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Peter is a calico Scottish Fold cat who is known on 4chan as The King of /b/ due to a 10,000 post thread. When his photo is posted, people tend to respond with “Hello, Peter.” He is often confused with Starecat.
Peter, whose real name is Sesame, first appeared online in early 2006 in a photo that would be used as the base image for Lenin Cat. His owner, YouTuber gomaneshi, has referred to him as Peter in a few videos.
Peter first appeared on 4chan on April 9th, 2009, when someone posted Peter’s photo to 4chan’s /b/ (random) board with an unrelated post seeking romantic advice. The thread was not archived.
Many 4chan users immediately saw the resemblance to Lenin Cat and argued over whether or not they were the same animal, due to Peter’s lack of left eyebrow markings.
In May 2009, a Twitter for Peter was created and abandoned later that month. In September, Peter appeared on the Giant Bomb forums as a method of derailing a serious thread. On December 21st, 2009, a Hello Peter thread was made and within nine hours reached 10,000 posts. The next day, it was covered by the French newspaper Le Post.
Between January and August 2010, 4chan user Signe published six galleries of Peter related screencaps and images. That year, three 4chan threads were archived featuring Peter from /b/, /r9k/ (Robot9000), and /an/ (animals). He was also spotted on My[confined]Space
Search for Peter the Cat peaked in April 2009 and, overall, has been on the decline.