Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ollie and Mimi: Marrakshi Cats




Mimi arrived on the roof one day and then moved in.
 She was young and elegant. Soon she was a young mother.


We kept one of her boy kittens, Ollie, who was very curious about water. 
He could stare at a dripping faucet for hours.


Here he is looking young and tough and bold.


Here he is at the top of the stairs leading up to the roof. 
Note the traditional old tiles and the metal lamp which holds a candle.
The silhouette on the metal door is of the  big old cat who lives on the roof.


Here are Mimi and Ollie snuggling together.


35 comments:

anne said...

that is just too adorable :)

Ines said...

Wonderful pictures- thank you!

I love cats- we have 3 cats and a little dog.

Have a good time- Ines

Susan said...

What adorable cats! Were you able to bring them back with you or did you find them new homes?

Susan
http://susan-potpouri.blogspot.com/

Angelina Fong Designs said...

Love the pic of the boy cat staring into the sink. Precious! And of course the last snuggling picture. Awww....

Giulia said...

So wonderful. I had a cat Ollie, too. Mimi is lovely...always like to see cats in other lands, particularly all around the Mediterranean.

Sak said...

last pic looks cute..

jomyshyne1 said...

These felines look to be as delightfully marked as the art around the place... I think you captured their characters and moods with some pretty top photography - without knowing them first hand LOL! Just wanted to say Well done! X

Californian said...

Cat is everywhere here

Far and near

Some cats are playful

Some are beautiful

peach57701 said...

omg your cats are so cute

Gus said...

Nice pictures of your cats. It is good to show some value about animals

moroccomama said...

Last year we rescued 4 kittens. We kept one and she's very pregnant now. Oops, I didn't get her to the vet on time. But our kids are so excited. Cats are in no short supply in Morocco!

Tresa69 said...

I enjoyed this. I am a cat lover. Have a wonderful day. Hugs

Bethany Rae said...

Your pictures are gorgeous, as are their descriptions. I enjoy your perspective immensely. Keep it up.

LauraEgland said...

That sink is GORGEOUS. Can you tell me what it is made of please?

Kiki said...

Aww :D Beautiful photo blog. Love it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos of two adorable looking cats.

Ola said...

The last picture is so cute!

Ana said...

I loved your photos. I also have a cat named Rubens.

A happy day for you.

Ana

Elizabeth said...

Marocmama:

Mimi
was one of the very few cats in the medina to be
'fixed'
she did not like her plastic halo at all!
Good luck with your kittens

G-Newton said...

that is alot of cats my friend!

Ujungkulon Tour Guide said...

When I was a little kid, I always sleep with my cats. Now I can't do it anymore since I was married... 8=)

joegrimjow said...

that cat remind my childhood time!
really miss it

Anil P said...

Ah, companionship to live for. The last picture of them together is very adorable.

Wonder what message water drops carry.

Mrs Marjorie Bahhaj said...

Your photographic eye for artistic study is wonderful. Each picture tells a story and is so enriching... I found your blog by chance and I am so happy to have found it... I have not been to Marrakesh yet...but feel I have through this visit to your blog. My time in Maroc is in Sidi Rahal and Casablanca... but my husband promises to take me to Marrakesh one day....at the moment I am trying to get him to join me here in the UK.... a challenge but necessary...as man and wife...thanks for your sharing.xx
http://husbandsandwivesunited.blogspot.com/

Karuna Di said...

These cats are sooo cute, I love watching them. Thanks for posting these cute pics on your blog. I am new to blogging.

http://simplystayingalive.blogspot.com/

ajie said...

nice cat...like it

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A. Nonni Muss said...

Love the cats and photographs. Photographer is to be commended.

spacedlaw said...

So sweet!
(Hi. I came here via Blogs of Note)

Anonymous said...

Eu acho que vi um gatinho.

bee said...

Love your cats ....check out mine..
btw you have a beautifully simple blog..
love to come back..

TheHumorist said...

Very interesting, all the pictures of Morroco.

Liz said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your Marrakesh with us.

Gandhi said...

Best Pics i hv ever seen..

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j. said...

aw, how lovely.
you have quite a grand blog; thank you for sharing.