Stray cats of India

Now this is something I am very familiar with: shooting cats. Though in a country with an abundance of dogs, goats and cows on the streets – cats a harder to spot.
One of the photos caught the interest of a Swedish Somali Cat association – speculation due to genetic research had occured whether the breed (and the Abyssinian breed of cats) had originated in Southern India – instead of, as the name suggest in Ethiopia/Somalia.
And when a woman stumbled upon my photo of the black ticked (a feature shared by Somalis/Abyssinians) cat it fueled the speculation.

Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat

(ticked) Stray cat

(ticked) Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat

Stray cat - big male

Stray cat – big male

Stray cat and woman

Stray cat and woman

Stray kitten

Stray kitten