“My Ginormous Russian Feline: Meet the 28lb Kitten Mistaken for a Pooch and Still Growing!”

Yulia Minina, owner of a gigantic two-stone cat named Kefir, hails from Stary Oskol. Kefir, who belongs to the Maine Coon breed, is believed to be the largest cat globally, so much so that people often mistake him for a dog. Yulia bought Kefir when he was a kitten, and he continues to grow even after almost two years.

A huge two-stone cat from Russia that is thought to be the world's largest is so big it is often confused for a dog

A gigantic feline weighing around two stones and hailing from Russia has gained fame as possibly the biggest cat on the planet. Its size is so immense that people often mistake it for a dog.

Kefir, named after the fermented milk drink, is an oversized Maine Coon belonging to Yulia Minina in Stary Oskol

Kefir, a massive Maine Coon cat, is owned by Yulia Minina from Stary Oskol. Yulia was surprised by how big Kefir grew to be, and she never imagined that her little kitten would become so large. Despite his intimidating size, Kefir is actually a very gentle and intelligent cat who always behaves calmly. His human-like appearance is striking, but he is a modest and affectionate pet who loves attention from visitors. Whenever Yulia’s friends and acquaintances come over, all eyes are on Kefir, and he enjoys being petted and doted on.

She bought Kefir nearly two years ago as a kitten and says the pet is still growing

Around two years ago, she purchased Kefir when it was just a kitten. However, even now the pet seems to be growing. Interestingly, whenever strangers come to her home, they often mistake Kefir for a dog. Kefir currently weighs as much as an average two-year-old child. Apart from this, the cat has a habit of climbing on her and sleeping during the night. Though it did not bother her when Kefir was a kitten, now that it has become huge and heavy, it is difficult for her to sleep comfortably. At present, Kefir is almost two years old and weighs about 28lbs. Despite being so large, Kefir is still considered a kitten since Maine Coons take around 3-4 years to grow into adults. Therefore, it is likely that Kefir will continue to increase in size and weight in the coming years.

The breed hails from the state of Maine in the US and is considered one of the oldest homegrown breeds in the country

Originating from Maine in the United States, the Maine Coon is a well-known breed that is considered to be one of the oldest in the country. Despite doubts about Kefir’s popularity, Yulia assures everyone that she doesn’t use Photoshop. This breed was once considered the largest domesticated cat until the Savannah cat emerged in the 1980s. On average, male Maine Coons can weigh up to 18lbs, while females can weigh up to 12lbs. Additionally, they set the world record for the longest cat with Stewie from Nevada, measuring an impressive 48.5 inches from nose to tail before passing away in 2010.

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