This Couple Lives With a Rescued Puma In a One-Bedroom Apartment. Their Love Is Hard To Describe With Words.

Have you ever pictured yourself living in an apartment with a puma? It’s quite hard to imagine, isn’t it? Today we are going to tell you the story of Mariya and Aleksandr, who live in an apartment with 90lb puma named Messi.

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The puma was sold to the Saransk Zoo when he was only three months old. Unfortunately, puma had health problems, and it was impossible to release him into the wildlife.

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When Mariya and Aleksandr first saw Messi, they were burning with the idea of taking him home.

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They instantly asked the owner to buy the animal.

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They had 3 days to think whether they were sure to take the animal home. But nothing could make them change the decision.

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Aleksandr once told that he had always dreamed about having a big cat. Finally, the owner agreed to sell the animal.

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Taking care of him was challenging. The animal was sick and needed special medical attention.

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It wasn’t very active. No-one wanted to help in training until the couple found a dog-training center, where their pet learned 10 various commands.

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The owner built a special place in their one-bedroom apartment for their pet.

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Many people are against them, petting a wild animal. In their opinion, the animal doesn’t feel comfortable in the house conditions. Second, they find it dangerous when the couple goes walking with the pet.

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In one of the interviews, Mariya told that they have appropriate facilities for walking in public, which is the same as by big dogs. Besides, it’s like petting a dog. They go for a walk twice a day. 

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The photos of the pet and the couple are heart-warming. Their relationship is exceptional.

Would you dare to pet a puma? Please tell us in the comments.

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