I came across this picture while looking for pictures of cats with curly whiskers. It seems my son’s new kitten is developing curly whiskers and I was trying to imagine what that might look like.
My first thought was that some quiller had been practicing on this poor kitty’s whiskers, perhaps just to create a funny photo. But no, it turns out this little guy was rescued from a burning building.
The image was posted on Imgur two years ago, and the comments that follow are worth reading. Some examples:
“Lives left = 8”
“Retrocat regrets ’80s perm”
“‘That did not go as planned'”
“Looks like a french cartoon villain. Zut Alors!”
“The most interesting cat in the world.”
“Multiple handle bar mustaches…engage monocle!”
“‘I’ll be damned if that beautician gets a tip!'”
“Am I the only who thinks this cat looks like Captain Hook?”
13 thoughts on “Call me Icarus”
Hercule Purrot … my new favorite goofy pet name. Poor little (adorable) guy! 🙂
If he were mine to adopt, I’d go with Icarus. I think. Hercule Purrot is great too. It would require some thought. He deserves a very special name.
Did anyone get his license number?
It’s from an old post and there were no details with the picture. I’m just glad the little guy (girl?) is safe.
His whisker perm looks like alfalfa sprouts. 🙂
LOL, I knew there was something familiar about those curlicues.
I thought the name should be Hello Dali…or is that too real, sir?
[I’ve always wanted to name a cat the sound that a can opener makes, since that always brings ’em running. I just can’t figure out how to spell it!]
Hello Dali would be cute! Too real not a problem. The hard part is figuring out what the cat thinks his or her name is. (And no, I don’t know how to spell that can opener sound either.)
If it’s not too real, sir, then is it too sir real?
… groan! 🙂
This is going to make bored kids or morons with lighters get ideas
I sure hope not. They find enough ways to get into trouble as it is.