There’s no doubt that the internet loves its cats. From Grumpy Cat, who passed away this year, to the classic LOLcats, internet users around the world can’t get enough of felines, especially when they have an interesting or unique feature.
That’s where Gringo, the cat with the mustache, comes in.
Gringo lives in France with his brother, Milko. He may only be a year old, but his unusual look has earned him 60,000 followers. Or at least it had before his official account was hacked earlier this year.
His body is still tiny, but his face looks like it could belong on an old man. A very sophisticated little old man. He almost needs a top cat, a monocle, and a cane. The combination of fluffy cuteness and sophistication is almost too much to bear.
Gringo is a British Shorthair.
It’s a very common breed, but his markings make him one-of-a-kind. His owners, Sabrine and Romain, love him and Milko. They’re proud to show off their unique kitty to the world.
“Gringo is a happy kitty, full of life and with a really nice personality,” said his owner Sabrine. “He loves to play all day and all night, get up to mischief like climbing on curtains, scratching the couch, and jumping in the plants.”
But as unique as Gringo’s look is, that’s not the only interesting thing about him.
He also has some pretty one-of-a-kind mannerisms that keep his owners — and the internet — in love.
“He likes to stand on his back paw, just like a meerkat,” said Sabrine. “He can stay a couple of minutes in that position, and it’s hilarious. Gringo always sniffs our plates to see if there’s something good for him to eat, and he likes to steal our sponge from the kitchen just to chew it, so we have to hide it every time.”
Gringo is no stranger to the internet.
In fact, it was through the internet that Sabrine and Romain first found their furry pet. As they browsed through pictures on a cat adoption site, they happened upon his. Then, it was love at first sight.
They worried about what would happen if they brought home a second cat. They already owned one – a somewhat older animal named Milko. Sabrine and Romain were unsure what would happen if they tried to introduce a new cat into the mix.
All the same, they decided to take the plunge.
They adopted Gringo and brought him to his new home when he was three months old. To their excitement, Gringo settled in right away. He and Milko soon became the best of friends. Eventually, Sabrine and Romain started an online account for Gringo to show off his unique “mustache.” Since then, the fancy kitty has garnered fans from all over the world.
Unfortunately, they had to start a new account for him after losing the first one to a hacker.
But now, Sabrine and Romain are working to get Gringo all his old followers back — as well as some new ones. For this adorable kitty, it shouldn’t be hard.
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