Cats are known for their boundless energy, those sudden bursts of speed known as “zoomies,” and all the charming quirks that come with them.
They’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to keep themselves entertained, whether it’s pouncing on imaginary prey or launching a surprise attack on your unsuspecting feet.
But has any feline genius cracked the code to make their zoomies even faster? Picture this: your cat goes from zero to warp speed in the blink of an eye.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d be itching to investigate how my cat suddenly became the Flash of the feline world.
Recently, I stumbled upon a TikTok video by a user named Stamaraunz, with the caption “I am speed.” In the video, it also says:
“My cat learned a new way to run faster.”
Then, out of nowhere, the cat takes off like a rocket! It’s like a scene straight out of an action movie. The cat plants her hind legs against the balcony door, pushes them even higher, and BAM! She shoots off like lightning. You’ve got to see it to believe it:
@stamaraunz Speed I am speed #catsoftiktok #bengalcat #cat #funnycat ♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger
The cat’s owner better brace themselves because they’re now living with a speedster in cat form!
Cats love to run and explore, especially indoors. Since most of our feline friends aren’t allowed to roam the great outdoors solo, their indoor playtime becomes their primary way of burning off that energy.
They run, hide, and, of course, get those notorious zoomies. They’ll chase anything that moves, and when they’re in hot pursuit of their favorite toy or imaginary prey, they need all the speed they can get.
Cats have an inborn hunting instinct, so they’ll display hunting behavior even if they don’t have an actual target. Running is a big part of a cat’s daily routine, which is why this trick for faster running is nothing short of brilliant.
By putting her hind legs high up against the glass door, the cat creates a makeshift catapult that propels her in the desired direction.
Instead of leaping high into the air, she uses one set of legs to push off and both sets to land, allowing her to maintain that lightning-fast pace. Cats always need to be primed for their sprint, and this ingenious trick helps them do just that.I must admit, I wish my cat Mikey could pick up a move like this from our speedy friend here. What do you think? Has your cat ever pulled off a similar stunt? Share your feline stories with us!