Is it a Cat? A Dog? We’re Baffled.

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A Twitter user has posted a photo that has viewers worldwide wondering if the creature depicted is a cat or a dog. The long-haired animal is cat-sized, but looks remarkably like a dog. And if you look closely, there’s a little raccoon in there, too.

Well, we have the answer for you. The animal in the picture is a cat – a Persian, actually. His name is Atchoum and he lives in Quebec, Canada. Atchoum has a condition called hypertrichosis which causes extra hair growth, leading to the cat’s unusual dog-like appearance.

Image source: Atchoum The Cat
Image source: Atchoum The Cat
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Image source: Atchoum the Cat

Want more of Atchoum? Well, you’re in luck – the cat has his very own website. Atchoum’s biography states, “Some people say my wild furs and intense amber eyes make me look like a dog, an owl, a mad scientist, a Gremlin, Lorax or the Grinch but I’m happy to be me.”

 

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