Do you suffer from cat obsession? (Stupid question, of course, you do!)
Then you'll be excited to know that there is a new king in the feline realm that is getting all the attention at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Trying to continue the legacy of the famous octopus “Paul” during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, this year a white cat will be in charge of predicting the results of the Russian 2018 games.
This week, a cat named Achilles was used at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to predict the first Russian 2018 winner, Achilles the cat made his first prediction on Wednesday, announcing that Russia will beat their opponent, Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup.
Cat obsession goes to Russia
The Russian cat made his prediction about the winner of the first match of the 2018 World Cup: Russia will win! And guess what? RUSSIA WON! President Putin must be thinking about adopting Achilles and join the cat obsession club (I’d make this little cutie president of the world!)
Achilles, from St. Petersburg, has a reputation for having "psychic powers" and is projected to also make its big prediction about the winner of the whole World Cup. Do you think the first guess was just luck? We’ll have to wait and see, but even if he’s wrong at some point, he has already become a superstar we will never FURRget!
How did Achilles the cat guess the first Winner of the World Cup’s first match?
Offering two sets of food at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Achilles chose the one with the Russian flag, setting aside Saudi Arabia's chances of winning in Mosco!
This was a relief for the host nation, considered one of the weakest sides in the tournament despite their home advantage.
The cat, who lives in the same museum, is deaf, which, according to his caregivers, means he won't be distracted in making his predictions. They did not indicate whether the vision of national flags could influence his choice, once again, we’ll have to give him another chance to show his cat magic.
"He is absolutely impartial," said Anna Kondratyeva, the cat veterinarian. "He's deaf to fanatical comments, so he probably feels with his heart and a special feline sense.
Kondratyeva explained that the cat was trained to become a kind of oracle for this great sporting event.
Achilles has made predictions in other smallest games played in St. Petersburg and we are expecting to see him in all the world cup’s games doing his thing, or just licking his paws, who cares? He is adorable!