It’s International Cat Day, so it would be wrong for us not to have at least one post focusing on our feline friends.
Today we’re obsessing over Ozzy, a 5-year-old Siamese/Tabby mix with a puzzling for love for peaches.
My parents’ cat inexplicably LOVES peaches, and it’s the most delightful thing. They send regular picture updates to the family group chat of this cat just chilling with the peaches. It’s the most important notification I get to my phone. pic.twitter.com/mPEQaRF8Mv
— Lydia Coutré (@LydiaCoutre) August 1, 2018
Ozzy is owned by the parents of Lydia Coutre, a “journalist, feminist, and craft enthusiast” from Michigan, who gets regular fruity updates of the cat via the family group chat.
Unsurprisingly, after Ozzy’s passion for peaches went viral, people had some questions, which Lydia was more than happy to answer.
1. His name is, regrettably, not Peaches. It’s Ozzy.
2. He doesn’t eat the peaches. He just guards them and cuddles with them.
3. I have nothing to plug. Subscribe to your local newspaper.
And here’s another pic: pic.twitter.com/k65GVUMKjb
— Lydia Coutré (@LydiaCoutre) August 4, 2018
And of course, they wanted more pictures
— Lydia Coutré (@LydiaCoutre) August 2, 2018
Love those blissy glazed-over eyes…this cat is in its happy place.
— Jessica Roberts (@jessicaroberts) August 2, 2018
Pls tell him I love him
— Jungkook did the production! (@followeun_doitz) August 4, 2018
One person even made the little peach monster into their phone background
this is everything i needed pic.twitter.com/ioYimW8gah
— AL (@_illuminallie) August 6, 2018
While another made some pretty epic fan art
twitter has taken care of ithttps://t.co/cMR8OTir1j
— Lydia Coutré (@LydiaCoutre) August 6, 2018
Others tried to come up with a reason for Ozzy’s strange obsession
Or cat eggs. Like he thinks he needs to protect the eggs until the little kitties finally hatch. I love it.
— Fräulein von Mopf (@dasmopf) August 4, 2018
It’s because peaches have a furry texture and your cat is lonely for a furry companion ☹️https://t.co/UFWho4hppG
— 3zayez (@3zayez1) August 5, 2018
Don’t worry, Ozzy’s not lonely. He and his cat-sister Darcy have their own Instagram
It wasn’t long before others were sharing their own cat’s unique fascinations
Mine is the same with shoes! pic.twitter.com/jcMIeJehfh
— megan gilmour (@meegaaannn) August 4, 2018
My Jack loves peaches and nectarines, too! pic.twitter.com/JBd0jfb5dm
— Nick Alpers (@NickAlpers) August 4, 2018
According to Lydia, it was “love at first smell” for Ozzy and peaches. She said: “My mom makes a lot of peach pie and peach jam during peach season, so there’s usually a lot around this time of year. She leaves them out to ripen on newspapers and Ozzy always finds them to sit with.
“One time she left them out to ripen in a different spot, but he still found them. There was an Ozzy-sized hole in the center of the rows of peaches.”
We tried to keep the peaches away from Ozzy in the cat free basement, but a guest forgot and let him down there. Ozzy decided to keep the peaches company while he was down there. ? #cats #meow #catsofinstagram #ozzyanddarcy #adorable #animals #animalsofinstagram #derp #peaches #fruit #food #pets #petsofinstagram #kitty #love #funny #dumbdumb #cute
However, he really doesn’t like clementines
Happy International Cat Day!