According to knowyourmeme.com, Lil Bub is a female “perma-kitten,” or house cat born with several genetic mutations causing dwarfism, polydactylism (22 toes y’all!), and a disformed lower jaw. She also has no teeth, hence the ever hanging tongue, and more of a wandering waddle than a walk. All these deformities add up to one cute kitty. And despite the multiple mutations that have put Miss Bub on the map, she is, as all stars like to say, just like us, living life the best she can. But life for Bub wasn’t always filled with luxe scratch posts and organic milk. If you can even believe it, Bub had a difficult time being placed until local cool guy/recording legend Mike Bridavsky came along and ‘saw the light’ in those big green eyes. Today, Mike and Bub live a laid back life in Bloomington, Indiana, balancing their time laying down tracks at Mike’s studio, Russian Recording, and dispensing finely tuned pieces of feline advice via Bub’s official twitter feed. We asked Mike how much Bub weighed, for styling purposes, and he gave us this response: “Bub is just barely under 4 pounds (3 pounds, 15 ounces). What do you mean by styling? Just so you know, Bub is always naked, as in she doesn’t wear outfits or anything silly like that. Not sure if that’s what you were implying.” It was, but it doesn’t really matter. Here’s Bub.
Photography by Stacy Newgent