Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life
Posted on October 20, 2022
by Susanne Swanson
I miss these two when I’m gone.
They miss me too.
But at least I was able to get my fill of cats from the beach kitties of Oahu.
Even so, it’s good to be back home.
Category: Cats, Hawaii, TravelTags: Cats, Hawaii, Oahu, Travel
When we were on Kauai, we hiked to a secluded beach – and there were cats everywhere!
If you’re going to be a homeless cat, why not do it in Hawaii? 🙂 🙂
There was, of course, a guy hanging out on the trail selling food to give them!
Ha! 🙂 We saw dry food scattered about, but no salesmen!
Beautiful kitties. I feel bad for all without homes though.
I know what you mean. But they seem contented enough and at least were warm and fed.
Oh this makes me miss my cat! I love the pics and although they are homeless they look healthy! Hugs, C
Aww. Thank you. They looked healthy to me too and there was food around, so I think locals take care of them. And with temps between 75 and 85 year-round they wouldn’t get cold! 🙂
I hope you had a great time in Hawaii, Susanne. Unfortunately, those beach cats are hosts where Toxoplasma gondii reproduce, then are spread through their feces. When these wash into the ocean they get into the food chain there and can be fatal if ingested by endangered Hawaiian monk seals. It’s a leading cause of death for the seals.
Oh, sorry to hear it. I feel sorry for both of them.. I remember lots of cats in the park when we visited Hilo too.
I always love to see Tiger and Benji, but it’s good too to meet these beach cats 🙂 They look healthy despite being homeless – I guess the climate there agrees with them.
I always miss the boys when we’re gone, but seeing these beach cats helped! Hawaii does seem to have a large wild cat population, but they seemed fed and content.
I had no idea there were beach cats there. I guess it would be a great temperature for them.
I don’t remember seeing so many cats on Oahu before. But I did see a lot of them in Hilo on the Big Island. Not sure why there are so many, but they appear to be cared for by the locals and they stay warm enough year-round.
Hmmm. I think I need to get to Oahu!
Yes indeed! 🙂
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