Lucera residents turned the city’s main Christmas tree into a home for stray cats
When the city authorities came up with the original design of the 2022 Christmas tree, they did not even think that the cats that traditionally live in the square would mistake it for a new home.
Italy turned out to be one of the first European countries to receive a pandemic.
Almost two years have passed since then, and the small town of Lucera has learned to live in a new way.
The Christmas tree will appear in the main square, but it is decorated in an unusual way.
Instead of traditional lights and balls, it was decorated with small wooden houses with funny figured windows and doors.
But what no one expected was that metaphorical houses would become literal home for a gang of city cats.
Striped and spotted, street robbers enthusiastically accepted the idea of building for them a huge climbing hole in the main city square.
In fact, you could say that people just offered the cats one house instead of another.
Cats have always lived on the main square of Lucera.
They were fed, stroked and photographed here.
But then people brought the frame of the Christmas tree to the square and took the traditional cat’s place.
But the tailed residents were not offended.
They decided that it was just a gift from the townspeople.
The tree was built as a reminder of the difficult times the world has to go through.
But the tailed residents took it for themselves and turned it into a personal amusement park, which their two-legged neighbors are only happy about.
“This is a symbol of hope,” they say.