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:

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  1. Nick 1 March 2010 at 1438 - Reply

    Yep, a dog rooting through the rubbish just doesn’t have the same class!

    Off topic a bit – my cat has learned to open cupboard doors, even ones tightly shut! Nothing is safe…

  2. David Jr 2 March 2010 at 1646 - Reply

    Hi Sophie, love the idea of cats here as I have one myself. A Siamese-mix-local-Malaysian female who is really spoiled by my partner. Eats high grade cat chips and boiled chicken breast… ouch.

    Nice stuff here and love the last camo-cat pic!

    Malaysia Asia

  3. Robert 3 March 2010 at 1238 - Reply

    Great idea for a series. I love cats! By the way, here in Tallinn there’s a Cat’s Well – do you know about it?

  4. MIchael Lynch 3 March 2010 at 1730 - Reply

    Cat lovers all around the world will be visiting. I told 10,000,000 of htem about this just a few minutes ago !


  5. inka 3 March 2010 at 1808 - Reply

    For once I’m not with you. Cat hair gives me asthma, but I understand cat lovers. Tweeted, dinged and linged anyway. What’s a bit of suffocation among friends!

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  7. Cate 7 May 2010 at 1924 - Reply

    Cats are wonderful if fed well and not flea ridden. Some of these strays looks a bit sad.

  8. tina 3 May 2011 at 0438 - Reply

    I adopted a cat from Kuwait who was abandoned in a shelter in NYC by a flight atendant. I love this cat so much – but he is really strange. He loves to yell out the window

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