Apart from plenty of tourists on Koh Phi Phi, there are also hundreds upon hundreds of other little residents, much to my delight…………
Cats! Oodles of them! A cat snapper’s paradise. So this one’s for you Gerald, I know how much you love the cats!
You quite often see the shopkeepers tipping out bags of food on the ground for the cats, and you’d also see little ‘charity pots’ on counters labelled ‘Money for the cats’ so I guess they help each other out!
I started snapping the cats as I usually do, but there were so many I dedicated an entire afternoon to finding the furry little friends, lazing about steps, preening and washing, meowing and sniffing around for food, and more lazing about.
One particular kitty that struck a chord in my heart was this little kitten, a poor wee mite with a nasty wound on his leg, skinny as anything. He stumbled across my path, and I couldn’t walk on by doing nothing. I had spoken to a girl in a nearby dive shop earlier, and saw she had cats in there, so I took him in there to see if she could do anything. She dressed his wound with iodine to at least try and stop it from getting infected, and I went to the shop and bought and few pouches of food to give him. He wolfed it down, and seemed to settle in the shop for a little bit, until he took to the street again on his own. It broke my heart to leave him standing in the street but it was all I could do. I saw him the next day sitting on the step which made me happy. The girl in the dive shop said he needed a name, so I called him Oreo. After the next day I didn’t see him again. I hope nothing bad came of him 😦
Curled up on my lap with his poorly leg
Yes, that is a painted foot you see!