As promised here are some of the images I took whilst visiting the Poezenboot. A rescue home for stray and abandoned cats, it is based on a little boat moored on one of the beautiful canals in Amsterdam (I know, it sounds like something out of a fairytale).
Full of toys, beds and cosy spots to hide in the boat is a haven for felines which, until recently, have had a less than happy life. Most of the cats were very shy and didn't seem to trust people but you could tell they were all very content with their surroundings and with each other. A tiny black cat took a particular liking to me and I spent a lot of time scratching him behind his ears.
There was an outdoor section which was very safe to prevent the cats from falling overboard (!) and they seemed to have a lot of fun teasing the swans which swam up every now and then for a curious peak.
The people working there are doing a fantastic job at caring for the animals, welcoming visitors and keeping everything spotlessly clean. Head on over to their website if you'd like to find out more or make a donation.