In the world of celebrity pets, Pompous Albert is the new kid on the block. Although he’s a newcomer to the scene, Albert stands out from the pack with his unique look and edgy attitude. You probably noticed that Albert’s fur looks different from most cats, but be assured that his signature wiry coat is not a show of feline fakery. Albert is a Selkirk Rex, a cat breed originating from Montana, known for their unique fur. His fantastic fur even inspired his terrific moniker, Pompous Albert, as he was named after his wacky-hairstyle twin, Albert Einstein!
Pompous Albert took a few minutes out of his busy day to sit down with Cuteness for an exclusive interview. In it, the curly-haired kitty chats with us about his signature locks and his idea of a purrfect day (among other topics) before leaving us with some words of wisdom for the whole world.
You have pawsome fur. Does it require any special care, like brushing or combing?
My curly fur is cool, thanks for noticing. I am trimmed every few months as it seems to bother my coworkers that it’s on their keyboards etc. — and that’s what sheep do. So, I like to follow suit since [sheep are] what I am most compared to. I get combed almost daily & quite enjoy that, especially around my face.
Would you rather: have an endless supply of catnip OR have an ultimate 5 story cat condo with 12 different rooms?
Ultimate 5 story condo for sure, with Moi on the top perch, obviously. Rooms for other office felines.
If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be and why?
I can’t narrow it down! I’m a versatile cat/actor as you can see from my Instagram account.
If you could be a different animal, what animal would you be and why?
A human. They’re animals, right? They seem it. Because then I could pet me all day. I quite like that.
If you could hang out with any historical figure, who would it be?
Albert Einstein of course. He came up with the world’s most dubbed equation — P.A. = world’s coolest cat.
How would you spend a billion dollars?
Trying to fund homeless cats in shelters or rescues. They are fabulous creatures who deserve to live & be treasured.
What would be your purrfect day?
Food brought to me (pâté preferably), combing, loving, photo shoot, more petting, and perhaps go outdoors. Not sure if that would scare me or not. I don’t seem to enjoy the ride to the vets.
What makes you the happiest?
Having people wonder if I’m real or faux. And, then making them smile and hopefully laugh.
If you could speak to everyone in the world at the same time, what would you say?
Get along!!!! It’s not that hard. Be tolerant of other species & personalities. Live & let live.
By Sara Stuart