Cats are fastidiously clean animals, and that applies to their toilet habits too. They will always prefer to go in a litter box if provided, or some loose sand or earth outside, rather than directly on the floor. This cat, belonging to London-based Reddit user 8080x, found itself in a dilemma recently when it found itself locked out of the bathroom where the litterbox is situated. What to do? Hold it in? S**t on the floor?
No. Tino (short for Valentino) is both fastidious AND clever. Having noticed where the clean litter comes from, he located the bag. Desperate in a way that anyone who really needs to go will understand, Tino then knocked the bag on its side and managed to access that sweet, sweet litter. A quick scatter onto the floor and then… Ahh. Sweet relief.
Tino was clearly busting for it! The funny post inspired some hilarious comments and even a poem. SchnoodleDoodleDo proves that inspiration can come from absolutely anywhere, even the desperation of a kitty needing to go potty.
Usually, waking up to an opened bag of litter scattered all over the place accompanied by a few prize turds would provoke outrage and a desire for punishment. But not this time. This cat showed genuine intelligence and a desire to do things right, and deserves extra pets for effort! Or does it? Speaking to Bored Panda, 8080x gave us the truth about her clever kitty. “I honestly have no clue how or why he decided to put all this effort into doing this,” she explained. “I was quite surprised when I woke up to see the situation on the floor because he’s usually naughty and care-free. He has pooed in shoes before in other times that I accidentally forgot the toilet door closed. So I’m not sure why this time he decided to act responsibly!”
“I’m guessing it’s just because this time he smelled the litter bag, which he knows is the same smell as where he is used to pooping. Did he do this because of ‘cleanliness?’ No, not really. He sometimes doesn’t even cover up his poop, so I’m confused as to why he decided to do it this time! He also sometimes poops on the side of the litter box. If I’m being honest, he really doesn’t give a crap about these kind of things – he just does whatever he wants and whatever he feels like. He’s the kind of cat to deliberately knock over your things off the desk with his paw. For absolutely NO reason. He’s super cheeky, hence why I was surprised when I woke up to see that he put all this effort into acting responsibly…”
8080x says the reaction to her post has been completely unexpected, I guess people have a lot to say about cats on the internet. Even their poops! She just loved the poem though. “I just thought a few people would find it funny and that’s it…had no clue it would get 18k upvotes and over 500 comments,” she told us. “I just decided to post about it because I was bored one evening. Little did I know 18k people would like a picture of poop.”
“I was literally laughing out loud to myself at night when I read the poem!”