Usyaka’s Online Store helps feral cats of Montenegro
When you buy products from Usyaka's Online Store you help provide food and veterinary care to feral cats of Montenegro, where there are no Official Cat Shelters or Animal Welfare programmes for cats.
It feels amazing to have some free hours and to update my blog. I’ve also created a page on the blog with stories about homeless cats of Montenegro.
Hi everybody! How have you been?
Our life hasn’t been boring. We’ve been helping street cats as their lives are never boring too.
Usyaka also had a new experience in her life by getting a piece of herb inside her eye. She then met one semi-talented vet who turned out to be talented in charging for a visit but not so talented in working at a visit, so Usyaka had to meet another vet and undergo some quite unforgettable veterinary procedures which eventually freed her from that strange eye souvenir.
Isn’t it fun?
BTW, I came to a conclusion that Usyaka is not a cat, or those street cats are not cats. The second one is unlikely, because there are just too many of them and they have many things in common. Usyaka barely has anything in common with them. She is totally different. She moves differently, talks differently, looks at a person differently. When I’m with Usyaka it feels like I’m with another human. When I’m with those cats everything seems new to me. They are amazing, unbelievable creatures!
I tried not to take my camera with me, because my bag is usually already full and heavy, but I couldn’t resist it for too long. So now you can also have a look at those cats. Here’s an album where I keep their photos.
I have no idea what to call those cats. In the articles it’s said that feral cats are those that were born on the streets, and they are distant and don’t trust humans. Stray cats are those that once lived with a human and thus can get close to a human again. These local cats have never lived with a human, and yet it takes five feeding times for them to leave all the food and run after you yelling: “please, don’t go just yet”. They want to play, they want to talk, they want cuddles. What IS the name for such cats? I don’t know.
Hello, everybody! How have you been?
We are still here, still taking pictures, still helping street cats, still blogging, although not that often these days.
The biggest news is the project that was launched by Victoria from Neo Watercolour blog. You probably remember her awesome painting of Usyaka. Well, she’s now selling postcards, bookmarks and even banners with this painting on, to raise money for feral cats of Montenegro.
I don’t have enough words to thank her for what she’s doing. Her actions are one of the biggest lessons of kindness I’ve ever learnt.
Thank you, Victoria, really very much!
As for photos of Usyaka – while I was composing a post with crazy Usyaka playing with toys, I thought I’d show you the way the colour of her eyes changes, depending on the background or reflector used for a shot.
Her eyes can be yellow because of the yellow bed cover,
Most of the money paid for Usyaka’s products go to cafepress (the site where Usyaka’s store is hosted), but any money I get from the sales go to help feral cats of Montenegro.
I’ve added a page with some basic information about feral cats of Montenegro. Click here to have a look.
I’ll make some toys for Usyaka too. She likes a bit different ones.