Living in a one bedroom apartment in Russia, shouldn’t cause any problems for a loving couple like Mariya and Aleksandr Dmitriev, but that was before one of the world’s most renowned soccer players moved in.
Well, not actually the soccer player himself, but a burly, furry namesake puma Messi.
Weighing in at 90lbs, the Dmitrievs first saw Messi at the Saransk zoo in Penza. He was bought for the zoo at the age of three months and suffered some serious health problems
Born, one of three cubs (all named after soccer players) Mariya and Aleksandr immediately fell in love with Messi and wanted to take him home with them, despite his poor health.
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