6 Jun 2009


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I knew that cats usually love me, but I ignored that camels love me too. The first experience I had on our way to Ouarzazate, in the very south of Morocco. Near the restaurant we had stopped for lunch were camels. The guide proposed that someone should give a bottle of water to the camel. While the others were still thinking if the camel would spit and bite, I took the bottle and gave it to the camel.




See, it looked very happy ! To thank me he then throw the bottle away and tried to eat my cap !
I just could run away leaving my cap, which I picked up later (slighly damaged). Apparently the camel didn't want to keep a souvenir of me. I am deeply disappointed.

My second experience I made with the camel which took me through the Sahara to watch a romantic sunset.

Here you see the heads of my Berber and my Camel. Proudly I sat enthroned on my camel and tried to take a picture of his long eyelashes. But it didn't work. It was like sitting in a shaking boat.


When we stopped and I was sitting besides him because the group was dispersed a little all over the place to watch the sunset, he suddenly pulled his tongue out and made a funny noise.


Then he rolled to the side and on his back


rolling from one side to the other


I quickly had taken out my camera to immortalize this event. I was only a very little scared that he would fall on me but no, nothing happened. I am still alive and not reduced to a pancake.


Then he layed down happily and a man of my group took this picture.


Melli said...

Ahhhhhhh! Sweet camel love! Gattina, I have no doubt that YOU were the spunkiest guest on this trip!

Puss-in-Boots said...

You are obviously irrestitable to camels and cats alike, Gattina. I wonder what skunks would think...lol.

MaR said...

I wouldn't have given the camel the bottle!!! I would have watched you :)
What a great experience, great shots, Gattina!!

diane b said...

I loved the shots of the camel with the bottle. You would be fun to be with on holidays.

Jeanette said...

Hi Gattina, Loved all your Photo's specially the one of you sitting near the camel and ones with bottle in the camels mouth, Im an animal lover but think I would stand back and watch,

claudie said...

What an adventure!!! Would want to be there with you and the camels! C'est formidable!
Au fait! j'ai un nouveau blog!

Dr.John said...

No animal has the devotion of a camel.
Great pictures.

TorAa said...

Fabulous story and an adoreable Camel.

Maribeth said...

I think you are a real animal person and they all know it! Even the camel!

A Lady's Life said...

Well this is some memory!
You will never forget this. That was some nice camel. I guess he was used to visitors.
and animals know when they are loved. I don't think he would have spit on you.

Lifecruiser said...

Ha ha ha. I'm sure he said he was exhausted because of all the crazy tourist wanna see a desert! (lol)