A Chinese cat named Dai Mei, has given a new meaning to the term ‘scaredy cat,’ as video footage has captured the feline running away from a rat. The video first emerged on China’s version of Twitter called Weibo on May 10th to the amusement of hundreds of users. The cats owner has since spoken to the media and revealed that Dai Mei is a very timid cat, as can be clearly seen in the video.
At the time of the game of ‘mouse and cat,’ Dai Mei was staying with a friend after her pregnant owner decided to temporarily give her away. According to the owner, the kitty has never seen a rat before, which could explain her bewildered reaction. She also tends to be very shy around any guests at the home and any new situation in general.
Many users online are now poking fun at the kitty and saying that she is a ‘humiliation to the cat world.’ While her owner is defending her by saying, ‘I keep ‘Dai Mei’ as a friend and a companion. She is a pet, and is not raised to catch rats.’ In the video the cat can be seen running around in circles to escape the rat before jumping up at the mere sight of it. Can you really blame the cat for running? If there was a rat coming at me, I’m almost positive I would have a very similar reaction. Just do you kitty and don’t worry about the naysayers. Watch the hilarious video below.
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