The story of Thor the Bengal. Where do I begin?
Let's start from the very beginning. Thor was born on the 23th of June 2013. Our family was looking for a Bengal cat already a pretty long time. We wanted to be sure that we adopted or bought a cat from a trustable hobby breeder, and certainly no kitten farm! In November we found the cattery where Thor comes from. We saw on the website that there were some kittens available and we went to take a look.
When we arrived we saw the cute kittens who were available for adoption. They were quite adorable, but we didn't feel 'it'. If you own a pet, you may know what I'm talking about. It's like this feeling that the animal chooses you, and not the other way around. It was like none of this kittens chose us and we didn't feel the connection. And that's when the breeder came with another kitten in her hands. We immediatly fell in love. This warm, brown-orange color, in contrast with these bright green eyes who kept staring at us... That's when we knew this was 'it'. This kitten chose us and we chose him. While back at home, we were thinking of a good name. That's when we came out on the name 'Thor'. The brave and fearless look this little thing gave us on our first meeting made it clear for us... He really is a 'Thor'. A few weeks later we picked up Thor to take him to his forever home.
Thor's roar to fame
Now let's forward to 3 years later. The 22th of August 2016. I woke up with a message from one of my friends with a link to a Reddit post, asking if this was my cat. I didn't know what he was talking about and opened the link. That's when I saw that Thor's picture was on the front page of Reddit. I couldn't believe my eyes, even more because it was a picture of him that I uploaded on his (then not so famous) Instagram a year before. I commented that this was my cat and made an own post on Imgur with some other picture of Thor to prove it. That's when people started believing me and they send me messages to tell me that Thor was going viral on Facebook too. I went on Facebook and immediately saw Thor's picture on a famous Facebookpage, and another one, and another one.
We got so many requests for doing TV-interviews, photoshoots,... and it was, and still is, an amazing experience.
We are 2 years further now and, I thank you all for this, you still enjoy Thor's adventures. It's like a dream that comes true, we can make people happy just by sharing Thor's pictures and videos. We now have a pretty amount of followers, and I would love to use it to spread a message to help other kitties in the world! Why are there still things like declawing? Why isn't there an animal police in every country? Why aren't animals included in the constitution of every country in the world? These are things to think about, and I hope to fight for this in the near future!