Cat from Sint-Amandsberg {Belgium} - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cat from Sint-Amandsberg {Belgium}

cat with yellow background
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woonzorgcentrum het heiveld
cat in elderly home
sheba the cat
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het heiveld
cat with piercing green eyes
cat with stunning green eyes
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het heiveld foto's
walking cat
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residential care centre cat
sint-amandsberg kat

This past weekend, the short film based on my story Next to Her (aka Avalon) was shot. It's the story of an elderly man, Maurice, who visits his wife with dementia at the hospital. A shared lunch is all they have left, but his wife's thoughts drift off towards the ghost of her cat, Avalon, whose picture sits on the bed stand 'next to her'. As Maurice gets more frustrated with his wife's behavior, the fine line between nurturing and torturing is easily crossed.

 The majority of Next to Her was lensed at the resident care centre Het Heiveld in Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium. Turned out Het Heiveld has a cat: Sheba. The cat loves to stroll through the hallways, peeps into the rooms, sunbathes in the garden, and keeps the elderly residents company at the refectory during lunch time. His food and water bowls sit together with a small scratching post next to the reception area. By following the cat around, I also discovered he has his own room with an even bigger cat tree. At the refectory is a framed picture of the cat. “Sheba is really kind and likes cuddles. We all love him,” one of the residents said.

 You can read the story on which the film is based here. You can see pictures of the film set here.


40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous kitty. I bet the residents do love a cat that will snuggle sometimes and let them pet him.

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  2. SO cute!!! Love all the colors in the last two!

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  3. Lovely cat, such a beautiful face
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. Is the setting for these photos a nursing home?
    Neat idea!

    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/say-yes-to-neigh.html

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  5. Aww! what a nice kitty and loves posing heheh!

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  6. Sheba looks as if she has a great home, and we bet the residents are so happy to have her around. And she is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth ad Calista Jo

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  7. Sheba provides a calmness for the residents, and does not surprise me they are in love with her. I love all the photos you have shared. She looks a little mischiefious in some :)
    Thank you for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie GIis WW this week.

    Hope you have a beautiful week!
    Karren

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  8. That's really wonderful that the nursing home has a cat, I bet she gets spoiled by all the elderly folks.

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  9. Oh, such a wonderful nursing home cat!

    ... and congratulations on your film shooting! I'm sure you're excited - and tired.

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  10. What a gorgeous kitty!
    How exciting the film based on your story was shot. The film set looks great!

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  11. Animals, especially cats and dogs, are wonderful to help senior citizens, children and people with disabilities and are perfect in a surrounding like this nursing home! What a gorgeous cat! Thank you so much for sharing these photos, I am smiling and happy to see this. :)

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  12. Sheba is a beautiful kitty! I'm so glad to see a facility like this giving a home to a cat. Cats (and other animals) can be very therapeutic for people in nursing homes. Your story sounds very intriguing. Congrats on getting it made into a film! That's a huge undertaking.

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  13. Your books sounds wonderful and how amazing that is being made into a film. Kitty is cute, too.

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  14. ~~~~~ waves to Sheba ....how total lee rockin kewl iz thiz !!!! we iz waitin for Avalon's books to come out in print form ♥♥♥♥ thanx for sharin de fotoz frum de filming....we N joyed looking at them ~~ ♥♥♥

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  15. Lovely cat.He has beautiful eyes and a sharp look....

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  16. Beautiful cat. Such lovely eyes :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  17. Sheba is gorgeous. Congratulations on the book and film.

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  18. What a big coincidence that the care centre where your story was shot had a cat. Sheba is such a beautiful kitty and the residents must love her company!

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  19. Awww what a gorgeous kitty!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  20. I bet she brings much joy to those residents. She is gorgeous!

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  21. What a beautiful cat and I love those green eyes.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  22. Oh those eyes! What a gorgeous kitty!

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  23. Those shots are glorious. So colorful and beautiful! Thanks so much for posting them.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  24. What an amazing story, we can't wait for Mommy to read it to us. We love the photos!

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  25. Sheba is beautiful. I'm sure he brings lots of joy to the residents.

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  26. I think Sheba brings lots of smiles and happiness to the people she visits. I visit old soldiers at the VA in my therapy work, but I have to stay on my leash. Lots of my friends there wish I could stay.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  27. Such a sweet kitty and we're proud of the job she has, and does so well.

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  28. Cute! Cute! Cute!
    Kisses, sweetheart!

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  29. Sheba is beautiful, and how wonderful that she has such an important job. What a blessing she must be to the residents!

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  30. So adorable! Sheba looks like she was giving you a tour. :)

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  31. Oh, beautiful kitty.... What a great story. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop (myflagstaffhome.com).

    Jennifer

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  32. What a beautiful kitty! Those eyes...

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  33. Such a beautiful cat! I am so happy he is with those elderly people!

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