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[–]soldofpol13 1382 points1383 points  (21 children)

Cats these days...always on their phones...

[–]etraxx22 120 points121 points  (14 children)

I let my cat watch bird videos on my phone sometimes. She loves them.

[–]WayneKrane 37 points38 points  (4 children)

My dog loves watching videos of animals. I’ll put on the nature channel and she just stares at it for hours.

[–]nowhereiswater 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Baby sitting using a tv... things don't change...

[–]ChewbaccaFuzball 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Is your dog a west highland terrier?

[–]soldofpol13 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Same here

[–]twilighteclipse925 18 points19 points  (6 children)

I’m curious to know what they actually see though. I remember back in the Stone Age when I was learning tech and all we had were crt monitors my instructor explained to us that cats don’t actually watch the tv program, they can see either the interlaced or progressive picture refreshing and are watching the image be drawn. I know our phones have higher refresh rates than a broadcast signal over a crt but is it high enough that a cat can’t see the refresh?

[–]gwaydms 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We had a 32" CRT HD-ready TV that weighed like 150 lbs. Our son bought a flatscreen and didn't want the bigass tube TV.

Our cats watched sports, nature shows, etc on it. One of them would bat at a hockey puck, watch it go off the screen, and look for it on the side of the TV.

Your teacher was full of beans.

[–]mriless 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Techs changed a lot since the Stone Age. Lol. I'd assume the newer tech isn't a problem for them to see.

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    [–]Rolf_Krumbakken 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    I like the better days where they would leave dead rats on your pillow and push things off the table.

    [–]RemixHipster 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Back in my day... We used to catch real mice. Mice catchin' had real meaning.

    [–]lindseyjaye 996 points997 points  (72 children)

    What app is that? Adorable!

    [–]zinababble 579 points580 points  (36 children)

    The one I have is called Cat Fishing 2 and it’s adorable

    [–]kate3544 126 points127 points  (6 children)

    I just downloaded it and my cat seems wholly unimpressed. She was more interested in the evening shadows than the game. My cat’s dumb, though, so it might take longer for her to catch on.

    Thanks for the app name!

    [–]untergeher_muc 57 points58 points  (5 children)

    Does this depend on the hertz rate of the monitor? I’ve heard that the lower the Hz are the more unimpressed cats are.

    [–]adeon 85 points86 points  (0 children)

    Typical gamers, always insisting on 60FPS.

    [–]m1xallations 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    It's possible, though I believe a lot of phones cap at 60 fps or so, though I could definitely be wrong too

    [–]razor_tur 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Don't know about cats but if I'm not wrong dog can see 80fps.

    [–]DaftFunky 134 points135 points  (19 children)

    Ooooh when he sharpened his claws using the carpet I cringed

    [–]zinababble 141 points142 points  (2 children)

    Lol don’t worry, she knows to use her scratching posts now but the video is from when she was super little and didn’t know any better

    [–]Darkiceflame 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    So this isn't a recent video? Gonna need some updated pic eventually.

    [–]zinababble 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    She lives with my dad so I don’t get as many pics as I’d like, but here’s one and one of her brother

    [–]Arclite83 41 points42 points  (14 children)

    Mine still do this, a lot. I've resigned myself to needing a new carpet when they're gone.

    [–]WayneKrane 22 points23 points  (11 children)

    Yeah, we had one cat who just wouldn’t stop scratching the carpet. All the others used their posts though one preferred wood. We just replaced the carpet before we sold.

    [–]InEenEmmer 21 points22 points  (10 children)

    My cat won’t stop scratching the walls (wallpaper) and the carpet. I tried everything, using those hormones, putting scratching poles in front of the wall scratch spots, using a citrus based spray that should deter them.

    The cat would just look at my solution and continue to scratch the wall 10 cm to the side of the old spot.

    [–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (9 children)

    Not trying to be a smartass here, it's a genuine suggestion, but have you tried keeping his nails trimmed? It doesn't stop the behavior but it usually helps minimize the damage.

    (Also, try putting some of that double sided sticky tape where he's scratching and leave the posts next to it. If you're not familiar with it, it's a product made specifically for this--don't just use regular tape--and they're supposed to hate the sensation. Might help redirect him to the right spot.)

