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.
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.
When Mariya and Aleksandr first saw Messi, they were burning with the idea of taking him home.
They instantly asked the owner to buy the animal.
They had 3 days to think whether they were sure to take the animal home. But nothing could make them change the decision.
Aleksandr once told that he had always dreamed about having a big cat. Finally, the owner agreed to sell the animal.
Taking care of him was challenging. The animal was sick and needed special medical attention.
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.
The owner built a special place in their one-bedroom apartment for their pet.
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.
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.
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.