This weekend, I spent far too much time sacked out in the living room watching the World Cup. While the games were going on, though, I decided that my kitten almost-cat deserved to have a shiny suit of armor.
Every cat should own a set of sturdy armor, of course. It provides valuable protection for the spine and flanks when an inevitable battle breaks out with the dreaded Forces of Dog. And so I made a chainmail suit for Ragnarok, my faithful feline companion.
The armor didn’t take as long as expected — I finished up even before Germany vs. Australia came on. (I cheated and used a really really large ring size. That helped.)
Not too surprisingly, Ragnarok was slightly less-than-thrilled about having his own armor to wear. But he is a very brave kitten, and although he looks at me with very sad eyes when I put the chainmail on him, he wears it with a stoic grace. And by “stoic grace,” I mean, “occasionally and unexpectedly falls off chairs because the weight throws off his center of gravity.”
And because my co-blogger might just murder me if I dare post more than one gratuitous kitten picture outside of a cut, click below to see more of the Adventures of Brave Sir Kitten:
And thus the adventures of Ragnarok, Knight of All Things Not-Dog, came to an end.
Stats on the armor: Body of the armor is European 8-in-1, out of 14G, 1/2″ aluminum rings. The under-body straps are just byzantine chain, with 20G, 7/64″ brass rings.
And for more ridiculously impractical armor, check out my previous post on Armor for the Medieval Lawyer.
Ha ha!! I was wondering what you were up to! Now I know.
Love you! Mom
I have no words for how much this delights me.
Thank you for this. Found after we thought “there should be armoured kittens in the world; perhaps the internet knows of some”.
Where can i get armour for my 12 cats?
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As a cat lover and fantasy editor, I love this.
Is the photo of a kitten I’ve been using on my Facebook page one of yours? If not, do you know its origin?
Here’s my FB URL: http://www.facebook.com/feder