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These cute kitties have us thinking it’s already time for us to start penciling in our schedules for next year.

Desktop calendars are designed to be disposable. When you get to the end of the month, you tear that page off and throw it away so that you can get to the next.

But we’re pretty sure the individual sections of this cat calendar won’t be wearing out their welcome even after their useful time is up.

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While calendars with pictures of cute cats for each month are nothing new, we don’t think we’ve ever seen calendars themselves that are shaped like cats. And not just any cats, but a series of increasingly smaller kitties, positioned one inside the other like matryoshka (Russian nesting dolls).

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The largest of the Nekoryoshka (a combination of neko, Japanese for “cat,” and “matryoshka”) litter measures 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) in length by eight in width and two in height. On its back you’ll find calendars for the period from January through May. The second-biggest feline covers June through September, the third-largest has October and November, and the runt is only on duty for December.

▼ Inside the smallest cat you’ll also find a pad of fish-shaped sticky notes, which the group shows considerable restraint in not eating.

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Manufacturer Aicome says the 2017 Nekoryoshka set will be priced at 1,000 yen (US$9), and should be arriving in stores this fall. Ordinarily, we’d say it’s still a little early in the year to be getting excited about calendars, but we’ll make an exception for these exceptional kitties.

If you follow Casey on Twitter now, you’ll already have a head start on your to-do list for next year.

Source, images: @Press
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