“They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon…”

The Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship is seriously considering setting up a permanent satellite office in Japan. Their latest discovery is an inseparable pair made up of one Scottish Fold Kitten named Marimo and a Little Owl named Fuku. That’s right friends, these two are the makings of a real-life version of “The Owl and the Pussycat.”

This adorable pair live together at Hukulou Coffee, an owl-themed cafe in Osaka, Japan, along with a few more owls and sometimes a bunny friend too. They hang out on perches together looking cute as can be. But the best times are the cuddly shared naps and goodnight kisses:

Head over to the Hukulou Coffee Twitter feed for more photos of this awesomely sweet pair of furred and feathered friends.

[via RocketNews24]


僕は大人なのか子供なのか 〜 MARIMO。2nd

Am I an adult or a child 〜 MARIMO。2nd

Mum, do this for me.

Do it yourself, you’re already an adult.

It’s night, I’m going out.

You can’t, you’re still a child!

Whi-whi-whi-which am I!?


These easy Marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquariums make a great home for tiny Japanese Marimo moss balls and are super cute as homemade Christmas gifts! Learn how to make them here.

Gifts for Gardeners

#50: A Marimo

Often incorrectly called a “moss ball,” a marimo is actually a filamentous green algae (Aegagropila linnaei) that naturally grows in a ball-like shape.

These bundles are adapted to life at the bottom of cool freshwater lakes, with a minimal level of light. Those qualities have made them an ideal aquascaping specimen, as they can be cultivated under normal indoor light conditions.

Many people keep a marimo as a sort of low-maintenance “pet” in an office, bedroom, or other low-light environment - the water needs to be changed every so often, but other than that, this cute little ball of algae will likely grow a few millimetres every year with very little intervention.

Image: Hinterland Trading