Oct 17, 2011 at 06:05PM EDT
I will just put it here, in case my suggestion for a change somehow wont be approved.
The true origin of a Happy Cat was revealed thanks to blogspot user Corpuscula (post – http://corpuscula.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-post_9590.html) and a person nicknamed Julia in that post.
Original photo was taken for a year 2002 calendar, and looked even funnier, thanks to a “sad cat” next to “happy cat” : (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/m0O2XlVi3Mc/TD8ZbaOdBiI/AAAAAAAACdo/l5D35tDd7L0/s1600/Solomatina11.jpg)
Happy Cat’s actual name is Mishel. He was born in 15.07.2001 in Russian pet center “Туманный Альбион” (“Foggy Albion”) in Moscow. (http://www.tumalbion.ru/details.php?aid=3) His photos, including the one,used for “Can i haz cheezburger” picture, can still be found in sites gallery : http://www.tumalbion.ru/boys/index2.htm. There is one particular photo, that proves photos origin: http://www.tumalbion.ru/boys/slides/bigman9.htm – on this picture Mishel is seen lying on the same couch, that is present on canonical picture.
Unofficial (web 1.0) site with lower quality photos of Mishel and that “sad cat” can be found here : http://tumalbion.narod.ru/, along with some other photos of cats on the same couch, including low quality group photo of Mishel, “sad cat” and two younger kitten (http://tumalbion.narod.ru/solomatina_4.jpg).
He now lives happily with family that took him in somewhere in Moscow.
Sep 05, 2013 at 12:50AM EDT in reply to Sinael
so he’s still alive? Where did it come about that he was born 1994 and died in 2007? (which would have made him 13)
Nov 17, 2013 at 07:28AM EST in reply to shortstuf888
Beats me. The site clearly states that he was born in 15.07.2001, so he should still be alive somewhere in Moscow. My suggestion for an update in the article was not approved apparently.
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