Monday, August 15, 2011

Le chat du café


I wonder if he is there for a beer or a smoke.

Hummmm?

Perhaps just for the warm lap and the ambiance.

Rue Lepic
Montmartre
75018 Paris




44 comments:

James said...

I bet he's there for the people watching. :)

beau gosse said...

La Tartare de Thon et une soucoupe de lait, s'il vous plaît! Thanks for the charming photo, Genie! ^_^

Rob-bear said...

Ne soyez pas dupé; il est là pour les souris.

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

Yet another GHOB...er...silver-blondilver

Helen said...

Ha, love it! Why should dogs have all the fun?

Malyss said...

There's so much to observe from there! and cats are so curious...

Pet said...

Yeah, French people are so French!

dive said...

So even Paris has crazy cat people? That's a beautiful cat, Genie, and a seriously impressive beard.

Voyages et Abstraits said...

Très originale cette photo, car on voit rarement un chat à une terrasse de café!

biebkriebels said...

Oh, he is a beauty, he is sitting there to be admired I think....

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is hilarious Genie, how can even le chat look so very, very French, he has that 'aloof' air about him as he casually checks passers by!!

Holly said...

Somehow, I don't see Zut or Bina sitting at a cafe so well behaved!

Louis la Vache said...

Comment dit-on «meow» à Paris?

Birdman said...

... or just a pet or two.

Virginia said...

Oh great, Meeps got a load of this shot and now she's howling to go to Paris iwth me. And is that a LEASH? I tried that when Meeps was a kitten and she laid down and I had to drag her across the floor like a Swiffer!

louciao said...

I think she is waiting for the server to bring her a dish of liver paté.

Starman said...

I can't remember ever seeing a chat in Paris. How very unusual.

Gringo said...

Cool customer!

Jack said...

You found some great characters for this photo, Genie.

Fábio Martins said...

I agree with the James :)
Nice street catch

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic street scene indeed! And great characters! Love the cat and he/she does look so French!! Love all of your characters for today, Genie, as always! Hope your week is off to a great start, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Kris said...

He/she looks to be a Sealpoint Siamese. They are very loving and intelligent cats. I once had a Bluepoint Siamese...who have a lighter color. I was told that they are one mastered cats and found that to be true.

I would say he/she is just taking it all in...as I would be doing. Gosh, French people even look tres chic smoking LOL

Kris

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Great shot, Genie. Very unusual too. This is a very "French-looking" family! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment today. I will be following yours from now on. Can't get enough pics of Paris and France since I live in Seattle! ;-) Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

Halcyon said...

Interesting. Never seen a cat out and about. Dogs yes.

Alexa said...

So charming, Genie! Don't you love the way Parisians will take their animals out before they take the kids?
BTW, Louis, it's miaou.
Starman -- I had a cat in Paris (a Siamese too), but it never once occurred to me to do this!

Alan said...

That's a seriously big cat! Seems happy in his/her surroundings, though.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Cute:)

Bibi said...

Gee, I remember people coming to cafes with their dogs, but never cats. Ah, Paris...

Starman said...

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DeeBee L. said...

Well, French cats are very sociable and trendy! :)

Dianne said...

He fits the scene so.. well -Sophisticated - suave - intelligent oh! and sporting red leather collar!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

beau gosse -- Bien sûr! Can't you just see him licking his chops for some tuna!

Bear, and yes, he is a bit of a show-off!

dive -- Be careful about referring to cat people as crazy (sourire)

Voyages et Abstraits -- C'est la première fois pour moi, certainnement!

James and Grace, yes, he is there to observe and to be admired, comme un chat!

Holly, my dear, you had Funny who did cartwheels on a leash! Do not try this with Zut and Bina

Louis -- Alexa answered... miaou, miaou!

V -- Hummmm... Swiffer or cartwheels? Makes me think that cats should not be on leashes

louciao -- Agreed. Cats wait somewhat patiently to be worshipped and served.

Starman, I think that I have another unusual cat photo that I have not posted

Kris, I have had several Siamese during my years and my last (best) was a Chocolate Point Siamese who looked very much like Mr. Cool here.

Halcyon -- I think that the restaurants of Paris tolerate pets of any kind better than young children (for the most part)

Alexa -- too funny and thanks for the miaou... One more thing we have in common... Siamese

Alan -- He does seem to be a lap-full!

Dianne and DeeBee -- He was so cool and undisturbed by being in a café that I almost missed seeing him. He just seemed to be a part of the scene!

Thanks for all the comments on le chat du café. It makes me glad that I almost fell on my nose putting on the brakes and whipping out the camera.

Bises,
Genie

Alexa said...

A great shot like this is worth a scraped nose!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

For people watching, I guess.

Shell Sherree said...

Hee! A wondrous thing. {I hope the smoking lady exhaled away from him!!}

dive said...

I'm a crazy cat person myself, Genie. Hee hee.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I miss my Siamese cat now. He's so pretty and very sophisticated sitting on a lap in a cafe, being well behaved.
Sam

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

LOVE!! Classic French scene, awesome.

Ninny said...

He's there because the bearded guy has a death-grip on his collar, haha. I wonder what he would be doing if he wasn't constrained?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Liz, he would be doing cartwheels or making like a swifter.... Or just sitting in the middle of the table, comme un chat!

The Armchair Parisian said...

He's bird watching.

Randy said...

I think he's waiting for his mouse and wine.

lvroftiques said...

Hi Genie!
Oh my goodness it's been way to long since I visited your beautiful blog!
I just love how animal friendly they are in Paris! What a wonderful and beautiful chat. *winks* Vanna

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Since when can you get a cat to walk on a leash?!