A Maine Coon kitten named Kefir is breaking all the rules when it comes to preconceived notions about cats.
When most people think about cats they think about animals smaller than dogs.
However Kefir is so huge that people often mistake him for a canine. This big boy is currently 27 lbs. and still growing.
Maine Coon cats are a normally huge type and Kefir, an nearly 2-year-old, is currently larger than the normal adult Maine Coon cat.
Yulia Minina, of Stary Oskol, Russia, fell in love with Kefir’s snow-white fur when she found him at a cattery as a kitten.
Kefir, called after the yogurt drink, was a fancy cat from the start.
He wouldn’t go near completely dry food and instead had to be fed meat and natural feed.
While he may look a little intimidating because of his dimension, Minina says he’s a huge teddy bear at heart. He also has about two more years of growth.
” I can not even believe that an ordinary baby can become so big. He not only grew up big in look, he is likewise extremely smart and always acts calmly,” Minina claimed, according to METRO. “The appearance is usually like that of a person, and Kefir has a formidable appearance, but he is a extremely caring and modest child.”
Kefir’s long remarkable fur also includes in the bulkiness of his shape. So, Menina makes sure to groom him usually to keep him feeling lighter and to prevent shedding. She says that Kefir is the star of the program when her friends stop by and quite the phenomenon when it comes to seeing strangers.
” When buddies and acquaintances come to the house, all the interest is on him and he willingly allows himself to be stroked,” she says. “But when strangers come to the house, everybody first confuses him with a dog.”
However that’s quite typical for the breed according to Key Coon Central.
” Maine Coon cats are recognized for being a very friendly, laid-back, and gentle cat type. They are not hostile, nor highly territorial in their nature, so adapt well to other animals living in the same home. Their mild nature, yet playful behavior means that Maine Coons are good with both kids and dogs,” the website states.
” Maine Coons act like dogs, and are known as the ‘dog of the cat world’. They have a friendly canine-like personality, allowing them to construct strong bonds with relative, and get on well with other household pets. Maine Coon cats are similar to dogs, since both are intelligent, faithful, and will certainly greet you at the door.”
Another dog-like attribute that Kefir has is that he constantly wishes to oversleep the bed with mother.
Even if he’s too big for it!
“He has another habit: at night he suches as to climb on me and sleep. When he was a kitten, it didn’t cause me any type of inconvenience. Now he has actually come to be big and heavy, and, obviously, it is difficult to sleep like that,” Minina says.