A sly cat who somehow managed to “disappear in public” has the internet baffled, wondering about its whereabouts.
Owner Nataly, from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, snapped a photo of her cat, Murka, except the cat doesn’t immediately appear in the snap.
Nataly shared the photo on the popular Twitter page @Thereisnocat_, a sort of Where’s Wally for cats.
The mother remarked: “We have always loved this game in the family: my children even got a picture book from the series Find the Cat for Christmas. It’s a fun Twitter game.”
The post has garnered more than 12,000 likes since it was posted earlier this month, as people scratched their heads over Murka’s location in the seemingly minimalist setting.
Speak with news weekSaid Nataly: “I was looking for the cat for a good 30 seconds before spotting it. It’s a very small wing next to the deck with bay windows, so there’s literally nowhere to hide.
“I was amused that the cat managed to disappear in front of everyone, so I took a picture for my kids and recorded a short video.
“I think that’s what people liked best about the picture: not too much space to hide, but it still takes some time to figure it out.”
Of the comments, Jay said, “I didn’t come to the answers to cheat because this one hid too well.”
Gareth commented: “You’re right there is no cat.”
Cait asked, “Why did I think I would see it through the window?”
Nataly gave birth to 10-year-old Murka from the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton when she was a 6-month-old stray when she gushed, “You’re doing a wonderful job rescuing animals.”
And she has another cat who is an even more savvy Houdini, saying, “There’s another cat in the house that loves to hide and it takes us hours to find her, but Murka is usually pretty chilled.
“Personally, she’s quite a bossy kitten who will come to you when she wants, not the other way around – but she’s very affectionate. She probably just liked the sunny spot on “the bottom” of the plant (she’s indoors only.)”
Enjoying people’s conjectures about Muka’s whereabouts, she said: “I found the reactions (in general) amusing and uplifting. I think it’s a small dose of positivity that creates that sense of a nonjudgmental community in our stressful times.
“Some of the comments were very funny and humorous. Sometimes I revisit the post to read the comments and have a laugh at the end of a hard day.)
After finding the cat, Pyro joked, “Sneaky flowerpot.”
TiggerBastBinkieBlackie commented, “I see you jungle cat.”
Sam joked, “If there’s a potted plant, there’s a cat hiding in it.”
“You can tell by the fallen leaves that there is a cat in the picture,” added @Mexicantstay.
It’s no secret that cats love a sunny spot to nap, as cat food brand Purina explained why they can’t resist sun worship.
“All cats are biologically programmed to seek warmth,” they explained, adding, “It’s important to remember that cats have a higher body temperature than humans, so they tolerate the heat better than we do.”
“The reason they look for extra heat is so they don’t have to waste valuable energy generating it themselves. Cats are very efficient this way.
“So when you see your furry companion basking in the sun, he’s actually using the heat to offset the slight drop in body temperature that occurs when cats fall asleep.”
If you’re still having trouble finding Murka, we’ve circled them in yellow below.
Meanwhile, this cat has been branded the “Sneak 100” for its cunning stash on a bookshelf.
This cat, after blending into an equally minimalist backdrop, was celebrated for finding a “front row” hideout.
And this cat, lurking somewhere between chainsaws, has raised concerns about the species’ plans for “world domination.”
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