Meet Nano, the 20-year-old Norwegian woman who insists she’s a cat trapped within in the distinctly furless confines of a human body. While most of us would likely embrace the ‘doing fuck all’ part of day-to-day cat life, Nano isn’t pissing around and embraces all aspects of her relatively newfound cat-hood.
Nano told Norweigan outlet NRK P3 Verdens Rikeste Land that she’s been a cat her entire life, but only came to realise it four years ago.
“I realised I was a cat when I was 16, when doctors and psychologists found out what was ‘the thing’ with me,” Nano said.
“Under my birth there was a genetic defect.”
Nano wears artificial ears and a tail, and crawls on her hands and knees. She says she communicates via meowing and instinctively hisses at dogs. She dislikes water and has heightened night vision – which apparently allows her to hunt mice in the dark – as well as a penchant for sleeping on windowsills.
And no, she hasn’t caught any mice yet – but we’d love to have seen the expressions on the faces of her bemused mousey targets as a fully grown woman came bounding towards them.
“My psychologist told me I can grow out of it, but I doubt it,” Nano said.
“I think I will be cat all my life.”