I love this goofy little bird
Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began taking pictures of her grandmother, Misao, 13 years ago to commemorate her rich life. Along the way, the photographer came across a beautiful bond between her now 88-year-old grandmother and a cat named Fukumaru, whose given name roughly translates as “good fortune circle.” In her photo book titled Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat, Ihara captures the affectionate tale of these two best friends doing everything together.
Looking through a selection of photos from the book, one can see the genuine friendship and warmth between the inseparable pair as they keep each other company throughout their daily lives. It was nine years ago that Misao first found Fukumaru abandoned in a shed, described as an “odd-eyed kitten.” While the cat had its own ailments and hearing disabilities, the two have continued to grow old together, enjoying the beauty of everyday life against the stunning backdrop of nature’s fields.
To see more heartwarming images of this adorable grandmother and her precious cat, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat can be purchased directly through Little More Books.
Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to avoid eating raw poultry. But this particular bird is actually a delicious orange and rum spice cake in disguise. The deceptive dessert that really does look exactly like a raw turkey was created for Christmas by London-based Sarah Hardy Cakes. No need to baste it. Just dig right in. Yum!
[via Laughing Squid]
Four-week-old Cherub, a baby White Faced Scops Owl, has a furry guardian in Kiera the German Pointer.
Photo by Richard Austin
This is the most popular post on Geyser of Awesome in 2012! Surely it’s because if Scops Owls and German Pointers can live together in peace, can’t we all?