A cat owner has shown the hilarious results of a self-proclaimed “catnado” hitting his apartment.
Owner Regan took to TikTok to show the world the mayhem her beloved cat Frankie is capable of causing, in a video with a combined million views.
Regan first shared the video in March 2020, but took to the app this month to mark the event’s one-year anniversary with a new post. Both videos have gained 500,000 views each.
Cat Frankie has proven how similar pets and children can be, with an apparent inability to turn their back for more than a second.
“In today’s adventure of ‘what did Frankie do?’,” Regan recounted as she walked around a seemingly normal apartment to show the first sign of destruction. . “Oh look, toilet paper,” she said.
But it didn’t start or end with toilet paper. Regan opened the bathroom door to show the cat-battered bedroom, destroyed by Frankie. “Oh look, my bathroom,” she cried.
The storage drawers had been knocked over completely, with items lying on the floor and some even falling into Frankie’s own litter box.
“Frankie! Holy shit,” Regan said in the video, showing a corner of the room covered in torn toilet paper on the floor. However, the culprit was seemingly unfazed, running past as his owner asked bluntly, “What the fuck?”
According to Regan, Frankie wasn’t locked in the bathroom in any way, and had the entire apartment to roam (or destroy) if he wanted.
Cornell University reports that some forms of cat destructive behavior are innate and part of their nature, such as scratching at objects. Pet MD, however, classifies other behaviors, including destroying objects, especially in order to get the owner’s attention, as “secondary destructive behavior”.
Pet MD also reports that lack of daily activity or exercise is one of the main causes of certain destructive behaviors.
Viewers of the viral TikTok video claimed to have experienced similar behavior from their cats who were left alone without a playmate. Regan confirmed that Frankie is not an only child and that he is stimulated thanks to his two feline siblings in the apartment.
“Try unplugging it and plugging it back in,” one viewer joked. “Frankie woke up and chose parkour…in the bathroom,” another added. One user wrote, “I’m sorry he trashed your bathroom…but this is hilarious.”
Despite this, Frankie is apparently a “lover when he wants to be”, according to Regan, but has since destroyed the bathroom on another occasion, apparently thanks to an unsecured shelf.
Newsweek contacted Regan for comment.