JONATHAN ZURBEL: He is the biggest cat in all of New York City.
COMM: Meet Samson, a huge Maine Coon cat from
New York, who weighs in at 28 pounds and measures 4 feet long.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: I inherited him from my brother,
kind of made him a celebrity on Instagram and now he is a famous cat. He is the largest
cat in New York. So, I’m waiting for a challenger to step up and say they got one bigger. It’s
going to be tough. He is a big boy.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: He is a very gentle cat.
People call Maine Coons ‘gentle giants’, he does a lot of funny stuff, but he likes
one movie on my iPad. He doesn’t stop watching it - Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.
COMM: The size of a dog, Samson even has a
few canine characteristics.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: He will follow me from room
to room and just kind of hang out down by my feet, you know, near me. And he is known
to have been growling at the door before.
COMM: The four-year-old eats six cans of food a day.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: I got to get everything bigger.
I have a huge litter box for him, he uses a lot of litter and he eats a lot of food.
COMM: Rounds up grooming bills of $120.
COMM: And has his own unique mode of transport.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: Usually when I walk my cat
in the stroller, people are assuming I have a kid in there.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: People, when they see him,
I hold him up and they’re all staring.
LADY: I see a lot of cats and dogs but that
is by far the biggest cat I’ve ever seen. It’s crazy, my dog is smaller than the cat.
LADY: He is very gentle.
MAN: Yeah. Biggest cat I’ve ever seen. LADY: Yeah, for sure.
COMM: The massive cat has over 100,000 followers on Instagram.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: I think he is, you know,
a stunning cat and I want to make him as famous as possible, and get him involved in some
more cat opportunities. It’s nice that people appreciate him like I do and so, I love to
share him with people.
COMM: And he’s been a great wingman to Jonathan.
JONATHAN ZURBEL: He changed my love life completely.
Can’t tell you how many girls want to come over and meet him. He is 100% playboy and
he gets me a lot of dates and admirers, he’s priceless to me. I love him. To me he is like
my son, he really is. I don’t have any kids and I’ve just completely bonded with him.
To me, he is like a family.