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Meet Moonpie, Kew Gardens' Feline Instagram Star

 Jocelyn Morales and her cat Moonpie.
Jocelyn Morales and her cat Moonpie.
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This Kew Gardens cat just got an extra life, thanks to her new Instagram profile.

Moonpie, a black and white polydactyl — who has extra thumbs on both front paws — has already accumulated more than 100 followers just two weeks after launching her account.

The profile — @kewgardenscat — was set up by Moonpie’s owner, Jocelyn Morales, who adopted her last November.

“I was taking so many pictures of her so I just thought it would be fun to create an account and just keep them all there,” said Morales, a Kew Gardens resident who works in graduate admissions at Columbia University.   

Morales adopted the approximately 2 1/2-years-old old​ cat from a local Cats in the Cradle Rescue after the animal was found in a flower pot in Kew Gardens, which inspired the organization to name her Abby Flower, she said. 


my human likes to sleep here #cats #catstagram #queens #kitty

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Morales later renamed her Moonpie after chocolate cakes with marshmallow filling.

“I just thought it was an appropriate name for her,” she said. “I love those chocolate cakes.”

Morales posts a lot of photos showing Moonpie doing her favorite things — basking on the balcony, casually lounging and doing “cat yoga,” meaning stretching and bending.

She also tries to include funny captions, in which Moonpie refers to her as “my human.”

“She’s been getting a lot of likes,” Morales said. “A lot of other cats are following us.”  

Her goal, she said, is to "keep it fun."

“I just like to share my cat experience with other cat lovers and add some humor into somebody’s day,” Morales said.