It’s true—Instagram loves kitties. There’s certainly no shortage of feline-related accounts out there, which is why when a particularly creative cat Instagram sneaks under our radar, we can’t resist finding out more.
Such was the case with the endlessly entertaining and undeniably genius @cats_in_food.
By day, Russian artist Ksenia works as an illustrator and freelance image editor; by night, she creates meowsterpieces like these:
Not only does she manage to combine everyone’s two favourite Instagram categories (cats and food? Yes, please), but there’s something weirdly cute about a cat photoshopped onto a potsticker.
Or tuna salad…
…or just about any other type of cuisine you can think of.
A cat lover herself, Ksenia was inspired by the Instagram @princesscheeto, which integrates photoshop and feline photography. She had never seen anything like @cats_in_food, so she decided to take the leap and start her own Instagram account.
Her first post in January 2018 was her own cat, six-and-a-half-month-old Smokey, dozing inside a cheeseburger. The photo is now the profile picture of her Instagram account.
If you, like us, are dying to see what your cat would look like photoshopped onto your favourite food, Ksenia accepts requests via direct message on Instagram and charges $5 per image.
Here are our office cats, Zac and Harvey, retouched by Ksenia’s brilliant handiwork:
Could Zac and Harvey be hinting at this month’s meowbox theme? Maaaaybe.