Cats of Istanbul

A bit different post then usuall, but I think cats of Istanbul deserve their spot on my blog, as they made this huge, vibrant city feeling very cozy. So here are the photos of pretty cats with some of my favourite cat quotes.


Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.

– Rod McKuen


Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.

– Lloyd Alexander

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

– Robert A. Heinlein

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I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

– Jean Cocteau

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I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.

– Bill Dana

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I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.

– James Herriot



47 thoughts on “Cats of Istanbul

  1. HELP ME. I CAN’T EVEN WITH ALL THESE CATS OF ISTANBUL! They’re so beautiful, Janja! I love this post, I admire it when you said that they should have a place here on your blog, that’s the sweetest and kindest thing ever! Xx


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  2. I love this! Whenever I go away, no matter how much of a good time I’m having, I always miss my two fireballs at home. It’s lovely that you’ve captured these cats being so at home in their city, I wonder what my guys could learn from them about Istanbul? Thanks for sharing! X

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    1. Thank you so much! They definitely have serious survival skills. We saw few at the University and I think I would learn much more if we had some cats running around and then coming into your lap to purr. πŸ™‚ I also miss my cat when I am away.


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