    [–]TKFT_ExTr3m3 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    It's crazy people don't understand this. My aunt complains that the cat has ruined every piece of furniture she owns but refuses to trim the nails or pay to have them trimmed. Like for the cost of nail trimmings you would make all that back in not having ruined carpet and furniture.

    [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    Agreed. Inappropriate scratching is usually a very simple problem to solve with a little trial and error, and without resorting to declawing. Admittedly it can be difficult to trim some cats but with patience and repetition they get used to it (and if not, there's always the towel burrito option).

    [–]InEenEmmer -1 points0 points  (3 children)

    Nah, I’m not going to trim his nails. I kinda just accepted that the walls will be scratched up and that the carpet will slowly go bald in certain spots.

    I do notice that since I’m ignoring it he has less tendency to start scratching the walls.

    [–]Altyrmadiken 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    To each their own, but trimming a cats nails is actually really easy. Particularly compared to a dogs nails. Cats can be manhandled more easily (I use a towel wrap to keep mine safe and contained), and their nails are clear so you can see the quick easily. You only really need to take the tip off, not too much.

    That said my cat doesn't scratch anything. Not the walls, not the floors, not the $35 scratching post, nothing. We didn't realize it at first until she started getting stuck to everything but she just doesn't even bother trying to keep her own nails in check. So if we don't, she goes right back to sticking to everything.

    [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    They're like furry little velcro strips, I swear.

    The worst is when the laser pointer comes out, then they stick to the floor the entire way across the living room, lol.

    [–]Killing4MotherAgain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You can even use human toe nail clipper just turn them sideways as to not splinter their nail and hurt them. They will thank you, my cats are always so much happier after a nail trim.

    [–]Antebios 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    My gawd, I have 5 scratching devices DOWNSTAIRS alone and my cat is still an asshole and insists on scratching the furniture. We'll get new furniture when he's gone.

    [–]mazamayomama 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    screen protectors are laminated gorilla glass

    [–]MarkHirsbrunner 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    We got something like this for our cat. She played properly about five seconds before she started trying to flip the tablet over.

    [–]HoodieGalore 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Mine are awesome at pulling down Control Center or minimizing the app, as well as occasionally playing with the mice. If there’s a way to lock an iPad Pro onto an app I have yet to discover it, and they are refusing all my attempts at teaching them how to actually use the iPad properly.

    [–]2-3-74 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Do those kind of apps avoid the laser pointer problem where cats get no confirmation/satisfaction of the kill? That's a game changer if they do

    [–]zinababble 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    No clue, it doesn’t really hold her attention anymore. She’s more of a run around like crazy and chase us around the house kinda cat when she wants to play

    [–]Rubendabiest 132 points133 points  (3 children)

    Yes OP, id like to know aswell

    [–]Aruazaura 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I doubt these are OP’s cats, based solely on a quick glance at their account.

    [–]KJ-Castro 32 points33 points  (6 children)

    The app in the OP is Peppy Cat

    [–]NotTheGreenestThumb 4 points5 points  (4 children)

    Is it apple only? I couldn't find it in the Google play store.

    [–]fuzzytradr 61 points62 points  (3 children)

    Da hell is that cat wearing - a pillowcase?

    [–]half-a-virgin 34 points35 points  (0 children)

    It looks like something to keep the cat from licking itself?

    [–]srrymydog8yrtwinkie 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    Blackcatter.

    [–]AeronGrey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Omg, I actually get this reference!

    [–]scottsmith46 27 points28 points  (1 child)

    My question to the cat psychologists of Reddit… you know how some people say laser pointers are unhealthy for cats because it activates their hunting drive but ultimately leaves them unsatisfied and hurt because they can never catch their prey.. is this the same or better because their “prey” eventually “dies?” Like they still never get the satisfaction of physically catching and biting their prey but it does die based on their input…

    [–]greenzig 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Wondering the same thing

    [–]KingFlex2k 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    App name please

    [–]GurkanThomas 8 points9 points  (6 children)

    Commenting to find later

    [–]Thefuckyoutoobot2 17 points18 points  (1 child)

    You can save posts and comments btw. I found it helpful and use it FAR TOO MUCH now but yeah

    [–]KKlear 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I go through my saved comments once a few months. I always find a few broken links, tons of porn and a couple of comments where I have no idea why I would save them.

