Watch a Silly Housecat Jump Straight Into Fresh Concrete

Written by Colby Maxwell
Published: November 9, 2022
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Cats are usually incredibly smart animals. When compared to dogs, most people think of cats as more aloof and much more serious. Cats don’t normally “lower” themselves to the level of acting silly as a dog does! Still, there are some instances where a cat finds itself in a rather silly situation all the same. Since they are usually independent and serious, a cat in a funny situation just seems all the funnier!

In one recent video, we get to see a cat in probably the worst situation a cat has ever been in. The video doesn’t say where the clip was taken, but we can see that a group of construction workers are out on a city street prepping concrete. There is a large finished portion and a second large unfinished portion with a bunch of loose concrete waiting to be smoothed over.

As one of the construction workers is filming, we see a cat sitting on the nearby stairs, directly above the concrete to the right. In almost slow motion, we see the cat leap forward onto what it thinks is solid ground! Once the cat lands, it is instantly stuck.

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The black and white cat clearly had no idea that what it was jumping into was wet concrete and it looked as surprised as a cat can look! Turning around, it tries to struggle out of the concrete and back to the safety of the steps where it came from.

Thankfully, the cat was able to pull itself free almost instantly and get out. If the little thing wasn’t able to make it out of the concrete and nobody was around to free it, humans a few thousand or million years from now may just have found a perfectly preserved cat fossil locked in the concrete!

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It seems like these construction workers are going to have to be on cat duty in order to make sure they don’t accidentally get cat paw prints on their fresh new concrete.


At the end of the clip, the camera cuts to a different cat (this one is orange and white) with concrete stuck to its paws as well! It seems like these construction workers are going to have to be on cat duty in order to make sure they don’t accidentally get cat paw prints on their fresh new concrete.

Thankfully, the only lasting effects of the unexpected dips into the concrete are probably some pretty dirty legs and belly hair for the next few days. Cats are very intentional when it comes to their grooming, and it will likely take a few days before they are able to clean all that gross concrete off of themselves. How would a cat go about cleaning concrete from its paws? Well, probably with their mouths!

Cats typically spend between 30 and 50 percent of their day grooming themselves, says Pamela Perry, DVM, animal behavior resident of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “It’s a huge chunk of their day,” she says.


Basically, that means that these cats got really familiar with the taste of concrete over the next few days. Gross!

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Colby is a freelance writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. When he isn't distracted by his backyard birdfeeder, you can find him camping, exploring, and telling everyone around him about what he's recently learned. There's a whole world to learn about and Colby is content to spend his life learning as much as he can about it!

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