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Published:May 29th, 2016 10:12 EST

Cat Heaven

By Robert Paul Reyes

"It`s one of those `perfect` island spots: unspoiled rocky and sandy beaches, aquamarine water, flamingos and seagulls practically undisturbed by massive tourism. No shops or big hotels and only six inhabitants.

However, that`s the number of  two-legged inhabitants. Because the Su Pallosu beach on the Mediterranean Italian island of Sardinia is in fact overrun by another species of permanent beach bum " a colony of tame cats roaming the dunes, basking in the sun, playing with the waves and mingling with `cat-watching` visitors.

The feline sanctuary of Su Pallosu in Sardinia hosts a total of 61 cats, all endowed with microchips, 40 of which fully free and 21 receiving health care in an enclosed shelter."


Who says heaven is a myth? An island with beautiful beaches, no hotels or shops catering to tourists and dozens of domesticated felines is my version of paradise.

Not even if a string bikini clad Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O`Donnell could spoil this beautiful island.

This feline sanctuary is the cat`s meow, I just pray that it would be overrun by tourists.

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