This little furry creature has recently created buzz over the social media, with folks debating whether he is a dog or a cat. On November 4, Twitter user posted:
“Her.- do you have a dog or a cat? me.- I don’t know.”
Her.- do you have a dog or a cat?
me.- I don’t know. pic.twitter.com/0AXxHNDl8S
— n2o (@1evilidiot) November 4, 2016
Since then, the post has amassed more than 12K retweets and 23K likes. Puzzled of his true identity, many Twitter users have made their guess. But eventually, on November 8, the man behind the viral post revealed:
This is Atchoum, a cat from Quebec with hypertrichosis. You can find more of him on IG or at https://t.co/C0YYv65vl8.
— n2o (@1evilidiot) November 9, 2016
Curiously, I have examined the website and apparently, it is dedicated to the furry creature named Atchoum and it says,
“Hello and bonjour! I‘m Atchoum, the hairy but not scary Persian kitten from Quebec, Canada. I purr with a French accent.
Some people say my wild furs and intense amber eyes make me look like a dog, an owl, a mad scientist, a Gremlin, Lorax or the Grinch but I’m happy to be me.
I love life and love sharing my adventures every day with you!”
Based on the website, Atchoum was born on May 10, 2014. He was given as a gift to a veterinarian in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada where her mom, Nathalie, works as a groomer. Nathalie took him home for a weekend and she fell in love with him so she asked the veterinarian if she could adopt him and the veterinarian agreed.
Stalking on his Instagram account, I was amazed for Atchoum is a superstar with over 163K followers. His profile says “young male Persian with hypertrichosis. I’m hairy not scary!!”
And, it seems like boat tie is Atchoum’s favorite.
Atchoum was also featured in a calendar. You can buy it here.
Some of Atchoum’s lovely photos was taken by the expert photographer Maxime Thibodeau.
Atchoum is truly amazing and he got plenty of look-a-likes. Credits to his awesome website and check it for more.
THE MAD SCIENTIST LOOK.
As mentioned, Atchoum has hypertrichosis. According to e Medical Hub , it is a condition wherein there is an excessive hair growth and thickness that is not considered normal for a person’s age, sex, body area, and ethnicity.
This video will make you love him more.
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