They’re not easy to spot — shy and a little stealthy — but there they sit, behind glass storefronts: Watch Cats. It has taken me months to collect these photos of Paris kitties in shop windows. They’re a secret French feline force keeping the mice at bay.
I’ve never eaten at the restaurant Lard d’Enfance in the 6e, but I love it because whenever it’s closed, someone pulls out a chair so their house cat can watch the world go by. Even though the cat is usually elsewhere (he must have many napping spots), his chair is always there, ready to be perched upon.
I didn’t knock on the window, I swear! But this cat’s ear’s pricked up all the same at the sound of my camera.
The picture of health in a pharmacy window.
A spokes-cat for the film, Chat Potté? (Actually this fluffy creature was standing guard in a vet’s office.)
A feline maitre d’ on a break between the lunch and dinner service.
How about you, mes amis? Have you spotted any cats at your local businesses?