Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Is this a natural behavior or a silly cat trick?

How much do I love Maru?

Are you new here or what?

But I have a question for cat owners about this latest video. Maru walks into a thin gap, a completely natural and obvious cat behavior, and then he does a back flip.

Three times.

I never saw a cat do this move. It's hilarious and his little winks to the camera make it even better. (I have no idea how the person running the camera doesn't crack up on every take.) But I'm wondering if he kind of did it by accident and then mugumogu gave him a treat to make him repeat it.

So, cat owners, have you seen this kind of kitty flop before? I'm sure if you have, your cat was adorable doing it, though probably not as adorable as Maru, the greatest silent comedian stunt artist since Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.

I'd be glad to hear from you.


sfmike said...

You're right. It is a new trick, though with Maru it's simply part of his silent film star genius rather than a "trick" or a rehearsed stunt.

What is really striking about Maru is how relaxed he is. It's extremely seductive.

You need a cat, by the way.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen this trick either. My Zoey gets my G-son's small ball caught between her back legs and pounds with her paws to relieve it but instead keeps pushing it back where it's stuck. It looks like she's playing a bongo drum. Hysterical!