Sunday, January 4, 2015

A cared-for cat living in a cemetery

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Half-hidden discreetly between the tombs:  a dish of milk, a dish of kibbles, and a cat-carrier with bedding inside.


I only recently discovered this fascinating cemetery in Beer Sheva.
It had no name, no signs. 
I'm not sure if it is only for non-Jews or if it is an "alternative" cemetery for anyone seeking burial outside the rules of the rabbis.
It is right next to the British War Cemetery.
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(Because of the strange kitty corner found there, I will link to Camera Critters meme.)
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P.S.  For the readers who enjoyed the fancy mailbox in my previous post, I should add that it hangs at the entrance to the old and beautiful building which houses what I think is called the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, near Safra Square.
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9 comments:

Birdman said...

Must be one heck of a cat lover. Meow!

William Kendall said...

I suppose a cat would be good company while paying your respects to a loved one, so the cat gets cared for while having the run of the place.

Hels said...

I remember a loyal dog in Scotland who wouldn't leave his owner, even after the owner was buried in a cemetery. So the cemetery staff fed Greyfriars Bobby each day and gave it a rug to sleep on.

Petrea Burchard said...

My imagination thinks there's a mystery here, about a cat and its dead master. Whatever the story, I'm glad kitty is cared for.

VP said...

OK, this is a first: I have seen cats in railway stations, ports, but not in a cemetery...

Petrea Burchard said...

Hels, there's a similar story in Japan about a dog who waited for his master at the train every day. Even after the master died, the dog waited. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D

cieldequimper said...

It's nice to know that one kitty isn't about to end in its grave...

Kay said...

Someone who once loved cats must be buried there. Perhaps?

Spiderdama said...

I think we have a cat cemetery also here.. Our Timmy has been gone for several weeks no, I think he is dead..