Who doesn’t love a cute kitty cat? With their big eyes and soft fur, cats are some of the most adorable animals. And while they may seem independent, these feline friends crave human interaction. So a cat is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet that still loves to be loved.
But cats can have mustaches too, you know. Just ask Mostaccioli, the cat who’s only one year and four months old.
Her owner Natalie found Mostaccioli when he was only around a day old. She was the only one from the little to have a mustache.
Mostaccioli’s mom was a tiny feral micro panther who was severely underweight. My mom was watering her garden when she heard kitten cries so she rushed to call me, and I found all four of them soaked. I dried and cleaned them up as quickly as I could, and tricked their feral mom to walk into the huge kennel so that I could take care of all of them under my supervision.
At first, I didn’t notice she had a mustache because I didn’t want to handle them much in their early days, and their mom would hiss and swipe at me when I would weigh them. Mostaccioli was struggling a bit so I started supplemental feeding with her to make sure she’d make it.
When we noticed her mustache, I knew then she would be a foster failure for me. Two of her brothers were adopted together, and the other was adopted into a household that had a sweet old poodle for his brother.
Mostaccioli is an indoor cat who loves to cuddle, especially at night. She’s also super athletic and is curious by nature. She loves all her attention and probably doesn’t realize that she’s now pretty famous on Instagram.
Mostaccioli’s owner loves having such a unique pet. “Sometimes when I wake up and look at her I can’t believe she can exist, and that I found her. I always thought that mustache cats existed only on the internet and that I would never actually meet one. I’m so grateful that she’s in my life, and I’m able to share her quirkiness with the world. People who meet her always ask if I painted her mustache on, which I always think is funny.”
Inspired to adopt your own cat? There are a lot of reasons to get a cat. They’re cuddly, they’re cute, and they keep you company. But did you know that cats have some other benefits too? Here are three reasons why getting a cat is a great idea.
1. Cats keep you healthy. Studies have shown that owning a pet can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reduce your stress levels.
2. Cats are low-maintenance pets. Unlike dogs, cats only need to be groomed once a week and usually don’t require much exercise.
3. Cats teach kids responsibility. Kids who own cats learn how to care for another living creature and develop empathy for others.