Kuwaiti cat

I really like cats. Oh, I like dogs as well, but cats – so mysterious, beautiful and independent, a cat is always her own boss. So I thought I’d begin a new series – a sporadic one, but a series nonetheless: Cats of the world. First out are these cool Kuwaiti cats.

Going through photos from my jaunt through bits of the Arabian Peninsula last autumn, I stumbled over these. Cats are such photogenic creatures. Even when rummaging through the rubbish…

… or attacking a fish its own size:

In Kuwait’s wonderful old souq, where everything is for sale, from animal parts I’d never consider eating – to designer label keffiyeh (head scarves a la Yassir Arafat), one cat guarded the goods, while the other just lounged about.

Finally, a cat in camouflage: