The internet is filled with content about cats, but there can never be enough. Especially when it comes to unique-looking felines that have the potential to go viral. One such cat is Richie, a black smoke Maine coon, who boasts almost 100,000 followers on Instagram.
What makes Richie stand out is his exceptional appearance – he seems to be wearing an extra fur coat over his own, leading online users to liken him to a lemur or a yeti cat. Born in November, Richie quickly gained popularity due to his owner sharing photos and videos of him on social media platforms.
In the following pictures, you’ll get a glimpse of the magnificent creature that is Richie – the black smoke Maine coon cat.
The little feline had a much more well-groomed and manageable coat.
When the owner was asked about how Richie came to be a part of their family, she shared that they had two stray cats who were with them for two decades and showered them with unconditional love. After their passing, they took their time in welcoming a new feline companion. Eventually, they discovered a local breeder who specialized in Maine coons and decided to book one. They picked a black smoke color without any inkling of how exceptional Richie would turn out to be. Upon his birth, the breeder noticed that Richie was going to be a very hairy cat. They patiently waited for four months until Richie was old enough to leave his mother and join his new family. During this period, he grew up surrounded by his siblings and mother in a peaceful environment. Today, Richie is an integral part of their family. See him here pictured with his loving owner.
Maine coon cats can become quite large as they mature, with a muscular build and a broad chest.
When it comes to Richie’s character, he is a friendly and inquisitive feline who takes pleasure in frolicking with fellow cats. He finds joy in being around people and is often found trailing us around our living space. Richie can be regarded as a cat-dog since this is a unique attribute of Maine coon cats. Our furry friend has earned the nickname “sous-chef” due to his tendency to sit next to the herbs and spices while we cook, watching closely as we prepare meals.
Similar to many felines, Richie finds great pleasure in theatrically gazing through windows…
…And simply lounging in various positions all around.
The Instagram caption of a popular cat reads, “Soon my parents will find out my true identity… I am actually a lion.”
Richie is on his way to becoming a renowned cat influencer, thanks to his massive following on Instagram. The feline celebrity and his owner collaborate with several brands that Richie has personally tried and approved. They take pride in introducing their followers to new cat accessories and toys that Richie thoroughly enjoys. However, they are cautious about recommending only those products that have won Richie’s heart.
Richie found it effortless to recreate the appearance of a “vampire cat” on Halloween.
Richie, a Maine coon cat, requires weekly grooming to maintain his beautiful coat. According to his owner, all Maine coons are high-maintenance pets because of their delicate health needs. It’s important to pay attention to their needs and understand when they require something or feel pain. Even something as simple as a cold should be checked immediately. Richie has a daily morning routine that includes brushing him completely to prevent knots from forming in his fur. Additionally, once a week, his owner takes care of his eyes, nose, claws, and ears. Maine coons are not just popular for their extravagant looks but also for their intelligence and devotion to their human family.
Meet Richie strolling around.
After observing the adorable photographs and videos of Richie, we can’t help but desire a pet just like him. Do you feel the same way?