This Cat Is a Master Ballerina
Lifestyle| | By Lauren Boudreau
Watch out Misty Copeland, there’s a new ballerina in town taking the internet by storm – and he just so happens to be a cat.
Miruko the Japanese cat is obviously an aspiring ballerina, and when his owners discovered this, they began posting pics of Miruko’s best moves to social media.
Miruko is gaining worldwide attention with his stunning and elegant moves. I mean, this is a spin that could rival Olympic figure skaters.
However, Miruko came from humble beginnings. He was rescued by Twitter user Chisa and her husband as a malnourished stray last summer, according to Mashable. Chisa, who lives in the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan, began photographing him for fun. She told Spanish website Verne, that she takes and discards many pictures before getting the right one.
— 瀬戸にゃん ちさ@無重力 猫ミルコのお家 (@ccchisa76) December 18, 2015
The cat’s Twitter page now has over 40,000 followers, and it’s easy to see why.
— 瀬戸にゃん ちさ@無重力 猫ミルコのお家 (@ccchisa76) May 1, 2016
— 瀬戸にゃん ちさ@無重力 猫ミルコのお家 (@ccchisa76) May 22, 2016
The trick, it seems, is getting Miruko to jump for toys, as is revealed by this YouTube video.
However, we’ll always know him as the cat that was born to dance.
— 瀬戸にゃん ちさ@無重力 猫ミルコのお家 (@ccchisa76) April 17, 2016