" Do you think Lil Bub is cute? Have you viewed Surprised Kitty? You are not alone. Millions of us love watching videos of cats online. Ben Machell finds the small furry animals (and their owners) who have become stars of the internet
In August last year, Mike Bridavsky received a text message from a friend who knew that he was a cat person. They were having trouble finding a home for a kitten, a tiny female tabby afflicted with several genetic mutations including dwarfism, a deformed lower jaw and an extra toe on each foot. Bridavsky, who runs a recording studio in Bloomington, Indiana, was intrigued. “I went to see her, instantly fell in love and brought her back to my apartment. I took her with the expectation that she wouldn’t survive for more than a few months,” he says today, speaking from his home. “But it turned out she was very healthy.” She was also, in her own special way, insanely cute. Bridavsky named her “Lil Bub”. Or “Bub”, for short. "