Cats are brilliant. I’m a firm believer that the bigger, fatter and fluffier the better and it looks like the internet agrees with me so naturally the online world is falling in love with Samson, aka Catstradamus. Just take a look at this big, beautiful kitty!
Isn’t he amazing? And look at the size of him! You could be forgiven for mistaking him for a dog! But we are assured that Samson is 100% cat and is, in fact, a Maine Coon, the largest breed of domestic cat. Maine Coons are often referred to as the “gentle giant” of cats and Catstradamus Maximus von Munchenhausen (his full name), clearly lives up to that reputation.
As you can see, Samson loves cuddles and according to his Instagram, that’s not his only great love. Like many other cats, he enjoys long naps in the sun, playing with boxes and games of fetch. He also occasionally enjoys being hand fed! Here’s a video of him having some fun with his loving owner.
This fun loving four year old boy weighs in at just under 30 pounds and is a grand total of four feet long. Understandably, a cat of this gargantuan size might raise some questions with the animal lovers amongst us. Is he healthy? Is he happy? Is he simply too big? Well we are happy to tell you that Samson is a totally healthy cat. Here he is with his vet, Lisa, who has confirmed that Samson is in perfect health and is simply big boned!
Samson doesn’t just roll out of bed looking this good though, it takes a lot of work to keep this handsome cat looking and feeling his best! He eats 6 cans of wet food every day on top of the few bags of dry food he manages to munch his way through in a week. He needs to be professionally groomed every few months and each visit sets his owner back $120! As well as all that, he also goes through 4 pounds of kitty litter a week, that’s a lot of poop! But then, what do you expect from a cat that’s big enough to contain another cat?
I think it’s safe to say by now that all of us want to meet Samson and give him a big, big, big cuddle and maybe some of you can! If you’re living in NYC you might be lucky enough to see Samson walking around your neighbourhood in his stroller. A few times a month Samson’s owner loads him up into his little green stroller for a walk around town so he can get some fresh air and make some new friends. Look out for him if you’re anywhere around Brooklyn!
We all love Samson here and his pictures bring a big smile to everyone who sees him, so where exactly can you see him? Well you can follow Samson on his Instagram account and also his Facebook page! His Instagram page alone currently has 60 thousand followers and he’s always happy to see more, so why not welcome Catstradamus into your life? We think he’s just purrfect!