Meet Luhu, the saddest cat in the world
You might think that cats have something of an easy ride, comparatively speaking.
Free as they are from the shackles of crippling debt, existential fears and the heavy burden of responsibility that their human counterparts must reluctantly shoulder, cats essentially slink about the place, languid and impervious to the trials and tribulations of their owners.
In fact, to cast us humans as the owners in the cat/person relationship is somewhat laughable; cats come and go as they please, apparently perfectly capable of fending for themselves, without so much as a backward glance, or a thank you.
Luhu, though, is a cat that proves it isn't all chasing mice and using humans as cushions. Hailing from Beijing, where she lives with her owner Maggie Liu, Luhu has something of a melancholic visage. Her despondent countenance has struck a chord with enamoured Instagram users, meaning that, somewhat inevitably, Luhu now boasts more than 100,000 followers on the image sharing app. Here are some of her best shots.
1. A portrait of sadness
2. "I'm ready for my close up"
3. "Raining again"
4. When someone asks me to smile for a picture
5. "What do you want?"
6. *Watches The Notebook once*
7. When it's Sunday and you remember that tomorrow is Monday
8. Family portrait
9. When your owner keeps trying to wash you
10. So... Tired...
11. "Not the bag! Not again!"
12. Who put that there?
13. Alone again
14. So incredibly hungry
15. Puss-in-boots reincarnated
Is Luhu the most forlorn cat in the world? Quite possibly, but she also has an awful lot of admirers.