In a world where cat videos are coming at us from every direction, how do you sift through what is simply funny or cute to find something that is truly amazing? I decided to stick to the definition of “causing surprise or sudden wonder” when selecting these ten clips, which I hope will delight, inspire, and most of all remind you how amazing our furry little felines can really be.
Of course, my choices are subjective, and I am just one lady with two eyeballs who did her best to remember every cat video she’s ever seen. If there are any other amazing videos you feel I missed, please let me know in the comments!
1. Yoga Cat
Cats are natural yoga practitioners, but this feline teacher takes it to a whole new level, painstakingly overseeing every aspect of his student’s mat routine.
2. Cat Shell Game
This fluffy kitty’s cognitive skills are fascinating to observe — just watch the little wheels turning as he decides which shell to paw next. Sure, his batting average may not be 100 percent, but from where I come from, two out of three ain’t bad!
3. Cat and Dolphins Playing Together
Interspecies friendship videos are a dime a dozen these days, but the unusual pairing of Shiloh the dolphin and Thunder the cat was unlike anything we had seen before.
4. Oskar the Blind Kitten and His First Toys
The day after Oskar was adopted at 8 weeks, his owners gave him some toys to play with for the first time. Watch as the extraordinary little cat, who was born without formed eyeballs, tosses around jingle balls using only his sense of sound.
5. Tornado Victim Is Reunited with Her Cat
While it may not be a traditional cat video, this news report out of Tuscaloosa after last year’s devastating tornado is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Judy Pugh had already found two of her three missing cats after the tornado ripped through her home, but nearly a month later, her 10-year-old cat, Cadie, was still missing. While surveying the damage with a local news reporter, the missing cat miraculously appeared out of nowhere. The resulting footage is a tearjerking reunion that you won’t want to miss.
Did I miss one? I’m sure I did. Let me know in the comments!