Rich and Emma were immediately enchanted by the adorable feline Ikiru when they saw his photo. After visiting him once, they decided to adopt him and provide him with a forever home. They created an Instagram account dedicated solely to documenting Ikiru’s daily activities, and he has since become quite popular due to his mastery of the “blep” and peculiar expressions that often prompt people to inquire about his well-being. Ikiru is in excellent health, according to Rich and Emma, and their veterinarian confirmed this by commending Ikiru’s teeth as some of the best she has ever seen. Although exotic shorthairs generally have chubby faces, Ikiru is highly active and in top condition. While he doesn’t always have his tongue out, this is one of his unique quirks that leads to many amusing facial expressions.
Ikiru, the adorable feline, was given his name by his owner who loves Akira Kurosawa movies. His name is a Japanese term that means ‘to live’ or ‘living’. Ikiru is well-known for his warm personality and is quite cuddly, though he can be a bit cantankerous at times. This only adds to his lovable nature. He also has a playful and entertaining side, and loves hiding and burrowing under objects like sheets of paper or blankets. One of his cutest habits is when he stares at people while hanging upside down from a specific corner of the room.
Rich and Emma have expressed how Ikiru’s amusing behavior and comical facial expressions never fail to entertain them. They enjoy sharing his lovable personality with a wider audience through social media and are delighted to see people from different parts of the world reaching out to express their appreciation. Many have found joy in Ikiru’s quirky antics, adorable nature, and distinctive character. Some fans have even created impressive artwork that captures his playful demeanor.