IN the concrete jungle of Rockwell in Makati lives a Panther. It is a charming animal with large, beautiful eyes and dark fur. It inhabits and prowls a unit at the 39th floor of a condominium building where, away from the public eye, it lets its guard down to be the pampered Persian kitty that it is.
Panther is the cat of Carmen Goetz-Blaylock, a freelance fashion and beauty photographer who never owned a cat before. But as fate would have it, she saw one day an online advertisement of a gorgeous blue Persian kitten that captured her heart.
Panther is now 2.5 years old and though he is the only pet in the house, he is definitely not alone. He has Carmen and her husband Jon, plus a legion of followers on Instagram that swell to over 22,000 and counting.
When Carmen created the Instagram account @panther.cat in July 2015, it didn't take off dramatically. But a new world opened up for Panther a month after when one of his photos was picked up by the Cats of Instagram, the crème de la crème of all cat-related accounts on Instagram.
“Bottom line he is cute,” said Carmen.
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