House Cats

This post is in response to Katzenworld‘s post Tummy Rub Tuesday! Also, I just wanted to proudly show off our current house cats 🙂 They are not very keen on tummy rubs though, so not all pictures are of cats lying on their backs. But they are all cute. Meet Shandy, Kali and Keshet!


This is Shandy. Our oldest son, Nadin, is obsessed with cats. He started begging for a cat when our last dog died and his baby brother didn’t really live up to his expectations as a playmate. We went looking around a cat rescue place and there was Shandy, a tiny little lost orange kitten. It was instant love for Nadin. We took Shandy home and he grew up to be a big, grumpy orange tom. After 7 years, Nadin still loves him the best, even though has been accessorised by many scratches through the years.

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I found Kali a year or two ago, searching through the garbage bins near our house. She was obviously a stray, not a feral cat, because she came to me meowing and followed me home. She was so thin that I could count her ribs through her fur, and she had half-healed wounds on her legs. After a few weeks of good food and a home of her own, she started looking pretty, fluffy and fit. Her time on the streets left Kali with an extreme fondness for food and we have to restrict her feeding, so she doesn’t get too fat.


Keshet, our latest addition, is secretly my favourite. She is sweet, cuddly and cute. She likes to play with water. Not to mention, she has wacky markings all over her body. There is spot on her side which looks exactly like a rubber bath duck. But the moustache is of course the most noticeable, and caused my friend Danya to nickname her Hitler. You’d be hard put to find a creature less like Hitler, though! ❤


About tarnegolita

Dutch expatriate, mother of 3 boys, freelance translator and pet zoo keeper in a kibbutz in Israel.
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12 Responses to House Cats

  1. Isn’t it amazing how well they (Kali) can recover with a bit of TLC? Surprises me every time. And yes, very common for the ones who’ve had to fend for themselves to be greedy about food. Some eventually get over it, others, not so much. 😉

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  2. Marc-André says:

    Gosh your cats are adorable 🙂

    The first shot you should also enter for the international cat care cat naps competition ^^

    And if you’d ever fancy doing a guest post about the kitties just let me know. 😀

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  4. Nice to meet you, Shandy, Kali and Keshet. You all look gorgeous and I am here to rub all your bellies 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

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