13 posts tagged Kittens
13 posts tagged Kittens
Here we go again, first there were Dirds and then there were Meowls. Last month we learned about Bears with Beaks. But today, oh yes, today the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids introduces us to slightly creepy yet irresistibly adorable Slittens, aka sloth-kittens.
They were first dreamy up by Rachael Aslett, a web designer and creative strategist based in Perth, Western Australia. Rachel started the slittens Tumblr where you can check out lots more of these sleepy, cuddly creatures and also submit photos of your own incapacitatingly cute kitten-sloth combos.
If someone ever creates a gif of a yawning slitten, it’ll either be the key to world peace or the beginning of the apocalypse.
[via Design Taxi]
It’s been over a year since we last shared a selection of photos of cats sleeping in strange places and impossibly awkward positions. Blaze Press assembled an amazing two-part collection of photos depicting cats doing their best - both asleep and awake - to prove a fundamental feline truth: no place is the wrong place for a cat.
Visit Blaze Press for many more photos.
The only thing better than photos from the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship is video footage. Vinz Barrachin shot this outrageously sweet video of a three-year-old colt nuzzling his bestie, who just happens to be a lovely white kitten. The kitten appears all too happy to receive so much affection from such an enormous friend. The best part is when the young horse uses his velvety upper lip to skritch the back of the kitten’s neck.
[via 22 Words]
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.