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Watch a Kitten Go Crazy Over an Ice Ball

A quirky approach to keeping cats cool and hydrated turns into a hilarious viral video.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Jul 29th 2015


Summer is here, and it’s important to keep yourself and your kitty hydrated. But have you ever tried experimenting with an ice ball? Check out a new viral video that helpfully explains how, “10 cats licked spherical balls of ice and enjoyed the cooling.”

The ice ball in question is created by filling a balloon with water.

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The newly created ice ball is then set in a glass baking dish on the floor. The cats are unleashed.

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The clowder enjoys the cool toy with much glee and enthusiasm, with some felines taking the refined approach of dipping their paws into the water and licking the liquid off them.

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One tiny kitten becomes totally obsessed with this new frosty plaything. Equal parts hilarity and cuteness overload ensues when eyes are added to the ice ball to turn it into a face.

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Our kitten hero naturally delights in dismantling the icy visage.

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You can check out the full video below, complete with a bonus Benny Hill-style soundtrack.

About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.