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Cats from Westende {Belgium}

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Have you read the terrifying suspense book The Strangers Outside?

If you have, you may be familiar with the location featured in these photos.

In The Strangers Outside, two families go on vacation to a resort at the Belgian seaside village Westende. But little do they know they're being surrounded. Shortly after their arrival, they come face to face with 'the strangers outside.' When the assailants make their intentions known, things take a shockingly terrible turn, and an intense battle for survival will begin.

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The cats on these photos live near the vacation rental where the story's main characters are staying and being slaughtered.

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To quote the book: “It was a massive complex of independent structures, each connected by meandering pathways. Louise’s grandmother called the brown houses with low flat ceilings 'military bunkers.' Even the long, narrow gardens looked alike. Ugly or not, they conveyed a sense of security, warmth, and safety.”

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The house where these cats live, although it's located outside of the complex, is featured in the book as well.

At a certain point, a character named Claire manages to escape from the masked strangers and runs out of the domain and toward the only house that is showing some light. From behind the window, she sees a senior couple watching a game show on television from the comfort of their soft leather futon. She pounds the door and rings the doorbell, but despite Claire's effort to get their attention, the couple doesn't hear her. Meanwhile, the masked figures are approaching fast.

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Westende is a lot more peaceful than in the novel, though, so the cats are safe. In fact, they seemed to be rather spoiled, so no need to worry.

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Do you want to see these cats yourself?

They live in a street named Jagerspad in Westende. The main resort from the novel is located in the Heidestraat, just in front.

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Will you dare to read The Strangers Outside before visiting these cats?

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  2. That book sounds amazing and the cats are so cute! The gray one looks especially fit for the part lol.

  3. The cats do seem to be lurking like those in your book.

  4. I would be terrified if the hoodies came off and the cats' faces were under them. I love the pussy cats who look very healthy. The book sounds excellent but I would be quite scared

  5. Thanks for sharing that book. It sounds like a really great read. The kitties look so adorable in the photos. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  6. I have never read "The Strangers Outside", but I would love to visit the cats! Great photos!

  7. Some great photos here - and a new book to add to my tbr list! Thanks for sharing #pocolo

  8. Hello, I have to add that book to my TBR list. I love the cute kitties, They do look healthy and happy. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and wishing new a new week ahead.

  9. I always love reading your blog - the cats are so cute!
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo