Twitter Trots Out The Jokes When Cat Is Found Sitting In Barbie Horse Box

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Don't look a (Trojan cat) gift horse in the mouth.


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That's the mixed metaphor takeaway (just work with me here, alright?) from a hilarious thread that trended over the holidays.

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It comes to us from Twitter — SHOCKING, I know — and the account of Liz Finnegan,  a marketing professional with Muse Games.

On the morning of Christmas, the Philadelphia woman found her family's adorable kitteh chilling in a Barbie DreamHorse box after it had been emptied of its contents in a gift-opening frenzy.


Even better: The calico's head was aligned perfectly with the "Try Me" opening on the front.

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Naturally, Finnegan did what most of us would do when blessed by the Content Gods with such serendipity: She took to the microblogging platform and shared a photoset of the loaf-like shorthair with her 38,000+ followers.

"Wtf where is my horse," she captioned the post.

The ridiculous snaps promptly set off a stampede of cat & horse jokes, with respondents jockeying for faves, shares, and comments (a/k/a the Twitter trifecta) on her timeline.


"What we need is a cat that IS a horse," quipped one woman.

"My dream horse is a cat. Check your privilege,"  sheeshed this man.

Finding it relatable AF, some uploaded images of their own felines easing into discarded packages (because you can lead a cat to a box but you can't make them sit if they don't fit).

Others raced to fast-track topical GIFs. (Click play to watch.)

For what it's worth, the cat (whose name remains unknown) is a regular fixture on Finnegan's feed; You might even say he's ... wait for it ... her mane squeeze (sozzy, not sozzy).

"I've never seen him want something more". 😂 😂 😂

"I'm going to die here".

Welp, this is a front runner for cutest tweet ever. Snugs!

If anyone needs me, I'll be building a pile of empty of boxes for my roommate's cat to bed down in.

Did you find your kitto co-opting a prezzie box over the holidays? Share your story in the comments below!