By now you are probably well aware that the average cat sleeps more in 24 hours than they spend time awake. In fact, they usually sleep no less than 12 hours and as many as 16 hours.
Still, there is something endlessly endearing about a cat whose purrsonality has so much to do with their sleepy, good nature and that's got a lot to do with the reasons why one chunky, ginger cat is taking over the Internet. He's doing it with one relatable, sleepy photo at a time.
His name is Fat Xiang (or Fat “Lucky Guy," as his owner appropriately dubbed him,) and he is a tubby, ginger cat. On Facebook, he has over 30,000 followers already, so you know we became invested in his story.
Way back in 2016, Fat Xiang was a stray and he had been injured in a fight with other stray cats.
Feline immunodeficiency virus is closely related to HIV in humans.
In an interview with Bored Panda, Jessie said:
“I adopted Xiang in 2016. He was a stray cat and all of the neighbors liked him. Sadly, he would often get hurt by other stray cats who fought with him, and he was small and not strong enough to defend himself. So, I adopted him."
Jessie was surprised to realize that Fat Xiang was actually pretty laid back and calm about domesticated life.
Still, Fat Xiang seemed to sleep a lot, even for a cat.
“He sleeps about 16-20 hours per day. I was worried if he’s sick and took him to the clinic. The vet checked his blood and X-ray, and said everything is normal, apart from his FIV. He suspects that Xiang now sleeps a lot more because he was constantly nervous in the street.”
“Xiang gets things like the flu, rhinitis, and eye inflammation easily due to FIV. But he’s still enjoying his life with Shuai and us."
His short, munchkin legs simply give off the appearances that he is a chonky boi.
Xiang sleeps a lot, mostly on his back, and his love of sleep seems to resonate with humans these days and that's built him quite the following on Facebook!
Shuai is also a ginger catto and he joined the family in 2019 after his owner unexpectedly passed away.
In a post on Facebook, Jessie explained:
“I think life and death are natural among animals, all of them will eventually die—but if we can let them have a loving home and have them leave us within that comfort, I can bear it.”
“The big difference between humans and other animals is that, whether it be financial or emotional frustration, there will always be opportunities, choices, and it will slowly get better for us humans. But, for the animal, the owner is their entire world.”