Who doesn’t like cats? Well, Russians certainly do. So much so, that one Russian artist has devoted an Instagram account (@odnoboko) to our furry friends. But that’s not all...the felines that feature in his snaps are larger than life, cats on steroids, if you will
Cats follow Andrei everywhere: they play, fight, relax, exercise, dance, and even get intimate
He also tells an emotional story from his childhood. At the age of nine, he spent summer at his grandmother, who had a goatling. Andrei was asked to take care of the baby animal and over two months he became very attached to it.
“The tragedy happened at the end of summer. A pack of dogs came from behind a garage and tore him apart right before my eyes...I managed to survive by hopping on some concrete blocks where I stood throwing stones at the blood-drunk dogs and screaming. I remember, how I carried him home, on a small cart where I used to put a bag with grass. (Remember) him wheezing, blood running. The endless attempts to phone a vet. Anxiety, tears. The vet’s conclusion. I watched him hang by his feet and getting his throat cut, releasing the blood. In the evening we had shashlik (kebabs). At the age of nine I ate my friend,” he wrote
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