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As ridiculous as this thing is…. I kinda want it. I usually really don’t like toys like this, but this one is definitely an exception. It’s so silly, but what kind of cat lady would I be without it?
In February, Pixelcat introduced us to the fantastically adroable San-X character Nyan Nyan Nyanko. It’s no secret that I still just love cat plushies, and Nyan Nyan Nyanko plushies are seriously some of the cutest around. Though they are very difficult to find for purchase, I had to share some of the coolest ones I found recently!
First up! Cream puff Nyankos!
Next, a delicious-looking batch of Dim Sum Nyankos.
Ready for lunch? A Nyanko Hot Pot!
A Nyanko Pan Cake!
The All-American Burger—with a Nyanko twist!
Or, if you prefer, Nyanko-Nuggets! With mustard and BBQ sauce!
Can’t forget breakfast—Nyanko Omelette!
I’m ready for a beer and some Nyanko Sushi.
And for an appetizer, how about some lightly fried Nyanko Tempura?
So cute! Now I want to cuddle a cat and eat something delicious…
I have a newfound love for grey cats. Maybe it’s because I never had one or knew any growing up, and now I have Persephone, who is super cute, and then there’s my mom’s cat, Zeus, who is the prissiest fluffball ever. More likely, though, it’s just because grey is one of my favorite colors right now. Whatever the case, grey cats are awesome and I just want to share my love of them with the world.
For my birthday, I ordered myself a Pusheen plush, because it is totally age-appropriate for a 24-year-old. Yesterday I got her in the mail, which was super exciting. Persy was sleeping soundly on the couch, so I felt the need to annoy her and stuck Pusheen in her face.
See how annoyed she is? Her angry face is so cute.
I was all, “Look at my cute little grey beebs!” when it occurred to me that I was, in fact, leaving out another grey kitty in my life. I grabbed my childhood Tom Kitten plush and posed him and Pusheen beside Persy for a photoshoot.
I have deemed them the Grey Cat Mafia. It’s just a small mafia right now—they are working on increasing their numbers (by which I mean that I am obsessing over and wanting to acquire more grey cats). It’s also an adorable mafia, not a criminal one that will get you killed. Well, hopefully not, anyway. You might die from cuteness.
Speaking of Tom Kitten, I’ve been meaning to write up a post about him, so why not talk about him now? Tom Kitten, if you didn’t know, is a character from The Tale of Tom Kitten (no, really?) by Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which you’ve probably heard of.
I’ve had my Tom Kitten plush since I was very young, and I’ve slept with him just about every night since. Yes, that’s right—I am 24 and still sleep with a stuffed animal. What can I say? He makes a good pillow. And I might have some dependency issues… ahem.
As you can see from the picture above, Tom is quite worn. His fur is matted, his eyes are scraped, his nose is losing its felt, and his whiskers have had to be trimmed due to gnarliness. He’s also naked, which is okay, since he’s a cat. I still have his clothes, but I’m not really one to dress up my cats.
I’ve seen newer versions of the plush where he’s orange, but I’ve yet to see the same grey one as mine. Wanting to find one just out of curiosity, I decided to go upon a mighty quest (a.k.a. looked through Google Images) and happened to come across one on eBay. I guess it’s a collector’s item now, because it was like $70 or $80. You could say my Tom is way too scruffy to be worth so much, but in fact he’s worth even more—to me, at least. He means a lot to me and I know that one day I’ll have to put him away, which really kind of bothers me.
Here is a picture of how he looks now (after being loved and squeezed to death for 20+ years) and how he looks brand new:
My Tom is so scruffy! It really does make me sad to think that I’ll have to give him up some day. Being a grownup kind of sucks sometimes. :(
Then again, he is like the Godfather of the Grey Cat Mafia, and I don’t think he’s ready to retire any time soon. First he needs to find some recruits. I think Grape, the most adorable kitten ever, should be the first.
How can something be so damn cute?!
When I was about 4 years old living in New Jersey, one of my strongest (and stupidest) memories is yanking my blinds up as far as they would go at night and wishing on a star for a “Kitty Surprise,” a plush cat that came in bizarre colors with a velcro pouch containing kittens. As my parents wouldn’t let me have a real cat (for one thing, I was 4, poorly equipped to know how to take care of a pet, and both of my parents were rarely home enough to assist), I thought Kitty Surprise was one of the best things ever. When we moved to Michigan and I turned five, I FINALLY GOT ONE. This was my first ever Kitty Surprise (I was shocked and happy to find this photo on Miss_Leonie‘s flickr):
At the time, I still loved pink, so you can only imagine how I just about died when I opened this gift. A pretty pink mama cat and her precious little kittens. I played with this for hours on end. Kinda wondering how much it retailed for back in the early 90′s, as I’m sure you’d be hard pressed to get a kid to play with one today if it didn’t move, as Hasbro’s replacement LuLu My Cuddlin’ Kitty does, for $55. Though, honestly, at 5 years old I’d probably have wanted a LuLu, too.