Hermitage oracle cat to begin fat-loss program ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup
Achilles, a white-furred Hermitage male cat that was an official oracle of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, will have to lose some weight to be able to go on predicting the outcomes of FIFA World Cup matches in 2018.
"Next week, Achilles begins a fat loss workout program ahead of the world tournament. He has to lose some weight," the Hermitage’s veterinarian, Anna Kondratyeva, said.
Achilles has recently had a medical checkup to find out he has put on some weight. Veterinarians say he has to shed some 850 grams. So, he will be moved to a cat cafe nearby to be able to do daily exercises in a special cat wheel. Moreover, he will have to go on a diet, TASS reported.
Along with the diet and workout routines, the would-be fortuneteller will have to train his psychological skills not to be chary of people’s attention. As part of the program, he will join other Hermitage cats on a visit to a children’s hospital.
Achilles is deaf as many white cats are, yet this impairment does not sidetrack the feline and lets him better concentrate on his predictions.