Siamese Kitten Is So Smitten By Her New Balloon That She Carries It Around Through Different Rooms
Dec 31, 2020 by apost team
Cat-people around the world are going to be delighted by this adorable video. A Siamese kitten named Evie rose to Internet popularity when a video of her parading around her house with a helium balloon circulated online in 2015. Like a sweet little child who has found a new thing to love, she carries her favorite colorful balloon around the house with pride and love. One can only imagine something purer and sweeter than this video. We are sure that watching it will make your day!
Be sure to reach the end of the article to see the full video :-)
The Internet is for cat pictures, cat videos, cat everything
The Internet is a wondrous place. Social media is where we get our news, where some of us check when our loved ones’ birthdays are, and where we get our entertainment be it in the form of memes and videos, for example.
For some reason, there seem to be more cat people online than there are in person (but it's most probably because unlike dogs, cats don’t need to be taken outside for walks) and this species of animal has become a staple of Internet memes, to the delight of ailurophiles. Since the start of the meme culture about a decade ago, we have had several iconic ones that were represented by felines. Remember Nyan Cat? The cat with a Pop-Tart for a torso flying through space leaving behind a rainbow trail? Yeah, that one — it won a Webby award for ‘Meme of the Year’ in 2012 and as of today, December 31st, 2020, the video has garnered over a whopping 184 million views on YouTube. How about Grumpy Cat? Tardar Sauce, the actual name of the cat, may have passed on in May of last year but her spirit lives on as she continually brings laughter and joy to people online with her perpetual hilarious unimpressed expression. Fun fact: Both Grumpy Cat and Nyan Cat had the same meme manager, Ben Lashes, who also managed another cat meme, Keyboard Cat.
So anyway, what we are trying to say is that it seems like our cyberspace will never tire of kitty-related content. And today, we want to introduce you to another cat who has made its mark on the World Wide Web Map.
Evie, the Siamese cat with a balloon addiction
Meet Evie. She is a Siamese cat with a balloon addiction, according to her owner. A video from 2015 shows Evie parading around her house with a ‘Happy Birthday’ balloon in tow. In the almost two-minute long video, we can see Evie holding the string of the balloon by her mouth and meowing as she walks through different areas of the house with it, smitten by her floating toy. She loses grip of it a few times but always manages to get it back quickly for the first couple of times. When she accidentally lets go of it another time, she instinctively uses her agileness and jumps from chair to dining table to kitchen countertop to get as close as she can to her inanimate buddy now stuck on the ceiling.
Luckily, mom is there to rescue her shiny sphere. “You want your balloon back,” Evie’s mom is heard saying. Evie looks at her isolated friend with eyes like that of Puss in Boots from Shrek, which means there is just no way anybody could say no to her. “Here you go,” Evie’s mom says to her furkid as she pulls the string of the balloon back to Evie. Not a second passes since they were reunited when we can see that she almost loses her friend again, but Evie, whose reflexes are faster than before, does not allow a repeat of their separation.
With just over 565,000 views currently, Evie’s video may not be the most popular cat one out there but it is uncommon to see an animal so passionate about a balloon anywhere and people seem to love it. “This is beyond perfect,” one user wrote in the comments section.
“I have a kitten who's as attached to her squeaky mouse toy as this one is. It's too cute,” shared another viewer, who seemed to also delight in the video. “My favorite part was when she was sad that her balloon got away because that makes me a little sad too and then I get really happy when she gets it back.”
“Loved watching this,” another person, one wrote in the comments section. "Hopefully there'll be more videos with more balloons! My two [cats] are terrified of helium balloons.” It seems as though her wish came true, as there are a couple more videos of Evie on the same Youtube channel by the owner.
It could be assumed that one of the members of Evie’s family or even the owner herself has a birthday in April. About exactly a year after the first video of Evie and her balloon, two more such videos have come into existence on Evie’s YouTube account, a channel she shares with her brother, a Great Dane named Milo. In the first of the two videos titled ‘Siamese balloon addict’, we see Evie concentrating on another birthday party prop stuck to the ceiling. She assesses the distance between her and the string of the balloon before doing kitty parkour on the wall to reach for it. It’s a pretty impressive nine-second video if you ask us.
But perhaps even more impressive is the second video, ‘Siamese loves balloons’. This time, Evie doesn’t even use the walls or any of the furniture around her to get as close as possible to the string of her balloon. She jumps right from the floor and grabs it in just one attempt. Clearly, nothing can separate her from her balloon. The same user who had commented on the first video came back to give his thoughts about the newer video, saying: “Good to see you've given Evie plenty of balloons to play with! Very cute video.” Looks like Evie has a loyal fan!
According to Cat Fanciers’ Association, Siamese cats are the 12th most popular cat breed in the United States. “Siamese are such wonderful cats, mine passed away several years ago,” another Youtube user commented on Evie’s video. “Miss her so much they are not like dogs or cats there just Siamese. They make you laugh because you see what they are thinking just by their beautiful faces lol.”
Legend says that the reason many Siamese cats today have crossed eyes is that they are descended by one Siamese cat who was tasked with guarding a golden goblet for the king who had stared at the precious artifact for so long that its pupils lost focus.
What did you think of Evie and her balloon shenanigans? Do you have a cat or a pet that behaves the same way with balloons? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments section!