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This Unique-Looking Cat Almost Didn’t Survive, But Was Taken Care Of By Owners And Adoptive Father Cat
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This Unique-Looking Cat Almost Didn’t Survive, But Was Taken Care Of By Owners And Adoptive Father Cat Interview With Owner

Every animal in the world has something unique about them, be it their character, looks, or poise. While some features may not be as typical as others, they’re no less beautiful. Today’s story is about Fedya, who, against all odds, survived his infancy, and has become an internet phenomenon thanks to his unique-looking face and other goofy features.

Fedya had a tough childhood. He was born as one of two kittens to a stray mother that found shelter in the backyard of Natalya, a cat lover from Rostov, Russia. Fedya was born underdeveloped, weak and sick, and the owner speculates that he’d been dropped quite a few times while he was carried over fences, which might have caused him to look the way he does. Soon after being born, he and his sibling lost their mother. The future looked bleak.

But his fortunes turned. Natalya nursed Fedya back to health and took care of him, as she suspected people wouldn’t want to adopt a sick cat. After a few weeks, Natalya’s other cat named Handsome (Krasavchik) adopted Fedya as his son, and cleaned and licked him. From that point onwards, Krasavchik became a fatherly figure to the poor cat.

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Here’s Fedya, a cat with a silly face and a story that will move your heart

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Here’s Lisa, who was a stray that ended up living in Natalya’s backyard. Lisa gave birth to Fedya and another cat

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Of the two cats, one was born healthy, but Fedya was weak and sick

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Unfortunately, Lisa passed away soon after she gave birth

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Fedya was very ill. Natalya and the family nursed the dying cat back to health

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Natalya and her family worried that no one would want to adopt Fedya due to some of his features

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Fedya developed slowly but surely

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After the mother’s death, five-month-old Handsome (Krasavchik) took him under his wing

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He licked him and cleaned him as if he was his own

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Handsome became an adoptive father to Fedya

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As for Krasavchik, which means handsome in Russian, he also has an interesting story of why he’s living with Natalya’s family. “Handsome was our neighbors’ cat, he came to visit us. When he noticed Fedya, he began to look after him, and we realized that our kitten really needed him. We have good neighbors, they allowed Handsome to live with us. This is how this little touching cat family was created!”

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They’ve become inseparable ever since

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Fedya’s face is very unique and easy to recognize

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Natalya has given an exclusive interview to Bored Panda regarding Fedya how he’s been doing as of late. “Fedya has been suffering from allergies for six months now. His eyes are watery and his nose is congested. So far there is no way to find out what is causing it. But we are doing everything to keep him healthy.”

As for Fedya’s peculiar look, Natalya is puzzled, as there might’ve been many reasons for it. “We do not know why Fedya looks like this and is a little behind in development. We assume that these are complications of his condition after birth, he was very weak and was dying. Either that, or it’s a genetic disorder. The analysis for genetics was not done.”

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The owners of Fedya have also been following closely how his sister is doing, and “Fedya’s sister is doing well! We have followed what happened to her. She grew up, became a beautiful cat, her name is Elsa. She has already had two litters of kittens, striped just like her! We’ve seen pictures of her.

Fedya has a quirk where he sits in an unusual manner

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However, his movements while he plays or walks are perfectly normal

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He used to always stick his tongue out, but he stopped doing it as he matured

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The owner describes him as a kind, affectionate, and intelligent cat

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The owner shared what Fedya’s qualities she likes the most: “I like Fedya’s kindness, spontaneity, slowness, and naivety. I experience the most emotions when he is very happy to see me. He does not know how to caress like an ordinary cat, he just cuddles with his whole body, like a dear one, closes his eyes and purrs, it’s wonderful!” On one of the posts, Natalya also said that Fedya purrs very loudly, just like his mother.

Fedya, despite all odds, now enjoys life and popularity on TikTok and Instagram

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The owners didn’t expect that Fedya would receive so much attention online. “We were very surprised by the popularity of Fedya! For us, he is an ordinary, simple cat, with a unique appearance, no more. It is very nice, of course, that so many people love Fedya, this is so encouraging for us!”

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Butternut DerpFarts
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1 year ago

That cat… will become the new internet craze. Move over lil bub. We still miss you, grumpy cat. But fedya is here and goofy looking as ever.

Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

Lil bub has passed.

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

He is beautiful. How could you not fall in love with that sweet face!!

Easily Excitable Panda
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1 year ago

The ultimate derp cat, and I am a derp cat lover! (My husband claims it's because I *am* a derp cat, and he's probably right.)

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Butternut DerpFarts
Community Member
1 year ago

That cat… will become the new internet craze. Move over lil bub. We still miss you, grumpy cat. But fedya is here and goofy looking as ever.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

Lil bub has passed.

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago

He is beautiful. How could you not fall in love with that sweet face!!

Easily Excitable Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

The ultimate derp cat, and I am a derp cat lover! (My husband claims it's because I *am* a derp cat, and he's probably right.)

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