Manny the cat is a selfie extraordinaire

22 Jan 2016

What has four paws, a pair of Rottweilers in tow, attention deficit disorder and 150,000 followers on Instagram? Manny, of course. Manny the cat.

Opposable thumbs, the great evolutionary trait, saw humanity somehow sneak to the top of the food chain. But what if a common, domesticated cat worked out how to match us stride for stride?

Manny, for example, cottoned on to the selfie craze of the past decade recently and, despite being a cat, has proved quite the expert.

Manny’s Instagram following is in the hundreds of thousands, posting images to Yoremahm’s account with regularity.

Stocked with beautiful scenery, patient dogs and a constant need for adulation, Manny’s work has become particularly popular in the past fortnight.

Why? Well, when you can operate a camera with one paw, and train your pals to ‘stand still for just one minute, please guys!’, you’re on to a winner.

Cats have dominated YouTube since its inception – who can forget Keyboard Cat? – so I guess it was only a matter of time before they started handling their own content output.

?? #selfiecat ? #sunset A photo posted by @yoremahm on


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??? #selfiecat #hello @adele @lionelrichie A video posted by @yoremahm on

When you’re mid-selfie and your song comes on… ?? #selfiecat #leanback A photo posted by @yoremahm on


?? #selfiecat #GoPro


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Goooooood Morning! ?? #selfiecat #squad #gopro #pitbull #rottweiler A photo posted by @yoremahm on

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic