The 20-year-old frequently acts the part.
The Norwegian, who discovered her peculiar trait at the age of 16, has since adopted numerous feline mannerisms and claims that she has become terrified of water.
“I realized I was a cat when I was 16 when doctors and psychologists found out what was ‘the thing’ with me,” she said. “Under my birth there was a genetic defect.”
Nano maintains that her feline status has granted her superior senses enabling her to see in the dark and to pick up faint sounds that other people are unable to hear.
She also wears a pair of cat ears on her head and an artificial tale fastened around her waist.
“Sometime I hiss when meeting dogs in the street,” she said. “It’s because of their behavior and my instinct automatically reacts by hissing. It’s also obvious that I’m a cat when I start purring and meowing.. and walking around on four legs and stuff like that.”
“My psychologist told me I can grow out of it, but I doubt it. I think I will be cat all my life.”