7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

Cats have come a long way from the deity in ancient Egypt to the stray animals in our days. But there are still places on earth, where they shelter, love, adore and be entertained. Here, they feel like the real monarchs.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

1. House Museum Ernest Hemingway (Key West, FL)

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The cat in the house of Hemingway.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

Ernest Hemingway is known as a writer, adventurer, traveler, a symbol of masculinity and cat lover. "The house-museum of Ernest Hemingway" was the main residence of the legendary author for almost ten years, here were written many of his best works. However, the house also attracts tourists with an abundance of polydactyl cats breeds that have six toes on each paw.

It is said that the six-fingered white cat Hemingway presented the captain of the ship. Cat lover for life, Hemingway took him to his home in Florida and named Snowball. Today the results of the romantic exploits of the Snowball can be seen in the form of 40 animals that run around everywhere. Cat breeds and vary in temperament, but in the tradition started by Hemingway, all of them are named after famous contemporaries of the author.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

Ernest Hemingway with his sons and kittens in Cuba, 1942.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The cat cemetery in the house-museum of Ernest Hemingway.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The cat sleeps in the bed of the great writer.

2. Cat Island (about. Tashiro, Japan)

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

A small Japanese island Tashiro rightly earned its name: Cat Island. Stray animals originally imported here, so they killed the mice that prevented local crafts, eating silkworms. After the silk trade has stopped, and the young people have left the island, the cat remained. Currently, the population of wild animals overshadows the human population of the island. Local believe that feeding cats bring good luck, and the fishermen say they can help in predicting the catch of fish and the weather conditions. As a result, on about. Tashiro cats have a higher status. Dogs there is absolutely prohibited, and a variety of tours and exhibitions made a tiny island an interesting stop for tourists. Cats even had an impact on Japanese pop culture: it removed children's films and serials.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

Temple cats Tashiro Island.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The shrine cats on cat island.

3. "Cat Boat" (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

What if the desire to shelter stray cats and kittens has no borders and their homes already overcrowded animals? Dutch Henriette van Weelde solved the problem radically, buying a houseboat for cats.

De Poezenboot ( "Cat Boat") - a shelter for the caudate, which was launched in 1966 in Amsterdam's Herengracht canal. Many seem strange intimacy cats with water, but if the animals are unlikely greatly worried, regularly receiving food and veterinary care "at home". Floating house for 50 humming, many of whom got here quickly find new owners. 14 dogs and cats live here as permanent residents, and the oldest, Koeienkat, considered "honorary captain of the ship."

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

A welcome sign at berth Poezenboot.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

Côte passenger houseboat.

4. The stray cats Hostel (Istanbul, Turkey)

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The homeless cats in the Turkish capital given respect, as nowhere else. As the popular Muslim proverb "if you killed a cat, you need to build a mosque to be forgiven by God," and so many years wandering cats have become an integral part of the urban life of Istanbul. As a tribute to the stray animals, "Hostel stray cats" is offered as a shelter for the tailed, and for the people. Its walls are covered with drawings humming and seats available to them in the first place.

5. The Monastery of jumping cats (Inle Lake, Burma)

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

a purebred Burmese used to be a jewel in the palaces and temples of Burma. Now at home it has become a rarity. In an effort to preserve and restore this magnificent breed, the Monastery of jumping cats (Inthar Heritage House) in Myanmar has become a permanent place of residence for more than 50 purebred Burmese cats. Cats can move freely in a closed "sanctuary" and the "cat village", is open to tourists. There are lots of toys and artful entertainment that entertain baleen and caudate.

These cats are not only for the further development of the breed in Myanmar, but also as a meeting place where people can appreciate the beauty and grace of the animals to visit the performances that animals prepare Buddhist monks. Visitors can sit in a cafe and talk with Burmese provided that will show respect for their royal pedigree.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The Monastery of jumping cats on Inle Lake.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

A Buddhist monk at the Monastery of jumping cats.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

Burmese in Inle.

6. Cat Village (Hutong, Taiwan)

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

Houtong town, once a thriving coal mining, to the middle of the 2000s, fell into neglect. Mines closed, people left and the empty streets are home to a growing population of stray cats. In 2008, a local cat lover began to look for volunteers to help them and feeding. After placing Cat village site on the Internet, it has become a viral sensation. Now here comes a lot of tourists to be photographed with the local humming. A Hutong took himself a new "cat" status. Now, in the town everywhere cat themed gift shops, cafes and bakeries.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The cat examines a Hutong.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The cat houses in the hutongs.

7. Chora (Mykonos, Greece)

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The picturesque beaches and snowy streets of Chora already for a long time became a refuge for stray cats, but the locals just welcome them. Much to the delight of tourists, there are many animals and no one touches it. In Chora each street has its own cat mascot, and at every corner you can make a colorful picture with cute tailed. In Chora even has its own celebrities. Local cats remain forever in the history of their pictures are stored in special albums in local cafes.

7 places in the world where cats feel like in paradise

The Cat in the old part of Chora