Saturday, July 24, 2010

College cats

What an ingenious way to provide clear cool water to the many cats that roam the Hebrew University campus!
If you click on this photo you can just see the cat's tongue licking the water trickling out of the ancient pithos.
The jar is slightly, cunningly, slanted.
It is filled with broken up old roof tiles (like those on the ground), I guess so if some heavy bird were to land on it for a bath, it would not tip over.
On these boiling hot summer days, a good water source for animals in so important.

Cats feel safe and right at home on the Givat Ram campus.
Plenty of food left over from the students' picnics on the lawns; plenty of migrating and stay-at-home birds to try to catch; no beasts of prey; and only friendly people around.
Everyone sitting under their vine and fig tree, and none shall make them afraid.
Sounds like a Biblical prophetic vision come true!
For the friends of animals and animal friends at Camera-Critters Sunday.


Georgia said...

Thats is beautiful! I love the cat sleeping under the fig tree...adorable

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice photos.

Nikki-ann said...

So cute :) Who would have thought a campus would have cats! :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Yes I too was surprised to read of college cats. cat's tongues always make me smile - so prickly to the touch! Ella, our cat often licks my hand - always makes me smile, almost a tickle.

Michele said...

I did see his tongue! It made me smile =) How sweet. It's nice to see that the cats are well taken care off!!!

Kay said...

Sounds like cat heaven to me, but I hope there's some kind of litter box nearby. That water barrel is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

great photo!thanks for sharing with.

Olga said...

Ahhh - these pictures made me nostalgic. I've got my undergraduate degree in Hebrew University (computer science, in Givat Ram campus) - sometimes I forget how beautiful the campus is. Thanks for sharing!

Archaeogoddess said...

Looks like the cats at HU have got it made! I'd love to be lounging under a fig tree right about now.