Yulia Minina had no idea when she bought her small cat Kefir that he would become as large as he is today. Upon first encountering the puss, people are awed by his incredible presence.
It is common for people to mistake a woman’s pet cat for a dog, despite the fact that the kitty is not yet fully grown.
Yulia Minina bought her cat when he was a kitten almost two years ago. However, she was shocked by how large the cat, named Kefir, grew over the months.
When people first meet him, they mistake him for a dog because he is so enormous.
“I had no idea an ordinary baby could grow so big,” Yulia said.
“Not only did he grow up big in size, but he is also very smart and always behaves calmly.
Kefir has a formidable appearance, but he is very affectionate and modest.
“When friends and acquaintances come to the house, he is the center of attention, and he is eager to be stroked and petted.
People first confuse him with a dog when strangers come to the house.He has another habit: at night he likes to climb on me and sleep. He didn’t cause me any inconvenience as a kitten.
”But now he is big and heavy, and it is difficult for him to sleep.
Kefir is now one year and ten months old, and he weighs 12.5 kg.
“He is still considered a kitten. Maine Coons live for three to four years. Therefore, I expect him to grow even larger.”
Yulia has denied editing Kefir’s photos, saying, “I don’t use Photoshop.”
Yulia is not the first owner of a large cat to be accused of using Photoshop.
Back in November 2020, Mary Lopez of St Albans, Hertfordshire, claimed that her Norwegian Forest cats Archie and Shadow are as big as they appear in her pictures. Mary recalled the viral shot that made her giant cats famous online: “Taking the picture was one of those spur-of-the-moment things I told Gab to do as the cats grew rapidly.”
“I posted it on Facebook for fun. It has gone a bit crazy. I know the internet loves cats, but oh my god.
“There were people who said there must be someone behind me with longer arms, or perhaps I’m really short, or maybe it is a photoshop.
I didn’t go to the lengths that people think I did for this photo. It was a five-second decision.”