Below are a family of street cats that we became attached to, who were found living just outside the shop in a stairwell of the apartment building above the shop in downtown Tinky Town. The mother used to sit beside me whilst I had my morning çay so it became inevitable that we shared our breakfast and thereafter she used to sit at the shop door in the morning loudly reminding me it was meal time. One day I followed her and discovered her delightful kittens living under the apartments hidden from view. She was an excellent mum and I used to look forward to seeing them every day when we would ensure that they were all well fed. Sadly, shortly after these pictures were taken they were found dead having been poisoned. It is an incredibly hard life for all street animals in Turkey and sadly ignorance and ill-treatment are all too common place. Fortunately, as you can see from the pictures above, my family rescue pets live an idyllic life and we would have it no other way. One thing I am sure of is that the world would be a sadder and less joyful place without animals in it.