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Peruvian cat spotting!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Shrike, Oct 8, 2019.


  1. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    In the district of Lima called Miraflores is a park with dozens of " community" cats there are trays of food and water dotted all over. Sadly I didn't get round to photoing many of them, but there were some real stunners!
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    These were by a little sanctuary by the church.
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    Note the little Tortie kitten in the centre Also the one on the path looks like a snowshoe to me, there were a lot like that.
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    This last was a lovely tortie, but sadly I stuffed up the pic. IMG_20191007_141237403.jpg
     

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    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    There is also beer - brewed by cat monks!
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    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    Great Photos @Shrike I see you have your priorities in order, cats and beer :Hilarious :D

    They obviously like their cats :D I knew they were lovely people!


    Have you been able to walk the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

    How many birds have you seen? Apparently there are over 1000 species there! :)
    It’s meant to be a beautiful place and culture, can’t wait to hear all about it.
     
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    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    I'm at lake titticaca at the moment. Will be going to Cuzco later in week to do Inca trail and Macchu Pichu.
     
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    Oh wonderful, have a fabulous time :D
     
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    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    In Puno today, lots of dogs, but no cats
    But, of course there are alpacas! IMG_20191008_112539936.jpg
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    And llamas! IMG_20191008_113538602.jpg
     
  7. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    And just to complete the full Peruvian menu - guinea pigs!
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    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    Wow look at those blue skies!

    Yes they use Alpacas for all sorts don’t they.

    As for the Guinean Pigs, I do believe they are considered a delicacy :eek:
     
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    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    I was about to ask if you’d eaten guinea pig @Shrike - I have read the same as @ewelsh about them being a delicacy.
     
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    To complete your menagerie:
    Have a whale of a time, @Shrike!
     
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    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    I probably will try guinea pig at some point. They were actually quite small - much smaller than UK ones. I did have alpaca steak yesterday - tasted a bit like lamb liver, but incredibly lean.
    Off to visit some islands on the lake now, will there be cats?
     
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    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    I asked our guide about the Lima cats. Apparently that area had a plague of rats, so some bright spark thought it would be a good idea to bring in some cats. It worked a treat, but then they had a plague of cats! Luckily a charity was set up to neuter them and get a lot adopted out. That's why I only saw one kitten. So cats have be quite absent since on my trip.
    I have seen quite a few cat theme textiles though- like , in Pisac market:
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    And also, not for sale I hope, a real cat!
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    Owwwww tell me you brought that rug! It’s so vibrant I love it, the cat is lovely too and knows it :D

    What a fabulous part of the world your in @Shrike such wonderful colours and scenery.


    I so hope to go one day!

    Loving this thread
     
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    Yes @Shrike that textile is fab
     
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    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    No,I didn't buy it. Not sure what I'd do with it tbh. If there are vibrant colours then that means it is not authentic, as a traditional fabric will only use vegetable and mineral dyes. Still if I do spot one for a good price, I may indulge!
    I'm off on the Inca trail today for 4 days, ending in Machu Pichu - hoping for good weather!
     
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