It’s a commonly-held belief that dogs are the more stupid of the domestic pet duo, cats and dogs. They perform tricks, slobber everywhere and generally just look dumb. And cats are the smart, savvy ones. They make no effort and yet get everything they want put on a platter for them (literally, in some cases). But just because you’ve more brains than a pooch, that doesn’t necessarily make you a genius. And we’re going to show you fifteen occasions that prove felines aren’t nearly as clever as they think they are with fifteen flabbergasting feline fails…
Look at this poor old moggy here. If there’s one thing all cats like to do – that isn’t sleeping – it’s eat. Most cats can’t get enough grub. So you can imagine the disappointment that this pet has gone through after this Elizabethan collar-related incident. All they wanted was some food to cheer them up after an operation. And the best they can achieve is to scoop their kibble all over the floor. Poor puss.
Most of us assume that the cat’s natural arch-enemy is the dog. We all think that it’s nature’s greatest rivalry. But dogs are too dumb to know about it and cats are too arrogant to assume that canines are even competition to them. No, the cat’s nemesis is the humble window blind. Anyone who has both a cat and a blind will know how vexed a cat becomes when the two meet. It’s a battle that will outlive us all.
We’ve all seen cartoons. Cats chase mice. It’s all Tom from Tom & Jerry ever did. True, Sylvester was more interested in (tweety) birds, but we’re sure he’d have loved nabbing the odd mouse too, given a chance. So when you consider just how driven to snafu and eat mice cats are, you have to wonder just how jaded this pusscat has become to just given up like this. 100% cat fail.
Here we see it all going wrong for the literal interpretation of the ‘cat burglar’. We think of cat burglars as stealthy men sneaking into buildings to steal stuff. But they’re mostly actual cats (hence the name, y’see?). Breaking into people’s house to steal milk and sofa space. But it can backfire when entry goes wrong. And we’re looking at an absolutely perfect example of the cat burglar failing here.
Less a cat fail here and more of a worrying scientific experimentation gone wrong which heralds in a new age of world domination by cats. Kind of like The Planet of the Apes, but with more kitty litter to clean up every morning. These haunting eyes may have inspired the design of those reflective safety things in the middle of roads, but they’re just flat out creepy.
Here we’re witnessing one of two things. This is either a stupid kitty cat running the risk of waking up barbecued. Or an assured pussycat asserting her dominance over her family but tying up the barbie, under the confident assertion that no one would dare get the firelighters out when the cat’s near the BBQ. It could be either, we’re really not sure. Brave or stupid. You decide.
Most cats are very worried about hygiene and, you imagine, their appearance. Most look very clean and smart and nice. So it’s quite rare to see a moggy that’s let him or herself go. Still, there’s something to be respected here though, surely? This cat is done caring what everyone else thinks of him. He’s all about just letting it get out there and relaxing. We could all learn something from this fella, we reckon.
See? Look. We told you. Blinds are a cat’s mortal enemy. And considering that cats are sentient creatures with fully-functioning brains and blinds are just slats of plastic connected with string, it’s surprising just how many of these contests are one sided and the cats are heavily defeated. Take a look at this match-up. It wasn’t even close, for crying out loud.
This cat was praying that this photograph never leaked. But it did. And he knew that as soon as he was to set paw out of the house and meet up with his buddies, they’d all be laughing at him. The jokes about him being ‘covered in balls’ will never end. This poor pusscat will have to wait a long time before he can live this unfortunate incident down.
Cats like to sleep. Scratch that – they LOVE to sleep. It’s every cat’s favorite hobby. Plus it’s their job, preferred pastime and thing to do as a treat. Some lazy mogs even snooze for up to 22 hours a day, can you believe that? Most catch their forty winks on the sofa or in their basket. But some are just so lazy they’ll sleep absolutely ANYWHERE. Like this tired puss. Check out where she’s getting her head down. The weirdo.
After house blinds, dogs are the number two on the list of things cats can’t stand. And for more of us, the strongest incarnation we’ll ever see of their intense rivalry is the odd swipe of a paw across a dog’s nose, this furious feline has gone a step further. She’s upped the ante and dognapped her foe. Rather intimidatingly at knifepoint. Damn, cat! This is seriously extreme…
Now, we’re going to go out on a limb and suggest – rather hopefully – that the cat you can see here is actually still alive. They’re just, er, sleeping on the side of the road. Hey, look – we told you they love a little snooze. This cat’s snoozing while being involved in a very enticing special offer… Who could refuse a ‘free cat’? Well, so long as it’s still alive, like.
If you’ve ever had a cat, you’ll know how it goes. When you first get them, you set them up in a room with all of their own things. Their own bed, scratching post, litter tray… And then you watch them sleep on the floor, scratch the couch and poop in your shoes. They decide what they use and what they don’t use. Not you. So this is less a cat fail here and more a cat owner fail. A cardboard box will do the job of a thousand professional and specially-built cat fun apparatus.
Cats often like to secret themselves away in the smallest little gaps they can find. You can give a puss free reign of your home and instead of sprawling themselves across your king size bed, they’ll bury themselves in the tiniest little space. Just check out this funny little cat, stashing itself in between the cushions of a couch. Mind you, it looks as though it could be quite comfortable, really.
“Hey, what you up to?” “Oh, not much. Just hangin’.” This is pretty impressive, really. How has this cat managed to crawl inside almost a dozen coathangers? We’re not overly sure but we’re fairly sure that this pet has almost certainly destroyed thousand of dollars’ worth of its owners’ clothes perfecting this unusual hanger-based hammock. Probably fun, but not comfortable.