Extra-Large House Cat

So last night, I  jumped on Pinterest only to discover that my feed had been taken over by this super long strip of pictures that looked like someone had basically subbed out the family dog for a lion. 

I was immediately intrigued. Who were they and why did they have their own personal Aslan poking around their fridge and swimming with them?

A couple of google searches later, I found out that the family in the photos is that of actress/model Tippi Hedren, best known for staring in Hitchcock's The Birds. Melanie Griffith is her daughter. In fact, that's Melanie in bed with Neil the lion! 

Hedren founded The Shambala Preserve, an animal sanctuary just north of L.A. and Neil was a part of their family. 

And if that isn't enough cute lion for you, have you seen this

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