Natalia Zhdanova found the cat Fedya as a weak and sickly stray in her garden when she was only a few days old. – Image via Instagram / fedja_kot
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 1 – A domestic cat in Rostov, Russia has gone viral on social media for its constantly terrified expression.
Owner Natalia Zhdanova said she found the cat, now called Fedya, a weak and sickly stray in her garden when she was only a few days old.
The 40-year-old was quick to notice that her new kitten had misaligned eyes – which gave him a surprised look – and had problems with his hind legs, People.com reported.
Zhdanova looked after the kitten with a little help from the neighboring cat, Handsome, who came by every day to look after the small pet and get well again.
“He was very weak and was dying. The handsome brushed and licked Fedya and became like a father figure to him. “
Gradually, Fedya, now a year and nine months, gained strength and began to grow, but his face remained unchanged.
The cause of the cat’s unusual expression is still unclear.
Zhdanova, who makes textbooks for children, said they weren’t sure if Fedya’s expression was due to a genetic deformity or if she was dropped as a kitten.
“Now he’s much healthier. He is a very cute, gentle, playful and intelligent cat. He purrs very loudly.
“He’s inseparable from Handsome. You’re best of friends.”
Fedya has 36,500 followers on Instagram (@fedja_kot).