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Adorable pictures to melt even the hardest heart:
The Daily Mail ^ | 7-3-12

Posted on 07/03/2012 4:00:56 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Full title: Adorable pictures to melt even the hardest heart: Tiny kittens, cuddly puppies and fluffy ducklings pair up for cute photo shoot

A British photographer's adorable images of puppies, ducklings and even kittens in hammocks will brighten up any rainy day.

Master of cuteness Mark Taylor's images are in demand all over the world for the purr-fect way they capture a softer side to our best-loved animals.

His photographs are a legacy from his late mother Jane Burton who pioneered the style so familiar on calendars in offices and maths teacher classrooms everywhere.

Using a simple clean white background and some unusual animal pairings Mr Taylor's style has seen him make the cover of prestigious wildlife magazine National Geographic.

In this set of heart-warming images Mr Taylor shows why he's one of the best in his field tapping into that desire in us all to see something fluffy.

From ducklings with puppies, to dogs with kittens and even rabbits Mark captures them all on camera as if they were the best and friends.

And thankfully so far he's had no case of any of them eating each other.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animals; kittyping; pictures; white

1 posted on 07/03/2012 4:01:01 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows

There are many more pictures at the site, and they are all adorable. Kitty ping.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Joe 6-pack
And for the doggie lovers:


3 posted on 07/03/2012 4:06:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I picture the little kitten looking at the duckling and thinking, “Mmmmm. Lunch!”


6 posted on 07/03/2012 4:11:46 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: mellow velo
the little kitten looking at the duckling and thinking, “Mmmmm. Lunch!”

Exactly my thought. The eyes seem to be thinking about the best recipe.

7 posted on 07/03/2012 4:24:22 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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8 posted on 07/03/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Awwwwwwww! So cute it hurts! Thanks, AFTR!


9 posted on 07/03/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Women with cats may have higher suicide risk due to feline fecal parasite http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57465725-10391704/female-cat-owners-may-have-higher-suicide-risk-due-to-feline-fecal-parasite/

Owning a cat might increase a woman’s risk for attempting suicide, new research suggests.

A new study from the July 2 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry showed that women infected with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite found in some cats’ feces were 1.5 times more likely to try to take their own life than those who were not infected.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Too cute! Here is another one


11 posted on 07/03/2012 4:40:32 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: HerrBlucher
And one more.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 4:43:08 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Oh sure, it’s all cute, ‘till the chimp tears your face off! /s


13 posted on 07/03/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s all Chinese food....


14 posted on 07/03/2012 4:45:53 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Oh, sooooo adorable...


15 posted on 07/03/2012 4:50:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

16 posted on 07/03/2012 4:50:50 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

17 posted on 07/03/2012 4:52:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: All

18 posted on 07/03/2012 4:54:55 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Revolting cat!
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19 posted on 07/03/2012 4:55:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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20 posted on 07/03/2012 4:58:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“Mom! Timmy’s playing with his food again!”


21 posted on 07/03/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: afraidfortherepublic

22 posted on 07/03/2012 4:59:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bwahahaha! The GSD thinks kitty is an orange tic tac!


23 posted on 07/03/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: maddog55

Did you pull the wings off of flies before you started abusing animals?


24 posted on 07/03/2012 5:22:07 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

25 posted on 07/03/2012 5:25:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“Adorable pictures to melt even the hardest heart”

I was thinking there would be pictures of a line of U Haul trucks lined up at the White House, with a January 2013 date.

26 posted on 07/03/2012 5:26:02 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: Revolting cat!
About 20 years ago we had 2 cats that were the product of an incestuous union between a mother and son. They were both a little nuts. we also had a springer pointer mix dog. The one cat was teasing the dog and ended up getting chased by him into out bedroom. The dog was focused on the cat and did not realize that the cat jumped onto our be until he ran full tilt into the bed. I picked the cat up told him he was an A-hole and tossed him underhanded tot he dog and said “catch.” The dog had a very “soft mouth” and caught the cat in mod air. He didn't hurt the cat but that was the last time the cat teased him. He had pretty much the same expression as your picture.
27 posted on 07/03/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by verga (Every single cult leader believes in home schooling....Think about it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

28 posted on 07/03/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Too funny. At my wifes work the security people at the gate feed the wild cats inhabiting the industrial area the terminal is located. Some of the kittens there are real cute little guys, and it’s a heartbreak to see them turn into wild, feral creatures, but we can’t take in all the cats in the World.

Last week she had gone shopping during her lunch hour, and loaded up on various plants. She left the windows down on her car to allow the air to circulate for the plants. It was a fairly hot day pushing the high 80’s.

She got off work, got into the car, drove halfway, or more home, and heard a sound in the back of her SAAB Station Wagon. It was the twin of that cat in your picture. A baby kitten identical to that one had crawled into the car through the open window, probably aided by the tree branch adjacent to the car, and had fallen asleep amongst the plants in boxes in the back of the car.

We now have another cat/kitten. His name is Petey.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 6:26:06 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Lol, That looks like the one cat in the front is playing pool. He hits the white cue ball cat and the others fall to the pocket.


30 posted on 07/03/2012 6:56:44 PM PDT by berdie
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

31 posted on 07/03/2012 7:51:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Revolting cat!
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32 posted on 07/03/2012 7:56:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rockinqsranch

Re your wife’s workplace: Have they considered trap-spay/neuter-release?


33 posted on 07/03/2012 8:18:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The company doesn’t care, and the people working the gate at the terminal keep ‘em fed, and watered, but they don’t want to get more involved than that, and can’t afford to do that sort of thing anyway. Those security people don’t make that much money.

I’d imagine if the company, a major national corporation was approached for such they would probably do something rash rather than be bothered so nobody does anything other than feed them, and let them be.

Been going on for more than twenty years.

Little Petey is a gem, but I still tell my wife to keep the windows up on the car. We have too many cats as it is.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: HerrBlucher

I’ve just got to bookmark that shot.


35 posted on 07/03/2012 10:40:16 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Po’ Widdle Felluh...


36 posted on 07/03/2012 10:58:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Revolting cat!

ROTLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 07/03/2012 10:59:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Ooh, herding dogz haz vewy stinky bref”


38 posted on 07/03/2012 11:03:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; afraidfortherepublic
Happy Independence Day!


39 posted on 07/04/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

And to you too!


40 posted on 07/04/2012 10:50:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thank you for this post. Very funny and a huge day brightener!


41 posted on 07/04/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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