Aug 2, 2013

This Cat Loves to Stick its Tongue Out

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Lil Bub is undoubtedly one of the most popular cats online. With a massive following on all major social networks (see below), she’s truly one-of-a-kind. Aside from being absolutely adorable, her unique traits are quite fascinating. Discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana, she was taken in as a rescue, born with a multitude of genetic anomalies such as:

She is a “perma-kitten”, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. She also has an extreme case of dwarfism, which means her limbs are disproportionately small relative to the rest of her body and she has some difficulty moving around. She has very short, stubby legs and a long body. Her lower jaw is significantly shorter than her upper jaw, and her teeth never grew in which is why her tongue is always hanging around. Additionally, BUB is a polydactyl cat, meaning she has extra toes, and in her case, one extra toe on all of her four paws. And then of course there are her big, green eyes.

 

Lil Bub is so popular online that she’s even got her own book coming out this September. With 167 000 followers on Instagram, 169 000 Likes on Facebook, 15 000 followers on Twitter and millions of views on YouTube, Lil Bub is living proof that the Internet’s cat obsession is alive and well.

 

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Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

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Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

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Photograph of LIL BUB
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

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Photograph of LIL BUB
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

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Photograph of LIL BUB
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

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Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

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Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

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Photograph of LIL BUB
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Book

 

 

 

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