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The Catman of Parliament Hill

post #1 of 14
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On my recent trip to Ottawa, one of the things I absolutely had to do was visit the Catman of Parliament Hill:

http://www.canoe.ca/Travel/Canada/On...06/449626.html

M. Chartrand was there at the time putting out dinner for his cats. Since the above article was written, his population of feral cats has increased to 30, plus he has several raccoons! Only one feral cat was there at the time, although he said they would be along shortly since it was dinner time! There were several raccoons having dinner when I was there! Here are some pics!



The plaque in front of the enclosure.



One of the feral cats of Parliament Hill.


DinDin for the raccoons!








Where they all live!!!!!
post #2 of 14
I love that house for the kitties!
post #3 of 14
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The "multi-condo" or the big one with the flag!
post #4 of 14
OOOH next time I go up to the Hill I will have to check that out - I think we have a work trip planned for December
post #5 of 14
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It's definitely worth fitting in. If you're wondering how to find them, you go around to the back of the Parliament buildings on the left and he's right back there!
post #6 of 14
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By the way, where are you??? I'm probably going to be up there in December again as well?
post #7 of 14
There's a place in Key West FL like that, where the writer Ernest Hemingway lived. All the cats are polydactyls... teehee... that's a funny word. Why don't they just say "6 toes?"

http://www.hemingwayhome.com/HTML/our_cats.htm
post #8 of 14
I am West of Toronto, in Burlington but I work at Queens Park so have plenty of opportunities to visit the Hill
post #9 of 14
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Hey, my daughter used to work at Queen's Park, for ORC!
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
There's a place in Key West FL like that, where the writer Ernest Hemingway lived. All the cats are polydactyls... teehee... that's a funny word. Why don't they just say "6 toes?"

http://www.hemingwayhome.com/HTML/our_cats.htm

That's really neat, Neet! If I'm ever down in Key West, I definitely plan to visit. I've heard about the Hemingway cats before and would love to see them! If you're ever in Ottawa, the cats of Parliament Hill are worth a visit. M. Chartrand looks after them himself, depending on donations from the public!
post #11 of 14
That's a fantastic arrangement he has for the cats (and raccoons). I'm amazed he can do it on donations alone. And according to the article at travel Canada all are spayed or neutered- WOW. There must be lots of his own money involved. Hugs to M. Chartrand.
post #12 of 14
That's really neat.
post #13 of 14
That is awesome!
I was showing it to DH and he says "thats going to be us someday isn't it?"
It sure would be nice!!
post #14 of 14
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It would, wouldn't it!
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