An image of a cat named Ruby apparently worried about her owner taking a bath has gone viral on Reddit. The post has been upvoted 12,600 times so far, and people can’t seem to get enough of the furry feline.
A Redditor with the username @lickmewhereIs**t shared the post on the r/cats subreddit on January 24. The message is titled “Supervise me in the tub to make sure I don’t drown.”
In the viral photo, a gray and white cat can be seen hoisted up on its hind legs looking into the tub from the side of the tub in the bathroom. Ruby’s eyes are wide as she looks in the direction of her owner, who is taking a bath at the time. The photo is taken from the point of view of the person in the tub who is staring at the cat.
According to Statista, in 2018 there were 370 million cats as pets worldwide. The website also reported that in a survey from 2019 to 2020, there were 42.7 million households with at least one cat in the United States.
People are loving the chat which has now gone viral on Reddit. Many people also have jokes about the cat. “Your cat looks very confused as to why you haven’t melted in the water yet,” said a Redditor.
Some people have commented on how cats react to humans in water. “The concern that many cats have about our enjoyment of being wet is so adorable!” another user wrote.
One Redditor admitted that his cat “likes to play lifeguard” when he’s “showering or bathing”, adding, “this needs to get a subreddit Lol. They always make the cutest faces!”
Some imagined how Ruby the cat was feeling right now. “He looks slightly horrified,” one user said.
Others had comments like ‘Priceless cat moment’ and ‘Let the lifeguard do his job’.
While others commented on the cat’s face. “Omg his wrinkled face! someone said.
Another called the cat “a lovely cat,” but they didn’t stop there. “Please give him a big kiss from me,” they said.
Many people enjoyed the photo of the viral cat and its need to watch its owner in the tub. “Awww such a cute,” someone said.
Some have compared Ruby to a certain profession over and over again. A Redditor called the cat a “little lifesaver”.
But the comments didn’t stop there about the viral chat. “Oh cute little kitten,” another user said.
Newsweek contacted the original poster for comment.
Updated 1/25/2022, 4:42 PM ET: This story has been updated with the cat’s name in the Reddit post.