Blue British Shorthair pirouettes in delight on entering a simple cardboard box
The video confirms what we know, namely, that cardboard boxes are one of a domestic cat's favourite objects. They are useful in all sorts of sizes as hiding places, play objects, and sleeping quarters as is the case in this video.
It is remarkable that such a simple and short video has garnered over 10 million views. And its success is a result of the 'pirouette', as I have called it, by this attractive purebred cat after he decided that he liked his new "sleeping quarters".
|Blue British Shorthair pirouettes in delight on entering a simple cardboard box. Screenshot.|
It's more a twist and a rollover but I prefer the word "pirouette". I must say that he looks bored and I think the pirouette is a result of that boredom. It's just a way of entertaining himself. He did not have to do it. Perhaps he knew he was being videoed! He's showing off to the camera.
His inspection of the box takes about three seconds and then he pirouettes back to face the exterior with this bored expression on his face. I know what I would do with this boy; I would play with him for 15 minutes, tire him out.
British Shorthair cats are considered to be, in general, laid back. The experts say that they are "independent yet affectionate, relaxed yet curious". They also say that they are unflappable and no-nonsense. The breed is suited to apartment life provided that it is not too warm because they have very dense coats which are particularly pleasant stroke. That's great for full-time indoor living but even with those qualities they need to be challenged from time to time.
Please note that the video is from Instagram and it is embedded on this website. there is quite a good possibility that eventually this video will stop playing over time. As it is successful it is likely to be in place for a long time to come.