People Train Cats To Ring Bells For Food, Immediately Regret It

By Travis Greenwood

Because you can't spell feline overlords without LOL: Cats in Japan have learned to ring a bell for treats, and its got folks on the internet ~shook~.

Watch As Our Cat Overlords Ring Bells To Summon Dinner
Waiter, waiter!
credit: @ B_ru_ru / Twitter

At the center of the curious clip — which puts a fresh twist on Pavlov's dog, only here the cats are conditioned to train humans — are Kisrita (striped tabby, left) and Velvet (black and white, right), a pair of bonded kitties living what is obviously their very best life.

According to Rocket News 24, Kisrita actually taught Velvet this behavior, which means humanity is basically doomed. (DOOMED, I TELL YA.)

The adorable — disturbing? terrifying? — video first surfaced in the tweet below, which is associated with Neko Navi, a Japanese website that traffics in all things cats. (Press play to watch.)

On account of its mind-blowing footage, the post surged to the top on the microblogging platform almost immediately. And 165,000+ retweets (and another 240,000+ "Likes") later, it has since crossed over to web trend aggregators like Digg, Boing Boing, The Daily Dot, and a gaggle of others.

For our part, the money moment comes at the :25 second mark when an impatient Kisrita abandons his own bell in favor of Velvet's.

Watch As Our Cat Overlords Ring Bells To Summon Dinner
"All your bells are belong to us..."
credit: @ B_ru_ru / Twitter

Will life on Earth ever be the same again?