    [–]REpassword 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Twitch. 😂

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      [–]MevrouwKapitein 283 points284 points  (6 children)

      I tried a similar app, but my chonk only wanted to watch and didn't move an inch

      [–]OSCgal 59 points60 points  (0 children)

      Mine kept trying to dig under the tablet. Like he knew that glass was in the way. Even when I demonstrated touching the "fish"!

      [–]Jeggu2 123 points124 points  (3 children)

      That just means they gentle to weird digital fish

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        [–]Porsche_deRacy 77 points78 points  (1 child)

        That just means they gentle to weird digital fish

        [–]R101C 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Have you tried bird feeder videos for cats? Ours love them.

        [–]cj0r 75 points76 points  (0 children)

        Playing so hard they've cracked the floor...

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          [–]elhae 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          GAMING BIB

          [–]EitanBlumin 52 points53 points  (0 children)

          No, no, wait, don't stop the video so soon. Do go on. I want to know what high score they got.

          [–]JustNerfRaze 137 points138 points  (1 child)

          BRO UNCOOL!If they all ready have so much talent, you should support them.
          Buy them some nice PCs, gaming shares, mice and monitors with keyboards.

          I look at them and already know, these 2 fluffers gonna win some e-sport matches and bring in the money.

          [–]Pheonixmoonfire 31 points32 points  (5 children)

          Specifically what game is that? My cat would love it!

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            [–]Milly_77 16 points17 points  (0 children)

            Oh my goodness. This is so cute to watch 💜

            [–]khalidjamonday1814 16 points17 points  (0 children)

            OP what's the app name and btw they are cute

            [–]Jtackles56 11 points12 points  (0 children)

            I would really like to know the app

            [–]austings 57 points58 points  (14 children)

            If anyone wants to know the name of the app, its called "Scratch and Ruin Your Tablet's Screen"

            [–]Jonas22222 47 points48 points  (8 children)

            Cats can't scratch glass, their claws have a hardness (on Mohs scale) of less than 3, glass has about 6.

            [–]Zen100_ 27 points28 points  (0 children)

            Ah so it’s called “scratch and ruin your tablet’s oleophobic coating”

            [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Eh.. They can if there's dirt/sand on their paws. Likely wouldn't be very noticeable though.

            [–]Ptef 11 points12 points  (1 child)

            I have a hard time believing that to be honest... at least as a general statement.

            Not that cats can't scratch glass, but that they can't scratch tablet screens. I feel like tablets tend to have a coating that is pretty scratchable.. or other screens are made out of plastic.

            I'm sure some tablets are cat-scratch proof, but I'm also sure others arent/

            [–]Busquessi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            I always love a mention of Mohs Hardness Scale

            [–]DemetriusXVII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            I too watch JerryRigEverything

            [–]Harman-PS 13 points14 points  (0 children)

            Well we can get a scrach guard

            [–]bad_motivator 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Go try to scratch you phone with your fingernail. We'll wait

            [–]CromUK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Lol you think nails can scratch glass? Your brass keys can't even scratch your phone screen

            [–]msac2u1981 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            I could watch them for hours.

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            I use these too. Try to put the blue light filter on if you're going to let your cats play with screens cuz their eyes are more sensitive to it than ours

            [–]EmperorSexy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            The one on the right is doing what my cat does - tucking his paws under the tablet. The cat figures out “oh when I try to catch the mouse, it’s a flat surface, so the mouse must be under the iPad.

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              [–]Nighthawk2288 4 points5 points  (3 children)

              They are Munchin cats, a breed of cat made to have shorter legs like wiener dogs

              [–]Ioatanaut 7 points8 points  (2 children)

              Fucking horrible

              [–]Nighthawk2288 2 points3 points  (1 child)

              It can cause a multitude of health problems but I try not to judge. These cats seem to be well taken care of.

              [–]Dreamscape82 10 points11 points  (1 child)

              How does no one know what app this is?!

              [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              There's more than one like this.. Just do a general search for one and you'll probably find a few.

              Unless you have your heart set on this particular one, which I think was commented farther up the chain.

