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This Cat Went Viral On Instagram Because It Was Born With A “Mustache”
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This Cat Went Viral On Instagram Because It Was Born With A “Mustache” Interview With Owner

Turns out, cats can have mustaches as well. Mostaccioli was born with a mark just above her mouth that looks like a mustache and she’s a new candidate to win many hearts on the internet.

As of now, the cat is 1 year and 4 months old. Her owner, Natalie, loves sharing some of the cutest photos of Mostaccioli on a dedicated Instagram account.

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Meet Mostaccioli, a cat with a mustache

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Natalie told Bored Panda that she found Mostaccioli when the kitty was only about a day old with her three brothers. She was the only one with a “mustache”. Natalie shared: “Mostaccioli’s mom was a tiny feral micro panther who was severely underweight. My mom was watering her garden when she heard kitten cries so she rushed to call me, and I found all four of them soaked. I dried and cleaned them up as quickly as I could, and tricked their feral mom to walk into the huge kennel so that I could take care of all of them under my supervision.

At first, I didn’t notice she had a mustache because I didn’t want to handle them much in their early days, and their mom would hiss and swipe at me when I would weigh them. Mostaccioli was struggling a bit so I started supplemental feeding with her to make sure she’d make it. When we noticed her mustache, I knew then she would be a foster fail for me. Two of her brothers were adopted together, and the other was adopted into a household that had a sweet old poodle for his brother.”

The unique cat has looked this way since she was born

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Natalie, the owner, found Mostaccioli when the kitty was only about a day old with her three brothers

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Mostaciolli isn’t shy in front of the camera and has tons of Instagram posts

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Mostaccioli seems to be pretty active on Instagram. We asked Natalie how she manages to take so many great pictures as cats are sometimes not in the mood for posing: “The best way that I can get my mustache girl’s attention for photos is to call her name or make a weird noise for her to look. My camera roll is filled with hundreds and hundreds of photos so that I can get at least a few good ones.”

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Like most cats, Mostaccioli like to spend her time catching some z’s

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

According to Natalie, Mostaccioli is strictly an indoor cat: “I am an overprotective cat parent. She is so small and adorable that she would definitely get snatched up in a second.

She is an absolute love bug. Loves to cuddle, especially at nighttime, and she loves to talk back when spoken to. She’s super athletic when it comes to playtime, and is curious by nature. She’s super sweet and loves to say hello to everyone, and absolutely thrives with all the attention she gets.”

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Mostaccioli also has a ‘sister’ Izanami and they share a special bond

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Natalie seems overjoyed to have such a unique pet: “Sometimes when I wake up and look at her I can’t believe she can exist, and that I found her. I always thought that mustache cats existed only on the internet and that I would never actually meet one. I’m so grateful that she’s in my life, and I’m able to share her quirkiness with the world. People who meet her always ask if I painted her mustache on, which I always think is funny.

Her ‘sister’ Izanami is more reserved meeting new people, but they always say she’s super cute with her folded ears. Mostaccioli and Izanami are super bonded, and I’m thankful they get along so great. They’re only a few days apart in age so I think that’s part of the reason. My dad calls Mostaccioli Freddie Mercury and Izanami a raccoon.”

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

This cute mustached kitty is a great example how pets can brighten up our lives

Image credits: izanami.and.mostaccioli

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Michael Fuhry
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5 months ago

I think I want to watch A Night At The Opera.

David
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5 months ago

Needs glasses and a cigar.

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Susan Green
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5 months ago

She is so cute.

Felix Feline
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5 months ago

How sweet! Put a big smile on my face 😊

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Michael Fuhry
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5 months ago

I think I want to watch A Night At The Opera.

David
Community Member
5 months ago

Needs glasses and a cigar.

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Susan Green
Community Member
5 months ago

She is so cute.

Felix Feline
Community Member
5 months ago

How sweet! Put a big smile on my face 😊

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