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Miyoko Ihara is a photographer. 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.

Just love this picture.  I do not think Buddha would mind.  Happiness is having a sleeping cat curled up in your lap.

sleeping on Buddha`s lap - "All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else." ~ The Buddha lis

This could have been our cat, Mickey. Add onto my Mom's comment: looks like he's hanging out on a street similar to Park Ave. in Winter Park (also our cat's style, lol). #mickey

Just chillin’, move along…


So cute! So sweet! Is that a Whippet? A Whippet spooning a Tuxedo kitten. That sentence alone is adorable, but that photo, ohmygod, that photo is precious!


Arnie, a stray cat who became known for his extraordinary talent as a “ of abandoned newborn animals brought to the Linton Zoo. Arnie’s favorite creatures were lion cubs, and he babysat all four of the zoo’s adult lions as well as some of their cubs.

Tabby Point Siameses Kitten-wonder if this is what Bentley looked like as a kitten.

She cat to-be. Daughter of Rock and mist. Littermates to storm and wind.

S-napping (Misao and Fukumaru the cat)

Miyoko Ihara has been taking photographs of her grandmother, Misao and her beloved cat Fukumaru since their relationship began in Their closeness has been captured through a series of lovely photographs. courtesy of Miyoko Ihara.