Get ready to meet Bruce, a cat like you’ve never seen before! Kim Russell, Bruce’s owner, shares an incredible story about this unique furball.
She first encountered him as a kitten, and his extraordinary appearance immediately captured her attention.
Kim’s friend had a litter of four kittens, but when she fell ill and needed palliative care, Kim stepped in to help care for them, as they didn’t have anyone else.
She took responsibility for the entire litter, finding loving homes for all the kittens except one – Bruce. Kim decided to make him a part of her own family.
Bruce’s unique appearance is truly captivating, and what’s more intriguing is that no one knows why he looks like that when both of his cat parents were regular short-haired cats.
Bruce was born with long hair that looks wet and dry at the same time. Besides the fur, he was also born with only 40% of his teeth.
When Kim brought Bruce to the vet for the first time, she wanted to make sure he was healthy and try to get some answers about his appearance. However, even the vet was astonished, exclaiming:
“I’ve never seen a cat like Bruce ever before.”
Determined to uncover some answers, Kim conducted extensive research and made an unusual discovery.
She found about four or five other cats from different parts of the world that looked exactly like Bruce.
Based on this, the vet believes that Bruce’s appearance is likely the result of an extremely rare recessive gene, which explains why those few cats look exactly like him.
Furthermore, Bruce doesn’t have any undercoats. All his fur is a top coat, and this unique characteristic gives his fur a distinctive wet-and-dry appearance. Kim humorously remarked:
“He kind of looks like a wig running around.”
In addition to his unusual appearance, Kim claims that Bruce also has a special and expressive personality. He’s not your typical cat; having grown up with dogs, he is more expressive than most felines.
Bruce is quite talkative, with different meows for different purposes. While he occasionally plays with his fellow feline siblings, he prefers cuddling with his canine companions.
Bruce is undeniably a very special kitty, and Kim has no regrets about making him a part of her family. She fondly says:
“I don’t like to use the terms like, ‘my soulmate cat,’ you know, but I think Bruce is definitely one of the most special cats I’ve had.”
Well, Bruce is undoubtedly extraordinary, and I’m certain he’s well aware of it. But what are your thoughts on him and his appearance? Feel free to share your comments below!