The Stray Cats of Malta – No Wahala

The Stray Cats of Malta- A white and ginger cat peeps out from under a chair, covered in fabric, with Maltese tiles on the floor. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

Over the last few years, whilst we have been based on the small Mediterranean island of Malta, we’ve had some regular, and very welcome, feline visitors – some of whom, as you can see, make themselves very much at home. These strays saunter in, from the Cat Village (run by the inimitable, indefatigable Roza Zammit Salinos) across the street, whenever they see the front door open. They then wend their way up three flights of stairs to the top of the house and into our apartment.

And, for some reason, they all seem to gravitate towards our West Africa, ‘no wahala‘, chair. Although, it can get a wee bit messy if one of them tries to get onto ‘their’ favourite chair at the same time as one of the others! After all, these are tough street-wise cats.

The Stray Cats of Malta - 'Choghm', a white and ginger cat, sleeps on a cushion from Nigeria, with the words 'No Wahala' and a drawing of a family on a motorcycle on the front of it.Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Stray Cats of Malta – ‘Choghm’ (aka ‘Dirty-Faced-Cat). Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

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The Stray Cats of Malta - 'Tigger', a grey tabby cat, sits looking at the camera, on a cushion from Nigeria, with the words 'No Wahala' and a drawing of a family on a motorcycle on the front of it.Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Stray Cats of Malta – ‘Tigger’. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

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The Stray Cats of Malta - 'Romeo', a big ginger tom cat, yawns, sitting against a cushion from Nigeria, with the words 'No Wahala' and a drawing of a family on a motorcycle on the front of it.Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Stray Cats of Malta – ‘Romeo’. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

Stray Dogs of The Gambia, West Africa

We also highly welcome in our regular stray street/beach dogs whenever we are working in The Gambia (which is often).

Gambia dogs - a man reads a book, lying on a Persian carpet, with a dog lying next to him. Image © Helen Jones-Florio
Gambia Dogs: one man and his dog – Florio and Wolf (RIP sweet Wolfie), The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

CURRENT LOCATION: SEPTEMBER 2020 – MALTA

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