Melissa “The Einstein Cat” is gaining fans around the world for her long tongue, which she loves to stick out when posing for the camera.
The Scottish Fold cat currently has over 20,000 followers on Instagram, which is quite an accomplishment for a feline who was nearly put down because of health issues.
Melissa has a bone degenerative disorder called Osteochondrodysplasia, and vets recommended that she be put down because of costly and time-consuming treatment.
However, her owner, Alina Esther, from Russia defied doctor’s orders. Instead, she created an internet star. And Melissa is featured prominently wearing everything from tiaras to wigs on the photo sharing website.
Fans are in love with Melissa and her tongue-out images.
“That face though,” wrote one. Another added, “Wow.. So cool. That’s because you’re super gorgeous.”
A photo posted by Melissa the Einstein Cat (@melissa_scottish) on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:54am PST
A photo posted by Melissa the Einstein Cat (@melissa_scottish) on Jan 3, 2016 at 8:58am PST