This Norwegian forest cat has a bigger Instagram following than you

Mar 10, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present. You can follow his work on 500px, IG, and Flickr, and get his tutorials here.

This Norwegian forest cat has a bigger Instagram following than you

Mar 10, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present. You can follow his work on 500px, IG, and Flickr, and get his tutorials here.

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The Norwegian forest cat, Pepper, and his two “siblings” have grown a very decent following on Instagram. It was in 2018 that Camilla and her boyfriend, Sondre, saw the charming kitten online. They couldn’t resist the long-haired charming Pepper. The couple named him after one of their favorite bands, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Both Camilla and Sondre have daytime jobs. Noticing that Pepper was bored when he was left alone at home, they brought a second cat to the household. Not surprisingly, they named her Chili. Eventually, Camilla and Sondre got a third cat. The couple didn’t name Limo after the band like the other two, but a hot chili pepper; Lemon Drop, Limo for short.

Camilla describes Pepper as the calm and wise one. He is a little stubborn but has a heart of gold. Chili, however, is the spicy one – very talkative, active, and smart. Limo is very sweet and curious and appreciates a good belly rub. She is also a very good climber.

Pepper as a kitten

In the beginning, Camilla and Sondre walked the cats in a harness with leashes so that they would be comfortable with exploring new places as grownups. The couple lives in a quiet street and they have a large forest as their closet neighbor. Camilla tells that they shoot most of the images very close to the house.

It was last summer that the couple decided that it now was time to let the cats roam freely in the outdoors. This is very common in Norway. Most cats are free to come and go as they please. Cats love freedom. Camilla and Sondre soon found out that this was a wise decision. They could clearly see how happy the cats now was. As a safety measure, they have attached GPS trackers on their cats.

The Norwegian Forest cat is a breed of domestic cat originating in Northern Europe. It is strongly built and larger than an average cat. Adult males weigh 5.5 to 9 kg. Females are typically a little smaller. The breed has long sturdy body with long legs and a bushy tail. The coat consists of a long, glossy, thick and water-repellent top layer. Underneath is a woolly undercoat. The cats handle the harsh Scandinavian climate very well.

You can find more images of the cats on their Instagram, we.are.chilipepper. All images are shared with permission.

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17 responses to “This Norwegian forest cat has a bigger Instagram following than you”

  1. Stefan Kohler Avatar
    Stefan Kohler

    *more / bigger

  2. Graeme Simpson Avatar
    Graeme Simpson

    THIS NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT HAS INSTAGRAM FOLLOWING THAN YOU?

    Sort it out :)

    1. Ole Henrik Skjelstad Avatar
      Ole Henrik Skjelstad

      Fixed :)

  3. Dunja0712 Avatar
    Dunja0712

    THIS NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT HAS A BIGGER INSTAGRAM FOLLOWING THAN YOU – Well, when I see his photos, I must say that I’m not surprised at all. :D He’s so beautiful!

    1. Ole Henrik Skjelstad Avatar
      Ole Henrik Skjelstad

      Someone missed a few words when copy-editing the piece ;) Agree, he is very beautiful and the images are very good :)

  4. Daniel O'Brien Avatar
    Daniel O’Brien

    You had me at ‘Norwegian forest cat’. And just about everybody on the planet has a bigger insta following thanksgiving me.

  5. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    Your title sentence isn’t

  6. Keith Jacobs Avatar
    Keith Jacobs

  7. Duncan Dimanche Avatar
    Duncan Dimanche

    lol we are all here to laugh at the title of this post

  8. George Racates Avatar
    George Racates

    Someone fired the smart underpaid guy who had to type correctly.

  9. Motti Bembaron Avatar
    Motti Bembaron

    Great shots!!

  10. Piotr Mokry Avatar
    Piotr Mokry

    Say the title with a Norwegian accent! Then you will understand!

  11. Michael Goos Avatar
    Michael Goos

    Writing is hard.

  12. Franco Kailsan Avatar
    Franco Kailsan

    Has MORE Instagram following then you?

  13. Daniel Bksz Avatar
    Daniel Bksz

    I don’t so.

  14. William McClymont Avatar
    William McClymont

    No, I have more Instagram you! ?

  15. suruha Avatar
    suruha

    MEOW! LOL