He is the biggest cat in all of New York City you have ever seen. Meet Samson, a huge Maine Coon cat from New York, who weighs in at 30 pounds/14 kg and measures 4 feet long.
“I inherited him from my brother, kind of made him a celebrity on Instagram and now he is a famous cat. He is the largest cat in New York. So, I’m waiting for a challenger to step up and say they got one bigger. It’s going to be tough. He is a big boy”, Jonathan Zurbel, Samson’s owner.
“He is a very gentle cat. People call Maine Coons ‘gentle giants’, he does a lot of funny stuff, but he likes one movie on my iPad. He doesn’t stop watching it – Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”, the owner said.
The size of a dog, Samson even has a few canine characteristics.
“He will follow me from room to room and just kind of hang out down by my feet, you know, near me. And he is known to have been growling at the door before”.
The seven-year-old Maine Coon breed eats six cans of food a day and uses four pounds of litter a week. He also gets groomed monthly.
“I got to get everything bigger. I have a huge litter box for him, he uses a lot of litter and he eats a lot of food”.
Rounds up grooming bills of $120. And has his own unique mode of transport.
“Usually, when I walk my cat in the stroller, people are assuming I have a kid in there. People, when they see him, I hold him up and they’re all staring”.
LADY: I see a lot of cats and dogs but that is by far the biggest cat I’ve ever seen. It’s crazy, my dog is smaller than the cat.
“He is by far the biggest cat I’ve heard of, especially in New York City”, Dr. Lisa Lippman, a Manhattan veterinarian.
The massive cat even has his own Instagram account where he has amassed over 204,000 followers.
“It’s nice that people appreciate him like I do and so, I love to
share him with people”.
And he’s been a great wingman to Jonathan.
“He changed my love life completely. Can’t tell you how many girls want to come over and meet him. He is 100% playboy and he gets me a lot of dates and admirers, he’s priceless to me. I love him. To me he is like my son, he really is. I don’t have any kids and I’ve just completely bonded with him. To me, he is like a family”.
More info: Instagram