Some say the internet belongs to cats. Watching cute cat videos is one of the most popular online activities among users, and felines have a strong presence in all social media platforms, especially Facebook and Instagram. Here’s a look at five up-and-coming internet cats that are getting the attention of cat lovers online.
Nathan the Beach Cat
Nathan the Beach Cat, a black domestic shorthair living in Queensland, Australia, was adopted by her parents Rian and Mel from a shelter last year. Because Rian and Mel love the ocean, they decided to take Nathan with them to the beach when she was 11 weeks old. The trips started with Nathan on a harness and graduated to untethered and following Rian into the water for a swim. Nathan’s unusual love for water led to Rian and Mel creating an Instagram account to share photos with friends and family.
Nathan now has 164k followers on Instagram (nathan_thebeachcat), and 7,022 followers on Facebook.
Sophie the Model
Another black domestic shorthair who has swept the Internet is Sophie the Model. Self-described as an aspiring “meowdel” and ambassador for black cats, Sophie loves to get dressed up and pose for photos. Her goal is to promote black cat adoption by dispelling the stereotype that black cats are bad luck.
Sophie has 212,000 followers on Instagram (sophie_the_model); and 3,114 followers on Facebook.
Beautiful Nala is a 7-year-old Siamese/domestic shorthair mix. Adopted from a shelter at 5 months old, Nala came from a hording situation and was the only cat from this situation left at the shelter when her mom adopted her. Suffering from a respiratory infection, it took Nala some time to recover and show off her personality. Once she did, her mom decided to start an Instagram account to keep her friends posted on her antics.
Before long, Nala had 3.5 million followers on Instagram (nala_cat). Nala is well on her way to ruling the internet. Visit her at nalacat.com
Monty is a special kitty born with chromosome abnormalities. His family adopted him from an animal shelter in Denmark, and has been helping him cope with a sunken nasal bridge that causes some respiratory challenges. The issue gives Monty a distinctive look, and helps him promote the idea that looking different doesn’t mean you can’t be fantastic. Monty has become an ambassador for animals and humans worldwide who might not look perfect in everyone’s eyes. Monty also promotes shelter adoptions, and spaying and neutering.
Monty has 386,000 followers on Instagram (monty_happiness) and more than 403,000 on Facebook.
Budding Internet star Sabrina Pound is a former shelter cat who is on her way to becoming a “Hollywood superstar.” Her persona’s backstory reads like that of a famous actress who clawed her way to the top of the silver screen. Originally from Rego Park, in Queens, N.Y., Sabrina Pound has film and theater credits in her resumé, including a stint at directing. This beautiful longhaired diva has fluffy white and gray fur, and stunning emerald green eyes.
Sabrina Pound has 93,000 likes on Facebook, and is just getting started building a fan base on Instagram (sabrinapound).
About the Author: Audrey Pavia is an award-winning freelance writer and author of “The Labrador Retriever Handbook.” She is a former staff editor of Dog Fancy, Dog World and The AKC Gazette magazines. To learn more about her work, visit www.audreypavia.com and hollywoodhoofbeats.net/