Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Panda, the chonky bear!
Meet Panda, the gorgeous and quite chonky 5-year-old Maine Coon! We were able to get in touch with Panda's owner, Courtney Culligan, and find out Panda's story. "A distant family friend couldn't care for him anymore so my boyfriend's family took him in. They quickly realized a few members of their family were allergic and couldn't keep him - so we took him in!" Courtney tells us.
Upon taking Panda to the vet, they were told Panda was between the ages of 3-7, so they call him "a fabulous 5-year-old." Panda was initially a stray cat, which was made obvious due to the universal sign of a stray cat being fixed - a chipped ear tip. A stray cat who found himself in the right hands! When Courtney first got Panda, he was overweight. Since rescuing him back in February 2019, Panda has lost 3.5 lbs!
When it comes to Panda's personality, Courtney shared, "He is extremely cuddly and seems like he's constantly purring. He LOVES carrying his toys around the house (like his mini panda). He loves chicken and turkey wet food, hates our vacuum and trash bags, and adores pretty much everyone he meets."
Panda is often featured carrying around his stuffed toys, especially his little panda, and it's probably the most important thing you'll see all day, trust us. Be sure to follow Panda on Instagram to witness his weight loss journey, and of course, watch him be his adorable floofy self!
Read up on last week's star on Instagram, Thor, the flying cat!