Most everyone has an opinion on whether dogs or cats make better pets — one talking point generally attributed to the dog column is that canines can also do tricks.
However, one very talented kitten troupe has got pet-owners rethinking these rote pet-owning stereotypes. According to the Savitsky Cats, who debuted their feline acrobatics on the season premier of America’s Got Talent, cats can do everything that dogs do — and sometimes, even better.
Case in point: after a brief moment of seeming indifference, one fluffy cat summoned his energy to cleanly jump through a hoop. Later, a long-haired feline gathered applause by walking/hopping on his hind legs and rolling a barrel across the stage. Not to be outdone, a different kitten shimmied across parallel poles on the stage, then climbed up a flagpole only to dive into his humans lap. The grand finale featured a cat jumping through a hula hoop set atop an elevated platform. Even Simon Cowell was impressed.
Despite the steady applause, these feline acrobats maintained a nonplussed demeanor throughout — in typically cat fashion. We doubt this performance will end the longstanding debate surrounding dog and cat ownership, but the show has rightfully left some cat-owners feeling a little big smug.
Watch America’s cutest acrobatic troupe on the season premier of America’s Got Talent!
J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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