By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun
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Videographer / director: John Bigelow
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote
Editor: Dan Cousins
Dubbed 'Lobstah The Cat' by his owners John and Leda Bigelow, the cheeky cat has become a hit on social media for his can-do attitude and playful persona.
The couple from San Francisco adopted the two-year-old moggy from an animal shelter after he was left abandoned.
Found with a host of health issues which included his deformed paw, Lobstah was forced to undergo life-saving surgery and was still in recovery when the Bigelow’s took him home.
John said: “There was a likely chance that he was not going to have survived the surgery. It’s kind of shocking given what he’s been through at how agile and strong and the distance he’s able to leap.”
Lobstah’s ailments include a half formed tail and no sternum, which meant that his intestines were ‘leaking’ through his diaphragm into his chest. However this has since been corrected, after doctors were able to put his intestines back in the right position.
The friendly feline has racked up more than 15,000 followers on Instagram and has proven to be a real poser in front of the camera.
His vibrant personality has managed to keep his followers - as well as his owners - entertained and he continues to prove how adept he is despite his short comings.
Leda said: “He’s a little clown, he’s a comedian. I think he actually is funny, I don’t know if he knows he’s funny. He’s always up to a little mischief."
Despite his tough start in life the unique cat has managed to live a relatively normal life - with trying to catch flies and daily kisses being the highlight of his day.
“He’s a very affectionate and amorous cat, he likes to kiss us on the nose,” Leda added.
Lobstah’s uniqueness doesn’t just stop at his features as his eating habits are just as peculiar as his claw-shaped paw.
John said: “He is oddly fond of greens, of arugula, spinach and green beans.”
To keep up with Lobstah and his adventures, follow his Instagram page @lobstah_the_cat