In-deer-species Purrrrrrgling

[Please excuse the title of this post]

According to cuteporter Vitaly Ktach, a kitteh stopped by the deer enclosure at the Odessa Zoo in Ukraine for a NAP-AND-NUZZLE OMG:

Photo by Vitaly Tkach/Rex Features Read more on this story over at the Metro. Love interspecies snorgling and can’t get enough? Check out the new book Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom!



  1. …The world would be a much better place if we could get along like housecats and deer.

  2. Look at the closed eyes 🙂
    Silently singing,
    I’m in heaven
    And my heart beats
    So that I can hardly speak
    And I seem to find
    The happiness I seek
    When we’re out together
    Dancing cheek to cheek .

  3. What, no “cat and racks” tag?

  4. is that a unicorn deer???

  5. LOVE!! omg squee

  6. bettyblack says:

    that deer has beautiful lips!

  7. I think I just spontaneously ovluated it’s so cute.

  8. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwsqueeee! 🙂

  9. Damn you, SB. I now can´t get that song out of my head!!! *hums happily*

  10. bookmonstercats says:


  11. Mary (the first) says:

    Yes, it needs “cats and racks”!

  12. bookmonstercats says:

    Bambi ees lovinks eet.

    And so am I.


  13. This is so cute I can’t stand it!
    Head s’plode!

  14. Orange you glad you went to the zoo today?

  15. victoreia says:

    Nope; there are two horns. (One’s right in front of an ear…..)

  16. victoreia says:

    What she said.

  17. The contentment and peace on their little faces! *happy sigh*

    We should make mini-posters and leaflet-bomb areas of unrest with this.

  18. Red Toenails says:

    So so lovely and poetic.

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    I’m generally *not* a fan of most of the “racks” headlines.

    But in this case, that’s a GREAT use of the phrase!!!! 🙂

  20. Fird Birfle says:


  21. Fird Birfle says:

    She has a makeup moustache which resembles that of Snidely Whiplash!!!
    All spirally and stuff! See below….

  22. ScoutsMom says:

    That is absolutely adorable. I just hope the zoo takes care of the little marmie, like feeding it and making sure it doesn’t wander into any of the wrong areas.

  23. I hate to stereotype, but I think deer *really* like to inter-species-snorgle. They are always doing it. They are inter-species snorgaholics.

  24. flutterby says:

    So sweet….think I’m gonna start bawling like a babeh!

    Think I’ll just melt into a puddle of multicolored glitter-goo !!

  25. Fird Birfle says:

    **Calling Nurse Steffie **

  26. Lol, I see David Suchet’s Hercule Poirot.

    And I see the cat as The Cat in Red Dwarf: ‘This is mine, and this is mine, and you, dear, are all mine’.

  27. Thanks for posting this, Theresa. Such a great film.

  28. This photo just hit me as very poignant. It’s so so lovely.

  29. Oh what a treat!!!! Thank you for posting it.

  30. Purrgling!!!! Such an excellent word. I want a kitteh to purrrgle me.

  31. Nicolletta says:

    That is so sweet I fell into a diabetic coma.

  32. “Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards in heels” (and floor length ostrich feathers). Fabulous music.

  33. victoreia says:

    **Calling Nurse Steffie**

  34. SlaveToCat says:

    Bicorn deer is a close relative of the acorn deer and a distant cousin of the unicorn branch of the family.

  35. We have seen this before.

  36. 260Oakley says:


  37. That’s funny, so am I 🙂 pls don’t send me to snorglehab, though, I’m not ready to quit yet!

  38. 😆

  39. lol

  40. I’m warming up the copier right now…

  41. I can’t stop looking at this photo! Why can’t humans get along like this? {softly humming “Let There Be Peace on Earth”}

  42. It all comes back to corn.

  43. Fird Birfle says:

    excellent call !!! The shape DOES match that, rather awesomely!!!

  44. I love their disco romance dance. *giggle*

  45. Forgot the link.

  46. earlybird1 says:


  47. snorglepup says:

    When I first scrolled down on the picture, I saw ears and antlers
    and thought Jackalope! This is even better!

  48. flutterby says:

    Jackalope…I knew there was something vaguely familiar about that dear deer, just couldn’t put my finger on it – thanks snorglepup !

  49. bookmonstercats says:

    I want to dance with Fred Astaire, wearing a dress trimmed with maribou feathers (me, not Fred). I managed to get through a whole basket of ironing, watching him dancing with Cyd Charisse, in Silk Stockings,.

  50. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Tracylee: then you are DEFINITELY an addict 🙂

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    Cyd Charisse. *sigh*

  52. Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse in “Singing in the Rain”

  53. She does everything he does, backwards and on high heels…

  54. Reminds me of that baby bobcat and that baby deer who were snugglilng under a desk after that wild fire scare in CA a few years ago.

  55. Erk, snuggling.

  56. Andi from NC says:

    ok, I should know better than to sip coffee and go on CO *blows nose to get coffee out*