What is the story of this cat and why does he go every day at ten at night to the train station?
Staraya Rusa is a city in Russia about which there is nothing special to say. Or almost. Because in this city lives a cat named Felix and Felix is no ordinary cat.
Felix the cat is an animal like no other. He learned that every day, around 10:40 pm, a passenger train from Moscow to Pskov stops at a station in the city. And Felix has an excellent for an animal reason to know the schedule of this very special train by heart.
A greedy and cunning cat
For several years now, every day, Felix has been going to the Staraïa Roussa station at the same time of the day, while this famous train stops for a few minutes. At this precise moment, he places himself in the right place in order to be able to receive a small reward from the train driver: sausages, croquettes, a piece of ham…
All the drivers of this line know that they absolutely have to give a little something to Felix the cat, it has become a real ritual.
A star is born
The artist Dmitri Markov, who photographs the daily life in Russia, decided to take an interest in this cat decidedly not like the others by photographing it. Thanks to his work, Felix is now known all over the world.