Gigglebit: 5 GIFs that will make you see Pusheen in a different light

23 Sep 2014

Image via Clare Belton/

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we look at webcomic cat Pusheen’s dark side, as created by users on Something Awful.

You’d be forgiven for thinking Pusheen exists only as fodder for stickers in Facebook’s Messenger, but the pudgy grey cat was actually created by artists Clare Belton and Andrew Duff as part of the Everyday Cute webcomic and is based on Belton’s own childhood pet. (Fun fact for Irish fans: the name Pusheen actually comes from puisín, which means ‘kitten’ as Gaeilge.)

Somehow, even when she’s up to no good in the GIFs below, this cute round kitty is still utterly adorable.

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Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.