A cat’s hilarious way of getting his owner’s attention has delighted the internet. In a viral video, the fluffy kitty hints that he would like his treats via a hilarious expression and a series of paw taps.
The video was first shared in May 2020 by the cat’s owner, and has since seen widespread attention online. On Monday, it was reposted on Reddit’s popular r/Eyebleach subreddit, where it has over 29,000 upvotes.
Blake is a doll-face Persian cat, a traditional type of Persian famed for their sweet squished faces, long fur, and love of cuddles.
He was recently placed 6th in his group in America’s Favorite Pet where his fans can learn about his favorite treats and most-loved toy—an eggplant filled with catnip.
With over 10,000 followers on Instagram under the handle blackandsibs, Blake is a big hit online, and the resurfacing of one of his most popular videos has delighted Reddit users.
“Resting grumpy face, I like,” wrote one redditor. Another said: “That cat has amazing faith in your intelligence. Most cats just assume you are too stupid to understand anything they communicate so they don’t even try.”
Blake the cat’s hint that he would like some treats has left people in stitches. “Hint, hint, hint,” wrote one commenter. While another said: “That is one handsome beast. C’mon, give him the cookies!”
VCA Animal Hospitals report that cat owners in the US spend over $3 million a year on treats for their feline friends. But while it may not be popular with your cat, they make it clear that treats should never provide more than 10 percent of your cat’s daily calorie intake. The expert advice reports that: “Too many treats will interfere with your cat’s appetite for her regular food. This can contribute to a nutritional imbalance in the long term, and can turn her into a ‘fussy eater,’ making it particularly challenging to use special diets should the need arise later in life to manage a disease nutritionally.”
Doing the rounds online, the delightful video of the demanding kitty doesn’t seem to be fading in popularity either. One Redditor wrote: “I see this posted on various subs at least once a month and I always upvote and watch it several times. I’ve probably saved this post like 8 times and it always brings a smile to my face.”
On Instagram, fans of the cat begged for more content, with one comment that said: “Please please please more videos of Blake. It’s addictive. We need more content!” The kitty’s owner has obliged, sharing a whole host of videos and photos of Blake and his feline siblings Logan and Harley.
Newsweek has reached out to blackandsibs for comment.