This is the most mesmerising cat face that I have seen ever. It is amazing. You genuinely can see a person in there trying to get out. It is the most peculiar sensation looking at this cat. It is like a short piece of CGI film. It’s as if someone has created ‘it’ in the laboratory. The cat looks quizzically at the camera and cooperates. It is as if he knows that he is being filmed and that he’s special. It is a case of real life anthropomorphization.
Of course in terms of quality the video is absolutely terrible. The camera shake is appalling. Please, if you are going to video your prize cat/human creature do a decent job of it and keep the damn camcorder or smartphone stable.
The comment tweet above is stupid. The face of this cat has nothing to do with the way artists of the 18th and 19th century portrayed wild cats with human faces. This was simply a failure in the abilities of the artists of that era.
The cat was created by a Russian woman. They do things in Russian that breeders in America can’t or don’t do. This breeder creates all her Maine Coons with human faces and this fella is the best by far in that regard. I have no idea whether it is a good idea to create Maine Coons with human faces. It is from a commercial standpoint because I am sure the breeder has had a ton of enquiries since this video went viral.
From an absolute standpoint no one should be breeding domestic cats. In breeding cats we are making it harder for people to adopt from animal shelters so breeding cats can cost lives. You can’t justify cat breeding. But it won’t stop. It is just another example of human self-indulgence.