Rich and Emma are from Yorkshire, England, and they saw a photo of Ikiru on the internet on a cat farm. They immediately fell in love with this unique kitty. After the first visit, they were sure it was the right cat for them and 4 weeks later, they brought him home.
Over time, they created an Instagram account to document Ikiru’s daily life, and he became a celebrity. And we are not surprised, because it is the king to stick out his tongue, and some of the faces he makes are so rare that many people often ask the owners if all is well.
“Ikiru is in very good health and the veterinarian told us that he had very good teeth. Exotic short-haired cats have a slightly plump face, but they have a lot of energy and are in good shape. Believe it or not, they don’t always have their tongues out, but the Ikiru cat seems to like to pull it out, make those faces. “
The cat takes its name from one of Akira Kurosawa’s films and means “to live” in Japanese. “He’s adorable, affectionate and cranky in the best way. Also fun and playful. He likes to slip under blankets or watch you upside down in a corner of the room.”
“We receive messages from people all over the world saying that the cat lights up their day with its silly faces and its personality. Some have even made fantastic illustrations which capture its character very well.”