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Cats from Marrakesh {Morocco}

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"The people of Morocco love their cats and tolerate having them around more than any other culture I've experienced, and after two years of full-time travel, I saw quite a few," said photographer Lisa M. Collard, creator of the calendar Cats of Morocco.

"During my three months in the country, it was so hard to not want to take many of them, though it was clear that even the street cats were well taken care of. Morocco is a predominantly Muslim country, and cats are well respected in Islam. This was never more clear than on the streets. I never once saw anyone chase or harm a cat, and there were piles of food for them left all over. Also, the majority of the cats were very friendly and would come right up and ask for love."

hopeful cats

"The streets of the medinas (the old parts of the cities) are mazelike, particularly the markets where, as an American, I had to get used to seeing meat on display out in the open," Lisa M. Collard told Traveling Cats. "It wasn't uncommon to see cats staring at the butchers with hope in their eyes."

lucky cat

"I loved the lighting on this kitty in Marrakesh, and I thought that cat was, indeed, 'lucky'."

cat sleeping on tiles

In Marrakesh, the piles of wares for sale are so vast it's sometimes easy to overlook the cats that are often scattered in among them.

tiny kitten

"My boyfriend, Shaine, is a huge cat lover and simply could not resist the mew of every tiny kitten we passed by," Lisa M. Collard said. "He even fed the ones outside of our riad in Marrakesh sardines many times."
calendar cats of morocco

Do you love Lisa M. Collard's pictures of cats in Morocco? Then you will love her new calendar. Check it out here.

And because it's almost Christmas, Lisa M. Collard is giving away a calendar to one lucky reader of Traveling Cats. The giveaway is open worldwide, and a winner will be drawn on December 25th. Good luck!


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56 comments:

  1. Well, though I am a cat lover, if I am lucky enough to win, my niece is getting this calendar. She is a cat lover as well, and is suffering withdrawal while away at college. : )

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  2. I bet this calendar is filled with lots of cute kitties!
    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features linkup this week. Hope you will have a great weekend!

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  3. Hello, great kitty photos, I love the shot with the butcher. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much! The butchers are really kind about giving them scraps. Peace, Lisa

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  4. I have always dreamed of going to Morocco for its beauty culture AND cats! This only furthers my desire to do so! How do we enter the calendar contest? Count me in, please!

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    1. It's a wonderful place and a cat lovers paradise. https://www.zazzle.com/cats_of_morocco_calendar_2018_travel_cats-158084958927840813?rf=238742990185626058

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  5. The photo of the gentleman gently petting the kitten touched my soul. It would be wonderful to have a calendar of these cats

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    1. That man is certainly the highlight of my life :) and as you can see a deep lover of cats. You can get a calendar here: https://www.zazzle.com/cats_of_morocco_calendar_2018_travel_cats-158084958927840813?rf=238742990185626058

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  6. So many colors. I love that last shot.

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  7. Beautiful photos. I am glad they are well fed, but it breaks my heart that they are not all in a safe home.

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    1. Thank you. Well life is different there, the weather is nice and there aren't many cars in the main areas they live. So they seem pretty safe and loved, if that helps at all. ~Lisa

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  8. I don't recall cats when we visited Morocco, but my husband does! I love the last shot - the contrast of the ginger cat on the blue steps was inspired!

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    1. Awww, thank you! I loved the blue city the most! And they had the most cats...perhaps a connection? ;)

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  9. Your calendar is beautiful. I can see how much you enjoy those cats while you travel. Thanks for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't have a pet while traveling full-time so these street cats need to fill that hole in my life. ~Lisa

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  10. How wonderful. I wish our view was more Moroccan when it comes to displaced cats. Great post.

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  11. Great Blog. Beautiful pictures!

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  12. I want to win because I love cats!

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    1. Best of luck to you! If you don't win you can still get one here: https://www.zazzle.com/cats_of_morocco_calendar_2018_travel_cats-158084958927840813?rf=238742990185626058

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  13. These cats look just like my own, here in the US. With so many things in common, even the simple ones, it looks as though our world would be a kinder, gentler place.

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    1. It really helps that they mostly live in streets without cars. It would be great to have less traffic, wouldn't it? ~Lisa

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  14. I would love to win this, I love cats!

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  15. Awwww. I have an orange kitty just like the one curled up in the pic above!

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  16. Really love this, I haven't been to morocco and would love to see so many cats roaming the streets! Reminds me of lama island.

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    1. Thanks. Add it to your list. It's worth the effort to visit.

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  17. Beautiful, unique photos of cats, love it!
    Nancy
    tis-so at Hotmail.com

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    1. That's so kind of you Nancy, thank you.

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  18. As a crazy cat lady, I would absolutely love this.

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    1. You should get one ;)
      https://www.zazzle.com/cats_of_morocco_calendar_2018_travel_cats-158084958927840813?rf=238742990185626058

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  19. Such a lovely calendar with wonderful pictures!

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  20. Truly beautiful cats! I'm glad they are being taken care of!

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  21. Very beautiful calendar! I love the photos.

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    1. I appreciate you taking the time to look!

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  22. They are such fabulous photos! #TwinklyTuesdays

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  23. You found some wonderful kitties!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-explorer.html

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    1. Get yours today! :)
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    1. Thanks! There were a lot of cats in the meat selling district, that's for sure.

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  26. I love cat calendars!

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  27. well i want to win the calendar but

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    1. But?
      If you're not on social media you can buy one here: https://www.zazzle.com/cats_of_morocco_calendar_2018_travel_cats-158084958927840813?rf=238742990185626058

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  28. Cute cats as usual! Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  29. such an very beautiful calender

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