World Cat Day without cat

August 8 is World Cat Day again. Presumably, on this day, the number of cat photos and cat videos cousing on the Internet will reach an annual high. Therefore I come this action day before and put together cat photos without cat. Only this one features two kitten backs. It’s a testament to how cat photos are making their way onto the internet. But otherwise? It’s fine without a cat. Besides, I’ve read that dogs have long been the new stars of irrelevance on the web.

Making-off eines Katzenfotos. Junge Frau macht ein Foto von Katzenbabys in der Altstadt von Meknes, Marokko. Sicherlich wurde auch dieses Katzenfoto anschließend auf Social Media geteilt / © Foto: Georg Berg
Making-of a cat photo. Young woman takes a photo of kittens in the old town of Meknes, Morocco. Surely this cat photo was also shared on social media afterwards / © Photo: Georg Berg.

The trail of the cat

Here now a small selection of photos, each with a hint of cat. For example, the cat paw, whose associated cat head probably could not read the HInweis “Freshly painted” and left a delicate paw print.

Katzenpfote auf frisch gestrichenem Asphalt / © Foto: Georg Berg
Katzenpfote auf frisch gestrichenem Asphalt / © Foto: Georg Berg

In the alleys of the French town of Dole, small brass signs with cat motifs embedded in the ground guide tourists from one attraction to the next. Cats also hang in the alleys of Dole as a nose module à la Aristocats.

Katzenidyll auf Nasenmodul / © Foto: Georg Berg
Cat idyll on nose module / © Photo: Georg Berg
Worauf spielt dieses Katzengraffiti an? Die Raubkunst der Katzen oder darauf, dass die vielen Katzenfotos im Internet ein Fehler sind? / © Foto: Georg Berg
What does this cat graffiti allude to? The predatory art of cats or to the fact that the many cat photos on the Internet are a mistake? / © Photo: Georg Berg

Warning against free-roaming decoration

My good intentions not to show any cat on Cat Day are already thrown overboard with the following photos. After all, they are not time-consuming videos and my cats are not particularly cute. They just fit well into the picture composition. But it’s also a fact that these photos would never have been taken without a cat.

Mal ehrlich, was wäre dieses Foto ohne Katze? Katzen sind oft freilaufende Deko, die ein Foto beleben. Der plätschernde Brunnen im HIntergrund ist zwar hübsch, aber erst der geschwungene Rücken der Katze als Gegenpart macht das Foto sehenswert / © Foto: Georg Berg
Honestly, what would this photo be without a cat? Cats are often free-range decorations that liven up a photo. The splashing fountain in the background is pretty, but only the curved back of the cat as a counterpart makes the photo worth seeing / © Photo: Georg Berg
Model Ktten: Diese Katze in einem Spielwarengeschäft. in Saint Chamond, Frankreich versteht es, sich in Szene zu setzen. Es geht doch nichts über echtes Fell, statt Billig-Plüsch / © Foto: Georg Berg
Model Ktten: This cat in a toy store. in Saint Chamond, France knows how to set the scene. There’s nothing like real fur instead of cheap plush / © Photo: Georg Berg
Schnäppchenjagd statt Mäusejagd: Katze auf einem Kleidermarkt in Poznan, Polen / © Foto: Georg Berg
Bargain hunting instead of mouse hunting: Cat at a clothing market in Poznan, Poland / © Photo: Georg Berg
Katze an Rhabarber. Hierbei handelt es sich nicht um eine neue Dessert-Kreation, sondern um einen schattigen Schlafplatz im Garten / © Foto: Georg Berg
Cat on rhubarb. This is not a new dessert creation, but a shady sleeping place in the garden / © Photo: Georg Berg

So that we do not overstretch the bow, here is a very last cat photo.

Katze auf einem Mauerbogen im Colosseum in Rom / © Foto: Georg Berg
Cat on a wall arch in the Colosseum in Rome / © Photo: Georg Berg

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