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Something about this Barbie toothbrush terrifies Maya the cat

Nothing strikes fear into this cat's heart like... a pink toothbrush?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Aug 12, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 4:32 am CDT

Welcome to mammalian fear-response theater.

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Maya the cat, like so many cats before her, is prone to weird phobias. In Maya’s case, she’s terrified of a Barbie toothbrush. 

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Is this toothbrush dangerous? No.

Does it make a scary noise? Not really, to be honest.

Still, poor Maya is paralyzed with fear. If only it weren’t so funny to see a fearsome household predator be this frightened of a pink toothbrush.

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*First Published: Aug 12, 2015, 8:25 am CDT