Meet the couple that share their home with a playful two-year-old cougar. Alexandr and Mariya Dmitriev adopted a cougar and have been raising the cat, Messi, as a pet. The couple live with Messi in a small studio apartment in Penza, Russia.
Messi follows a strict grooming routine to ensure he doesn’t make too much of a mess around the house – he gets washed in the bath, has his nails trimmed, his teeth checked and he receives a special brush-down every day. The big cat eats twice a day with a diet consisting of turkey, beef, a bit of chicken breast and some bones.