Animals are a lot smarter than we give them credit for (especially cats), and they’re capable of all kinds of cool things. Some they do all on their own as a biological imperative, and others they learn from their humans. Take, for instance, Kit Kat the cat. At 13, he’s been around long enough to have learned a few tricks. And thanks to his owner and trainer Trisha Seifried, he now has. Guinness World Record as the best jump-roping cat in the world!
- Kit Kat jumped rope nine times in a single minute. Sure, that might not sound all the impressive on the surface, but don’t forget that this is a cat we’re talking about. A jump-roping cat isn’t something you see every day, so even getting over the rope once would be an amazing feat!
- This isn’t really a new trick. According to what Seifried told Guinness World Records, Kit Kat has been training for this accolade his whole life. In fact, he’s been jumping rope since he was just a baby! “By 6 months old, Kit Kat was jumping rope in front of huge crowds of people at the farm, helping to bust myths that cats can’t be trained,” she said.
- Seifried knows a talented animal when she sees one. That’s because in addition to owning and training Kit Kat, she’s also the head of an animal talent agency. In other words, she has a good eye for exceptional creatures.
- Kit Kat is pretty famous already. In addition to being a jump-roping cat with a Guinness World Record, he’s also been in a Friskies campaign online and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Jump-roping isn’t his only trick, but it is his best one. As Seifried explained, he doesn’t do it as much as he used to because he’s getting older and it’s not so easy on his joints. Thankfully, he does plenty of other tricks! “Jumping rope is definitely his most impressive trick, however because of his age we do keep his jumping to a minimum. I would say his favorite trick now is high five, he loves high-fiving all his fans at events,” she explained.
- Well done to Kit Kat for his hard work! I’m sure he will enjoy his reward. Not only that, but I’d say he’ll hang onto that record for a long time to come.