry just I didn’t know if maybe you were thinking about coming here but you were allergic cats so I thought I might warn you. 
There are 6 cats that our neighbor (the one who owns the houses) likes and feeds. So we have taken over them and we cook them fish and chicken for dinner. (Yes we are that cat crazy) The cats are Valerie(my favorite)

 Cow Cat (The Oldest)

 Daddy-O (He only has 3 legs and doesn’t have much time left) 

Salvatori (He is a very handsome black Cat)

 Weasel (he is Orange and White)
(NO PHOTO SORRY)
 Yonja (He is a calico) And if there are more i forgot. 

On a side note they have 3 turtles that LOVE strawberries. And you can feed them them. 
Valerie loves to sleep all day and cuddle. And she is very serious about her food (No one else will touch it)! So that is why I love her.There is a lot of her too (I will NOT be calling her fat. It is mean) 
Cats are really a thing we love and it will be great to get home to see ours

2 comments:

  1. Great writing, Marley. A really personal look at your journey! sadly Hope must be sure to skip a visit to Turkey, but I hope to go someday!

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  2. Hi Marley! Good thing to warn people about all the cats in case of allergies. A few folks in my circle of family and friends are allergic so I always try to remind them that we have critters living in our house too so they can take their allergy meds before arriving. We currently have 2 cats (Shadow and Casey) and one dog (Rufus). Thanks for sharing your story!

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