Meet Cornish Rex Brothers Mauno and Mayra-Kaarlo


Today we present a double dose of Social Cat of the Week eye candy, as we check out the world of Mauno and Mayra-Kaarlo, a couple of striking, all-white Cornish Rex brothers. These two Internet stars on the rise live in the pastoral climes of Finland, and their Instagram account charms with an enticingly minimal appeal.

Here’s what you need to know about these Nordic beauties.

Meet Mauno

This chap in the polkadot neckerchief is Mauno. Despite being deaf, he radiates a positive attitude toward the world, as with his endorsement of what I’m going to guess is an old Finnish adage: “Thursday is full of hope.”

Meet Mayra-Kaarlo

And here’s Mayra-Kaarlo, who is said to make up for his brother’s deafness by being an incredibly vocal cat. Also: Marvel at the length on display here!

Double Trouble

When they galavant around together, Mauno and Mayra-Kaarlo are quite the handful. Here you can see them in action as they carry out a sneaky assault on an unsuspecting vase of flowers. Showing their smarts, one keeps lookout while the other readies the attack.

Such great heights

Mauno and Mayra-Kaarlo enjoy an indoors-and-outdoors lifestyle. Here they’ve been snapped at the highest part of Helsinki, after they surmounted it on one of their healthy hikes.

On the hunt

It also seems that we have two kitty gourmands on our hands, as they like to go out and forage for chanterelle mushrooms.


Let the record show that I am pleased to see that it is not only my own cat, Mimosa, who completely ignores those plastic tube toy things.

Train hard

Mauno and Mayra-Kaarlo know that hard work and practice pay off. As they say here, “How do you think you climb up trees and mountains in the summer if you can’t do these ladders?” Deep.

A land called Fantasy

We’ve all attempted to balance objects on our cats, right? Check out Mauno and Mayra-Kaarlo’s human going one step farther as the great white expanse of the former kitty’s fur is turned into a frosty wildlife wonderland.

Finally …

If this is not staged by his human, then Mauno is the most stylish sleeping cat ever.

Swoop over to Mauno and Mayra-Kaarlo’s Instagram page to check out more of their Nordic goodness.

About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.

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