This is wrong. WRONG.
Cats do not do tricks. Cats are not “trained” the way dogs are trained.
Cats are, at most, restrained.
As in: get your face out of my yogurt, stop whapping the print on the wall, get off the stereo, quit biting the plant, oh for fuck’s sake would you fucking stop grabbing the fucking computer cord, fucking hell?!
Cats will not stop trying to eat the yogurt, whapping the print, leaping on to the stereo, biting the plant, or fucking grabbing the fucking computer cord, for fucking hell’s sake.
They will, at best, pause.
No, cats train us: to leave the water dribbling out of the bathroom sink because it is apparently so much more delicious than the water I refrigerated overnight and just poured into the bowl; to pry off from the milk jug the plastic ring and toss it onto the floor rather than just recycling the whole damned thing; to wake up and withdraw my legs from around a sleeping cat and rearrange on the sliver of bed they’ve somehow managed not to occupy rather than just roll over and let them deal with it; and, of course, to clean up after their shit. Literally.
If you have a dog and you die, your dog will lie down next to you and whimper and lick your face and try to revive you.
If you have a cat and you die, your cat will bite you to make sure you’re really dead, then will feast on your corpse.
Such creatures are not meant to be trained, and I can only guess what revenge the cat in that video has planned for the human who thought it would be “cute” to get the kitty to shake.
Remember, lady, while you’re snorfling over your “dead” kitty, she’s wondering which part of you to eat first.
h/t Cute Overload