Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys


Cats have been a part of Istanbul’s history for thousands of years. They are given free reign in this city of 15 million humans. You may recall the 2016 film Kedi, beautifully-shot documentary that tracks the stories of seven cats that live on Istanbul’s streets and showcases the city’s love of cats. A recent article takes an in depth look at the fascinating history and lives of Istanbul’s cats. Visit Turkish Vibe to read Capital of the Cats: Istanbul.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, I told you why lawn chemicals are toxic even to indoor cats, on Tuesday, we introduced you to a fantastic sustainable stainless steel litter box, on Wednesday, I shared a Ruby memory, and on Friday, I featured a super cute doormat. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a 16-pack of Litter Genie refills from Lionpapa!

Enjoy today’s video about the cats of Istanbul!

Have a great weekend!

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