© Photo : Internet project of the magazine «the Baltic Broadway»Logunova feeds the animals in Cotofana© Photo : Internet project of the magazine «the Baltic Broadway»
Officials from Zelenogradsk in Kaliningrad region came up with the original position — now it is your cotorep. Responsibilities are: to feed the cats in the city square and take care of them. Here already half a year is engaged in Svetlana Logunova is a military retiree, a teacher by profession. Catoche is especially made green jacket. The sight of a woman on a Bicycle in vivid form, four-legged swarm — now they will be fed. About the nuances of unusual work — in the material RIA Novosti.
«I am PR»
Svetlana Logunova journalists now in great demand. «I PR all made a star of some kind. In Zelenogradsk about me, and so long known — a small town, and I grew up here. But at the Federal level, to become famous, did not expect,» she laughs.
Logunov education teacher, worked at a kindergarten, then went to the frontier. «Many called me publications pensioner is not entirely correct. I’m a military retiree, I finish work in 43 years. And I’m only 54, I’m still young,» she says. Indeed, I dare not call her elderly — be it great shape. «No special activities, just a bike», explains the interviewee.
«Cotofana» and scraps
This year the administration of Zelenogradsk engaged in arrangement of city square. There, says Svetlana, there was always a lot of cats: a whole colony had settled down in the Park, the local fed them. Officials thought about it and decided to do the furry attraction. So there was «Cotofana» — a group of stylized sculptures of lions. After entered the office of kotosheva and posted the vacancy.
© Photo from personal archive of Svetlana Loganville bowl in the «Cotofana», followed by cotorep Svetlana© Photo from personal archive of Svetlana Loganville bowl in the «Cotofana», followed by cotorep Svetlana
I must say that the original offer Logunov responded immediately: he wasn’t sure I could handle. However, the townspeople literally pressed it.
«I have already engaged in the first year cats just by his heart — fed, sterilized, vaccinated. All Zelenogradsk knows me. Many people call me «Light Cycling» or «Light cats». People can see that cats are well-fed, clean. So as soon as a vacancy opened on the site of administration, a day later «caught» and began to persuade: that Light, it’s yours. At first I thought they were joking. And then I began to call, to write, attacked from all sides. In General, I lasted until the last day of accepting applications, and when it came to the administration, there was waiting for me,» — says the interviewee.
Especially for her stitched bright green jacket with emblem. «I’m very comfortable in it. On his chest made embroidery — black cat under the lamp. This is the unofficial symbol of Zelenogradsk is a city of cats,» she says.
© Photo : Internet project of the magazine «the Baltic Broadway»Logo with the cat on the jacket of kotosheva Lagunovoi© Photo : Internet project of the magazine «the Baltic Broadway»Logo with the cat on the jacket of kotosheva Lagunovoi
Her day in the Park by staffing only lasts an hour — from 12 to 13. Everything else is a personal initiative of Svetlana.
«People at first carried the bowl into the square and soups, and ear some with fish heads, bones, leftovers. I cleaned, explained, showed the better feed. Then I used to,» she says.
Catoche works on his own schedule: he feeds the animals in the evening and in the morning they are already accustomed to the mode of the day, and at lunch just checks the square. «The spectacle, of course, indescribable. I will only appear on the horizon, and fluffy is already going to run me. At first I did not understand how they recognize me? Maybe the bike creaks special? But there was a time when I was on foot, so they too me from afar ran. Tourists like this look, what beautiful cats, well kept, different, and even in such numbers, surprised and taking pictures,» explains Logunov.
«An evil man and hates cats and people»
Svetlana cares for other cats in the city. Only in her care of about 60 four-legged. Half a dozen living in her home basement. She tries to diversify the menu of animals, the diet not only dry food.
«I’m not alone, we, the initiative group — each looking out for their district. One of her friends monitors social networks, and my Internet is not friendly. And once I go at seven in the morning, come at ten in the evening. What kind of social network, there is no force!» — shrugs softly.
© Photo from personal archive of Svetlana Logunova Ogunbuyide with his granddaughter feeding the cats in the city© Photo from personal archive of Svetlana Logunova Ogunbuyide with his granddaughter feeding the cats in the city
According to her, family is a hobby, grew into the job, supports. «My husband sometimes grumbles because in my house, that is not the case. Jealous, perhaps, to cats. But it always helps if someone needs a car to take him to the vet, refuses. Especially when I became known to all Russia, his pride takes,» laughs catoche.
However, in order to feed all fluffy, Lagunovoi had to get another job. «You have to understand that to be kotosheva may be the only one who loves this business and loves unselfishly. My salary is only 5700 rubles. I was told that once again I people are not amused, because more can not give. But I do not consider it shameful to say, yet understand everything! All the expensive products, too. I would like to save, but fails. And on animals can you save? A second job isn’t connected to cats. I am a kindergarten teacher,» she explains.
Svetlana and the wheels the whole day — one thing after another. According to her calculations, for 15 years, practically gets off the bike. «Go around the clock, so slender,» she says.
Logunov complains that «cat work» meets not only the allies, and detractors. Svetlana pain recognizes that there are still those who poison cats and closes the basement. But such she is not angry, rather regret. «These people are evil, they are not only animals don’t love, and everyone, including other people. It is better to have these cats spayed or called me. We are ready to come, to take responsibility,» urged she. Svetlana was even thinking to organize some Fund, but until I was sure that someone besides her will need.