On Nipper the Corn-Eating Cat
From a 1951 unpublished photo essay in Life about Nipper the corn eating cat. According to the notes in our archives, "Nipper is a large, orange cat of no particularly distinguished lineage. In fact his owner, Dorothy Brinn, describes him as "just a cat" — who has an uncontrollable enthusiasm for eating buttered corn on the cob." Nipper is pictured here enjoying his favorite snack at home on the kitchen table.
Photo by Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images