Whenever you pack your bags and plan to leave for your much-awaited vacation, do you see a pair of two large cat eyes staring at you with envy? Ignoring the constant stare, you say goodbye to your feline friend, and with a heavy heart, you embark on your desired trip. However, if you are sick and tired of feeling guilty when leaving your cat at home, why not take it with you?
Nicknamed 'Wegie', one of the unique characteristic of these cats is that their top layer of fur is water resistant; it sheds water, protecting the underlying dense, wooly layer from moisture. Norwegian Forest cats were bred to withstand extremely cold weather, and their several layers of thick fur protect their bodies from freezing temperatures.
Aoshima is a 1-mile-long island located in the Ehime Prefecture of southern Japan, also known as “Cat Island.” On this island, the feline population actually outnumbers the human population by more than 10 to 1! With so many cats inhabiting this island, Aoshima has become a popular tourist destination.