Animals

By Aliki Kraterou and Dilantha Dissenayake

 

The cute moggy has a striking moustache that makes him look like detective Hercule Poirot.

Alberto, the two year old kitten from Torreon, Mexico, attracts people’s attention anywhere he goes, due to his glorious moustache.

Claudia Alba Machado, 27, a doctor, became Alberto’s owner, when her friend thought she was a bit under the weather and needed some company.

Claudia said:  “I st arted living alone a couple of years ago and my friend saw that I was a little bit sad and lonely and decided to get me a cat.

“He thought that a cat would be easier to take care of than a dog.

“His sister had a cat and when she gave birth, my friend asked me if I wanted a kitten- of course I said ‘yes’ and I told him to choose one for me.

“ The next day he called me and said ‘ I got you a cat with a moustache’ and I was shocked- I thought it was going to be an ugly one “When he brought him to me , we were joking that I have a Nazi cat because he looks like Hitler.

“Everyone finds it very entertaining- when I tell people I have a cat with a moustache, they tell me all cats do.

“When they see him , they can’t believe it and tell me ‘he really has a moustache’.

“I named him ‘Alberto’ because I couldn’t give him a typical cat name, I had to find something that suits him.

“Alberto likes playing, sleeping and affectionate- whenever he’s in the mood.

“ He is the ideal company for me, we have similar personality and we understand each other. ”