The cats of Morocco

January 20, 2014

You go to the souk, cats. You walk down the street, cats. You sit down to eat outside, begging cats. Cats, cats, everywhere cats. It felt like paradise! Of course I had to take load of pictures of them. Here are some of the best. Enjoy!

“Come on, push your leg higher! No pain no gain!”

Snoozing cats are also a main theme on here.

It was the very first time I’ve ever seen cats begging at the table like dogs.

Some of he cats look dirty and scruffy but they always look well fed, happy and relaxed.

Any place is good for a bit of a rest. Even a scooter.

Little kitteh, sat outside the fabulous Topolina shop. More on that very soon!

I’ve never seen cats ‘talk’ so much like they did in Marrakech. As you will see, I have several photos of cats with their mouths open. They’re not hissing or being unpleasant, just being vocal in asking for attention and cuddles.

Move over Hans Silvester, I can take cool photos of cats with blue backgrounds too!

 What’s better than one cat? Two cats, that’s what!

Stretchy stretchy!

I don’t know what this little one was asking for. After all these years I still haven’t mastered catuguese.

Ginger cat (another one).

“Yes, I’m tucked away here, with the rest of the merchandise. I’m a very organized cat.”

“What have you got for me, buddy?”

I can see the ZZZZZ coming out of his little head.

A very regal lady, at the Saadian Tombs.

“Whatcha lookin’ at?”

Cat naps can be taken anywhere.

“Hey, give me some of that good looking fish! I’m waiting!”

Happy cat.

This little lady reminded me so much of my cat Biryani it was uncanny. She was also very sweet and we clearly took a shine to each other as she didn’t leave my side the whole time I was sat there.

This one could be titled War and Peace.

This post is getting a bit too long, I need a nap.

 Kitty says bye!

I hope you enjoyed these – they were all taken in Marrakech and Essaouira. I have lots of posts to do about Morocco but I’ve been putting it off as I am a bit under the weather at the moment. I will try to do it asap, little by little. Have a lovely week!

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  • Reply Ella January 20, 2014 at 07:44

    Oh what fabulous pictures, so beautiful! Always amazes me how different the cats are in different countries. Hope to get to Morocco one day, it looks so vibrant. Did they have Moroccan Meows!

    • Reply Mrs D January 20, 2014 at 09:13

      I know, I was surprised at how their behaviour was so different. I’m sure they did, I just don’t speak any Catabic! lol

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House January 20, 2014 at 09:15

    I hope you feel better doll. I’m not a huge cat person to be honest. I’ve only ever liked two cats in my whole life and the rest not at all. Not sure why, I got scratched badly as a child by one and I’ve not liked them ever since. Although big cats like leopards and stuff fascinate me, little ones like these not so much. Love the colours around though!! Have a wonderful week doll & get better x

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:34

      You dear… not all cats scratch 🙂 You need to meet some nice kitty cats, I think!

  • Reply jane at the flight platform January 20, 2014 at 10:39

    yes loved them and cant wait to see the rest of your Moroccan pictures xxx

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:37

      I’ll be posting them as I have time and opportunity… I have so many…

  • Reply Imogen January 20, 2014 at 11:41

    Cats everywhere? That sounds perfect. These pictures are adorable, I love kitty cats so much. Especially the kitty on the tapestry chair, that is beautiful.

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:40

      It really is. I nearly melted, as it was so cute…

  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil January 20, 2014 at 12:14

    Great post! Love the fabrics (that chair!) and tiles in the background, and the versatility of napping places. 🙂 Feel better soon, xo

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:41

      They’re too cute and they look so happy 🙂

  • Reply ariane January 20, 2014 at 14:23

    Those are cute cat pics –
    Love where they nap – Unexpected! Great shots Sara!


    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:42

      Cats are so photogenic, I had nothing to do with it 🙂

  • Reply jocelina January 20, 2014 at 19:17

    Such a creative way to look at a destination! I’m not even a fan of cats but LOVE these pics. It could easily be featured in a travel magazine 😀

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:43

      Oh, you’ll be surprised with all the posts I have in the backburner about this trip…

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 13:21

      I agree! I’m very proud of myself (and the models do help a lot too).

  • Reply Curtise January 20, 2014 at 20:52

    As a fellow cat lover, I adore these photos! Hope you feel better soon, Sara. xxx

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:43

      Cats are brilliant!

  • Reply Lovely Sara January 20, 2014 at 21:28

    Oh my, so lovely! Can I adopt them all please? I love cats so very much and it makes me sad that I can’t have one at the moment, because I am not regularly enough at home and live on the sixth floor where the cat had a not so nice life. I hope this will change one day, till then I make strange sounds while looking at pictures like this and take holiday cat shots as well 😉 Love, Sara xxx

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 11:46

      You can have half and I’ll take the other half 🙂

  • Reply marylou January 21, 2014 at 19:19

    oh gosh that was kitten heaven! one is more adorable than the other! i´m in love.
    wiii crazy cat ladies united;)

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 13:22

      Cat ladies of the world, unite!

  • Reply Jennie January 22, 2014 at 22:17

    Such a lovely post & loads of absolutely stunning captures. Cats are tremendous models when they want to be…xXx

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 13:35

      I couldn’t have done it without them!

  • Reply Natalie Tamara January 27, 2014 at 11:29

    Aww love these photos! It always amazes me how self-sufficient these cats are too – not to mention they always pop up when you least expect them. The stretching one is my fave 🙂

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 14:07

      Absolutely! They were everywhere and people really treated them well. It was amazing to see.

  • Reply Little Miss Joey January 27, 2014 at 13:23

    LOVE THESE CATS, all of them!
    And the post, it’s adorable 😀

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 14:09

      I know, I wanted to bring them all home 🙂 I don’t think my housemate would appreciate it though…

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