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This poptart was the meanest little thing to ever be pulled out of a barn, switchblades drawn. He was also the only one of his litter of six to survive parvo and predator, but not without spending a week at the vet's office hooked up to the world's tiniest IV drip. He's now 8 months old and whines when I'm not where he can see me.

UPDATE: He is turning one year old in June and we've named him "Sid Fishes" Cheesy, I know, but it was fitting. For the first couple of months, he slept in my hair and woke me up trying to nurse on my ear. He's adjusted a bit and now sleeps at my feet, but still demands to be picked up and hugged whenever I come through the front door. We chase each other through the house until we both pant and he still fights dirty.

UPDATE II: Sid is a couple of months shy of two years now and just got his very own puppy to play with. He lives the happy life of a slightly chubby house cat and spends his days currently running mad dashes around my house with the puppy. Sometimes they even still let me play.

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Protection by ~ti-jeanThis photograph, Protection by ~ti-jean, is simply an entire orchestra of amazing. The colors, the focus, the angle, the details, the contrast between human and animal are all superb and they all make up an emotional impact on the person viewing it. ( Suggested by dexemplu and Featured by KariAnnLax )
Edwardv17 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Recused me :)
wurdsalad Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Sid Fishes HAHA. Priceless.
RoseJewel21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww! This kitty is so cute!:aww::love::aww:
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
owie. You were lucky it was an ear. A friend of mine can attest that you don't lie down near a nursing kitten without a shirt on. He said the pain was about as bad as being kicked in the jewels.
walternonames Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheSmokingCrow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This cuteness and adorableness hit me where it hurts HNNNNNNGGGG! THE FEELS! but all in all very cute kitten :3 and yay for the survival! :D
pergamjee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014

ahaha ... yup, these teeny weeny claws and teeth can wrought havoc! A tiny little kitten we rescued from from an empty locked-up old apartment was so terrified, it bit me right through my thumbnail into my thumb ... in addition to the network of gashes all over my hands and arms! We didn't have the luxury of time to get the kitten used to us ... the people with the keys to the apartment allowed us just a little time to get the kitty (neighbours had heard its little mews in the empty apartment for a few days ... it must have crawled in there through some hole and couldn't find its way out).


Thanks for sharing the lovely story of Sid. How is he now? ^^

Minecapeguy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
May I use this for my Victims of Bullying site? this is the link. (…
animec20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
awwwww meow cute
Ankoku-Sensei Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the kitten I rescued from a thorn bush. That little bugger was adorable but he had those claws out! >.<

Wonderful picture, it's very inspiring!
Smoatsphotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Photographer
Photographs that tell a story are the best.
EngSara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wish all his days and yours be happy
StumbleineMT Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely adorable. The photo is wonderfully executed also. :)
MoltoFuckingBene Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Aww :love: He's so cute :D
DarkFuryPhantom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Sweet little ball of fur! You lucky ducky!
goffgrrl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
heart-meltingly beautiful photo of a very precious little kitten!
IceWolf15574 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awww! This is just adorable! He looks cuter than... a box of kittens! It was really kind what you did ^-^ The world would be a better place with more people like you.
contractorgal Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
What a cute photo. Perhaps he has just been yelled at for having an accident on the carpet that wasn't protection with plastic carpet protection and now he is in the cat house. His owner should have used [link] for surface protection products until the cat learned to use the kitty litter. Great shot however.
ysabet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This photo is one I go back and look at now and again when I've had a rotten day. Or week, or month, for that matter. It's beautiful, and the commentary below is freakin' amazing. Thank you for posting it, and I hope Sid Fishes is doing well in his rulership of your home.
littleshenanniegan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Poptart"...hehe, cute!
sims2girl1997 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Photographer
this is so...oh my goodness.
no words. none. <3
ME-Jones Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Writer
Hi!! This is truly adorable!! I hope you don't mind, I'm doing a "Visual Literacy" paper on this picture for college composition. It's where we have to "read" the message of a picture (I interpreted a message before reading the author note). It won't go online, but, I figured I'd let you know anyway...
OriginalMangaEpic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
OMG, this is possibly the most insanely adorable thing I have ever seen in my life!!
Makes me so happy!!! :iconhappytearsplz:
Ashy104 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Aw! I just wanna hug it! :huggle:
darkness846 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
she's protected actually my sis found a black kitten in our driveway with ice clumps on her fur she took her in, and we nursed back to health we named her scratches cuz she scratch while she'd cuddle with us i miss her
Haname15 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
That is too adorable! :+fav:
sradwan Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
very nice
EstebanWithLove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011

That is so adorable. It's wonderful how balanced this whole photo is. It's like a relaxation photo or something. ILOVEIT. <3
AlinaGorn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so conceptual..great!
Semyo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
he looks like a little angel <3
TipsyDigital Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful creature with an absolutely heart-melting story. :heart:
pinkandblackcat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Your story of playing chase around the house reminds me of me and My Cat Draco

Pretty kitty by the way ^_~
Leyla2011 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
♥ cuteeeee
carrot-muncher52 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
jn-taichou Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute~:heart:
PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww, this is a GREAT! Capture! :)
drumming-rain-song Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwwwww! Cuteness! Currently the most adorable kitten I have ever seen! He sounds exactly like my cat, Artemis. :D
TomiTapio Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
foxtalker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
he is a cute kitten here I am sure he is still a great looking cat
blumjos Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Photo alone is striking but the tale behind it makes it more so! Thank you so much for sharing!
FerociousFruit Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   General Artist
I love this!! :love:
LeviathanDances Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Awesome story and picture!
MadnessInMeadow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a smart kitten it is! :love:
Justria Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! He looks so cute, you'd never know he had those little switchblade claws. XD Course he'd have to be tough to survive disease and predation.
DaVeeFiveFive Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
It reminds me of the firefighter that takes time to
get the kitten out of the tree.
samiamdeda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
IT'S A LITTLE KITT-AAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +FAVE~
dambika89 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
cuteness overload!
can't stop watching...
ioanaalexandra Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
:bulletred: Featured :pointr: [link] :glomp:
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Jul 2, 2007, 8:40:02 PM