Cats always love to sit. They will keep exploring every corner of your home from your wardrobe to even to the chimney. It’s no surprise looking back at 2004, an interesting question surfaced. The question was whether your cat’s butt every surface of your house? The question turnt to a meme. However, it’s not long since we got an answer to the problem.
Thanks to Kaedan Griffin and his project, it’s clear that it depends upon the surface the cat is sitting on and it’s fur. With the help of his two cats Kaedan carried out his research and recorded his findings. Just don’t worry, no animals were harmed during the research!
Kaedan Griffin along with his finished project
His mom even added to her facebook post regarding the science project: “Get ready for a good laugh! Kaedan completed his 6th grade science fair project this past week and tackled the challenging task of answering the internet’s most burning question, drum roll, please.”
“Do cat’s butthole really come into contact with all the surfaces at your home?’ We had alot of fun with the quesiion! As a disclaimer, no animals were harmed in the making of the science project. Lipstick that were not toxic were smeared to their bum-bums. Then after they were given some commands. Commands such as lie down, wait, sit and jump up. On a side note, the cats have been trained since their kittenhood. They even respond to commands such as spin around, speak and high-five. They were compensated with a lot of praise, pets, and their favorite treats. As the data were gathered around 10 minutes with the use of a baby wipe the lipstick was removed.
Kaedan performed a lot of research to find if a cat’s bumhole really comes into contact with all surfaces of the house.
His outcome and overall results of the study: Long and medium haired cats have 0 contact soft or hard surfaces. However, evidence of a light smear was found on the soft bedding surface. To sum up, a cat with short hair may lie on a laundry pile, a messy bed, or any other soft, unbalanced surface. Then we can say that their butthole may have touched those surfaces!
Kaedan’s two cats were used for the project. Taco was the short-haired cat and Maya was the long-haired cat. He applied non-toxic lipstick on their bumholes for the experiment.
Taco the short-haired cat sitting on a soft carpeted surface. The paper on which he sat was spotless.
Taco having sat on the hard tile surface. The surface was spotless again!
Taco sat on the hard tile surface, and they found out that it was clean again!
Maya didn’t want to sit on the sheet of paper they placed for her. Therefore they checked the carpet she sat on to find out that it remained clean.
Maya sat on the hard tile surface, and they found out that it was clean again!
The conclusion: If the surface was a bed, short-haired cats’ bumhole touches that surface. However, long-haired cats’ does not touch any surface.
What are your ideas on Kaedan’s research? Do you mind trying it yourself or are Kaedan’s evidence enough? Let us know in the comments below! By the way, don’t forget to send some love to Kaedan’s mother as well as Kaedan on their social accounts!