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The Daily Life of a Grandma and Her Odd-Eyed Cat
posted by Sticherbeast (36 comments total) 57 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, that's a very striking series of photos. Thanks for posting it.
posted by Ipsifendus at 6:40 PM on October 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Triple, but worthy of it, I think.
posted by gladly at 6:40 PM on October 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


That just made my day. That cat is just a cut above. Thanks for the wonderful link.
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 6:41 PM on October 28, 2013


The last picture, with just the hand and the paw, got me.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:42 PM on October 28, 2013 [9 favorites]


That cat is seeing with portals.
posted by Foosnark at 6:47 PM on October 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


Kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty...

...grandma grandma grandma grandma....
posted by JHarris at 6:48 PM on October 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Where does Grandma buy her one-toed slippers, and do they come in wide sizes?
posted by mittens at 7:00 PM on October 28, 2013


KITTYYYYYYYY

(Is it just me or does the cat look like the mutant girl from Splice?)
posted by dipping_sauce at 7:01 PM on October 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am in love with both of them.
posted by xingcat at 7:06 PM on October 28, 2013


I still love this so much.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:08 PM on October 28, 2013


This is beautiful!
posted by limeonaire at 7:13 PM on October 28, 2013


Oh, my heart.
posted by erlking at 7:27 PM on October 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


That is just so dear. The "I love you, and by you, I mean the food you're eating" is extremely familiar.
posted by Space Kitty at 7:59 PM on October 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Beautiful photographs. Such great subjects.

Thanks!
posted by Pudhoho at 8:13 PM on October 28, 2013


I absolutely love this. Thanks for posting!
posted by Majorita at 8:25 PM on October 28, 2013


Since I did not see this the first two times, I will chime in and say this is terrific. Love them both.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:31 PM on October 28, 2013


aw!! I don't even know what else to say. aw.
posted by sweetkid at 8:59 PM on October 28, 2013


Where does Grandma buy her one-toed slippers, and do they come in wide sizes?

They are called jika tabi and are very comfortable on my duck feet. I've been lusting after some from this place because ooo, pretty fabrics.
posted by jamaro at 9:09 PM on October 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I didn't see it before, either. Made my day.
posted by drhydro at 9:11 PM on October 28, 2013


More here, on the photographer's (Japanese) blog.
posted by woodblock100 at 9:23 PM on October 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


so very happy now.
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 9:53 PM on October 28, 2013


I don't even like cats but this is the sweetest thing ever. They look so happy.
posted by threeants at 9:53 PM on October 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Badda bing, new life goal! Hope I can be a Grandma with a cat!
posted by slothhog at 10:00 PM on October 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


Off-the-scale sweetness.

If I had that cat, I would name him Thin White Duke. Duke, for short. Yes, I would. Or maybe I would just go full dorky fangirl and name him Jareth.

(He's probably better off with Grandma.)
posted by Ursula Hitler at 10:02 PM on October 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh, that is just lovely. It seems to me like the photographer has a very keen eye for who grandma is. I got an impression of personality through the photos, at least.

I'm not 40 yet, but I'm already thinking about grandkids (ssshhh, the kids don't know). Health allowing, it'd be great to just putter about doing the grandparent gig with grandma-to-be.
posted by Harald74 at 10:56 PM on October 28, 2013


Looks like this 88 year old lady and her cat have a more active lifestyle than me.
posted by Greener Backyards at 12:09 AM on October 29, 2013 [10 favorites]


These are just wonderful, thanks for posting. I particularly liked the picnic on the tree stump, and the the last one (paw/hand).
posted by carter at 4:34 AM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I loved it too, but why is Grandma taking a bath with floating squash/apples/whatever those are.
posted by angrycat at 5:19 AM on October 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Persimmons and why not? Grandma does what she wants and doesn't care what anyone thinks!
posted by elsietheeel at 6:08 AM on October 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


In that case, grandma should get a pet honey badger.
posted by etc. at 6:34 AM on October 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is one of those reposts where I don't mind that the internet eats itself.
posted by Decani at 6:44 AM on October 29, 2013


I miss my grandmother. She was a little Italian lady from Philadelphia and yet had the same smile and the same hair this lovely Japanese granny. What a beautiful world.
posted by kimberussell at 7:23 AM on October 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


why is Grandma taking a bath with floating squash/apples/whatever those are.

Those are a type of citrus fruit called Yuzu and taking a bath in yuzu (yuzuyu) is a tradition on the winter solstice.

All of these photos remind me of my grandmother, there's details in them that show things I haven't thought about for years but are all very comforting.
posted by jamaro at 8:33 AM on October 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


What a wonderful life these two enjoy, and how fortunate we are that it has been recorded so beautifully. I can almost smell the Yuzu.
posted by kinnakeet at 9:00 AM on October 29, 2013


Delightful — thank you!
posted by Lexica at 8:30 PM on October 29, 2013


The black-and-white photo of both of them taking a nap together also got me, because I know that at some point during the 16 years my Zach was around, it's very likely someone could have gotten a picture like that of him and me.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:35 PM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


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