Cats of Ghana

Ghanaian cats are special. They’re tiny, almost kitten-like, with huge eyes and ears. They materialize out of nowhere, hop lightly into your lap, and curl into a purring, sleeping ball before you even realize they’re there.

Ezile cat1

A typical Ghanaian kitten-cat.

3points cat

This cat likes to talk.

Lighthouse cat and goat

This one lives at a lighthouse and hangs with goats. (I could write a whole post “goats of Ghana” too, as the goats here are equally amusing.)

I dig the scrappy quirkiness of these West African felines. I wish I could bring one home with me but the Melville Cat definitely wouldn’t approve.

I have much more to say about Ghana and I’ll probably have more cat photos too. My trip is only half over. The rest will have to wait.

Cats in kitchen

Three Ghanaian cats, all in a row. 

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12 Comments

  • Reply addercatter August 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Aww they are so adorable! =^..^=

    • Reply 2summers August 4, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Haha, I know! Very unique.

  • Reply Dawn Jorgensen (@DawnJorgensen) August 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Such sweet looking cats. Sounds idyllic. Loving your posts on Ghana. Can’t wait for more.

  • Reply Marc-André August 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Awwwww they look sooo cute 🙂

  • Reply Sunshinebright August 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Great post about the cats of Ghana. I’m a cat person, and so is my daughter and granddaughter. So, this post hit home. Great photos. Also peeked in on your post about the Melville cat. Nice! TY. 🙂

  • Reply Eugenia A Parrish August 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Are they wild? I.E., homeless?

    • Reply 2summers August 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Hi Eugenia, I got the feeling that these cats were getting at least some human care. Most of them were living at various tourist lodges that I visited and seemed relatively healthy and habituated to people.

  • Reply emilydb13 August 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    They are so cute. I wish I had one!!

    • Reply 2summers August 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

      Yep, I really wanted to take one home with me too.

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