Andrius Burba, a professional photographer from Lithuania, was among the many people who saw these pictures and found them absolutely hilarious, and he decided to recreate this genre of pictures in a professional, hi-def setting.
British shorthairs are easy to recognize due to their broad features, dense coat of fur (despite its relative short length) and pronounced “smile”. In fact, this breed was quite possibly the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat.
One of the biggest cat breeds, ragdolls are also among the most mild-mannered. They tolerate being handled, love following their owners around and get along splendidly with other pets. That, coupled with their lush coat makes them very desirable pets.
If this breed’s name brings images of tigers and leopards to your mind, you’re not far off. Created through hybridization with feral leopard cats, Bengals are born hunters and enjoy giving a good chase. They are also among the only cats who enjoy playing with water.
These cats are easy to tell due to their bobbed tail. Calico bobtails are the most popular, and odd-colored eyes like this one are more likely to occur in this breed than in others. They are extremely attentive and friendly. An old Japanese folk legend tells of a cat whose tail caught fire setting blaze to the imperial capital, causing Japan’s emperor to issue a decree that all cats should have their tails removed.
This funny-looking cat with bat-like ears may resemble Yoda from Star Wars or Dobby, the elf, from Harry Potter, but despite their sprite-like appearance, they are said to be unusually responsible and mature, as far as cats go, and tend to be rather quiet.
Sometimes described as a monkey-like cat, the devon rex is extremely clever, playful and athletic, and have a learning aptitude above and beyond what you’d expect of a cat. They can learn to perform tricks and walk on a leash, and many enjoy sitting on their owner’s shoulder.
These chocolatey, muscular cats love their humans and retain a lot of their kitten energy long into adulthood. They particularly enjoy playing fetch and tag, drawing comparison to dogs, and they are a rather talkative breed.
Among the largest of domestic cats, Maine coons are highly coveted as pets for their regal appearance, gorgeous coat, leonine manes and bushy tails. For all of their marvelous fluff, they are extremely adept hunters, but are typically serene in the company of their humans.
You might think this frizzy-haired cat had a bad hair day, but no- Selkirks are highly prized for their lamb-like curls. They are often rather laid-back in disposition and like to cuddle.
This breed is easily-distinguishable for its hilariously-shaped ears, which, if it was not clear from their name, are curled backwards. They are very affectionate, which makes it all the harder to stay mad at them when they get into places they’re not supposed to go, such as opening cupboards and doors on their own.
While most tabbies bear stripes, the Mau is one of the only breeds that sports a spotted coat like a cheetah's. They are highly athletic and are considered especially intelligent and expressive.