10 posts tagged Kittens
10 posts tagged Kittens
Yuko Higuchi’s artwork combines so many of our favourite things, such as tentacles, cats and anthropomorphism, that looking at her drawings feels like we’ve fallen down a rabbit hole created just for us. We were delighted to learn that the adorable kitty featured in so many Yuko’s pieces is based on her own pet cat named Boris. He’s her primary source of inspiration.
These pieces are just a small sampling of Yuko Higuchi's surreal world. You can see lots more of her artwork on Facebook, via Twitter, or right here on Tumblr. She also recently published her very first illustrated book.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
This adorable kitten is named Maxwell. He was recently adopted by Portland, OR-based writer Adam Ellis, author of The Blunder Years. You may have noticed that Maxwell only has three legs, but whatever he lacks in limb count, he more than makes up for with his awesome ability to rock tiny paper hats.
"I’ve been making tiny hats for him out of construction paper, because I don’t know what else to do with all this damn construction paper. So yeah, I’m not just a writer and illustrator, I’m also a friggin’ milliner. Are you jealous of my skills? Are you impressed I know the word milliner? I thought so."
Follow Adam Ellis on Instagram to keep up with Maxwell and his fabulous paper hats.
Let’s all gather round for another heartwarming tale from the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. This story dates back to 2010 and takes place in the forests of Bali, Indonesia. While on vacation amateur photographer Anne Young visited the Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, a 27 acre reserve that’s home to approximately 340 monkeys and receives well over 10,000 visitors per month.
It was there that Anne encountered the awesome sight of a young Long-tailed macaque cuddling, nuzzling, and grooming a ginger kitten. Not only was the affectionate young monkey clearly quite fond of the little kitten, he/she was also very protective of it:
"…the monkey would become agitated if Anne ventured too near to take pictures and at one point used a huge leaf to try and cover the kitten from view. The monkey was even wary of other macaques and would not allow other young males to get too close. Throughout the session the kitten enjoyed the attention being lavished on it by its protective carer and made no effort to leave."
Less talk, more cuddly monkeys.
It’s never too soon to head back over to the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. Today we meet an exceptionally maternal cat in County Offaly, Ireland who has adopted three fuzzy ducklings.
In this adorable video from RTÉ Radio 1 the baby ducks eagerly cuddle up to their protective surrogate mum. They seem quite content to bask in her warmth while the cat’s own tiny kittens are busy nursing.
It’s one of those smile-inducing sights that makes the whole world feel a bit friendlier.
The Oatmeal recently illustrated some of his favourite quotations and shared them on his awesome website. They’re all great, but we couldn’t resist tempting you to go look at the rest with this one depicting our hero Abraham Lincoln covered in adorable kittens.
(Speaking of favourites, we keep trying to pick a favourite kitten, but the hypno-kitty keeps interfering.)
[via The Oatmeal]
Hooray! It’s time for another visit to the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. This broody farmyard hen was spotted sitting on a litter of kittens after they strayed in to her nest. A mother cat intruded on the hen’s usual nesting spot, having recognized how wonderfully soft and cozy it was, and set about using it to keep her kittens warm. Upon discovering the four tiny kittens, instead of kicking up a fuss, the hen appeared to happily adopt them. In fact, she didn’t just sit on the kittens, she sat on their mum as well! (She’s the one on the far right, basking in the warmth, nose to beak with the chicken)
Husband and wife Linda and Richard Oldani captured the sight on camera at their farm in Clymer, New York. And we’re so very glad they did.
Gather round friends, it’s time for another awesomely cute tale of unexpected interspecies friendship:
"Though by nature, they’re predator and prey, a set of kittens and their mother have taken to an orphaned squirrel like he is one of them. The squirrel was discovered by eight-year-old Bailee Schultz, who heard the squirrel whimpering a few weeks ago in a wooded area of his grandparents’ property in Bay County’s Bangor Township, Michigan.
Grandmother Stephanie Box told MLive.com Bailee brought her to the squirrel, which was under a nest and less than a week old. After rescuing the squirrel by picking him up in a coffee can, Ms Box said she placed the squirrel they call Bushytail with her cat, Oreo, who recently gave birth to five kittens.
The next day, Ms Box says the squirrel was nursing side-by-side with the kittens. They’ve also seen Oreo groom Bushytail, though they say she is a little leery of how Oreo feels about the rodent. Ms Box says Oreo may not have fully accepted the squirrel, however, since she once moved the kittens but left Bushytail behind.
They want Oreo to keep an eye on Bushytail for a while, but said they’ll give the squirrel all due freedom when he’s old enough. ‘He’ll be free as any of the cats,’ Norwell Box told MLive.com. ‘We’ll try to feed him to keep him around, if we can,’ Ms Box added.”
We wish Bushytail, Oreo, and her kittens all the luck in the world. Here’s hoping someone from a local wildlife refuge will see this story and offer to take in Bushytail to give him some desperately needed underpants and introduce him to some other squirrels. Hee hee, baby squirrel underpants…
[via Dark Roasted Blend]