The new Cucumber Cat craze that is sweeping the internet has finally met science. An initial article posted by National Geographic, seems to indicate that you shouldn’t scare your cat because that’s the first step in being a psychopath. However a newer study by Dr. Robert Carson* of Cat York University says that the opposite may be true. As it turns out, most house cats get very little stimulation that they would normally receive while hunting or prowling in the wild. introducing a cucumber into your cats life (via Cucumber Cat) does scare them, but also pumps needed blood to your cats brain that helps it stay healthy.
“This may seem cruel, but it actually helps your cat out more than you think. Our study suggests that a cat who has been subjected to “cucumber cat” is five times more likely to catch and kill small rodents in your home.” Dr. Carson* told us. “In fact, this stimulus also aids your cats leaping ability, and can potentially increase your cats ability to leap great distances. This is probably something you should take into account though, since this also means hiding things on your refrigerator is no longer an option for you after a couple rounds with the cucumber.”
We hit the streets to get more opinions on the matter, and here are a few of the responses we got:
“Cucumber Cat? That sounds like a Peta commercial… It’s not doing anything… unsightly.. is it?” – David*
“What? Torturing cats seems like a bad idea… what if they claw your eyes out?” – Joan* (very morbid person)
“I think it should be up to a cat owner as to whether they want to video their cats with vegetables. I don’t see why people are getting so upset about it. They’re not dogs, so they don’t have the same rights as people.” – Clark*
* Name changed for anonymity