Getting a Mortgage in Russia? Here’s a Cat, Too

Roomba Cat
Please enjoy this video of a baby and cat in shark costumes (and a Roomba).
Who knew that having a cat walk through the front door of your new home was a good thing?

A bank in Moscow is using furry friends to lure customers into signing off on mortgages because Russia is far away and things are different there sometimes.

There is one catch though: the bank (Sberbank, one of Russia’s largest) is not giving these cats away for good, they’re simply letting customers borrow them for a short period of time.

Mind you, this is a bank that apparently lends money to state oil and defense sectors. So again, very Russian.

If they did this with pugs, I’d consider moving to Moscow in a heartbeat. I think.

[h/t Gawker, BBC]