What does it take to become an internet sensation these days? Being unique is a good start – one person’s rather mysterious looking pet has left social media users confused. Are they looking at a cat, or a dog??
The mystery pet, who has a rather dog-like appearance, is actually a young male Persian named “Atchoum,” who has hypertrichosis. The interesting condition is explained on the cat’s own Facebook page:
Hypertrichosisis a symptom of a hormonal disorder that manifests in man or woman, for an invasive hair on body parts. This disease can also appears on animals and provides my cat with a funny look.
Atchoum lives in Quebec and has a hefty Instagram following (nearly 165k). The cat’s thousands of fans are in love with his unusual looks – most every post includes, “I love him!” to “he’s my new fave!”
(photos via Twitter/Instagram/instagram.com/atchoumfan)