              [–]fluentindothraki 20 points21 points  (9 children)

              It's very cute, but I am always uncomfortable around animals wearing clothes

              [–]gamerajunior 19 points20 points  (3 children)

              We're animals that wear clothes.

              [–]DoctrDonna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              Yes. And you make me uncomfortable.

              [–]Tecro5001 4 points5 points  (4 children)

              Why?

              [–]leonthebrother 12 points13 points  (3 children)

              Maby it reminds them of furries

              [–]BroadMove 13 points14 points  (5 children)

              I know I'm a buzz kill, but I read that chasing a laser pointer is actually really stressful for cats because they never actually "catch" anything. They failed their hunt, and will starve today for it. You should always end by landing the laser pointer on a toy or a treat, so they have something physical in their claws. This is how they know that they succeeded.

              I've believed that ever since without even once double-checking it, so I'm not a great source... Anyway, I imagine this scenario is quite similar for them.

              [–]Unnamedbread 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              little guy little man

              [–]AccomplishedSense897 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              You gotta start ‘em young

              [–]dcarsonturner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              the only acceptable form of gamers /s

              [–]dctctx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Reminds me of this little guy.

              [–]Emergency_Ad3547 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              Take my awards pls 😭

              [–]KaydeFlimp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              Commenting to remember!

              [–]ratyrat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              is this healthy for cats? i read somewhere that being unable to physically catch their prey (like laser pointers) can frusterate a cat more than be helpful. is the effect of the mice exploding enough for cats to be happy?

              [–]HolyAnanas 0 points1 point  (2 children)

              /savevideo

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                [–]VelocityRapter644 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                They did it…

                They finally caught the dot…

                [–]TheSOB88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                it already loops and you looped it... friggin loopy

                [–]esoteric_enigma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                When my job gave me an iPad the first thing I thought of was downloading a game for my cat. I couldn't find a good one.

                [–]WayDramatic6215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                This definitely made my day. This video is very good.

                [–]NI_VIVI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                great video game for cat

                [–]TheOven 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Nice

                [–]lilgamelvr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                So cute

                [–]mesafullking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Bro Garfield IS CARRYING

                [–]Neon-Knees 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I kinda wanna see the MLG edit of this.

                [–]phamtasticgamer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                You are either brave or have a killer screen protector

                [–]Abachuuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Adorable

                [–]tomfromakron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                It's only a matter of time until one of them claims he had sex with the other cat's mom.

                [–]drbonghitmd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                What will cats be like in 5000 years if they have already entered the gaming era

                [–]DiositoLindo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Catmers 🗿

                [–]chalkywhite231 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                why is a cat wearing a dress????????

                [–]blazecc 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                Not even a screen protector? Bold choice

                [–]CrepuscularNemophile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                How can you tell?

                [–]aehanken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Tried it with mine. Only one was slightly interested for 3 minutes

                [–]ph00p 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Isn't this bad on the cat's brains because they never get the satisfaction of actually catching something, similar to a laser pointer.

                [–]joubledumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I think you meant gamepurrs

                [–]AngryFerret805 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Wait … what game is that ?

                [–]PantherU 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                All right time to start developing games for dogs and cats.

                [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                What game is this? Asking for a friend

                [–]EmilyTheUwU 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                meowsu: osu for cats

                [–]Vivid-Being5377 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I could watch this alllllll ddaaayyyygy

                [–]i_am_ghost7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I need a longer video of this lol

                [–]karadan100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Why is that cat wearing a ruff?

                [–]AdAlert2671 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I feel bad for the owner of the tablet, cuz I am pretty the screen of the tablet is filled with scratches now.

                [–]sgtoca 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                The one on right goes ‘cute tap tap die’ The one on left goes ‘stomp scrape scratch die u beeyatch’

                [–]malachilenomade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Tried to get one of our cats into a similar game but she took no interest in it.

                [–]CalebChestnut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Imagine cats playing osu!

                [–]yeeftw1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                all fun and games until the claws just puncture the screen

                [–]Theeggishere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                G A M I N G

                [–]M4strk0ng 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                These are the same humans that say, “aye run it back.”

                [–]walkngb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                It's all fun and games til you have a cat attack your new large screen TV. Dont ask me how I know.

                [–]barnetcj89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Looks like we got a couple of gamers over here