Everyone Is Obsessed with Werewolf Cats and I Don’t Blame Them

The Internet is a weird place, guys. It’s a bottomless abyss where absolutely anything can become all the rage at the drop of a hat and then relegated to “played out” status two weeks later. We’re a generation of hyperactivity, of extreme multitasking, so our popular stars, foods, apps and the like would do well to cash in on their new-found fame for the short time it’s there.

The newest obsession going ’round the Internet comes in the form of Lykoi cats. What are Lykoi cats, you ask? Well, they’re also being referred to as “werewolf cats”, due to their, er, werewolf-like appearance. In actuality, they’re a mixture of hairless and regular, run-of-the-mill furry cats, giving them the half-bald appearance of the wild canines.

Where did they come from? Well, Johnny Gobble, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian who’s been breeding plants and animals since he was 15. His wife, Brittany, is also an experienced breeder, and together they form the team behind the Lykoi, which are becoming more and more desirable (and, one would imagine, lining their wallets thicker and thicker). The couple even run a website about their passion for the new breed.

Several other Lykoi breeders have popped up and are working with the Gobbles to expand the animal’s reach – there are three in the US, and one each in Canada, France and South Africa. While the Lykoi is certainly cute – and incredibly strange – one has to wonder why this is particularly necessary. The Gobbles insist that the gene structure of the Lykoi is completely natural, but it didn’t actually occur in nature – they made it. So does that really count?

Without getting into the deep philosophical issues behind the Lykoi, I think we can all agree that they’re still pretty cute, right?

Featured image via Lykoi Cat’s Facebook page

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