Top: Natalie Chettle lifts her mother’s Maine coon cat Rupert over her head. Nearly three years old, Rupert is already three times bigger than the average domestic cat and is expected to gain another 5kg in the next few years… (source)
Bottom: …Giant moggy Rupert looks at a regular sized cat in Melbourne, Victoria. A three-time Cat of the Year and Australian National Champion, Rupert is the biggest Maine coon that cat judge Lesley Morgan Blythe has seen. (source)
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg
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Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
What a smart, sweet kitty!
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