Cute message on kitten's fur


57 Responses to “Cute message on kitten's fur”

  1. absimiliard says:



    Too far! Too far!

    On the other hand, I’m no longer insulin-shocky AND I’m outraged.

    So maybe that anti-kitty, revulsion-chaser was in fact just about right….



  2. Takuan says:

    Photoshop? I suck at Photoshop. Just used a black marker.

  3. grn_eyes says:

    It looks real to me..My aunt use to have a dog that had the #14 on its side..and I have a rat terrier that has a silhouette of snoopy on his back…

  4. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    ScottSigler (29): “Awards? Success? Fame? Perhaps one day they will be yours. But the fact is, nothing you’ll ever do will be more popular than that online picture of bacon taped to a cat.” –John Scalzi

    Arkizzle: Sorry, but everything 3DayWalk ever posted on Boing Boing had that link in it. Spam in a good cause is still spam.

  5. 3daywalk says:

    To all the silly Photoshop comments…watch the video again while wearing glasses! :)

  6. Takuan says:

    yeah,wondered about that….. good causes and charities, but there are just so many of them – all worthy…….

  7. nanuq says:

    I hope they don’t sell that kitten to Cruella DeVille.

  8. Antinous says:

    Alt + 3(on the number pad) = ♥, for those who didn’t already know and have an overwhelming desire to annoy their friends.

  9. Anonymous says:


  10. arkizzle says:

    Teresa, all good, it’s a tricky one huh?

  11. Roger Knights says:

    From watching the video, it looks real, and so do the folks. And it’s part of the usual that the unusual occurs, so I vote Real.

    BUT–just so you know–there is a new hobby–somewhat akin to decorated “art cars”–of customizing cats by staining their fur various odd shades. The results are striking.

    (You’d have missed this bit of trivia if you don’t follow the supermarket tabloids. Someone should put up a link to a site devoted to colorized cats. There must be one.)

  12. remmelt says:

    I heart period.

  13. pauldrye says:

    Hey, cool — self-captioning cats. Does “I Can Has Cheezburger?” know about this?

  14. arkizzle says:

    3DayWalk, I clicked your link thinking it would be relevant to the discussion..

    I feel for charity, but this feels like SPAM. If you had said “and by the way, please check out my worthy cause [link]” it would have been both more obvious and more honest.

  15. franko says:

    did the kitten’s mother read lolcats every day, or something? i can haz heartz?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t that soo sweet. It’s not uncommon as people think for animals to have patches like that, my mother’s minkz momma cat the biggest breeder of kittens and probably around her 6 litter she had one that had a number seven patch on his back and underdeveloped floppy back legs, giving the kitten away to a hispanic family, they said it was a sign from the God’s of course for good fortune. Reguadless of his disfunction. So I hope this family holds on to that special little kitty.

  17. Anonymous says:


  18. Anonymous says:

    Unintelligent people saying this is fake…click the linkand watch the vid.

  19. Memphismom says: This is a picture of 2 horses. Cupid and Arrow. Have to see it to believe it!

  20. ornith says:

    Roger, you’re not referring to Why Paint Cats, are you? Cause that really IS a photoshopped hoax book. And if you believe anything you’ve read only in the supermarket tabloids… I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

    This, though….AWWWWW! My head asplode from teh kyoot. *boom*

  21. scottsigler says:

    For all the cool stuff BoingBoing posts, THIS is what gets linked from the Yahoo home page?

  22. Tenn says:

    People missing Photoshop Conspiracy Theorist Jokes:

    uh. It’s a joke.

  23. Anonymous says:

    This is too beautiful. God works in mysterious ways!

  24. someofmyorange says:

    SpocksBrain: Yeah, I saw that too.. HIV and it’s a little plus sign :( Not so cute after all.

  25. ponygirl says:

    has no one ever heard of cupid and her baby arrow? they are adorable paint horses. They’ve been around for awhile, you can even buy statues of them. Animals sometimes just get strange markings, not everything is a fake.

  26. w000t says:

    This reminded me of a report I’ve seen of a goat with an ohm (IIRC) on his side. I couldn’t find it in a short search, but came across a really adorable puppy in Japan with a perfect heart marking on his side:

  27. SpocksBrain says:

    Sorta looks like it says “HIV” to my eyes.

    Admittedly the “H” has some ink-bleed problems, but still.

