Keeping up with the Kattarshians is what you need in your life right now

By Almari Wessels
23 February 2017

Move over Kim, Kourtney and Khloe! Things are about to get Katty…

Meet Stubbur, Gudni, Bríet and Ronja, the adorable kittens starring in a streaming television series aptly dubbed Keeping up with the Kattarshians.

“It took about a year to put together, because we wanted all the animal welfare authorities to approve it,” Inga Lind Karlsdóttir, the show’s producer told Vice from Iceland, where the series is based.

“And here we are, a year later, with the first reality TV show starring kittens. All the people who were laughing then aren’t laughing now.”

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The premise of the show is that four orphaned kittens live in an oversized doll house where three GoPro cameras record their day-to-day activies – mostly playing and taking cat naps.

The Big Brother situation will last for three to four weeks, before they get adopted and other homeless kittens take their place.

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At night the producers use night-vision cameras to see the kittens snuggle together and sleep.

The project is done in conjunction with the Icelandic Cat Protection Society and employees and volunteers of this society take care of the kittens and make sure they get sufficient human contact.

“We like everything they do,” Karlsdóttir declared. “It’s fun when they go crazy and ruin the house, but it’s also calming to watch them sleep. It's good for the soul.”

The response to the show has been incredible, she adds. In its first 24 hours of streaming it generated approximately 3 000 shares in Iceland, a country with a relatively small population of abouy 300 000 people.

Also, she insists, the show is great for people who are allergic to the lovable creatures. “You can just sit there and watch the cats on your computer screen.”

Watch the show here

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