An Armor for Cats

Caution! You many not get to pet the fluffy fur anymore.

Hiroshi Fukami
Hiroshi Fukami

Writer / Editor

He works as a freelance writer and editor. His diverse body of work is covered in From the Cradle to the Grave (Yurikago kara Hakaba Made). He enjoys watching J League soccer, baseball, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling. He also enjoys video games, especially first person shooters, open-world role playing games, and fighting games. His current favorite is Ingress.

During the war many animals such as the war elephant utilized by Hannibal Barca, and horses of heavy cavalry during the middle ages in Europe had metal and leather armors to protect them from the arrows and pikes. Now on the other hand a man’s best friend from ancient times, cats, has never been helpful during the war but the Canadian artist Jeff de Boer has created an armor that can protect cats from any battle.




In the game “MONSTER HUNTER”, you can dress the the cat that supports the player “Airou” in many kinds of armors, but this is how it must look when a real cat wears an armor.



Jeff creates armor for mice too, but I wonder if there will there be a cat that can actually capture a mouse that is wearing this armor.



Translated by Yuki Mat.


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