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Meet Elfie, a kitty of small stature, who was rescued from a shelter in Alberta, Canada and found his way to a forever home along with his sister Gimli. Elfie and Gimli were born dwarf kittens, rather like Lil Bub the cat.

“They have genetic dwarfism. They were born to a ‘normal’ mother in a litter of ‘normal’ cats. They just happen to be a bit more cuddly,” Willeedee of Reddit wrote. “They were adopted by my friend and his wife (Elfie & Gimli’s foster parents) who are both big supporters of adoption.”

Meet Elfie, a dwarf kitty, who was rescued from a shelter in Alberta, Canada and found his way to a forever home along with his sister Gimli.

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Elfie was born a dwarf kitten, rather like Lil Bub the cat.

elfie gimli the dwarf shelter cats

They have genetic dwarfism. “They were born to a ‘normal’ mother in a litter of ‘normal’ cats. They just happen to be a bit more cuddly”

elfie gimli the dwarf shelter cats

Elfie is very expressive. This is his ‘disapproval’ face!

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He and his sister never left their foster home. It is now their forever home.

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Elfie on the move.

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Video: Hear Elfie ‘Meow!’

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Little kitty in a big world.

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Video: Elfie walks

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Video: No caption needed!

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Video: One of Elfie’s cutest moments of all time!

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Cute meter is off the chart!

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Gimli and Elfie and his scraggly whiskers

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Photos via Elfie and Gimli. Follow them on Instagram.

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BUB is a very special kitty with a unique face – a pair of big green eyes and a tongue always sticks out. According to the Lil Bub page, she was the runt of a litter from a stray outdoor cat, and came with numerous mutations. Her foster family had a hard time finding her a good home, but one guy from Indiana took her in and now feeds her only the best food and treats her like a queen.

cute bub the dwarf kitty toothless tongue out

“BUB is a ‘perma-kitten’, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. She is also a dwarf, which means her limbs are disproportionately small relative to the rest of her body. She has very short, stubbly legs and a weird, long, serpent-like body. Her lower jaw is very short compared to her upper jaw, and her teeth never grew in (thus, she’s toothless), which is why her tongue is usually hanging out…. BUB is a polydactyl cat… in her case, one extra toe on all of her four paws. Her front paws each have two opposable thumbs. And then of course there are her big, bulging, wonder-filled green eyes. Some think she can see into the future with those things,” said on Lil Bub’s FB page.

Despite BUB’s “deformities”, she is rather healthy and happy. “She may not be able to jump on and off stuff, but she manages by climbing using her 22 claws…. Even though she has no teeth, she has a fierce appetite, and can take down half a bowl of dry food without any problems…. She is just one of nature’s happy accidents.”

Bub the ‘dwarf’ cat with stubby legs and bulging eyes

cute bub the dwarf kitty toothless tongue out

cute bub the dwarf kitty toothless tongue out

Bub loves yogurt! [Video]

She got one extra toe on each paw

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She is a very happy cat

cute bub the dwarf kitty