Meet Kefir, the most popular Maine Coon cat in Russia (PHOTOS)

Meet Kefir, the most popular Maine Coon cat in Russia (PHOTOS)

Think about that a cute fluffy lump is lying on your chest… weighing 12.5 kg! Nicely, the proprietor of this cat does not have to have to imagine. This is her truth at home.

March 2020. Russia is in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Yulia Minina, 34, from Stary Oskol in Belgorod Location (495 km from Moscow) and a mother of two girls, made the decision with her spouse and youngsters to get a kitten to make their property existence more enjoyment.

“We by no means had cats at all ahead of. We were being just leafing through the adverts of the nearest cattery and by chance observed a very little white kitten. He was the only a person in the litter at the time. I quickly fell in love,” Julia recollects. 

When she went to decide on up the cat, nonetheless, she was disappointed – he seemed prettier in the image.

“No a person considered that this sort of an unsightly duckling would increase into a white mountain of fur,” Minina reasoned. 

Her two daughters chose the cat’s playful name, Kefir. To begin with he was pretty skinny, but immediately after four or 5 months, he was having every little thing and was continuously participating in with his homeowners and jumping on windowsills.

“Last year, we moved into a roomy property in advance of that, we lived in a two-bed room apartment, but he, like a genuine parkour boy, didn’t have much area there either. Flower pots ended up often flying off the windowsills. But now there’s enough area to extend out,” recollects Minina. 

Soon after 9 months, the tassels on his ears and tail experienced doubled and, by the conclude of his initial calendar year, Kefir experienced tripled in measurement. He is now one particular year and 10 months outdated and weighs 12.5 kg (27.5 lbs.).

“In terms of identity, he’s just like a human being. He’s quite sensible. Even sits with us at the desk when we consume dinner, he has his have chair, so he retains us company,” claims Minina about the cat’s demeanor.

Maine Coons almost never meow, but Kefir from time to time “quietly meows”.

“As significantly as habits: he likes to rest on my upper body. When he was a kitten – it was regular. But now, when he abruptly lays down on my upper body at night… well, I have to chase him absent,” describes the proprietor. 

Julia does not understand the cause for her cat’s attractiveness. She photographed him twice for her Instagram profile and the images swiftly spread all-around on Russian and overseas media boards, together with Reddit. The image with Kefir garnered 18,000 likes and dozens of opinions on Reddit. Some advised that the cat’s proprietor was deliberately seeking to make him glance greater with lenses and an optical illusion, while other individuals speculated about his scowling confront.

“Nah, that is a Siberian Lynx. It feeds on the unworthy and beverages only vodka!” “And it does not seem joyful. Seems like he’s in this article for vodka and the unworthy and he’s all out of vodka,” some commenters wrote. 

In accordance to Yulia, most Russian and foreign fans never believe in Kefir’s existence and question if it’s been photoshopped. 

“Many individuals also want to buy Kefir, but that’s just awful. He’s a member of the spouse and children. No way will we give him up we’ll only acquire pics additional often,” says Minina.

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