jenandtonic:

allcreatures:

A 40-minute ferry ride from Ishinomaki, near Sendai, will get you to a small island named Tashirojima. There you will find a population of 100 people and several hundred cats.

The feline domination of Tashirojima dates back to Japan’s late Edo Period—from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century. At that time, residents of the island raised silkworms for their textiles. Cats were valued because they chased away the mice that preyed on silkworms.

Tashirojima was, and is, an island sustained by the fishing industry. The beloved silk-saving cats began to approach fishermen for food, and the workers’ obliging response drew swarms of kitties to the shores. A mythology arose around the Tashirojima cats: The fishermen came to regard them as good luck and built a cat shrine in the middle of the island.

Read the rest at the link below and see more photos here.

By Ella Morton (via Tashirojima is an island in Japan ruled by cats.)

I want to go to there

Fuzzy Animal Friday appropriate? Sure.

magicalnaturetour:

Sweet Photos of a Senior Golden Retriever Snuggling with Baby Chicks. Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, 21-year-old Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she’s taken of the adorable dog and his newfound friends. All Photos by Candice Sedighan via  My Modern Metropolis  ~ Older dogs are adorable, too.♥

Fuzzy Animal Friday!!

zooborns:

Rescued Otter Pups Get Emergency Care at Taipei Zoo

Thanks to inter-agency cooperation, two rescued Eurasian Otter pups are getting the emergency care they need at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. The abandoned pups arrived recently from Kinmen National Park and are being bottle-fed around the clock by staff at the zoo. In Taiwan, Eurasian Otters are a rare and protected species.

See the video and read more at Zooborns.

Fuzzy Animal Friday!!

fishy:

Came home to grab some things. Wish I could stay! #cats #catloveofmylife

I had a brilliant thought this morning…
What if I posted a Fuzzy Animal Friday (my weekly contribution of cute fur bebes) that showcased some of my favourite Tumblr’s cats?!
So, if you follow me and would like to have your cat showcased, message away!
If no one participates I will probably cry and then posts endless photos of Hall & Oates.

fishy:

Came home to grab some things. Wish I could stay! #cats #catloveofmylife

I had a brilliant thought this morning…

What if I posted a Fuzzy Animal Friday (my weekly contribution of cute fur bebes) that showcased some of my favourite Tumblr’s cats?!

So, if you follow me and would like to have your cat showcased, message away!

If no one participates I will probably cry and then posts endless photos of Hall & Oates.