Meet Nala, The Next “It” Cat

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From “just another kitten” in an overcrowded shelter to a budding internet superstar, our cover cat Nala shows that a rocky start can be overcome by lots of love—and an Instagram account filled with loads of cute cat photos!

Good morning? www.nalacat.com

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On a fateful day in 2010, Varisiri Methachittiphan, or Pookie, as she prefers to go by, walked into the Castaic animal shelter in northern Los Angeles—just to look—and walked out with the five-month-old Siamese/Tabby cross she would come to call Nala.

Giving mommy kisses ??? www.nalacat.com

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“She licked my face,” Pookie recounts, “and I knew she was the one I was going to take home.”, told Varisiri to Moderncat

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“Back then Nala was still a little kitten, all alone in a big cage,” Pookie recounts. “It’s really sad to see…that’s why I believe promoting adoption is so important. I brought her home, and the rest is history.”

Look! It's a box ??? www.nalacat.com

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Pookie started posting photos of her new kitten to Instagram and, day by day, watched as the people following Nala’s account ticked—and then lept—upwards.

Signature sausage position ? @nala_cat_store @shannonellisdesigns www.nalacat.com

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Today, Nala has a nearly 2.5+ million Instagram followers, a number Pookie herself can’t account for:

“I’m not exactly sure how it started, but I know it definitely has something to do with how cute she is!”

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“It’s important for people to adopt,” Pookie notes, “because it allows for the animal shelters to help other animals. In reality, not all animals can find homes and when the animal shelters can no longer take care of them, the sad truth is [animals] are put down. By adopting, you are saving a life!”

No one will find me here! www.nalacat.com Cr:Lisa scarsi

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Bunny cupcake! Happy Easter ?? www.nalacat.com

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Nala sausage throw pillow available online www.nalacat.com

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Rabbit pose! ?? www.nalacat.com

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Personal stylish ??? www.nalacat.com #CatDreamsComeTrue

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You found me❤️ www.nalacat.com Cr: Lisa scarsi

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So ready for Christmas ????#pawlidays #GiveFriskies www.nalacat.com

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When mommy bought a new pan ?? #GiveFriskies www.nalacat.com

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Last chance to enter @kittymansions contest! The contest theme is Christmas– show us your Santa paws, your holly jolly Christmas cheer and one lucky winner scores a Kitty Mansion from the most generous @kittymansions !!! (Co-host @shannonellisdesigns @white_coffee_cat ) Here are the rules: -Follow @kittymansions @shannonellisdesigns and @white_coffee_cat -Tag @kittymansions in your original caption/post -hashtag #kittymansionscontest2 -New photos/post only. You can use a photo that you've posted in the past, but please repost it to qualify it for the contest. -If your account is private, we can't see you. -Contest restricted to the United States due to shipping regulations (for this specific giveaway) with @kittymansions (sorry guys!) -Contest starts now and ends on Monday, 12/21 noon PST -The winner will be announced on Tuesday 12/22 Good luck, have fun and happy holidays! ?⛄️??

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May the force be with you? #GiveFriskies www.nalacat.com

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