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Paws for thought: Why we’re still a nation of animal lovers

Neela Debnath

Fairy+Angela+Lizon 300x215 Paws for thought: Why were still a nation of animal loversThe phrase ‘a nation of animal lovers’ never rang truer as a trio of pet-related exhibitions open.

LOL of Cats: Felines, Photography and the Web at the Photographer’s Gallery in London opened last month and features images of cats getting ‘cat shamed’, in-bread cats (where a feline’s face is pushed into a piece of bread) and many other ‘unique’ images.

Then from January Reigning Cats and Dogs will be opening to the public, the exhibition is at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, and takes a satirical look at man’s furry friends.

Another feline-fantastic exhibition opening next year will be Lolcat – Teh Exhibishun with photographs of cats in comical poses. This one will be at the Framers Gallery in London – no doubt there will be more to follow.

Just why the Lolcats has proved to be so successful is not quite clear however this phenomenon is slowly taking over the nation.

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  • stonedwolf

    One of my favourites from years ago – Bonsai Kitten. Well worth a google…

  • MoodyKitty

    Some lol cat pictures are funny, some are just a bit too staged, bordering on cruel.

  • http://twitter.com/ihavecat I HAVE CAT

    wow. who new the Brits were so cat forward when it comes to the art world!


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