Cats of Kathmandu


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The one thing that is rarely seen in the streets of Kathmandu is a cat. The large number of dogs, domestic as well as stray, stroll around but not cats. In the eyes of many Nepalese cats are not of such a great usefulness as dogs: they don't guard the house or the farm, they don't scare off unwanted visitors and they won't help you in case of attack of a hooligan. Instead they steal meat or milk whenever there is a chance for it. Besides many think that cats, especially black ones, are bad luck bringers.
Anyway, as if feeling that I will not cause them any harm the Nepali cats do come into my yard. I've seen them quite a lot. So, cats do live in Kathmandu, simply they prefer not to walk in the open.






2 comments:

  1. Beautiful cats with serious faces.

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  2. Cats in kathmandu, if there were actually too MANY of 'em I guess they would have spelled it "CATmandu"! Would that work? But for people like me who have horrific allergies to cats even though I adore them, I checked on this site to find out if there are a lot of cats or if there are few, so even though I think cats are cute, this report looks good. Because for me and my stupid allergies, if I were to get to kathmandu in the spring and find myself in a habitation of many cats, my asthma would result in a CATastrophy! Keeping my fingers crossed I think I will be just okay in Kathmandu this spring.

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