Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitties Spotted in Sri Lanka

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This Eid holiday, Spot the Kitty took a kitty-spotting trip to Sri Lanka.

Kitty spotting is not easy in Sri Lanka, as there are so many places for a kitty to hide in this lushly forested country.

Our first kitty was spotted in the town of Kegalle, home of the Kurulu-Kele Bird Sanctuary. Can you find him in this picture?

spot the Kegalle kitty

Can you spot the Kegalle kitty?

 

 

If you had difficulty finding this kitty, here’s a close-up:

Kegalle kitty spotted!!

Kegalle kitty spotted!!

The next kitty we spotted was in Pinnawala, home of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. She actually spotted us before we spotted her, and she joined us for lunch, so I wasn’t able to get a photo of her hiding. Here’s a shot of me holding the sweet little Pinnawala kitty:

This kitty in Pinnawala likes egg sandwich and broiled fish.

This kitty in Pinnawala likes egg sandwich and broiled fish.

Cat in Sinhalese is බළලා, pronounced baḷalā.

Spot the Kitty is On the Move! Today’s Kitty Spotted in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Spot Kitties in Sharjah with Spot the Kitty!

Spot the Kitty HQ recently moved to Sharjah, UAE. Baker and Lance are excited to return to the land of sand (they were both desert cats before they joined the Spot the Kitty team.)

Our first Sharjah kitty was spotted in the hedge in this picture. Can you find him?

Sharjah kitty

Can you spot this Sharjah kitty?

Sharjah kitty spotted

Sharjah kitty spotted!

In Arabic, you say “qot” or “qota” for cat, and it is written like this: قط or قطة

Here is ‘cat’ written in stylized Arabic calligraphy:

Arabic cat

Arabic calligraphy cat

Featured Image photo credit: Sharjah During The Dusk via photopin (license)

Spot the Kitty is On the Move: Today’s Kitty Spotted in San Jose, Costa Rica

Kitty Spotting in Costa Rica

Every traveler knows that the best hostel is a hostel with a kitty. That’s why the staff of Spot the Kitty HQ were so delighted to find this sweet girl residing at Hostel Casa del Parque in San Jose.

Spot the Kitty in San Jose, Costa Rica

Can you spot this kitty, at the front door of Hostel Casa del Parque in San Jose?

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Kitty spotted!

This kitty’s name is Cleo, and she is ten years old. She is a torbie (tortoiseshell-tabbie) with a white bib. She has been with the hostel since it opened, when she was just a little kitten.

Cleo loves hiding, and she also loves stalking prey like the insects and geckos that live in the hostel patio. Her other activities include getting petted by hostelers and sitting close to the table during mealtimes, hoping for tidbits of whatever anyone’s eating.

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Can you spot Cleo in the hostel’s patio garden?

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Kitty spotted! The fountain is a good place to look for bugs.

Spot the Kitty is on the Move — Today’s Kitty Spotted in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico

bougainvillea and cactuses

Kitty spotting in Mexico is never easy. With the year-round warm climate, the abundance of flora ensures that there are always many places for a kitty to hide. But occasionally the lure of the toasty Mexican sun is enough to get a kitty out of hiding long enough to catch some rays.

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Can you spot the kitty in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos?

Turn on your kitty detectors… bleep, bleep, bleep, BOOP! Kitty spotted!

Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos is a small town of about 10, 000 people (and I don’t know how many kitties) in the southern part of Jalisco province. It is about 40 minutes’ drive south of Guadalajara, Mexico’s second biggest city after Mexico City.

 

Ixtlahuacan kitty spotted

Kitty spotted in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico

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Spot the Kitty is On the Move! Today’s Cat Spotted in Ajijic, Mexico!

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Kitty-spotting in Mexico is not easy. There are so many wonderful places for a kitty to hide! Today we were fortunate enough to spot a lovely kitty in the town of Ajijic. Ajijic is a small, colourful community on the edge of Lake Chapala, just south of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Cat is “gato” in Spanish, and kitty is “gatito.”

Can you spot the gatito in this picture? Click on the picture to see it full-sized for easier kitty spotting!

kitty spotting in Ajijic, Mexico

Can you spot the kitty in this property in Ajijic, Mexico?

kitty spotted in Ajjijic, Mexico

Kitty spotted!

Cat Tales: The Story of Two Kitties in Mexico

membrillos are quince, like these.

Spot the Kitty recently relocated from Beijing, China to Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Mexico. Baker and Lance always love exploring a new place, and they’re willing to endure hours spent in their carriers aboard airplanes if it means they’re on their way to an exciting new destination.

We settled in to our new HQ fairly uneventfully. There are many differences between our Mexican abode and previous homes. For one, we are now in a house where previously we were always several floors up an apartment building. When one looks out a window here, there is a whole world to explore right on the other side.

Lancy has become thoroughly obsessed with the great outdoors.

Lancy has become thoroughly obsessed with the great outdoors.

