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Does Your Cat Flip for Treats?

Some cats are mostly decorative. Some cats are trained to sit. These cats are trained to do back flips.

 |  May 22nd 2012  |   5 Contributions


While we may totally adore our kitties, we all know that cats are pretty independent and not as easy to train as dogs. They'd much rather give us a look and swish their tails than sit or stay on command.

But Pumpkin is an exceptional kitty: He's been trained to perform back flips for treats!

All right, so Pumpkin may not exactly be willing to do back flips on command (he's still a cat, after all), but we've never seen a cat so happy to jump for a treat before. It's totally adorable.

Here's some more of Pumpkin's flips.

We don't know what's cuter: Pumpkin's flips, his little chirp, or his cute fluffy face.

Since we were curious -- and curiosity never killed the cat, it only made her smarter -- we decided to see if we could find other flipping kitties. And we did!

Here's some pretty good ones, even if they are assisted by a toy. We give them a 7.

This orange tabby completes a high-flying flip, seemingly without a toy. Is the flip on command? We're not sure. We give it a 9!

Who do you think has the best cat back flip? Let us know in the comments!

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