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Cat from Petra {Jordan}

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Meet the cat that guards the pink city of Petra, Jordan

My friends from the travel blog Far Away at Home just got back from a trip to Jordan and sent me these pictures of the cat that guards the entrance to the canyon nearby Petra's historical site.

Famous for its rock-cut architecture and secret chambers, Petra is on many a traveler's bucket list. Several feral cats are lucky to call this World Heritage location their permanent home. The cat in these pictures is the most photographed of all. He truly is the guardian of the pink city.

“This cat loved to cuddle,” says Werner Gladines from Far Away at Home. “Until a dog came by. You'll notice in the last pictures that he looks very alert.”

Have you visited the historical site of Petra, Jordan? Did you see the feral cats?

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  1. Oh this place is on my bucket list for sure. This pussy cat looks so friendly that i would want to take him home. What's wrong around his face? Is it battle damage or just dark hair? I can see his intense look and dislike for the dog off camera

  2. Those cats are beautiful! I would love to visit that country as well.

  3. I've always wanted to go there - like the little cat. Maybe it's dirt on his nose?

  4. waves two ewe dood frum de far a way land oh trout....itz veree nice two meet ewe; ewe R one handsum cat ! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

  5. What an interesting cat.
    Thanks for linking up at

  6. He looks and behaves like a true guardian of the place. I would love to go there someday!

  7. I've been to Petra. Very amazing place. The cat looks like the sand and rocks. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

  8. If your going to be feral what a place to call home!I have not been to Jordan, but I rememebr a simular site at an ancient site in Rome. The cats set up home. We watched a couple for a few minutes then a sea of cats appeared as a local came to feed them!

  9. So beautiful! This kitty has a gorgeous colors. :) I would love to visit these places one day. I've always wanted to go on one of those tours of biblical sites.

  10. Such a beautiful cat. I've never been overseas, but would love to visit Israel.

  11. Such a gorgeous cat!!! He is a good guard!

    1. I missed this place, I was there 20 years ago. have a nice week-end.