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.