Namaste!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.