For the most of you it’s nothing new that a large part of my motives und uploads are cats and dogs. But you don’t know, that almost all of those four-legged friends live in my neighborhood. It is really unusual not coming across with a new furry neighbor when I take a step outside. In Germany we are used to rigorous regulation and as a result pets must belong to someone. This is entirely different in Serbia. Here it is just as usual to own a dog – especially in the countryside – but in the cities you can find many stray dogs or “communal-dogs”. The first-mentioned form often packs in which single dogs differ in age, size and breed. It is not uncommon that Labrador-retrievers or rottweilers are accompanied by sausage dogs or pikeneses. “Communal-dogs” belong to nobody but they are fed and supplied by various families or the whole neighborhood. Among the cats the differences are significantly greater than in Germany. It is unusual that someone own a cat and it is rarer that someone keeps it in his own four walls. More common are abandoned cats or “communal-cats”. One ought to think that this concept can’t work but you underestimate the creativity and flexibility of the dogs and cats and the people’s generosity. Meanwhile I’ve purchased a food bowl too, which I stock up regularly. Especially then, when a new “neighbor” comes around to introduce himself. 🙂
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