Probably, we all agree that one should treat a cat like a queen or king or dire consequences might follow. These graceful creatures have been highly appreciated since ancient Egyptian times (if not earlier), not without a reason, and Galina Bugaevskaya, a talented digital creator, is well aware of that.

Galina recreates classical paintings depicting a person of high ranking by replacing him or her with a cat. In this way, she highlights all the magnificence that these animals carry.

The artist shared with Bored Panda that she accepts orders for personal pictures with subscribers' cats. "They write to me: 'make a queen or a princess out of my beloved cat!' And, of course, I do everything to make it happen. I like to think that my pictures will hang on someone's wall. In the USA, Germany, Australia, or maybe Indonesia? Or Japan? It's very nice to think about it."

You might have heard about Galina from her funny images of random objects with a cat's face on them. If you haven't seen those works, you can check them out hereherehere and here

More info: Instagram | vk.com

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

I love that she has a pet dog.

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Galina has revealed that it all started with funny pictures she would photoshop for her friends. After some time, she decided to try to create an Instagram page for her creations. "For about a year I just posted new pictures almost without attention, and then there was an explosion of subscriptions! I was so happy and excited that people all over the world liked my pictures!"

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Lucy
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1 week ago

Love the colors complimenting the calico cat

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Fabrice
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1 week ago

Chapoléon Miaouparte

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We asked Galina why she chose cats as an inspiration for her work. The artist replied that she loves cats! She added that her mother as well as her grandmother had cats: "I grew up among cats since childhood. And of course, I also have a cat named Uma, she is a white Persian."

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Shyla Clay
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I think the one on the left is plotting something.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

*curtsies*

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Galina shared her happiness that so many people around the globe sometimes visit her page, laugh at her pictures and write nice comments. "I like to please people so much! There is too much stress and negativity in the world – I'm trying to create a quiet little corner on the internet where you can just distract yourself from bad thoughts."

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

This one is eager to please. A rather canine feature, that. Maybe he's a spy.

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tom
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1 week ago

what a dandy

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The artist shared that when she was just starting to make pictures, it took her about 30 to 60 minutes to create one image. "It used to take me a lot of time to choose a picture and then to work on it. Then, when I got more experience, the work accelerated – about 20 minutes, on average. Now, years later, I have learned more complex techniques, and my pictures have become more realistic. These days I again spend about 30-40 minutes working to reach the level that would suit me."

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Yes, I know clothes are a human form of nonsense, but if we placate them, we get tuna.

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Fabrice
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1 week ago

Meowsferatu

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At the moment, Galina is learning English and dreams of someday going to another country with her girlfriend. "We want to find a place that we can truly call home. We really admire Australia and two of our wonderful friends live there (Hi Aron and Ricky!). I hope to greet them in person someday. And also visit all the countries where my wonderful subscribers live anywhere in the world. Perhaps someone from Bored Panda readers needs a remote employee with Photoshop skills like mine? It would help me to bring my dream a little closer."

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Bouche couldn't wear this hat. He'd be way too busy killing the feather.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Only a long hair could pull this off.

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Shannon Dasher
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1 week ago

Remarquez la pose? Les gens *encore* se tiennent comme ça.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

A very dapper Tom.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Hang on. I've an itch in the crook of my elbow.

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BigMamaDave X
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1 week ago

Meowry, Queen of Scots. 😸

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Imagine trying to put plate armor on a cat!

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Either he's really thirsty, or he's poisoning someone.

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Lucy
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1 week ago

Debutante of the ball

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

POUNCE! Papa, Nicolette ate my mouse.

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Deborah Harris
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1 week ago

You Sir have been officially Blepped!!

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Marion Friedl
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1 week ago

I follow the artist on IG now, even though I can´t post myself there without a mobile phone, which is also the reason why I can´t do any photoshop myself, some Facebook and Twitter friends made some photoshop photos of my cats for me that I stored on my laptop. I love these nostalgic pictures. Thanks a lot FUR publishing this post, it made my day now. And it distracted me a bit of the thought of Angel Gizzy who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Monday with kidney failure at the final stage, he didn´t keep anything in his belly anymore in the last days of his life, so for him it was a mercy to go peacefully at the vet´s. But Thori and me miss him nevertheless.

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Shannon Dasher
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1 week ago

...King Henry The 8th

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Marion Friedl
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1 week ago

A real gentlecat.

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Mark Berry
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1 week ago

I don't always s**t outside of the litter box. But when I do, it's in your shoe.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Royalty deserves tuna.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago (edited)

🎶Eight kitties dancing... And a tuna in my favorite bowl....🎶

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Andrew
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1 week ago

One in the back looks all "you can't prove it"

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Marion Friedl
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1 week ago

As we all know, cats rule, dogs drool. Here the proof. 😻😻😻💖💖💖

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Shyla Clay
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A game of croquet, my pet?

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Marion Friedl
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A purr-oud knight.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Does this outfit make me look like a sunflower?

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Shyla Clay
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There's a pea under the mattresses. Get it.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Do you have a moment to talk about your carriage's extended warranty?

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Marion Friedl
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This one might be King Franz from the Sisi movies, Sisi was an Austrian Emperor who unfortunately was stabbed to death in 1898.

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Marion Friedl
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1 week ago

Your (blepping) Meowjesty.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

I see what you did there.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Meow word! You don't say.

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Shyla Clay
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So that's where the cone of shame got its inspiration.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

I'm willing to pretend to give you attention.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

We're off to London to see the queen.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Don't tell me the relatives came to visit again.

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Lucy
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1 week ago

All of these paintings are amazing

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Hooman! Look at my stick. Isn't it the nicest stick you've ever seen? Let us sit for hours, contemplating the stickiness of my stick.

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Shannon Dasher
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1 week ago

The facial expression matches the body language.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Share? Yeah right. I am cat.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Listen up, kittens. In this class, you will learn to successfully steal the cheezburger.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

It wasn't me!

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

I had a sad. Send for the jester! Send for the ear-scritcher! Send for the tuna.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

The corset isn't too tight. Underneath our fur, we're quite thin.

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Andrew
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1 week ago

She got a weave.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

No, I don't have a beard. Just fire that dress designer.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Feed me, peon.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Here to report a lack of tuna, your meowjesty.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Yes, I am the supreme ruler.

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Marion Friedl
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1 week ago

I try to pin all these pawsome purrtraits on Printerest, I think my friends will love them when they´ll see them on my "Cats" wall.

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Shyla Clay
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1 week ago

Yes, of course it's my natural fur. I just went to a new groomer.