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We think this cat might actually believe it’s a dog

Meet man's new best friend.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 17, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 7:17 am CDT

This isn’t the first time someone has taught a cat to fetch, but it’s the first time we’ve seen a cat actually act like a dog.

This adorable Russian kitty fetches a ball on cue, going on to give the camera a distinctly doglike expression of empty-headed joy. Its owner even gives it permission to “breathe like a dog,” at which point it starts to pant with its tongue out.

Cute trick, or bizarre crime against nature? We’ll leave that up to you. 

Screengrab via S. Hanx/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 17, 2015, 8:19 am CDT