Cats from Essaouira {Morocco} - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Essaouira {Morocco}

essaouira calendar

"The streets of the coastal town of Essaouira are quieter than some of the other intense Moroccan cities, and the cats were the most friendly of a country full of loving cats," says photographer Lisa M. Collard.

In fact, the many cats were such a joy to photograph that she turned them into a calendar: Cats of Morocco.

earth eyes kitten

"Looking into this little kitten's earth-colored eyes made want to scoop into my backpack and take her along," Lisa M. Collard told Traveling Cats. "We went back to visit Essaouira again a few weeks later and she was bigger and still thriving."

cat clutch

A large clowder had taken over this narrow alley in Essaouira.

cat house essaouira

"This is one of my favorite photos from Essaouira," Linda M. Collard said. "It had been raining a lot and some kind soul had made this little, waterproofed cat house for a momma and her litter of babies. I passed by here every day to check on them, and they always had fresh water and food and clean bedding."

By the way, the cover image from the calendar was taken in this town.

cats of morocco calendar

Lisa M. Collard is giving away one Cats of Morocco calendar to one lucky reader of Traveling Cats. To enter, fill in the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open worldwide, and we will announce the winner on December 25th.

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  1. what an awesome calendar !!! best fishes to everyone on winning it ~~~ hope you are well Vanessa ♥♥☺☺

  2. What awesome pictures all the cats are beautiful.

  3. Lovely pictures. I have been to Essaoirra , definitely my favourite place in Morrocco. So beautiful.

  4. Mom is just now posting about Essaouira and she did capture a few cats too, but these cats are in better condition than the ones she found.

    Emma and Buster

  5. The eyes of the kitten in the second photo are captivating - I'd have wanted to scoop that one u pas well!
    Thanks for linking up at

  6. The first photo is my favourite - it fits with my (quite possibly inaccurate) image of Morocco.

  7. Oh my! These eyes!! <3 I fell in love with him :D