You may have noticed that there a lot of cats on the internet (they're practically falling out of the sky at this point).
Normally we'd hesitate to add more online cats to your day, but a couple of great stories involving felines popped up and we had no choice. Please don't judge.
First up: this video from Canadian comic DeAnne Smith. She performed her tune 'Nerdy Love Song' for her friend Shane Adamczak's online show 'Up Late Live', with an assist from a show-stealing kitten named Clark.
The lyrics and performance are great by themselves. But the addition of a small cat trying to strum along with DeAnne seems to be helping push it into viral territory.
You can see more of DeAnne on our show next Monday, July 15 at 7pm. She's the guest on our Panel that day, and she'll be talking about weakness. As in a weakness for cats on the internet, maybe?
And then there's this:
Wasabi-chan in mushroom outfit (Photo: @shimejiwasabi/Instagram)
This is a cat named Wasabi-chan who was attacked and seriously injured by a crow in Japan.
The crow fractured Wasabi-chan's jaw and ripped her tongue in two, according to the Daily Mail.
Twitter user @Jessiepon found the injured kitten, and was told by a vet that Wasabi-chan would have to be fed through a tube.
The cat didn't enjoy that feeding method - which is where these crocheted costumes came into play.
The gently constrictive outfits prevent Wasabi-chan from struggling as she receives food through the tube.
It seems to have worked.
A little over a month since she was found, Wasabi-chan is healthy enough to eat by herself, and she's confidently moving around the house.
She's also picked up almost 50,000 followers on Instagram: @Jessiepon updates the account daily with shots of the cat, both in outfits and wandering around the house.
There's even one pic that proves Wasabi-chan has made peace with birds after her bad experience with the crow: she's spending some time with a budgie that lives in the same house.
Check out more pics of Wasabi-chan at the Daily Mail.