Monday, April 7, 2014

The Cats of the Fortress

Cats, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno
Since the recent reopening of the Fortezza Nuova, I have been asking myself where are the cats I saw the last time I visited the already closed fortress, in September 2009.
Cats, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno
The answer is that they are probably still there, but their presence is more discrete.
Cats, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno
Now they have to share the fortress with humans... and even dogs.

See also: More Cats of the Fortress - Fortezza Nuova (2009) - Fortress from the Sky (2012) - Welcome to the Fortress - The Grass of the Fortress - Along the Walls - The Hill on the Fortress
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16 comments:

Revrunner said...

Whoa! Did someone say "dogs"?! No wonder the cats are being more discrete.

Lois said...

Cats can be very clever when they don't want to be seen!

Lowell said...

The cat in the last picture looks a lot like our two little sweeties! A couple of years ago, along the Tampa waterfront, we noticed a place where a number of cats hung out. They looked well-fed so someone must have been taking care of them.

Kate said...

The marking on the skull of the cat in the first photo is quite unusual and attractive. Since our theme day, I'm seeing triangles everywhere. . .even in cats' ears!

Michelle said...

Cats are beautiful and can be sneaky and secretive too.

William Kendall said...

Oh, they're cute!

We had a cat colony here on Parliament Hill. The colony all got adopted out.

Randy said...

Cute cats.

cieldequimper said...

Well perhaps they are more discreet because of the dogs?

Halcyon said...

I hope they are still there. That almost white one in your first shot is really striking.

Dina said...

These are beautiful portraits of beautiful cats. They seem to be still thriving.
Glad there is room in the fort for several species.
I enjoy the link back to your 2009 post showing the whole cat colony!

Luis Gomez said...

Cats are great! Wonderful pictures VP.

Karl Demetz said...

Cute cats and nice shots, VP.
I bet there are many many more..., right?

VP said...

Karl - Yes, there are many more and I will show you a few in another post.

Jack said...

These cats don't look feral. They seem well fed.

Gunn said...

Cats are smart!:)

Traveling Hawk said...

The cats are cute and well maintained. Is it possible that they have an owner and are only walking there?