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Joe Bentley
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Could this be the world's smallest cat? The Guinness Book of Records is waiting until this little Munchkin kitten is fully grown to decide if he is a record breaker.

But Heed is well on track. At 14 weeks old he is just 3 1/4 inches tall, and weighs just over 2lbs.



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The world's smallest cat with the world's biggest pet soda endorsement agreement! [lol]

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I misread the name as Tiny Head.

Ha! That'd be great! [Big Grin]

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Oceanic Aura
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Holy prosh, Batman! I'm sending this to Cute Overload right now!

My head just exploded.

Joe, that was positively adorable. I never would have expected it! But I may have misread you, after all. Welcome to the cute side of the force.

Addendum: One of the comments said simply, "Bonsai Kitten!" A snopester, perchance?

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According to this article, the cat's name is "Heid," not "Heed."

Whichever is correct, that kind of mistake really hangs my... uh, never mind.

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Everytime I read the title, I hear the dad's voice from So I Married An Axe Murderer.

"Head, pants now!"

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"It's like Sputnik, that head. Mostly spherical but with wee pointy bits."

Kitty... so... cute. I die now.

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Richard W
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If the cat's 3.25" tall then I have another question - is that the world's smallest can of Pepsi?

(edit) I think he's an imp, though. I read a book about the East Anglian witchcraft trials recently. One of the standard methods of gathering evidence was to sit and watch the suspected witch for several nights to catch the imps that they suckled as they came out for a drink. In one case, during the small hours of the morning, a hideous un-natural creature emerged from hiding - the watchers described it as looking "like a cat, but smaller"...

(Watching was actually a form of sleep deprivation - most of the confessions of witchcraft came after a few nights of being kept awake on an uncomfortable stool, while being asked repetitive and leading questions. It's a good thing that human physiology and psychology has completely changed since then so that this treatment doesn't lead people to confess to physically impossible acts that happen to be what their interrogators want to hear any more. Otherwise it would completely invalidate it as a source of evidence in terrorism cases! Most of the "imps" turned out to look like whatever domestic animals happened to be in the area, and a fair few of them were named after the witches' actual pets... The witches were supposed to let their imps drink blood from hidden teats on their body. Another type of imp sounds rather like a horsefly or mosquito in the descriptions, and believe it or not, the watchers actually witnessed the witches giving succour to these devils in the form of insects!)

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As per the height issue - a 12 oz. can of Coke is a little less than 5 inches. If they measure his height from paw to shoulder than 3 nches and some change doesn't seem too unreasonable.

And that talk on imps was fascinating! But you forgot to end your post with, "awwww...wook at the widdle kitty." Which is, I think, fairly obligatory.

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Originally posted by Richard W:
(Watching was actually a form of sleep deprivation - most of the confessions of witchcraft came after a few nights of being kept awake on an uncomfortable stool, while being asked repetitive and leading questions. It's a good thing that human physiology and psychology has completely changed since then so that this treatment doesn't lead people to confess to physically impossible acts that happen to be what their interrogators want to hear any more. Otherwise it would completely invalidate it as a source of evidence in terrorism cases! . . .)

[lol]

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Richard W
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Hmm, I didn't know height was measured paw-to-shoulder - I was including the head. That matches the picture a bit better.

As far as the "Awwww... wook at the widdle kitty" issue goes, I thought "Awwww... wook at the widdle kitty" went without saying. Sorry I wasn't clear. It's come to something if we have to spell out that we should wook at the widdle kitty, as if it was a reasonable position not to do so. But just to clarify:

Awwww... wook at the widdle kitty.

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Oceanic Aura
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[lol]

Yes, in these harsh times it is sad but true - we can no longer take for granted that sweet little appellations and darling exclamations of admiration are understood without saying. I too am used to a gentler time.

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