Friday, October 16, 2009

Waiting their turn

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To celebrate her first twenty years of living in Israel, a friend gave a party for all the diverse people who are part of her life here.
The dinner was held in the courtyard of a beautiful old stone house in the neighboring village of Ein Kerem.
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The guests included religious Jews and seculars, young and old, nuns and monks, and a Palestinian pastor from Bethlehem.
Conversations flowed in German, Hebrew, English, and French.

But even more fun to watch were the CATS.

They were so disciplined! They stood up tall to sniff the meat but never once jumped up on the serving tables.

They politely waited their turn. Toward the end of the evening enough little pieces of food had fallen on the floor that they could scavenge under our tables.

I'm happy to add these well-behaved cats to the weekly Camera-Critters menagerie.
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17 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Very classic description and it must have been ideal to be a part of this. I don't know about the cats.

Joy said...

Cats: always looking for an in to get a treat!

eileeninmd said...

Cute kittie, It is nice that it was desciplined. It could have had a feast it it jumped on the table. thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

They sure never met mine: any chance they get, they will get the best food off the table.

Dimple said...

I love cats. It's wonderful that these were trained to stay off the serving tables!

Cloudia said...

Even the cats live Shalom in Israel!


Aloha, Friend!

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Mediterranean kiwi said...

this is adorable - it happens everywhere!

kalgas - not a greek word, at least not to my knowledge

Dias Spot said...

wow! this cat knows proper etiquette....lol!

btw, this is my first time to join this meme,,,,here's mine:

http://www.gregdemcydias.com/2009/10/camera-critters-squirrel.html

Petrea said...

The party was so international, folks even spoke Cat!

Oskar said...

I don't think that our cats would have been so well behaved. yours must be very well trained!

Dina said...

Shalom friends, and thanks for your remarks.
I forgot to say that these cats at the inn seemed half wild, at least they were nowhere near petable.

Barbara Martin said...

Cats often are not that well behaved. These must have had prior experience that food would be forthoming.

Kay said...

Those are amazing cats.

Your friend must be a beautiful person to invite people of such diversity and to celebrate those friendships.

Robin said...

What a lovely way to celebrate a major milestone.

Calico Crazy said...

Sounds like a lovely get together. Those kitties are quite polite, mine would have been helping themselves.

Calico Contemplations

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

cute feline freinds

Louis la Vache said...

Meow!