these two cuties are the cats of a dear friend of mine. it was easy to take pictures of zuri (the tabby cat), she was fascinated by the noise the camera made when focusing, so she can be considered as the perfect cat-model :) little pippi was a bit shy in the first place, but in the end she loved posing for me as well.
as a cat and dog lover, i was kind of shocked when i first saw all the stray animals in istanbul, i never saw so many of them before (not even in thailnand i think). i wish i could give them all a warming and loving home, but to be realistic, that’s impossible ;)
i talked to my turkish friends about it, they told me that they sometimes feed the animals, i am truly thankful for that.