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Lagerfeld Cat Collection and Cats in Turkey Opinion Poll

Karl Lagerfeld Choupette Inspired CollectionKarl Lagerfeld’s Cat Choupette Inspired Collection

Karl Lagerfeld has made it no secret that he is completely enamored of  his snow-white Siamese cat named Choupette.  And now just in time for the holidays, Lagerfeld has created a black and white collection inspired by Choupette.  The capsule collection includes a knit beanie with pointy ears and leather whiskers, keychain, scarf, side bag, iPhone and iPad cases, mittens and a large leather bag in the shape of a cat’s heat that will set you back around $465. The collection will be exclusive to Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Beijing, Shanghai and Antwerp stores.

 

 

Cats Are Cared For All Over Turkey

Cats in Turkey

Jim Cornett is a desert biologist that recently returned from traveling the arid regions of Turkey.  Jim observed that during his travels around the cities in Turkey’s Arabian Desert there were cats everywhere.  Fancy hotels were feeding cats in their lobbies, restaurants have one or two cats under most tables and even the mosques have cats. Jim stated that it seemed there were at least a dozen cats patrolling every street.

Restaurant and shop owners didn’t seem to mind the cats hanging out either.  Jim noticed that tourists were feeding the cats from their tables in the restaurants. Once in awhile he saw a waiter gently move a cat aside to keep from stepping on it.  In the entire three weeks he never saw a starving cat nor witness anyone mistreating a cat.  He noticed that drivers carefully avoided cats and he didn’t se a cat hit or killed by a car.

When he asked why the Turks are so accepting of cats he was told that the felines feed on mice and rats. So in their opinion, the cats deserve to be taken care of because they earn their keep.  Jim stated that not once did any member of his group see a mouse or a rat.

 

 

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  • Cindy Loohoo

    Wow, I can’t believe how beautiful the Karl Lagerfeld cat merch is!! What I wouldn’t give for one of those large bags… 🙂 I loved your story about spiders. I think it was adorable that Gracie used to go get your or her kitty buddy to take care of them. So cute! My kitty, Twinkle, always eats them. YUCK! One of my other cats loves to play with them and toss them about usually leaving the spider missing a leg or two, but not killing them. It was very heartwarming to hear that cats are so well treated in Turkey. I had no idea! I wish they were so well treated everywhere. I love reading your blog, keep up the interesting posts!

  • katsrus

    Love cat purses. I think I have a black one simular to the smaller one you put over your shoulder. Never can have too many I say. That is wonderful how Turkey treats kitties.
    Sue B

  • Shadow Dance Ranch Kittehs

    Mew, mew! We love the beany!

  • Spikey Diaz

    Hat, gloves/mittens, scarf… Coveting is bad, no? Drat. 🙂

    • Well, maybe admiring the style is ok, no? 🙂

      • Spikey Diaz

        Good one. I admire the style. And I wish i had the hat and gloves and scarf. Wishing is ok. 😉

  • Denise

    It would be so cool if I could own that simply divine cat purse!

    • The larger tote or the smaller bag?

      • Denise

        The big one. That way, everyone could see it! This is the coolest collection … anything with a kitty on it has my heart 🙂