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Sweet Story Of Famously Cute 'Lil Bub' And Owner (read below)

by Discovery Channel 1:14 mins

Sweet Story Of Famously Cute 'Lil Bub' And Owner (read below)

by Discovery Channel 1:14 mins

Cat videos are one of the best things about the Internet. And Lil Bub is one of its biggest stars — an odd-looking yet totally adorable "perma-kitten," famous for her big, green eyes, long pink tongue, and rumbling purr. Help Lil Bub's Big Fund by visiting LIl Bub's Big Fund In honor of Pet Week, we are featuring a playlist of animal videos — and Lil Bub leads the pack. The furry feline is more than a memorable mug: The runt of a litter born in an Indiana toolshed in 2011, Lil Bub was rescued by Mike Bridavsky, who took her in after others declined to do so. Even at eight weeks, it was clear the little kitty had some serious afflictions and would require a great deal of care. Bub was born with multiple genetic mutations that add up to her one-of-a-kind look: Dwarfism gives her stubby legs and a long body, making movement difficult. She has an extra toe on each paw. Her teeth never grew in and her short lower jaw leaves her tongue hanging out. Then there are those big, green eyes — and the noises she makes. "Her sounds are absolutely bizarre," Bridavsky said. "She doesn't sound like a cat." The recording engineer already shares his house with four other cats, and didn't want another — but Lil Bub proved irresistible. "I saw a picture and fell in love," Bridavsky told Yahoo Screen. "I like things that are unique and special. And Bub is the epitome of all that." After he posted photos of Lil Bub on his Tumblr blog, many others (including Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg) fell for her as well. The rest is Internet history: The feline fame resulted in a documentary, a book, a Web series, and a TV show. It's all to help a good cause: LIl Bub's Big Fund In fact, everything Lil Bub does is to raise money and awareness for cats with special needs — Bridavsky calls her the "poster child." The video of Lil Bub at the park shows her running around and healthy, but it wasn't always that way. "About a year ago she could barely move," said Bridavsky. "It's kind of a miracle." Next up, Lil Bub will be greeting up to 200 paying fans at the #Oaklandcatvidfest on May 10 — all to benefit charity. "We got interested in Lil Bub, because she was rescued by Mike," festival producer Issabella Shields told Yahoo Screen. "She's just magical. Her little purr, her little squeak. She just radiates sweetness. You just don't get bored of watching her." Her fans would agree. — Claudine Zap (@zapkidd)

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LIl Bub's Big Fund In honor of Pet Week, we are featuring a playlist of animal videos — and Lil Bub leads the pack. The furry feline is more than a memorable mug: The runt of a litter born in an Indiana toolshed in 2011, Lil Bub was rescued by Mike Bridavsky, who took her in after others declined to do so. Even at eight weeks, it was clear the little kitty had some serious afflictions and would require a great deal of care. Bub was born with multiple genetic mutations that add up to her one-of-a-kind look: Dwarfism gives her stubby legs and a long body, making movement difficult. She has an extra toe on each paw. Her teeth never grew in and her short lower jaw leaves her tongue hanging out. Then there are those big, green eyes — and the noises she makes. "Her sounds are absolutely bizarre," Bridavsky said. "She doesn't sound like a cat." The recording engineer already shares his house with four other cats, and didn't want another — but Lil Bub proved irresistible. "I saw a picture and fell in love," Bridavsky told Yahoo Screen. "I like things that are unique and special. And Bub is the epitome of all that." After he posted photos of Lil Bub on his Tumblr blog, many others (including Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg) fell for her as well. The rest is Internet history: The feline fame resulted in a documentary, a book, a Web series, and a TV show. It's all to help a good cause: LIl Bub's Big Fund In fact, everything Lil Bub does is to raise money and awareness for cats with special needs — Bridavsky calls her the "poster child." The video of Lil Bub at the park shows her running around and healthy, but it wasn't always that way. "About a year ago she could barely move," said Bridavsky. "It's kind of a miracle." Next up, Lil Bub will be greeting up to 200 paying fans at the #Oaklandcatvidfest on May 10 — all to benefit charity. "We got interested in Lil Bub, because she was rescued by Mike," festival producer Issabella Shields told Yahoo Screen. "She's just magical. Her little purr, her little squeak. She just radiates sweetness. You just don't get bored of watching her." Her fans would agree. — Claudine Zap (@zapkidd)">

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