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Meet Momo the Scottish Fold and His Adorable Poses

This 2-year-old cat from Japan doubles over, opens wide and stretches vertically for snacks.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Mar 14th 2017


This week’s Social Cat of the Week is another feline who hails from Japan. He’s called Momo. I hate to disappoint you, but this Scottish Fold was not given his name in honor of the tasty Tibetan dumplings sharing the same moniker. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of appealing stuff going on with this kitty — let’s dig into Momo’s story.

The secret of his success

Momo has become such a burgeoning Instagram star partly because he has a habit of sitting in strange and beguiling poses. Here he’s sort of slumped over and tucked up — apparently in an homage to the cartoon character Doraemon.

Maximum exposure

Despite the addition of some cutesy hearts layered onto this photo, this pose is from Momo’s Not Quite Totally Safe For Work collection. He’s a proud cat, let’s give him that.

Celebrate good times

Momostretch

Image via Momo

Momo recently celebrated his second birthday on Feb. 24. By comparison, his sidekick Yuzu (who we’ll meet shortly) is a spritely eight months old.

A pioneering feline

Momonap

Image via Momo

On the Everything Is Peach blog (which I think is so titled because of Momo’s nickname, Peach), our feline hero’s owner recounts how he’s the first cat to inhabit the household. Before Momo showed up and wooed his humans, it was strictly dogs in that house. Smart switch.

Yuzu’s closeup

Here’s Yuzu, as promised. He’s been captured in what I’m led to believe is a rare moment of calm and serenity. Excellent cat loaf pose, too.

Snack attack

Momo loves to let his curiosity lead him into shenanigans. In the case of his eternal hunt for snacks, his human eventually had to put a child lock on the stove — presumably to prevent the mischievous kitty from rustling up a quick roasted chicken with some farmers market root vegetables on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Chill time

In this photo, Momo is said to be relaxing after some of his human friends paid him a cheery little visit. It was a social engagement that left our plucky champ all tuckered out — although he did leave the offer of a repeat visit open.

The horror!

Apparently someone just got news that the treat supply ran out. Stay strong, Momo, stay strong.

A rigorous schedule

Finally, if you doubted at all just how much hardship Momo goes through every single strenuous day, the caption to this poignant picture will put your worries at ease:

“I woke up from a nap, I ate rice and went to bed again.”

Check out more of Momo over at his Instagram page.