Here's a sampling of cats I encountered on a guided tour in Jerusalem's Old City last week.
These are the well-cared-for cats inside and outside a home in the Jewish Quarter.
But mostly the Old City has street cats, and LOTS of them.
We humans have to walk through a metal detector and have our bags X-rayed before entering the Western Wall Plaza, but this kitty just slipped through.
Scavenger cats under the restaurant tables in search of a fallen morsel.
(Animals on several continents are appearing at the weekly Camera-Critter Sunday.)