Funny cats are found just about everywhere one might look. Even if owners of cats think their cat is the funniest. Funny cats can be lured
by opportunities to get themselves into tight spots but the best images are often found when a cat is left to their own devises.
Ticking off some interesting places for a cat to become the object of humor would be an easy thing to do. Deciding on style, however, may be
a better way to describe what we see as funny when a cat is left to cause hilarity. Style is often grouped into a few basic categories with
the style being found in how the cat functions within that category.
Funny cats performing aerials may be one of the classic categories. Jumping and landing on its face may be an example of poor style with only
a few funny style points being awarded. Jumping in a sprawled out four paws to the wind with a grin on the face/ landing on all fours would be
an instance of high style points (assuming both result in the cat getting up and bouncing away unscathed. Reference amazingcatcollection.com)
Funny cats in tight spots are another classic category. The old standby of a cat stuck in a dryer is a fine start with a low difficulty rating.
Here, style points are not difficult. This of course would change if the cat could get the dryer going before it jumped in. This is a higher
difficulty rating, but it would need to be executed seamlessly if higher style points were to be awarded.
Looking for style points in the stuck in a "tight spot" category really needs to show creativity these days because everyone and their dog is
getting into the act. Cats need to lead the way for the big style points. A whole in the back of a recliner is a good example for the kitten
looking for creativity style points. Funny cat participants might find the mount and dismount fairly difficult in performing this trick so
this is a high scoring move.
Yes I did it and "waddya gonna do about it?"
Funny cats, the finale, and perhaps the most anticipated, category is called the "yes, I did it and whadya gonna do about it?" category.
Style points in this category are such that the cats end result needs to match the difficulty rating. The cats acting ability upon completion
must also be shown on the face.
Getting to the top of the drapes is an old standby, but how does the cat get down. A flying dismount would garner high style and creativity
points, while relying on the owner to get it down would warrant stiff deductions. Now, if style and getting away with the prize is the goal
in "waddya gonna do about it" tricks, the funny cat trick of all tricks, the one that is rarely tried for fear of being turned into a cat filet
if caught is... taking the whole, head included, salmon out of the refrigerator and getting a taste trick. It isn't tried often but when it is
witnessed it garners the highest difficulty and style points for sheer audacity. Funny cats need to eat to after all.
People are capable of performing all of these same feats if they get enough practice. Most of the time, however, people fail midway through the
trick and are disqualified. Cats on the other hand complete these tricks and document them for competition. Funny cats are always up to something
and always in training so keep the camera ready.