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Hilarious High-Maintenance Fat Cat Named Bruno Searching for Forever Home

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Some folks are dog people. Other folks are cat people.

The dog lovers generally prefer that all-encompassing sense of canine devotion and playfulness. They want a pet who loves belly rubs, couch-snuggling, slipper-nuzzling, cookie-guzzling, and just generally hanging out with humans at every available opportunity.

The cat people admire that suave sense of feline independence. These individuals often sit on the sofa, rattling a mostly-full can of moist tuna snacks, while kitty minces across the carpet and saucily refuses to indicate the least bit of outward interest.

But according to Wright Way Rescue of Morton Grove, Illinois, everybody is a Bruno person. The shelter recently posted a hugely entertaining Facebook advertisement describing this singular Russian Blue in tremendous detail.

At first glance, of course, you basically see a feline that’s way more than a little bit extra. Seven-year-old Bruno short-circuits the scale at a seriously substantial 25 pounds. He even sports a few additional toes on his front paws for good measure.

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But according to Fox 59 and several other sources, it’s Bruno’s oversized personality that really takes the cake. For starters, he likes to strut around on his hind legs like a spud-shaped, fluffy gray human.

He also disdains drinking from a regular water bowl. Instead, Bruno prefers a series of dishes and cups strategically set up around the house.

Belly rubs? Nope, it’s Bruno’s way or the highway. This super-persnickety chap adores ear-scratches. In fact, he actually demands that you dole them out while he’s eating.

And when it’s time to play, Bruno is certainly delighted to oblige. But only if you provide his favorite feather toy.

All these curmudgeonly quirks give this finicky feline the amusing air of Archie Bunker standing on his front porch, telling off the kids playing touch football in the street.



But the shelter quickly reassures adoptive pet parents that Bruno’s really “a pretty laid back, lazy cat.” He just needs someone to understand him, and love him for exactly who he is.

As you might imagine, Wright Way’s extra promotional efforts have paid some pretty hefty dividends.  For one, Bruno himself has become a minor celebrity.

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Since the original ad appeared, there have been write-ups, likes, shares, and videos whizzing back and forth across the social media landscape. Bruno is now one of those beloved first-name-only figures, like “Morris” or “Cher.”

But this kitty’s viral notoriety also means that Wright Way wound up swamped with inquiries and adoption applications. So what did they do in response?

Post a follow-up, of course. In it, you can see Bruno hanging out on his oversized haunches while he surveys all his fan mail and potential new families.



Of course, Bruno isn’t really built to stay chill over this level of attention. So before he makes his big decision, he’d like a few specific answers.

As Wright Way’s photo caption explains, “He requests you make your case or post a video plea in the comments. What kind of feather wands do you have? What country do you live in?” In other words, this latter post goes on to emphasize, “the more EXTRA, the better.”

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Mary Bittel is a professional writer, marketer, and published author. She's produced content for several respected media organizations, and dozens of major industries including education, animal welfare, healthcare, finance, non-profit, technology, and entertainment. As an accomplished musician, she's also worked in a therapeutic teaching capacity with developmentally disabled children.
Mary Bittel is a professional writer, marketer, and published author. She's produced content for several respected media organizations, and dozens of major industries including education, animal welfare, healthcare, finance, non-profit, technology, and entertainment. As an accomplished musician, she's also worked in a therapeutic teaching capacity with developmentally disabled children. Additionally, she's an avid animal lover who has spent much of her life rehabilitating abused rescue canines.
Books Written
"The Hidden Treasury: Stories of Wonders and Wanderings"
Location
Illinois
Languages Spoken
English, French
Topics of Expertise
Music, Marketing, Nutrition, Fitness, Pet Care/Behavior, Cooking, Entertainment




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