Cats Reacting to New Wildlife Doc About Big Cats is Basically Cat Inception

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While cats are noted couch magnets, they aren't all that much interested in what's on the television. Unless, it seems, the subject is something relatable, something that hits close to home. Like, oh, say, cats themselves.

Such was the unexpected but not entirely unsurprising (if you stop & think about it) consensus that emerged from Twitter after the most recent episode of Dynasties, a new documentary narrated by David Attenborough, aired earlier this month on the BBC.

As numerous pet owners reported, domesticated house kitties were completely transfixed by the sight of their wild cat brethren. This being social media, the receipts β€” which took the form of pictures and videos of cats deeply engrossed in the program β€” were quickly forthcoming.

1. "My tiny cat thinks it’s a lion"

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2. "Kitty: Me ferocious too."

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
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3. "30 seconds later, they ran away from a shadow"

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
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4. "Froze immediately at the very site of her big cat counterparts"

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"UPDATE: Stepped inside for a closer look, but this is fine, nothing to worry about here 😬"

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5. "My cat, Indy, is engrossed in this episode of #Dynasties"

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
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6. "I'm really into this show! Their scratching posts move! #Dynasties"

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7. "Watching #Dynasties She’s following every big cat move. Complete concentration."

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8. "Storm is really loving the lions on #Dynasties πŸΎπŸ˜‚"

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9. "Not sure who enjoyed it more #Cats #Dynasties"

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10. "My little lion is transfixed by #Dynasties"

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11. "Learning tips and tricks from the big guys"

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12. "Smudge can't look away!"

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13. "My cat never reacts to TV but I think #Dynasties has her attention"

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14. "One day, I'll be as big as you"

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
"Her little ears pricked up whenever she heard the cubs."
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15. "Myra is mezmerised"

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16. "Buddy is unimpressed by Charm leaving her cub 😭 #Dynasties"

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17. "Think she recognizes her distant relatives? #Dynasties"

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
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18. "The cats have taken custody of the remote control. Apparently their cousins are on telly tonight. #Dynasties"

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
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19. "Dad??? Is that you?"

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20. "Like this for an hour then curled up to sleep the second the credits rolled."

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
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21. "I think Jasper cat wants to join the pride 🦁🐱 #Dynasties"

House cats fascinated by big cats on television
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