Cat`s Life in Egypt
Almost everybody who I know in Europe likes a Cats. Not necessary people must have a cats as a lovely pets but at least they are not afraid of them and treat them nicely. Egyptian cats has little bit different life from European cats. And how is it when someone try to grow up Egyptian cat in European style? Its really huge topic – so let`s start right now…
Introduction to Egyptian treating of Cats
In Egypt is really one big problem about cats and it is – Cats are a lot ! Thousands maybe millions ! And the worst is mostly the cats are living on the street.
Egyptian children are raised up to be afraid of animals – cats, dogs, horses etc. These animals what European children really love and adore so Egyptian children are afraid of. Simply parents teach them that the animal will harm them. So if you visit any Egyptian family mostly you will not find a pets ! Okay, of course here are exceptions but the percentage of the people are very rare.
So if you go on the street actually you will see really a lot of cats and you will see the cats are trying to get any food from anyone but honestly they are not evil they are very shy and afraid of the people. For me as a European girl these situations are sometimes really funny when you see cat dying of fear of one person and at the same time the person is running and screaming on the street before the cat because the person think the cat will kill her.
Then I know we have here some organizations who try to catch the cats from the street and care about them and after find good family for it but they will never be able to help all the cats and they never have enough families, but good try.
And the last thing is even we have so many cats on the street we still have a shops with a cats, dogs and another animals. The prices are little bit expensive start from 100 l.e. (1 l.e. -8 euro) for a cat. Honestly I saw these shops and I was thinking that the cats on the street has actually a better life than these animals who must be closed and they do not care good enough about them. I do not think they mean to care bad about them I just think they do not have enough experiences about caring as Europeans have.
Well, its enough and now look at this:
Egyptian Cat in European style !
This is my cat called Alvin. I bought him from one woman very far away from Alexandria because she just got babies from her own cat but I did not expect she will give me the cat so young – when I brought Alvin to home he was only 1,5 month old !!!
He still was not able to eat alone neither drink, and we had to learn him everything really as a baby. Even his eyes was not opened enough yet because if you know cat is being born blind. The first days I was really afraid about him but at the end we Did it !
After he started to feel better and he fall in love to sleep in my bed. I also started regularly shower him with special shampoo for a cat and of course brush his fur. And he loves all of these stuffs nowadays.
But the biggest shock for him and for other people here was when i took him out ! When I mentioned to anyone that I will take out my cat – they all were looking at me like I am insane. All were warning me that the people will laugh at me and looking strange and It really happened at the end. But I did not care …. what I cared about was of course Alvin.
He was scared of all people, cars even another cats. He did not want to walk and even it was hot he got a cold. Only one thing he loved and it was a Sea – he adored just to sit in front of the sea and stare at it…
But I do not give up, next time I will take him out to totally calm place only with a sea.. Wish me luck.