The stereotype that cats are stubborn and stubborn persists. But the fact that they can also be superficial and conceited is shown by a funny TikTok video.
"When dad shaves his beard without first consulting the little one ...": This is how TikTok user Laura (@lauratheexplora__) titled her video, which has become a viral hit on TikTok with almost five million clicks. In it you can see the clear reaction of tomcat Ferris to a makeover of his master.
For health reasons, owner Jordan Ousley had not only shaved off his long beard, but also cut his thick curly hair short - and thus gave his beloved cat a real scare. Because, as can be seen on an older video recording, Ferris loved to cuddle with the shaggy full beard of master Jordan and rub against it intimately. Ferris, on the other hand, did not show the slightest interest in Jordan's new, beardless appearance, as Newsweek reported: Snapped, he looks to the side as Jordan lovingly holds him in his arms. The defensive attitude of his paw seems to want to say that he can't really do anything with the man who is carrying him right now.
The orange Ferris reacts briefly to a cuddly approach from his owner, but then realizes that he actually wanted to be offended by the fact that the clear-cutting had not been discussed with him.
Under the title "Petition for the reintroduction of the beard", Ferri's owner Laura posted the cute video, which has received almost 850,000 likes so far.
Cat doesn't like his master's new look: makeover for health reasons
In an interview with the US news magazine Newsweek, Ferri's mistress and Jordan's wife Laura had reported on the dramatic background of the video.
Because he was going through a difficult time in terms of health, her husband hadn't taken care of his beard or hairstyle, she told the magazine: "Last year, Jordan was diagnosed with a very rare autoimmune disease that caused him to lose about 45 pounds (about 20 kilograms)." The cat dad was not aware of his appearance, which is why he did not shave his beard: "During this time, our cat got used to his long beard and loved to rub his face in it."
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But with the therapy, his self-confidence returned, so Jordan wanted to change something about his appearance: "Since the start of the treatment, he has been able to gain weight again and felt confident enough to shave again. But our cat wasn't thrilled with this decision," Laura said.
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The expressive song "As It Was" by Harry Styles fits perfectly with the content of the video, as one user notes in the comments: "I don't know if I've 🤣 ever heard this song in a more appropriate situation."
Why don't we leave it at that? There is nothing to say (...) Seems you can't be replaced (...) In this world there is only us You know it's not the same as it used to be In this world there's only us You know it's not the same as it was How it was, how it was You know it's not the same (...) I don't want to talk about what it was like (...) I don't want to talk about it, (...) As it was You know, it's not the same as it was As it was, as it was
Lyrics of "As It Was" by artist Harry Styles
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The unequivocal reaction of Cat Ferris to master Jordan's new look causes amused comments on TikTok:
- "Only orange cats do that, they're so vindictive 😂."
- "Dad should have asked before. That's the rules."
- "The cold shoulder. 😂"
- "It's like he's saying, 'I'm not even going to look at you.'"
- "He's the boss. 🤣🤣🤣"
The cuddling strike doesn't seem to have lasted very long, because in the following videos you can see Ferris the cat cuddling with his master again. In this way, the velvet paw also shows that cats are not superficial at all: No matter how bearded or sick his owner may be - Ferris loves him with skin and hair (or even without hair), in health and illness simply above all else.