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This Cat Keeps Putting Its Paws In The Air And Nobody Knows Why
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Animals5 years ago

This Cat Keeps Putting Its Paws In The Air And Nobody Knows Why

Meet Keys, the pet cat with a rather unusual habit. Take a look at these cat pictures to see what we mean. I’d like to say that we have a logical explanation for it, but, well, we can only guess.

Peter Mares, her Californian owner, saw her throw her paws in the air one morning (presumably like she just didn’t care) and so he quickly took a picture. The next day the funny cat did it again, and he took another snap. But what is she doing?! Is she worshipping a mighty cat God invisible to us mortal humans? Is she trying to fly off in the form of a funny cat stretch? Is she waiting patiently for a double high-five? Well, Peter has nicknamed her Goalkitty, so we can only assume that she’s still celebrating Portugal’s recent victory in Euro 2016. Either that or she’s attempting to do the now famous “Iceland clap.” Whatever the truth is, we love it.

Now, with all seriousness, this behavior probably stems from muscle stretching. Not to ruin the fun of an alien worshipping cat, the animal was perhaps doing a stretch when her owner snapped the pics. Felines do adore the attention, so the standing cat kept doing it to get some praise.

Anyways, scroll down for the hilariously funny cat photos and see it for yourself!

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Melody Lanzatella
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5 years ago

I am by no means a professional, however, I grew up on a farm and I have owned 2 separate hobby farms with a lot of rescue/rehab in the mix. I think the kitty does this for a combination of 2 reasons. If you will notice in a couple of pics the cat is simultaneously yawning. I think in the beginning the cat just figured out this was a peculiar but effective way to stretch.Then the cats behavior became reinforced by the reward of attention every time he performed the act. Now its become a sort of "conditioned response". (Pavlov's dog) I will also forward this to my vet tech friend and ask his opinion, he knows as much as any vet!

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
5 years ago

The vet tech concurs.

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

She puts her paws in the air, cuz she just don't care! Hip hop horrray, ho, hay, ho!

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

You are correct.... AND - She knows she's got a GREAT paint job!

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Rampa Tinling
Community Member
5 years ago

Cat lives matter!

Jason Andersen
Community Member
5 years ago

9 times as much as regular lives, if you believe the hype.

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
5 years ago

I am by no means a professional, however, I grew up on a farm and I have owned 2 separate hobby farms with a lot of rescue/rehab in the mix. I think the kitty does this for a combination of 2 reasons. If you will notice in a couple of pics the cat is simultaneously yawning. I think in the beginning the cat just figured out this was a peculiar but effective way to stretch.Then the cats behavior became reinforced by the reward of attention every time he performed the act. Now its become a sort of "conditioned response". (Pavlov's dog) I will also forward this to my vet tech friend and ask his opinion, he knows as much as any vet!

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
5 years ago

The vet tech concurs.

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

She puts her paws in the air, cuz she just don't care! Hip hop horrray, ho, hay, ho!

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

You are correct.... AND - She knows she's got a GREAT paint job!

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Rampa Tinling
Community Member
5 years ago

Cat lives matter!

Jason Andersen
Community Member
5 years ago

9 times as much as regular lives, if you believe the hype.

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