Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cat World

In the past Mimi and Ollie have had the lion's share of photo opportunities.
Below you will find two pictures of Mr. B.



He is the roof cat - very ancient, scruffy and disreputable. Also very affectionate.
However, he isn't allowed in the house owing to his nasty smelly habits.



Here he is trying to clean himself up to make himself more socially acceptable.
Probably a lost cause.
But we like him anyway.



It is kitten season, so yesterday I went on a little tour.
This kitten and his mum live in the metal workers' square near the mellah.
The kitten spent most of his time trying to climb the palm tree and falling off.



This solitary character was sitting beneath a meat vendor's shop where we sometimes buy veggies in Djemma ElFna. He/she was attracting lots of attention from children who he allowed to pick him/her up.



These two tinies seem to live behind the bicycle by the tiny hanut (shop) about 20 feet from our front door.
I haven't seen their mother, though they are given food by the hanut owner.
One of them was wandering around yesterday afternoon and I was frightened it would get run over by a moped.
However, if one worried about all the cats in the medina all the time, one would have no peace at all.



These two slightly bigger kittens were enjoying their mother and the late afternoon warmth outside a shop in Mouassine.

12 comments:

EmE said...

te encantaría theo. ES mi gato rojo persa precioso. A ver si algun día hablo de él en mi blog.

M.
http://neverland2008-never-ending.blogspot.com/

willow said...

That solitary character is adorable...reminds me of our Muff, the cat we had when our kids were small. He must be a smart little guy if he's parked himself in front of the meat vendor!

Anonymous said...

All so different, all so lovely... cats, that is!!! Am now -7 from leaving. Can you send me your phone number so that I can get in touch with you when I come? I will be leaving my computer safely at home and switched off and not even thinking of going to check my emails anywhere!!!
Joan

Elizabeth said...

Dear Joan:
Looking forward to seeing you.
If you email me:
elizabethwix@hotmail.com
I will send you my phone # here.
We don't have an answer phone, so you have to keep trying........

CIELO said...

How cute!

pd: The house in the roses is having a dessert carnival… come and participate. It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!

Have a great day

cielo

Barbara said...

It is just as well that I don't live there. I would have a really hard time seeing all these feral cats, I would be wanting to take them all home as I know you probably do too.
Did not realise that you had lived in London my fellow turquoise friend!When we first came to our presetn house the bathroom was yellow and mauve. Yuk!

Britt-Arnhild said...

I've never been much of a cat lover, but I must confess - they are cute to look at :-)

Annie said...

I love cats and have 3 of my own, all taken off the streets, but there is a limit :-). I do love that little lone kitten though, just so sweet.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Elizabeth....such darling, darling photos! Reminds me of all those stray cats that populate the Greek islands. You can't eat at an outdoor cafe without tossing a good portion of whatever's on your plate toward them.

I may dig up some of the kitty photos I took the last time I was in Greece. Cats are so photogenic, especially in outdoor shots.

Thanks again for these lovely pics.

Regards,
Lavinia

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Elizabeth....such darling, darling photos! Reminds me of all those stray cats that populate the Greek islands. You can't eat at an outdoor cafe without tossing a good portion of whatever's on your plate toward them.

I may dig up some of the kitty photos I took the last time I was in Greece. Cats are so photogenic, especially in outdoor shots.

Thanks again for these lovely pics.

Regards,
Lavinia

Deniz said...

Hurray for Mr. B!!! So glad to see him so pleased with himself and his surroundings -

Hugs,
Deniz
xx

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Love the kitties...