Cats are melting hearts around the country by wrapping tails around their legs, necks and heads to fight the winter chill.
We all know cats would prefer to live their lives in front of the heater. When they’re away from the pleasantries of warm heating devices, however, kitties have to improvise and find other creative ways to rug up, and it seems the best way to do that is with a nice fluffy tail.
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楽&凜ママ (@rakurin0617) March 08, 2013
Owners are calling the new trend the “Shippo Mafura” or “Tail Scarf”, and photos on Twitter show it’s something that cats all over Japan are getting into.
もも (@momodog22) January 03, 2016
▼ This kitty can’t believe its human would rather take photos than turn the heater on.
えかわみなこ (@Nekopower_nyaaa) January 04, 2016
▼ All this kitten needs is a nice pair of fluffy socks to cover those little toes.
Akiyoshi Komaki 駒木明義 (@akomaki) February 09, 2014
More curious cats have found a way to modify the trend by wrapping their tails around their necks.
シャバラク( ・ε・) (@ankosakurajima) January 02, 2016
▼ Or around the necks of others.
トラ兄 (@cs_tora) October 22, 2013
くつした (@kutsushitan) December 13, 2013
▼ Keeping warm is so much easier when you have a friend to snuggle with!
妖怪エレリトウトイ (@fmw_fh) January 03, 2016
YUTARO NAKAMURA (@Zentouyou0304) November 18, 2013
Just looking at these cosy kittens has warmed the cockles of our hearts. We wish we had our own fluffy built-in tails to wrap around ourselves this winter too!