Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Cat of Rothenburg

Back in Rothenburg, Germany, we walked into the Castle Gardens and from afar, I spotted a four legged friend up on one of the trellises. 

Don't let that pretty face fool you. This cat was quite the character and made my day(s). 

Total cat lady right here and I don't care one bit. Obviously, my mom and I walked over to the cat very quickly so we could "meet her."

She proceeded to walk away from us and be aloof, as cats often are.

Just strutting her stuff.

All of a sudden, she started to fall and then grabbed onto the trellis with her claws. I wasn't sure about grabbing her, since she was an outdoor cat and I didn't want to get scratched.

Luckily, the kitty got her self back up and held on in this manner until a nice tourist came along. He helped us out by getting her down and told me that he had six cats at home. He must have sensed that we were frightened about how she'd react to us if we tried to help.

People were actually gathered around the gardens, watching the cat hang there and were fascinated by her antics.

Back on the ground, I tried to get her to look at me and she wanted nothing to do with me. I keep calling her a "she" because I suspected it was a girl from her belly. I think she may have been pregnant. Tanzi has a little fat belly too, but it didn't look like hers.

Have you run into cats while traveling overseas? I know they're quite common in Greece, so I definitely need to get there someday!


  1. Love the photos of the cat on the trellis! She's quite acrobatic, especially if she's pregnant. We ran into a lot of cats in Greece as well as stray dogs.