We love all cats, whether their under or overweight, full of fur or hairless, able-bodied or disabled. Photographer Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio in Australia feels the same way.
“One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique. I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as ‘different’ hold a special place in my heart,” Cearns told Bored Panda. “These are the creatures who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse. Most animals with ‘afflictions’ don’t dwell on them. They adapt to their bodies without complaint and they survive with determination. They push on, always, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can, and as much as an able bodied pet does.”
That they do. If you have a disabled cat who shows this same spirit, share his or her story in the comments. In the meantime, check out Cearns’ photographs:
Visit the Houndstooth Studio Facebook page to see more of Cearns’ work.