Videos We Love: Cats Who Just Gotta Skate or Die


Cats effortlessly embody a punk-rock, screw-the-man ethos. This morning, for example, my cat Bubba Lee Kinsey puked on three — yes, three! — rugs seemingly to protest his recent diet. Meanwhile, my other cat Phoenix stretched out for a nap on the ottoman. When I asked her whether she really intended to sit there all day again, alternately snoring and licking her toes, she glared at me, then rolled over and exposed her pure, white belly floof.

Because cats are such furry little rebels, of course they’re natural skateboarders. Perhaps you’re already familiar with Didga, the Australian skater cat who does tricks and defies the canine patriarchy, but these videos prove that she’s not the only kitty who just has to skate or die, man.

1. Cruisin’

To get us started, here’s Didga and her skateboard, Ollie, going for a cruise around the beautiful beachside community of Coolangatta, Australia. While sightseeing, Didga jumps over a dude, a billboard, and a large Rottweiler. The best part might be all of the people staring like they’ve never seen a cat on a skateboard before.

2. Mad skills

Here’s Romeo the Bengal cat learning to push himself on a skateboard. He might be a beginner (and just a cat), but I’m pretty sure Romeo is already better at skateboarding than I ever was.

3. Close enough

Fair warning: If it’s early in the morning and you’re hungover (especially if you’re hungover), maybe wait until it’s afternoon and you’ve eaten a couple of burritos before attempting to watch Dubstep Cat attempt to skateboard out of his litter box like a boss.

4. An important mission

Oh you know, no big deal — just a couple of dudes hanging out, teaching their Manx cat how to ride a skateboard — and it seems like kitty is making progress!

5. One more from the master

Other cats can try to match Didga’s mastery, but after watching this Australian stud slay it at a local skate park, those other kitties will know they don’t stand a chance.

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About Angela: This not-crazy-at-all cat lady loves to lint-roll her favorite dress and go out dancing. She also frequents the gym, the vegan coffee joint, and the warm patch of sunlight on the living room floor. She enjoys a good cat rescue story about kindness and decency overcoming the odds, and she’s an enthusiastic recipient of headbutts and purrs from her two cats, Bubba Lee Kinsey and Phoenix.

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