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YouTube right now! The most relaxed cat in the world

This brown-and-white tabby appears to want nothing more than to sit and gaze at the sunset. 


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on Sep 14, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 11:06 am CDT

In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!

When animals imitate humans, it’s simply adorable.

In a video uploaded this week, a cat sits upright, paws perched on a railing, facing the sunset. Set to calming piano music, the brown-and-white tabby appears to be thoroughly relaxed.

One commenter says the cat’s name is Nono-chan and is often seen hanging around in similar positions around her native Yokohama, Japan.

“If anyone lives in Yokohama , you may have chance to meet this cat, Nono-chan,” Tanukituki wrote. “The owner takes her to walk very often. Very popular among local kids for her unique traits. Youtube channel “kitcatn” have more videos of her hanging in a beautiful park.”

Others aren’t so sure the cat is having fun and speculate that a cruel owner tied her into an unusual position with string. Earlier this year, redditors speculated that a viral video of a frog sitting like a person was the result of animal cruelty. But not everyone is convinced.

“Have you ever tried to tie a string on a cat?” AngelaEAwesome wrote. “They will go crazy. My cat sits and sleeps in odd positions too.”

Based on other videos of Nono-chan frolicking around the park, it’s hard to imagine she’s an abused animal. Watch the video and see for yourself.

Photo via YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 14, 2012, 12:42 pm CDT