I’m not the first person to notice that Dubrovnik has an amazing array of cats … lot and lots of cats. Calicos, tabbies – you name it!
Port cities and cats seem to go hand in hand … uh, paw in hand. Whether it’s because of the lure of handouts from local fishermen, or the potential for scoring a tasty rat, the centuries-old tradition continues here in Dubrovnik.
The cats seem to be independent citizens. They’re not skittish like feral cats, nor moody like domesticated cats. Basically they are very dignified. They’re happy to sit (or sleep) beside you and ask for nothing. They will walk beside you, but not sashay between your feet. If you want to pet them, they’ll allow it. And if you shoo them away, they will saunter off … with dignity.