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It ain't over till the sleeping cat awakens


A stray kitty enjoying the one of life's best luxuries - a catnap! - Picture by Jehan Mohd
 
This cat was spotted just a few doors down from Hillside Corner, a lovely little eatery in Bukit Antarabangsa in Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.

We were heading for a dinner party at the famous Hillside Corner when journalist Jehan Mohd noticed this stray cat sleeping soundly just a few doors away from the restaurant. Being a photography freak and having a new camera phone (more on this in another post) that she wanted to try out, she stopped to snap this picture.

She says: "It just looked so peaceful and cute that I couldn't help myself. I thought that it would make a good picture because of its surroundings."

This cat seems quite at home in the area - aside from a delicious menu that includes fantastic carrot cake and the most delicious nachos, Hillside Corner is also a haven for all sorts of cat-themed decorations from paintings and figurines to calendars and card holders. See pictures below to get an idea of what I mean:
 
Cats at the payment counter send happy and full customers on their way. - Picture by Jehan Mohd
One of a few cat pictures hanging on the walls of Hillside Corner. - Picture by Jehan Mohd

(Disclaimer: the colours did not originally come out this brilliant, Jehan Mohd says she tweaked the saturation and contrast levels to "make the pictures pop".)

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