One of the wonderful things about living in the old Medina of Fez is the speed with which rumours spread. the latest one appears to confirm what several people have noticed: there are fewer cats in the Medina.
The rumour is that there has been a cull of cats. Because of the huge number of Medina cats, a cull may have been necessary. Of course this is the time of year when all the kittens start their hazardous journey towards adulthood and with fewer competitors probably stand a better chance of survival.
However, as one Fez resident told us, some of her favourite cat characters are no longer to be seen. Thankfully a majority of the people of Fez are particularly kind to cats. Our neighbours here at The View from Fez have all been feeding the street cats. One kind soul even provided an old bag as a bed for a family of four kittens.
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According to one of our readers there has been a round-up of alley cats. What is certain is that the evening feline get-together at our local fountain is a much diminished affair.
So, if anyone knows the "real" story, do let us know. In the meantime, be kind to your local cats, after all, if it was not for them, we would probably have a problem with rats and mice.