Monday, January 28, 2013


Gilding Their Loins for Combat

Artist Jeff de Boer has created a selection of armour for cats and mice. Or, you know, he can show you how to make your own.

He also has a great FAQ section:

Q. Have you ever put a mouse into a suit of armour?

A. If there was one question that I have been asked the most, this is the one. I have not put a mouse into a suit of armour. I have, however, tried it with one of my cats, and have the scars to prove it. Yes, it can be done, but that's not the point.

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fondue with cheddar

I've seen this before but I could have sworn it was here! This is definitely one of the best things on the Internet.


never gets old.@y

fondue with cheddar

One would think the cat would win, but imagine how pissed off it would get after trying unsuccessfully to get at the mouse inside the armor. I think most cats would give up and walk away (I know mine would), which I guess would make the mouse the victor.

Unless the cat's name is Victor, in which case they would both be the victor. OH NO.


Darwin would look super cute in a suit of armour, so if he ever needs doggy models...I volunteer him.


"I know this: the making of the first armour mouse was the first time I was able to put the sum total of my being into something."


You mean "Girding Lions for Combat"?

It's ok, I know how to leave without the bouncer. I'll show myself out.


I think if I tried to put armour on my cats they'd just fall over when they tried to walk and then get really cross.


Reepicheep would approve of Aslan on back.
Oh yes I went there.

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