A fluffy cat named Donut has the internet in suspense after a video of him “trying a lower gear from Zoomies,” as users have described it, went viral on social media this week.
In the video shared by the cat’s owner on TikTok on Thursday under the username Dunkindonutcat, Donut can be seen starting to run somewhere before changing his mind and taking it slow, putting in very little effort with his jumps.
The hilarious post comes with a caption that reads, “My cat has the slowmies.” Followed by @”All about minimal fuss.”
A cat left the internet with bites after a video of his “Slowmies” went viral. Getty Images
But Donut is definitely not the only cat who puts in minimal effort in their daily activities. According to AZ Animals, house cats are actually very lazy. In fact, they are the sixth laziest animal in the world.
While they can be agile and quick when awake, domesticated cats are only awake for about eight hours each day and then sleep the rest of the day.
“And out of those eight hours, they’re idle for six or seven! Researchers believe the domestic cat’s sleeping pattern is a genetic inheritance when they hunted in the Sahara and needed to conserve energy to capture prey.”
The video quickly attracted animal lovers from across the platform and has garnered more than 3.1 million views and 473,000 likes to date.
all with minimal effort 😺
♬ Original sound – donuts
One user, Mslindseylove, commented, “The last one he almost went anywhere but didn’t.” And Melissa McGuire-Jani said, “The last little *jormp*.” Separ added, “He goes fast , in his head.”
ZeeKittyCat wrote, “Awww, my burly old lady SOMETIMES has slowness…more so now with the joint supplements.” And Breelightyear said, “When I say ‘I’ll be right there.’ That’s what I mean.” And Madz added, “When he jumped but his feet didn’t leave the ground.”
Another user, Claire Browne, commented, “I’m trying a lower gear from Zoomies.” And Kelly Eden said, “He LAP.” Cynical Crayon wrote, “He’s moving as fast as he can to get where he already is.” And Megg added, “Like that one dream when you try so hard to run.”
Aidan said, “The last one was a bit too intense.” And Lauren pointed out, “Tbh one where he looked [he] wanted to jump, but then didn’t.
Newsweek has reached out to Dunkindonutcat for comment. We have not been able to verify the details of the case.
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