It’s obvious why the picture of this cat went viral right away: “Check for cat arm b4 closing” says the sign inside the fridge, and… there you can see the cat’s paw, trying to reach some food.
This mischievous cat is called Carrot, and its owners say they found it at a gas station, and he had a rough start:
“A friend of ours works in a veterinary hospital. Someone found the cat at a gas station and brought it to the hospital. He was in a foster home for a while, but we think the situation was not good, because the cat was very stressed, and in the end they left him in the hospital again. Then Carrot lived in the hospital for a couple of weeks, and our friend brought him to our apartment one day because she had to take care of him”.
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This is the photo that made Carrot an Internet star:
“It was love at first sight and we became friends right away. The next Monday we took him in, and by Friday we officially adopted him when he was 12 weeks old. He’s our first cat and our best friend, and we’re so lucky to have found him.”
“He’s extremely playful and has a great personality. And for such a little guy, he has all the energy in the world. Every time you try to play with him, he always responds. He loves to play hand biting, being chased and bringing you his tiger (his favorite toy ever). He’s also very clingy. If he’s not in the closet taking a nap, he’s never far away. He has special napping areas in every room of the house, which he chooses depending on which one we are in. He likes to pretend he doesn’t like being cuddled when we are awake, but almost every night I wake up and he is sleeping on top of me. He’s also obsessed with food, but we managed to teach him a few tricks using his treats.”
“Carrot thinks it’s a game to stick his foot in the fridge and grab us while we’re there. He’s never been hurt by this and luckily there are only two of us at home, we’re careful and we know when he’s doing it. The sign is just a reminder. The picture is not staged and we didn’t even think of taking the picture until we saw him do it with the poster next to him and laughed at how perfect it was. If the picture was staged we would have cleaned the fridge, hahaha.”