Meet Atchoum, a furry pet that has sent the internet into a tizzy. That's because people can't seem to decide whether he is a dog or a cat!
People love an optical illusion and when Twitter user @n2o shared Atchoum's photo on social media, thousands of people responded!
Her.- do you have a dog or a cat?— n2o (@1evilidiot) November 4, 2016
me.- I don't know. pic.twitter.com/0AXxHNDl8S
Some people were convinced that Atchoum is a dog, with one user saying, 'I’ve been thinking about this all day and I think it's a dog.'
Others however said that the cute pet looked more like a cat, arguing 'that's a cat tail! Also, what a fuzzy lil critter!' One Twitter user even joked that Atchuom was an owl! So is Atchoum a cat or a dog? Scroll down to find out!
Atchoum is indeed a cat! This Persian cat, to be exact, hails from Quebec, Canada and actually has a very active online presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr. His loving owners have even created an official website for him!
"Some people say my wild furs and intense amber eyes make me look like a dog, an owl, a mad scientist, a Gremlin, Lorax or the Grinch but I'm happy to be me," the website dedicated to Atchoum explains. Isn't that sweet?
Born in 2014, the adorable kitty was adopted by a groomer at a veterinary clinic in Quebec. He has a very rare congenital condition called hypertricosis, which is also known as werewolf syndrome.
"It's less scary than it sounds. It means I have a hormonal condition that causes fast and continual hair growth and the thickening of my claws," the website adds.
According to the site, Atchoum is the only cat known to have this condition.
"It's a good thing my mum is a groomer because my crazy long hairs on my face are thick like a dog. She doesn't over-groom me, since she likes my mad scientist look! She created my Facebook page as a bet with her daughter who thought we would never reach 100 likes! We never thought I would become famous so quickly. Atchoum, Atchoum, Atchoum everywhere!"
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