Casual stroll: Amanda Andrews takes her cat, Charlie Critter, for a walk. Or is that the other way around? Photo: Matt AttardCHARLIE Critter is a cat with charisma – and a huge following on social media.
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World famous: The mural of Charlie Critter that is painted on a wall of a house in Germany.

The lovable fluff ball is unlike a typical household cat.

A Maine Coon breed, Charlie loves to be walked, hop in a canoe for a paddle, go horse back riding and even enjoys a dip in the water.

Amanda Andrews found Charlie at just eight weeks old in Western Australia. He is now six.

She wasn’t too keen to keep him, but his handsome lookswon her heart.

“People are just drawn to him and want to know more about him. He’s very outgoing,” she said.

“His ear hair is extreme and I think he’s so handsome. You can take him out places and he is fine.

“He will go to people and interact, not hiding like most cats would. We even go out for walks.”

He has a Facebook page and an Instagram page. He has around 3000 and 5000 fans respectively.

“We just post our day to day things, which include a couple of walks. He gets irritable if we don’t walk,” Amanda said.

“We go out on the canoe in the dam, he loves jumping on the horse. He will walk through water and likes to swim as well. He’s very dog-like in a lot of ways.”

Amanda has published books about Charlie Critter and, astonishingly, a mural of him has been painted on a house in Germany. To some, this would make him world famous.

It seems Charlie has to be involved with everything.

“He is not a traditional cat. Not lazy. He’s use to an active lifestyle,” Amanda said.

“When I first got him, at about 12 weeks old, he jumped into the neighbours yard with their big bull terrier because he’s just not afraid.

“The bull terrier picked him up and chucked him in the pool. He was playing with Charlie, dunking him like he was bobbing for apples, but he was fine. He was enjoying himself.”

It was one of the more crazy experiences but highlights just how different Charlie is. The feline likes to help out the community on his days off, stepping intothe role of a therapy cat.

“I take him to retirement homes where he visits the oldies, sits with them and spends some time in there,” Amanda said.

Charlie Critter can be followed on Facebook at https://梧桐夜网facebook南京夜网/CharlieCritter/ and Instagram at https://梧桐夜网instagram南京夜网/charlie_critter/

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