Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sharing a bench

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Face to face, two felines in Chile Square, Jerusalem.
The lion is the symbol of Jerusalem, while the stray cat can be found everywhere in Israel.

This picture has a shadow for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot meme, an animal for Camera-Critters, and a bench for bench-collectors RuneE and Vogon Poet.
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When I sat down to drink water, this surprisingly friendly feline proceeded to walk back and forth across my lap.
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29 comments:

tinasphotoblog said...

Is it common in Jerusalem that you place benches in the pavement for the cats to sit in? Just curious........ :D

Sarah said...

I like your two cats! The one on the left looks very like mine!

RuneE said...

I'm sure that the cat felt itself as a lion - it looks that way. Very comfy on that bench.

Not many benches from me lately. Partly because I just haven't any worth posting, and partly due to lack of time.

Thank you for the comments!

L. D. Burgus said...

She was glad to share her bench with you, but you had to work for it.

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot, Dina, I love the bench! And what a cute and friendly cat! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

VP said...

Thank you for you kind quote of my 'collective' blog. It's obvious that this one will end up there soon!

Jedediah said...

I like the way the cat and the lion are facing each other, great capture :)

Reader Wil said...

Cats find their own people, which they educate and train. LOL! They are always frienly to the right people. My post is about a cat, who has trained her manservant properly.
BTW The bench is very good!

Sweet Repose said...

Love the red bench and the feline is just an open invitation to sit a spell traverer.

cieldequimper said...

Sweet!

I don't want to watch tv, even on the computer! Radio and written press are my things, thanks though.

Jilly said...

How lovely - the expression and the capture.

Thanks for your lovely comment on Menton, Dina. You are so right, old towns and villages are so easy to love. You can absolutely feel the years and the history in them.

Paulie said...

I saw your comment about a bench on Rune's blog and came by to see it since I love benches (and have my bench blog under PERBS)

This is a beautiful bench and I am glad I did not miss it. I had a very unusual bench shape on my blog Friday. . . IF you care to see it, drop by:
href="http://fortheloveofbencescontinued.blogspot.com/"here

Laura Hegfield said...

:)

Ralph said...

I imagine the kitty looking at the lion and really wondering if he is really related to the big cat. The feline isn't particularly worried, in fact, he will even 'let' you sit on the bench, but only on the opposite side unless you have some kibble treats to offer...

Lavender Cottage said...

Well, even wild cats need a litltle TLC and the contact with you seemed to do it!
Cute photo of the cat by itself.

crederae said...

p.s. c'est moi crederae pas Mona Lisa.

crederae said...

bonjour chère Dina,c'est un beau banc.
Cette semaine je me suis assise sur un banc si hilare. C'était construit pour les adolescents mais quelquefois ce que on demande des adolescents c'est un peu trop.
shalom

crederae said...

Dina
I guess I should translate this is a bit tricky ha ha.
this week I sat on this narrow wooden construction that was intended for adolescents and it was hilariously uncomfortable and this leads to the metaphor of how we sometimes expect too much of kids.
shalom
pass the popcorn
I enjoyed your past posts also.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice shot!

Hilda said...

This made me smile. The cat looks like s/he's consulting the lion. A stray that friendly would surprise me too.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Wee feral feline,
are you as fierce as the king
of all the world’s beasts?

Stony Shadows

Jew Wishes said...

There is something about a bench that I can't define, and why I love taking photos of them.

This is beautiful, Dina.

Adira said...

Great catch with the cat looking at the lion like that!

I'm trying to imagine what the cat was thinking as he looked at the lion in the bench.

Hey Harriet said...

That's interesting to learn that stray cats are everywhere in Israel. I had no idea! He/she looks like a happy cat :) Have a great week Dina!

Olga said...

Thanks Dina for your ever so nice comments! Have a great week, and I'll make sure to include a picture of a Tel Aviv cat in the future, to support your statement about cats anywhere in Israel :-)

siromade08 said...

That's a cute little thing sitting on the beach. Looks fun.

Leif Hagen said...

You hit a "few birds with one stone" with this photo! Cute cat on a bench!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice capture, such a cute little kitty. It looks like she is really looking at the that Lion.

Catherine said...

Sharing a bench...and sharing a post ! Three meme in one post ! Very useful topic and funny.