Street Cats of Cairo

by Tina Meparishvili November. 19, 2016 5395 views

I did not enjoy anything more than chasing cats down the streets of Cairo.

I think the love was mutual between us.

Cat chilling in the sun

"Hey lady, why are you staring at me?"

Kitten

"Yes, I know I am cute. You don't need to repeat it over and over".

Ginger cat

"Hey, I like you. I'll call you mom from now on and you can take me home"

cat

"OK, so shall I run, or freeze, or meow, or stare?"

cat

"So, I am going to roar now and you'd better run."

cat

"You said WHAAAAT?"

GINGER CAT

"Meow mom, take me home!"

ginger cat

"Maaaan, these bugs..."

cats

"Earphones, fun!!!"


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Kara Bana 4 years, 1 month ago

#6 is looking particularly Egyptian. I like how 4 blends into the surroundings.

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Rame Tepo 4 years, 1 month ago

My trip through Cairo was made much warmer by a family of street cats that lived in the gardens of my hotel (1 mother cat, 1 father cat, and three little kittens). I am definitely a cat person, and oddly enough, they are one of my fondest travel memories. Your photos take me back to them. :)

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen Hooker 4 years, 1 month ago

So cute! They have much more siamese shaped faces than most British moggies - I guess it must be a local genetic feature.

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 2 months ago

Fun series of images and words! I love the roaring kitty. Very scary.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 2 months ago

Just a thought... the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats. How are they regarded in modern-day Egypt? Are these street cats left alone and seen as a way to keep the rodent population down, or are they seen as vermin themselves?

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
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