  28. arkizzle says:

    QSD: Yeh, probably you are. Why would you be ‘disturbed’ by a kid having a fun haircut? It’s not exactly subversive anymore..
    I’m going to venture the entirely uncontroversial: hair-nazi

    And Remmelt, reading that in English-English (as opposed to American-English) it sound like you really really like menstruation.
    A noble plight, I’m sure :)

  29. arkizzle says:

    NICE :)

  30. Anonymous says:

    We are at Zoolatry ( and do lots of photoshop stuff on kittes… and if this is a photoshop work — I must congratulate the artist, cause it sure does look real to me… sorry, I just didn’t want to set up an account in order to comment here; but am not trying to be anonymous… we are Maggy, Zoey and the Zoolatry Human. Cute photo, cute kitten.

  31. absimiliard says:


    Quick, someone give me a chaser of something revolting. The cuteness is putting me in insulin shock!


  32. GoodFellasOne says:

    Don’t you understand people, this is a message from God…There is no doubt about it… Please have faith…

  33. Ari B. says:

    Aww, kitty!

  34. Springtime for Spacers says:

    That kitty was far too little to be taken outside into the sunshine. Poor thing, hope it survives the attention.

  35. arkizzle says:

    When can I expect my comic?

  36. UnderRat says:

    Awwwww. Thank every god that may or may not have ever existed that it’s not another freakin’ Virgin Mary splotch.

  37. Anonymous says:

    why would it be photoshopped??

    like its THAT hard to believe.

    technically a heart is just a random shape…ud think out of the BILLIONS of cats born one would end up having sports the shape of something we know…

    its cute, but its not like its unbelievable

  38. erindipity says:

    A wee fuzzy love!

  39. seyo says:

    Thats a total shop job, I can tell, because I have used photoshop a lot b4.

  40. Takuan says:

    anti-kitty revolting chaser coming up!

  41. iamme says:

    I live in the Sacramento area and saw this video last night on the news. And it’s completely true. It seems different online then watching it on the news. Everyone is too skeptical these days.

  42. David Pescovitz says:

    @SEYO (#5), Ummm… did you watch the video?

  43. twig says:


    Simpsons did it?

  44. Anonymous says:

    That is not photoshop… I can tell you that with confidence. I am an effects editor for movies and TV and that is original. No compositing in that video. If it looks pixilated you probably don’t have very good eyes.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Im a graphic designer and live in photoshop its not shopped at all. . .. and check out the video!

  46. Metostopholes says:


    You can also tell from some of the pixels.

  47. zikzak says:

    @9: Yeah, real cats are furry, but this one is clearly all made out of pixels!

  48. Anonymous says:

    I’m going to read it as I Love. This kitten is a Beatles fan!! Yes all we need is love sweet kitten, all we need is love. LOL. Oh dear, I’m sorry but a message from God? Right cause God is like ‘hey I don’t have anything better to do so I’m going to put a heart on a kitten’s fur. Score one for me!’ Read the kitten’s fur as you like…For example, I may be the only one to interpret it as the kitten loves the Beatles. I do not desire to tell people that they should believe the same. Just a thought. :)

  49. sonny p fontaine says:

    great, when will this be on e-bay?

  50. Jake0748 says:


    Someone photoshopped every frame of the video?

  51. QSD says:

    Am I the only one who’s disturbed by a toddler with a mohawk?

  52. creativesoul says:

    this is pretty awesome. I didn’t know the mother’s name was dottie, there was no mention of this when the story broke out. Perhaps an overnight name change? lol… very cute kittie though!

    ralph – the google search engine that helps

  53. Anonymous says:

    how cute!! at least its not another pic of something in the shape of the virgin mary, like that pretzel…

  54. Anonymous says:



  55. Anonymous says:

    My mom sent me an email with a puppy named Heart-kun that was born in Japan.

  56. Roger Knights says:

    #18m Ornith, wrote:
    “Roger, you’re not referring to Why Paint Cats, are you? Cause that really IS a photoshopped hoax book. And if you believe anything you’ve read only in the supermarket tabloids… I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.”

    Thanks for the information. However, the stories in those tabloids stated that the pictures in that book were the result of dying. Therefore, some tabloid readers would have gotten on the bandwagon by dying their own pets (e.g., possibly, with hearts and dots). For instance, here a story from p. 2 of the latest Examiner (April 7):

    “A Boulder, Colo., woman is seeing red after she was ticketed for dying her pet pooch pink! Joy Davis says she used harmless beet juice and Kool-Aid to stain her white miniature poodle Cici to call attention to breast cancer. Davis faces a $1000 fine …”

  57. Antinous says:

    Photoshop Conspiracy Theorists,

    Have you never seen a cat? Heart shaped marks are common. Perhaps you should check out Cats That Look Like Hitler, for some perspective on feline markings.

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