Rich and Emma from Yorkshire, England, saw a photo of Ikiru on a cat breeder's website and immediately fell in love with the adorable cat. They were certain he was the kitty for them after the first visit and four weeks later took him home.

Eventually, they created an Instagram account to document Ikiru's daily life and he has become quite Internet famous. No wonder. Ikiru is the absolute king of blep, and some of the faces this fluffy cat makes are so wacky, many people even often ask his owners whether everything's all right with him.

"Ikiru is really healthy and our vet told us he has some of the best teeth she has ever seen," Rich and Emma explained to Bored Panda. "Exotic shorthairs have a slightly pudgy face but he’s very energetic and in great shape. Believe it or not, he doesn’t always have his tongue out, but it seems to be a quirk of his, leading to some amusing facial expressions."

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Oh my gosh, he’s cute!

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The cute cat is named after one of his owner's favorite Akira Kurosawa films, and 'ikiru' means 'to live' or 'living' in Japanese. "He's loving, affectionate, and grumpy in the best way. Ikiru is also playful and endlessly amusing. One particular quirk is he loves tunneling and hiding underneath things like blankets or sheets of paper, or staring at you upside down from the corner of a room."

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

"henloo!"

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Rich and Emma said that their silly cat constantly makes them laugh with his antics and facial expressions, and they find it wonderful that they're able to share him with the rest of the world via social media. "We get messages from all around the world saying his silly faces, cuteness, and personality brightens their day. He even inspires fan art, people have some fantastic illustrations which really capture his cheeky character."

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

"should I kill you or should I just lick you... hımm"

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Katie and Jared Coates
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1 year ago

Baby blep!

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

and this is textbook derp here... :))

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

not a morning person...

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

Whoa!!!!

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

"No, no... We will just talk, open it..."

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

THE SKY

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

I am not supine. I am Australian.

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1 year ago

CAT ACTIVATED

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Colin L
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1 year ago

The eyes...

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

mehehehee... ftaph... don't make me fmile... I want to fleep now!

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Colin L
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1 year ago

Tims to doze....

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Colin L
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Delightful tongue curl...

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Marek Yanchurak
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1 year ago

Someone's gonna pounce.

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Colin L
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1 year ago

You woke me up for this?

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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1 year ago

that tongue might showing us which eye is actively working... careful bored panda his eye is on you...

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1 year ago

AH-AH-AHH-BLEP!

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1 year ago

Blurry Blep

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1 year ago

tung :P

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I wanna smoosh and kiss that face

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Miss D
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1 year ago

Are we sure this cat is not photoshopped?

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Teresa Taylor
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1 year ago

Reflections of humans in his eyes!!

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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If I can just lick you a little bit... my precious...

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1 year ago

NO ONE HERE WAS MURDERING DA BEAR!

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Wake up hooman I needs FOOD

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Evita
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1 year ago

i need it

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1 year ago

No human, you cannot change channels. Pet meeeee!

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1 year ago

Blep loaf!

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