You may recall our piece on amusing cat paintings from the Middle Ages, in which felines not only appear flat and scary, but also have some odd human-like characteristics. This coon cat from Maine appears to have stepped right out of one of these paintings.
Because of this, Valkyrie, a really cute and fluffy cat, has become the latest Internet star. The black cat’s face resembles a human face, which is unusual for a cat. People fell in love with Valkyrie after Tatiana Rastorgueva, the current owner of the young Maine Coon, posted a video and a few photos of her on Instagram.
It’s unclear what distinguishes her as a human cat; it might be her bone structure, round cheeks, a noticeable beard, or her bored-with-life expression. A cat with a human face, on the other hand, is not something you see every day.
Now scroll down to see the cat pictures and be ready to feel a little nervous.