Take another look at the mesmerising human face on this Maine Coon

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.

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Take another look at the mesmerising human face on this Maine Coon — 3 Comments

  1. I think it’s because it’s fur has grown and is colored to have a more round appearance than triangle. Also it’s less elongated (flatter) and it moves it’s eyes more than most cats. These things make it look more human and less cat-like. I’m always troubled that humans tend to admire and relate better to animals with a more human appearance than appreciate an animal for what it is. We’re all related in general ways but some people ONLY notice or care about animals that are very much like us in particular, which tends to relegate the rest of those species irrelevant in their minds and hearts. I admit that, for example I don’t get into reptiles or birds as much myself, but I do like horses which don’t look very human at all (they are very expressive though). Although, there is the occasional horse-face human… Bottom line I do like this cat too for the same reasons as Michael, but we like all cats, good PoC’ers that we are.

  2. The comments is correct about the expressions of cats in medieval paintings.

    The poor cat looks stressed, submissive and very tired to me. Those whiskers are not relaxed.

    Humans who breed for form, whatever country they are practicing husbandry in, are destroying the baseline health of the domestic cat.

    • I’d only add that they pander to the narrow-minded self-indulgence of people, which cheapens how humans in general pay attention to and care about all cats in a public policy way.

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