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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 saw it had a collar I didn't think twice and started to pet it. The cat responded with loud purring.

When I started to think about how clean and neat this cat was and how its owners were obviously taking good care of it, I couldn't help but think it was a very Swiss cat: clean and neat. I also remembered the many stray cats I had seen in the streets of 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 healthy 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 slobbery, some smart and some incredibly stupid. Some of them brought back mice from the fields, or birds and once even a snake.

Right now, I don't have the time or space to own a 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. 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...



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