There’s an Internet meme going around where people make their cats into part of their faces. Update: I learned this is called a cat beard.
With four cats of my own, I thought: FINALLY.
Except cats aren’t exactly known for the cooperation skills. My first attempt was with Huckle who thought nothing of murdering me for putting her on my lap so I moved on to Nugget the Normal.
I feel like I’m MythBusters for Memes because cats just don’t randomly look up at you when your face is near the back of their heads. Those people had to use the neck scruff to tilt their cats’ heads back. I took the third photo as a test of my theory since holding a cat’s neck scruff doesn’t technically hurt him, but I can’t imagine how long it would’ve taken to get everything to line up just right (mine took less than the three seconds of the camera timer because I wasn’t trying to make it work on my face).
I know much of the Internet and blogging is staged, but this meme sucks.
PS. I don’t recommend copying the meme but put your cat in front of a camera and try to get him to look up without your hands while in front of your face. You’ll see. Or prove me wrong and then I can spend the next week following Nugget around feeling guilty.