There’s a New Kitty in Town, and His Name is Sir Winston Smushface

Posted in Cat Stories - Last Updated: September 8, 2016 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: September 8, 2016  
Author:  Jan Travell

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There’s no point in sitting around looking like a sour puss, but if you’re Sir Winston Smushface it’s going to make you very popular.

He may look at times like his bowl of milk has gone bad, but it’s these expressions that have set the flat faced Persian cat on the road to social media stardom.

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Owners Jessie Jones and Nick Atkins, from the Gold Coast, Australia, were swift to set up his own Instagram account, and he already has nearly 4,000 followers.

Nick Atkins explained that it was sheer luck that brought this feline friend into their lives.

“We went out to a cat breeder near where we live and were told that an old lady had just returned one as she’d fallen ill, so we could have him,” Nick told Daily Mail Australia. “We wanted a boy cat and one who looked like Garfield. Plus we got him for free, so he was perfect.”

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It was a few months later that they noticed he had to got into the habit of sitting up and he hasn’t stopped since.

“He started doing it to lick his feet but now he’s doing it more and more, especially in the morning. When we wake up he’s just sitting there at the end of his bed looking at us,” he said. “His tongue is also nearly always out – it just depends how far. It’s just his thing.”


Jessie said: “He just looks like he needs a beer. He’s so silly, his tongue is always sticking out and I just am constantly on my phone capturing the funny things he does.”

This cat loving couple have even hinted Sir Winston, who will be one year old today, might have a future in Hollywood.

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Move over Grumpy Cat, there’s a new kitty on the block!

You can follow him on Instagram here

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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