Celebrity kitten LiL BUB to visit Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image

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Photo courtesy of Mike Bridavsky

Known for her signature big eyes and protruding tongue, celebrity kitten LiL BUB will pay a visit to Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image this month as part of a larger exhibit.

Found in a tool shed in rural Indiana, LiL BUB shot to fame after her owner created a Tumblr page to document her daily adventures. Now, the kitten has a merchandise line, a documentary, a book, her own talk show and an ASPCA fund.

Part of LiL BUB’s charm lies in her quirky expressions. A perma-kitten ― she will never grow to the size of a full-grown cat ― LiL BUB suffers from an extreme case of dwarfism, and she has extra toes on every paw. She is also the only cat in recorded history to have been born with osteoporosis, according to her website.

Her lower jaw is also underdeveloped and she has no teeth, which gives LiL BUB her signature look. Despite her several genetic anomalies, LiL BUB is a healthy cat and frequent traveler.

She will appear with her owner, Mike Bridavsky, at the Museum of Moving Image on Jan. 30 for a meet-and-greet as part of the museum’s “How Cats Took Over the Internet” exhibit. A $100 ticket will grant you a meeting and a chance to pet the perma-kitten, a photo opportunity, a signed BUB art print, a signed photo print and entrance to a Q&A with LiL BUB’s owner.

All the money collected will be donated to LiL BUB’s Big Fund, which helps serve pets with special needs.

Starting at 1 p.m., the ASPCA will hold a mobile adoption event outside of the museum in conjunction with Lil BUB’s visit. The Q&A with Mike Bridavsky will start at 2 p.m., and the meet-and-greet will commence at 4 p.m.

Watch a collection of clips from LiL BUB’s adventures below: