Rescued Cat and Frogkitten

Status: Real, Fake
The expression on this cat's face is pretty wild, but I don't see any evidence of photoshopping. I found the image on this Russian livejournal site, so I'm guessing it might be a Russian fireman who just saved the cat.

This little guy, however, ("frogkitten" -- whose image has been floating around the internet for years) has definitely been photoshopped.

Animals Photos

Posted on Thu Jan 26, 2006


That's a great image.
Posted by Citizen Premier  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  12:42 AM
Maybe the cat is about to be sick and it's really ill. It's a great photo though.
Posted by davetolomy  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  01:59 AM
The kitten looks like it's wearing a froggie scarf.
Posted by NFMZ  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  02:28 AM
My opinion: the Russian cat is frozen with its mouth open. The guy is carrying him outside because it's actually warmer than inside the house, and it will be easier for the cat to thaw.

Well, seriously: there are some big sized breeds of cats in Russia. The Siberian is not as big as your Maine Coons, but it's definitely a biggie. Well, this one looks more like a Persian than a Siberian, but who knows.
Posted by Christophe Thill  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  02:44 AM
Frogkitten is freaken adorable, I want to hug it and pet it and call it George.
Posted by Bill  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  05:46 AM
Awwww ... frogkitten!! Sa-weet.
Posted by Dracul  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  07:58 AM
wow! those are the freakiest eyes I have seen on a cat...they look kinda fake but I can't really tell.
Posted by Chuck  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  10:29 AM
Both cats are extremely cute. But I just feel like hugging and kissing and giving frogkitten milk. The Russian cat I want to brush. Then give it milk.
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  11:20 AM
I wouldn't be too sure. There was a Japanese company called "petoffice" that sold "catprin", Japanese tailoring for cats...
Cached google link...(takes ages to load but it's worth it)
Posted by schmawy  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  11:55 AM
I'm sorry, Limecat is still cuter.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  11:59 AM
I've seen Frogkitten before and hadn't doubted that it was a real photo... but now looking closer I suppose it could have been Photoshopped. That's a very young kitten, anyways, not sure it would be very happy about such a big hat, which probably weighed at least half as much as the kitten itself.

Limecat does own all, anyways.
Posted by katey  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  01:34 PM
Anyone else think that guy looks like Ricky Gervais?
Posted by Owen  on  Fri Jan 27, 2006  at  03:11 PM
Looks more like jonny vegas actually...
Posted by davetolomy  on  Sat Jan 28, 2006  at  05:55 AM
That Russian cat is one strange looking cat. The eyes are just, well, weird looking.

Someone please give him/her a good brushing and a bath followed by yet another good brushing. Poor kitty. *Gives the kitty scritchies*
Posted by Myst  on  Sat Jan 28, 2006  at  04:04 PM
What's the deal, Alex?
You're willing to believe a parakeet cross-stitches samplers, but you won't believe somebody could put a little hat on a kitten and then take a picture of it?
Posted by Big Gary  on  Sun Jan 29, 2006  at  02:03 PM
the frogkitten is obvously fake, just look at the colour of the hat and the rest of the photo, it just looks wrong... which is suprising because, how hard is it to put a frog hat on a kitten?
Posted by joeodd  on  Sun Jan 29, 2006  at  02:43 PM
they are both real. having lived in japan i know that dressing up cats is normal practice. check out the catprin link posted above.

the russian cat is just very unhappy. it's features and size are exaggerated because it's been photographed with a wide angle lens thereby distorting the perspective. in most instances, journos will shoot stuff in this way to make the shot more interesting. remember - they are professional photographers and know how to get shots that sell papers.
Posted by oat  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  07:30 AM
OMG that cat in the first picture is going to give me nightmares! LOL
Posted by Amy  on  Thu Mar 23, 2006  at  03:37 AM
i have to admit the frogkitten looks cute
Posted by Eva  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  07:18 PM
why is the frog eating the cat?
Posted by holly  on  Thu Apr 19, 2007  at  05:22 AM
Personnally seen cats that big. Cat could have been reacting to the cameraman. A cat that freezes to death would be curled up with eyes shut.
Posted by DFS  on  Thu Sep 13, 2007  at  07:42 AM
This kitten is SO cute is it yours? and yes why is the frog eating the cat?
Posted by Annie  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  03:01 PM
OMG i love the frogie cat it is SO ADORIBLE! The first cat is REALLY scary is it yours? :I :D

I LOVE CATS!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Annie  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  03:06 PM
I agree with Christophe Thill in Paris (France)
the Russian cat is frozen with its mouth open. The guy is carrying him outside because it's actually warmer than inside the house, and it will be easier for the cat to thaw. :D great opinion Christophe <3
Posted by Annie  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  03:11 PM
i am the original owner of that picture that you call "frogkitten". That IS NOT a photoshopped picture, it is my cat Eric when he was a kitten in a hat! what is wrong with you people.
Posted by reggie  on  Thu Dec 31, 2009  at  12:11 AM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.