Topiary Cats That Are Out of This World

Posted in Cat Pictures - Last Updated: May 31, 2016 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Pictures 
Last Updated: May 31, 2016  
Author:  Jan Travell

Richard Saunders once saw an ornamental shrub and was struck by how its shape resembled his beloved pet cat while asleep. Now the images he creates replacing real-life bushes with his pet’s feline form have reached millions of people around the globe.

I know we would all love to see while walking through a beautiful garden a representation of our dearest feline friends, but these amazing pictures have been altered to appear that way, in fact, many people have believed that the images they were seeing were real. Who knows, this may set a trend for topiary gardens of the future.

The first image Richard Saunders created was inspired by topiary at Hall Barn in Beaconsfield

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Imagine walking through a beautiful English country garden, turning a corner and seeing a gigantic, perfectly-manicured cat sculpted from lush green bushes lazing next to a lake.

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Richard has often said that he has tried to correct people who thought that his digitally-altered cat topiaries were real…does this look real?

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These incredible topiary cats have been taking social media by storm…and you can see why

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Each image features Tolly, the Russian Blue that lives with 69-year-old creator Richard Saunders

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This awesome image, which depicts a cat drinking water from a lake, has been seen by 3.25m people on Facebook.

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He has always made it “very clear” that his topiary cats dotted around country estates in Britain were not real, but at least 25% of people who saw them believed they actually existed !!

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I would love to have something like this in my garden…time to start growing that hedge!

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All images @RichardSaunders

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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