Yesterday Spot the Kitty’s human servants went into Guadalajara, Mexico’s second biggest city, for the first time. We spent a couple of hours on busses each way and a few hours exploring. We got back at about dinner time and the first thing we did was greet Baker at the door. Lance was nowhere to be found, however. After searching the casa, we discovered that someone small, furry, and adventuresome had lifted one of the window screens.

We ran outside and started in opposite directions around the block, calling, “Lance! Lance! Come home!” Fortunately our little conquistador turned up in the patch of jungle right across from our gate.

We assumed that this adventure past large dogs, zooming cars, and prickly underbrush would have quenched his thirst for exploration, but Lance, usually a heavy sleeper, spent the night mewing to go out again. Well, all screens have been secured and the only way he is going out now is in his harness!

Meanwhile, after a restless night, I woke up to the sound of crazy kitty play time. Unusual, since both usually run around maniacally after breakfast, not before. I went to investigate and found Baker proudly displaying a large brown scorpion! It looked like it had been dead under the mat for a long time, and nobody was stung, but Baker batted it around a bit longer just to be sure.

Baker heroically caught a dead scorpion, which he displays for his fans.

Baker heroically caught a dead scorpion, which he displays for his fans.

Viva la Mexico!

 

The word “membrillos” translates to quince, a yellow fruit for which this area of Mexico is famous. Click here to read all about it!

Spot the Kitty is On the Move: Today’s cats are Baker and Lance, Spotted Visiting Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lance honing his hiding skills in a basket.

Spot the Kitty is in the process of moving HQ from China to Mexico, and along the way we have stopped to visit friends and family in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Baker and Lance enjoy visiting very much and wasted no time in finding great places to hide.

Lance is ready to go in his cat carrier.

Lance is ready to go in his cat carrier.

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot naughty Lance!

 

 

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot Baker! Is this a kitty or a box of macaroni and cheese? Hmm...

Spot Baker! Is this a kitty or a box of macaroni and cheese? Hmm…

Baker is hiding very stealthily. Can you spot him?

Baker is hiding very stealthily. Can you spot him?

Spot Baker! Also Lance, but he's not hiding, he's spotting birds outside.

Spot Baker! Also Lance, but he’s not hiding, he’s spotting birds outside.

Baker found! This is his favourite hiding place.

Baker found! This is his favourite hiding place.

Baker found! He's hiding in the cat cave; it's not too difficult to spot him here.

Baker found! He’s hiding in the cat cave; it’s not too difficult to spot him here.

Lance found! He knows he's being naughty on top of the kitchen cabinets.

Lance found! He knows he’s being naughty on top of the kitchen cabinets.

Spot the Kitty is On the Move: Today’s Kitty Spotted in Moscow, Russia!

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Not a lot of kitties to spot in Moscow. It has been rainy for most of our visit, which might explain why the kitties are hiding. Or maybe Moskovites just prefer to keep their kitties indoors.

However, walking past a field on our way to our hostel, we did see one intrepid little cat stalking some prey in the grass. Can you spot her?

Can you spot the Moscow kitty?

Can you spot the Moscow kitty?

Here she is, stalking prey in the grass!

Here she is, stalking prey in the grass!

She also stalked a scritch behind the ear after she spotted us spotting her!

She also stalked a scritch behind the ear after she spotted us spotting her!

Spot the Kitty is on the Move! Today’s Kitties Spotted in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Spot the Kitty is out kitty-spotting again, this time in Russia! Our first stop on our Russian kitty tour: St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg is a beautiful city, but there don’t seem to be many cats out and about.  People, yes; cats, no. We did manage to spot a couple of nice kitties during our explorations:

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

this kitty scampered off before I could zoom in on him, but here is a tiny close-up.

This kitty scampered off before I could zoom in on him, but here is a tiny close-up.

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

Can you spot this St. Petersburg kitty?

This beautiful little fuzzball of a tabby seems content in her home in St. Petersburg

This beautiful little fuzzball of a tabby seems content in her home in St. Petersburg

Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitty Cats Spotted in Siem Reap, Cambodia!

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We didn’t spot many kitties in Siem Reap. We were too busy exploring Angkor Wat, the Eighth Wonder of the World, which was strangely devoid of kitties. But we were lucky to spot this kitty at our hostel, the Amigo Villa Hostel.

This little kitty was very friendly and not hard to spot at all!

This little kitty was very friendly and not hard to spot at all!

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Then this kitty introduced us to her family:

These adorable kittens couldn't have been more than a couple of weeks old! The hostel proudly kept them where the little mama cat put them, in the cupboard under the reception desk.

These adorable kittens couldn’t have been more than a couple of weeks old! The hostel proudly kept them where the little mama cat put them, in the cupboard under the reception desk.

She didn't seem big enough to be a mother, but she took good care of her babies.

She didn’t seem big enough to be a mother, but she took good care of her babies.

 

We are sad to be finishing our exciting trip, but what a great way to end it — meeting these sweet little kittens! Next time you travel to Cambodia, these little guys will be all grown up and ready to play Spot the Kitty with you!

by KI Borrowman