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

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

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

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

  7. 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,.

  8. Fird Birfle says:

    Cyd Charisse. *sigh*

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

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

  11. What, no “cat and racks” tag?

  12. bookmonstercats says:


  13. Mary (the first) says:

    Yes, it needs “cats and racks”!

  14. 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!!!! :)

  15. is that a unicorn deer???

  16. victoreia says:

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

  17. SlaveToCat says:

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

  18. It all comes back to corn.

  19. earlybird1 says:


  20. LOVE!! omg squee

  21. bettyblack says:

    that deer has beautiful lips!

  22. Fird Birfle says:

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

  23. 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’.

  24. Fird Birfle says:

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

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

  26. Andi from NC says:

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

  27. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwsqueeee! :)

  28. victoreia says:

    What she said.

  29. bookmonstercats says:

    Bambi ees lovinks eet.

    And so am I.


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

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

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

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

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

  34. Red Toenails says:

    So so lovely and poetic.

  35. Fird Birfle says:


  36. 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.

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

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

  39. lol

  40. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Tracylee: then you are DEFINITELY an addict :)

  41. 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 !!

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    **Calling Nurse Steffie **

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

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

  45. Nicolletta says:

    That is so sweet I fell into a diabetic coma.

  46. victoreia says:

    **Calling Nurse Steffie**

  47. We have seen this before.

  48. 260Oakley says:


  49. :lol:

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

  51. Forgot the link.

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

  53. snorglepup says:

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

  54. flutterby says:

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

  55. 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.

  56. Erk, snuggling.


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