Turn left at the Cat

In Montenegro, hiking trails are not only marked with colors (always red and white, but I am not sure if that means that all the trails are connected). In addition, wherever the path forks, cats are positioned whose job is to ensure that you don’t get lost.

Katze Wanderweg.JPG

If you take the wrong path, the cat will protest loudly. If the cat realizes that you are new to the area, it will accompany you for part of the way.

Each cat works in a designated area. For example, almost every time I climb to the fortress above Kotor, I meet this cat. By now, it already recognizes me and greets me happily, always walking the same stretch of the way next to me. But never all the way to the top, nor all the way into town on the way back. It has its own territory, for which it feels responsible.

cat above Kotor.JPG

cat above Kotor 2.JPG

(Zur deutschen Fassung.)

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About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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5 Responses to Turn left at the Cat

  1. brokenradius says:

    Hi Andreas, don’t forget to put some Twitter and Instagram hastag #cats #lovelycat #cutecat

  2. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    How adorable!

  3. joanne smith says:

    I wll remember to look out for the cats when I am there in July! Love it!

    • In July, you might have to walk even further up the mountain to avoid the crowds. But even there, the cats should guide you!

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