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Easter 2012 - The Church Cats

 

Out in the hills behind Alghero is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Valverde.  As you can see from Streetview, this church is in the middle of nowhere and yet again we have a cat colony.  We didn’t see many cats on out visit probably because we arrived in the middle of the day and the cats are used to being visited around dusk.  It’s a beautiful location, with green rolling hills and a cat colony hidden away amongst the bushes.  The cats have some makeshift shelters, but like the hotel colony most cats live in the undergrowth at least during the day.  Still the 'boss' came to see what we were up to along with a few of her followers.

The colony has an uneasy relationship with the church and has in the past been moved further away.  This has only really been possible thanks to the volunteers who come to feed the colony each day.

 

The Colony

The Colony

What a View

What a View

The Church

The Church

The Boss

The Boss

Hanging Out

Hanging Out

Under Cover Cat

Under Cover Cat

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