TAKE ME-OW TO YOUR LEADER
Move aside, Grumpy Cat,
there is a new sassy cat ruling the web.
Meet Pompous Albert, a 10-year-old Selkirk Rex
with a striking coat and an unforgettable stare. This feline's face is not one you will soon forget, thanks to his serious, icy eyes that seem to scream "I am better than you mere human."
But don't let this patronizing pussycat fool you, it's all an act.
"We love how sweet he really is … Don't tell Albert we used the word sweet," his human, Susan Singleton, told PEOPLE via email.
When he isn't glaring deep into the camera lens, Albert loves to walk all over his owners' computer keyboards and stand in front of their monitors. You know, normal cat stuff.
Albert, who was named for fellow white-haired genius Albert Einstein, and his "pompous" attitude make it seem like he is a lone sheep, but really he adores spending time with his feline best friends Lucky and Buddy.
He also hangs with plenty of friends online, too. Pompous Albert has over 139,000 followers on his Instagram account @pompous.albert
. His fans have used just about every adjective to describe his memorable appearance, including "angry," "mad," "pompous," "not real," "gorgeous," "cute" and "one of a kind."
Albert has big plans for his online minions. He is planning to grow his fan base in the months and years ahead, using his "snarky humor" to draw them in. Perhaps world domination is in his future?
Aside from questions about his hypnotizing expression, Albert's humans get a lot of inquiries about their kitty's grooming regimen. While his coat looks like it might take extra work, Albert grooms himself with his tongue just like any other feline. And yes, his curls are natural.
If you are looking for a new spirit animal to kick off 2018, Pompous Albert should be it. Follow him