This Gigantic Maine Coon Cat Surprises People, Mistaken for a Canine at First Sight

Cats have a special way of capturing our hearts and going viral on the internet without much effort. Nowadays, there is no shortage of pet videos and images circulating on the web. However, there are certain animals that stand out from the rest due to their unique characteristics and the loving creativity of their owners.

One cat that has gained quite a following is Kefir, who resides in Stary Oskol, Russia, with its owner Yuliya Minina. It didn’t take long for Kefir to catch people’s attention due to its massive size. Yuliya shared with Bored Panda that Kefir is currently 1 year and 9 months old, weighing in at approximately 26.5 pounds. Despite already being quite large, Yuliya anticipates that Kefir will continue to grow a bit more as Maine Coons are known to keep developing until they reach 3 years of age.

Yuliya finds it amusing to witness people’s reactions when they encounter Kefir for the first time, often confusing the feline for a dog due to its immense stature.

For more information about Kefir and its adventures, you can find them on Instagram and TikTok.

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

Photo courtesy of yuliyamnn
Yulia Minina, a resident of the quaint village of Stary Oskol, delightfully welcomed a stunning feline into her life nearly two years ago when it was merely a tiny kitten.

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

Kefir has reached the age of 1 year and 9 months, as evidenced by yuliyamnn’s photo credits.

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

The cat owner revealed that they acquired Kefir from a cattery. They were captivated by the cat’s stunning and pristine white fur, hence the fitting name inspired by a dairy drink. Right from the start, Kefir’s discerning taste led to a rejection of dry cat food, prompting a shift to a diet consisting solely of meat and natural feed. As a Maine Coon cat, Kefir currently weighs a substantial 26.5 pounds, with the promise of further growth, showcasing a typical trait of this breed.

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

Kefir, the adorable feline, as per her human companion Yuliya, has a penchant for natural food and possesses a laid-back demeanor.

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

Yuliya mentioned that the only downside to taking care of Kefir is the excessive amount of fur the cat sheds around the house. Nonetheless, Kefir is treated like a beloved member of the family and always joins Yuliya and her loved ones at the dinner table.

Yuliya also shared that Kefir has developed a peculiar habit of leaping onto her while she’s trying to sleep at night. “When he was smaller, he didn’t do this, and it wasn’t so bothersome. But now that he’s grown so big and heavy, it’s not exactly easy to fall asleep like that.”

“It’s quite amusing to witness other people’s reactions when they see Kefir because he’s so enormous. Many individuals initially mistake him for a dog.”

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

Attribution for the image goes to yuliyamnn.

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

“This magnificent creature effortlessly combines the playfulness of a tiny kitten with the grandeur of a colossal beast.”

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

“But overall, this cat is incredibly intelligent. It has this uncanny ability to sense the overall atmosphere in the household. Kefir never meows, never raises its voice, and never causes any damage to the furniture. Truly, it is the epitome of a perfect cat.”
In order to address any skepticism regarding the authenticity of these cat photos, Yuliya wants to reassure everyone that no Photoshop was used.
Let’s take a look at what Instagram users had to share about this amazing feline.

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

This Maine Coon Cat Is So Big Many People Think That It's A Dog At First

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