Cat momentarily horrified to realize it’s a cat

No feline should have to find out like this.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Sep 3, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 4:05 pm CDT

The novelist Clarice Lispector once observed that dogs “don’t know they’re dogs.” To judge by this dramatic YouTube clip, cats occupy a similar headspace.

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Don’t get distracted by the baby, now—no infant could hope to compete with the glorious combination of a cute animal and a well-placed mirror.

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You know, as I get older, I find myself responding this way to my own reflection more often than not. Guess most mammals just can’t face the truth.

Photo via izarbeltza/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 3, 2014, 1:59 pm CDT