Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

Misu and Fukumaru

“Miyoko Ihara graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute in 2002. Around that time, she began photographing her grandmother, Misao, in order to document her life. One day, Iharas grandmother found an odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat Fukumaru, and since then the two have been inseparable. This touching and beautiful photo book captures the everyday life of elderly Misao and her steadfast feline companion, following them as together they work in the fields, admire spring blossoms, or nap in the sun. Both friends are hard of hearing, so it is endearing to witness the strength of their connection, enacted through sight and physical presence.”


Adorable Cat Giving Her Groomer “That Look”

I love the kitties that I groom, but sometimes they give me a look that drips with kitty scorn.  They might as well be teenagers! I can only imagine what they’re thinking.

Persian cat grooming
This “burrito wrap” is SO embarrassing.  If any of my friends on Instagram see me I’m going to be MORTIFIED. Stop smiling and trying to kiss my head. You’re really annoying.


The PERFECT Cat Diet

The day we figure out the PERFECT Cat Diet is the day that there is only one type of cat in the world. It is the day that each cat is the same age, the same breed and the same activity level.

That day will never come, so we muddle along with our Purina and Halo and Weruva and Raw Food and Home-Cooked, and whatever else our feverish minds can think up.

Consider the Black-Footed Cat.  This adorable killer is the smallest cat in the world.  They eat whatever they can catch, from bugs to bunnies.  They like to eat spiders. When I look at the ingredients in premium cat food, one ingredient I have yet to see is spiders.

The Black-Footed Cat looks like a house cat.

Black-footed cat

By the way, this awww-worthy cat gives birth to kittens who would make a monster weep with tenderness.