Dobby the hairless selfie-loving cat who looks like the house elf from Harry ...

Meet Mr Dobbs - otherwise known as Dobby - the selfie-loving cat who looks like the house elf from .    

Owner Nicole, 30, from Upper West Side, New York, USA, became besotted with him after searching for a cat that wouldn't affect her allergies.

She adopted the one-year-old Ukrainian Levkoy in October last year, when he was so small that nurses were keeping him inside old socks to warm him up - another similarity he shared with his fictional counterpart.

Nicole also realized that Dobby loves having his picture taken - mostly because her camera has a strap on it that he likes to play with - and him up to take amusing snaps.

Mr Dobbs, or Dobby as he is otherwise known, is a one-year-old Ukrainian Levkoy cat that lives with owner Nicole in her Upper West Side apartment in New York 

Mr Dobbs, or Dobby as he is otherwise known, is a one-year-old Ukrainian Levkoy cat that lives with owner Nicole in her Upper West Side apartment in New York 

Nicole said she decided to adopt a hairless cat after finding out she was allergic to regular cat hair before falling in love with Mr Dobbs last October

She decided to name him Dobby for his similarity to the house elf from and because he was kept warm as a kitten using old socks, which is the gift that Harry uses to free Dobby from servitude in the books

Nicole says that Dobby loves to take selfies - although that is mostly because her camera has a strap attached to it that he likes to play with while she photographs him

She said: 'I chose the name Dobby because I thought he looked like the character from .

'When I held him, he was very affectionate and more interested in human interaction than jumping around or playing with the other kittens.

'I post what comes to mind, I posted a picture of him doing strange things in my lap and tried to work out what yoga pose he was trying to do.

'I get a very positive response online, people think he is adorable and funny.

'While he was growing up, he would wear old socks making his name even more appropriate.

'My phone has a wrist-strap so that my phone won't fall off, when he sses that string he instantly tries to grab it.

'Taking pictures for him is like a game, he definitely likes taking photos.

'If I attach a feather he will go crazy, sometimes he event tries to eat the phone.

'It's him being who

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