Hosico, a Scottish Straight cat from Moscow, has got his Puss In Boots impression down pat and his owners wrapped around his little finger.
While Scottish Fold cats may have taken the cute kitty world by storm, straight-eared Scottish Straight cats like Hosico here are similarly cute as the bee's knees. Hosico (Japanese for “star child”) may be the poster child, er, poster kitty for his breed, however, as he's exceptionally cute and extremely well known – over 500,000 Instagram followers can't be wrong.
Hosico was born in Moscow, Russia on August 4th of 2014 making him just short of 3 years old (at press time). His tech-savvy parents recognized his endearing cuteness at an early age and as such, those hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers have accumulated over much of Hosico's lifetime.
Hosico also has a portal-style website featuring links to his Instagram page and its wealth of photos, a link to Castle Cats (a free mobile game for iOS and Android devices), and of course the Hosico Shop where fans can purchase Hosico-branded items from children's clothing to coffee mugs and more. Indeed, this is one cute kitty who's earning his keep.
Hosico has been likened to Puss In Boots, the anthropomorphic character from the Shrek movie franchise voiced by actor Antonio Banderas, thanks to his golden fur and big blue expressive eyes. Appearances can be deceptive, however. According to his owners, Hosiko is “a quiet character who is timid and afraid of strangers.” Just like most celebrities, amiright?