Couple Shares Studio Apartment with a Pet Cougar

February 20, 2018

Alexandr and Mariya Dmitriev adopted a cougar in 2016 and have been raising the cat, Messi, as a pet ever since. The couple lives with Messi in a small studio apartment, saying he's just a member of their family. "The first time we saw him in the zoo, I think we both had the same feeling towards this animal," Mariya says. He gets washed in the bath, has his nails trimmed, and receives a special brush-down every day.'s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.

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