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This Grandma And Her Cat Are The Cutest Best Friends Ever
BuzzFeed ^ | Unknown | Matt Bellassai

Posted on 11/16/2012 8:31:14 PM PST by Altariel

Thirteen years ago, photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the budding relationship between her now 88-year-old grandmother, Misa, and her odd-eyed kitten, Fukumaru. Since Misa found the cat abandoned in a shed, the pair have barely ever been apart. Their beautiful friendship is documented in a photo book, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kittyping

1 posted on 11/16/2012 8:31:24 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'm told kitty pictures have a calming effect on the human nervous system.

Fortunately, of course, I am immune to their effect.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 8:38:06 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

I’m a cat lover ... nuff said.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 8:38:13 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Altariel

Lol!


4 posted on 11/16/2012 8:38:39 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Altariel

Omg. This story is beautiful, and cute!

Thank you for something refreshingly nice to read:)


5 posted on 11/16/2012 8:38:41 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Altariel; Slings and Arrows

awwwww.

kitteh ping


6 posted on 11/16/2012 8:38:41 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Altariel
Best Buddies


7 posted on 11/16/2012 8:42:55 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Altariel

Those are beautiful photos. Thanks for posting this.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 9:05:36 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Altariel
Well worth clicking through to.

Lots of pictures worth seeing. But I think this one might be my favorite:


9 posted on 11/16/2012 9:07:31 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston

That’s soooo cute! I have a golden tabby who will do that when I tell him “washa-muh-face”. He will do it when I sense he’s in ‘play mode’. He’ll start with pawing behind his ears and writhe around on the floor. But don’t DARE try to touch him. LOL! I have the scars to prove it. :>3


10 posted on 11/16/2012 9:27:12 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: dynachrome; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
Misao and Fukumaru - 2nd ping!


11 posted on 11/16/2012 9:56:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dynachrome; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
Misao and Fukumaru - 2nd ping!


12 posted on 11/16/2012 9:57:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Altariel

Just adorable!


13 posted on 11/16/2012 10:07:32 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Altariel

Great find! SO freakin’ cute! And the photographer is truly talented! Thanks for sharing! (Yes, I am using lots of exclamation points!!! But I am crazed about CATS! And good photography! Can’t stop! LOL! :o)


14 posted on 11/16/2012 10:25:17 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Altariel

Such beautiful pictures. What wonderful lifetime of memories this talented photographer will have forever of her Grandma & Grandma’s Cat.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 11:02:08 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: submarinerswife; Altariel; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Lady Jag; Jack Deth; grey_whiskers
awwwww.

16 posted on 11/16/2012 11:08:22 PM PST by LucyT
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To: skr

cats n’ dogs n’ horses - oh, my!


17 posted on 11/16/2012 11:15:32 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Altariel
For dog lovers - The King of Thailand with one of his dogs (when he was in better health). This is dog is a mixed breed 'mutt' not an expensive pedigreed animal. Sets a good example for people in a country that is so obsessed with 'face'.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 11:28:28 PM PST by expat1000
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To: doc1019

last week a freeper posted a beautiful picture of a tiger that is now my wallpaper. Feel bad I forgot his name but also posted some pictures he took of tigers at a zoo..Most God awful beautiful cat ever created, unless he thinks your dinner, and you will be if he thinks hard enough LOL.....GG


19 posted on 11/17/2012 12:20:07 AM PST by goat granny
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To: doc1019; Stonewall Jackson

That is the freeper that posted the tiger picture. I had to go back about 4 pages to find it in myaccount...STONEWALL JACKSON


20 posted on 11/17/2012 1:48:50 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Altariel
Want.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 2:54:43 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: LucyT
"The Only Companion by Igor Sechinov"


22 posted on 11/17/2012 2:57:29 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Such devotion!

Back in the 80s we had a pure white cat with a blue eye and a green eye. She was also deaf. What a great cat she was!

23 posted on 11/17/2012 3:00:25 AM PST by oldteen
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To: Slings and Arrows; Altariel
"Old man with cat. Photo by Андрей Старченко"


24 posted on 11/17/2012 3:01:51 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Jeff Winston

Great pix and exactly what I needed to feel better about the human race again.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 5:18:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jeff Winston

Tabi shoes.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 5:40:05 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Altariel

I thought I taw a putty cat, I did taw a putty cat !


27 posted on 11/17/2012 6:42:50 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Altariel

How much is 3800 yen? And how do you transmit such a sum in order to buy the book?


28 posted on 11/17/2012 7:12:55 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Daffynition

Very good!


29 posted on 11/17/2012 9:37:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks, Daffy.

Lovely photos at 22 and 24.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 10:59:14 AM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT
I have a very small file labeled *Seniors & Cats*...some of the images are delightful. Glad to be able to share them. :)


31 posted on 11/17/2012 2:06:06 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows

32 posted on 11/17/2012 2:11:12 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Book available on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Miyoko-Ihara-Fukumara-Japanese-Edition/dp/4898153194/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353190603&sr=8-1&keywords=Misao+the+Big+Mama+and+Fukumaru+the+Cat


33 posted on 11/17/2012 2:21:37 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Altariel

Cats are little miracles in fur. I am so grateful to have shared my life with mine.

Hurray for the kitteh ping list!


34 posted on 11/17/2012 2:36:40 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Daffynition

CAT: “Ya gotta help me, doc! I’ve got this huge growth on my butt!”


35 posted on 11/17/2012 3:03:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"zzzzzzz"


36 posted on 11/17/2012 3:22:36 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows; Altariel

Seniors and Cats...so sweet. Thanks again, Daffy.

Click on thumbnails to see more delightful images:

http://www.amazon.com/Miyoko-Ihara-Fukumara-Japanese-Edition/dp/4898153194/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353190603&sr=8-1&keywords=Misao+the+Big+Mama+and+Fukumaru+the+Cat


37 posted on 11/17/2012 3:47:09 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Wonderful images showing the unconditional love between the two. Thanks for the link LT.:D


38 posted on 11/17/2012 5:41:41 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

3800 yen = approximately 46.7864 US dollars

Get the book from Amazon.


39 posted on 11/17/2012 9:19:05 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

BUMP....CATS RULE!


40 posted on 11/19/2012 7:48:13 AM PST by Fawn (GIVE OBAMA EVERYTHING HE WANTS--Get out of they way for BLAME)
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