IF U GAVE THORIN OAKENSHIELD A KITTEN HE WOULD LOOK SO CONFUSED BUT HE’D HOLD IT SO GENTLY AND PET ITS HEAD WITH ONE FINGER AND EVENTUALLY SMILE AND SUFFER FROM HIS CHEST SWELLING UP WHENEVER THE SAID KITTEN MEOWED
He would probably give it a fierce war-like name in Khuzdul (earning a disapproving look from Bilbo), and growl at any ‘unworthy’ person trying to cuddle it.
Omfg it’s a cartoon of Thorin meeting my cat Peanut. Head cannon accepted. Let the fan girl flailing commence!