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S: Cats of Phi Phi Island Thailand Liora Krasnow

BC: Phi Phi Island, known formally as Koh Phi Phi Don, is the larger of two small islands located off the coast of Phuket, Thailand. Ton Sari Village, the most developed area of the island, attracts a high amount of backpackers, tourists, and yes, you guessed it; cats! With a high Muslim population, the islanders have a predisposition towards these felicitous felines. Muhammad is said to have loved his cat Muezza so much that "he would do without his cloak rather than disturb one that was sleeping on it." Every cat that I encountered during my stay on Phi Phi island was incredibly friendly. Even those that appeared to be essentially homeless were tame and sociable. While it was clear that these stray cats were not mistreated, it was also apparent that many suffered from neglect. Many had not been spayed or neutered, and presented evidence of previous trauma and skin conditions. Despite any of these ailments however, each and every cat was exquisite in its own right. This book showcases the beauty and variety of the cats of Phi Phi Island.

FC: Cats of Phi Phi Island THAILAND Liora Krasnow

1: Phi Phi Island

2: "There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. " ~ Unknown

4: "Dogs eat. Cats dine." ~ Ann Taylor

6: "The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world." ~ Lady Sydney Morgan

7: "If only cats grew into kittens." ~ R. Stern

9: "There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person." ~ Dan Greenberg

10: "God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the lion." ~ Fernand Mery

11: "The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat." ~ Jules Reynard

12: "'Cos I'm a model, you know what I mean, And I do my little` turn on the catwalk...." ~ Right Said Fred, I'm Too Sexy

14: "With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" ~Fernand Mery , Her Majesty the Cat

16: "The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal...it's also the reason they hate birds." ~ K.C. Buffington

18: "Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautier

19: "Sometimes he sits at your feet looking into your face with an expression so gentle and caressing that the depth of his gaze startles you." ~ Theophile Gautier

21: "Places to look: behind the books in the bookshelf, any cupboard with a gap too small for any cat to squeeze through, the top of anything sheer, under anything too low for a cat to squash under and inside the piano."~ Roseanne Ambrose-Brown

22: "Cats look beyond appearances--beyond species entirely, it seems--to peer into the heart." ~ Barbara L. Diamond

25: "There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. " ~ Jules Champfleury

26: “A cat sleeps fat, yet walks thin.” ~ Unknown

28: "Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun." ~ Lloyd Alexander

30: "Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?" ~ Karen Brademeyer

32: "It is in their eyes that their magic resides." ~ Arthur Symons

35: "He intercepted our path to collapse ceremoniously at our feet and commanded 'Rub my belly!'" ~ Anonymous

36: “Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.” ~ Irish Proverb

37: “Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, "I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice?"” ~ Bette Midler

39: "Cats never strike a pose that isn't photogenic." ~ Lillian Jackson Braun

40: “A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.” ~ William Lyon Phelps

43: "Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds". ~ Jean Burden

45: “Every dog has his day - but the nights are reserved for the cats. ~ Unknown

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  • By: Liora K.
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  • Title: Cats of Phi Phi Island, Thailand
  • A photo journal that celebrates the cats of Thailand's Phi Phi Island.
  • Tags: cats, Phi Phi Island, thailand
  • Published: almost 4 years ago

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