Some people who are stuck at home during the coronavirus quarantine are trying to kill time by solving puzzles. But with thousands of pieces and all the trippy, hypnotic patterns, they aren't easy to complete. Luckily, cats are always there to help.
If you accidentally lay a sheet on the puzzle and it can no longer breathe, relax, the kitty will tear it apart. Or have you been struggling with the darn thing for hours and can't stand to look at it any longer? No problem, the furball will knock it to the ground once it spots your frustration.
Bored Panda has compiled a list of pictures that show just how determined cats can be if they decide to give their owners a paw, and, judging from the entries, it's clear they won't rest until they get their way. Continue scrolling and check them out!
My Cat, Deeply Asleep With The Last Piece Of A Jigsaw Puzzle. We've Been Searching For It For 10 Minutes
However, if you really want to work on the puzzle and your pet just doesn't let you, it might be because you aren't giving it enough attention. "Boredom and excess energy are two common reasons for undesirable behavior in pets," Pamela Reid, PhD, CAAB, Vice President of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Behavioral Sciences Team, told Bored Panda in a statement. "While families are busy working and learning from home, it's important for cats (and dogs) to do the same! In addition to physical exercise, there are many fun and free ways to give [them] a mental workout from the comfort of your house."
Oh, You Wanted To Start A Puzzle? I Don't Think So
First, consider offering your cat's meals or treats out of food puzzle toys. Next, provide objects for them to explore, such as cardboard boxes, paper shopping bags (with the handles cut off), bottle caps, packing paper, and toys that encourage them to investigate various openings with their paws.
"[Also, consider] training your cat to learn useful behaviors and fun tricks, like 'sit', 'come', hand target, 'shake' and fetch," Reid added.
Moreover, you can position bird and squirrel feeders outside windows where your cat can easily observe animals coming and going throughout the day or even try playing videos of birds and squirrels on your TV, computer or phone!
We Tried To Kitten Proof The Puzzle, But She's Tenacious
So I Was Going To Work On My Puzzle
Resting In Pieces
Spent A Week On This Puzzle
My Niece's Cat Lucy "Helping" Her With Her Puzzle. Almost A Year Old, She Is The Cutest Little Stinker
Left My Office Door Open For One Minute And I Hear A Crash
Why I Lock Him Out Of The Room When Doing A Puzzle: Exhibit A
"So Try And Finish Your Puzzle Now Peasant"
When You Simply Must Get Underneath The Puzzle
Ugh, Such A Cathole
Lots Of Puzzles Happening At Our House! Toby Has Discovered He Likes Doing Them Too
That's My Table Hooman
Snowy - Destroyer Of Worlds
Today We Did A Puzzle
Say Hi To Betts! And Goodbye To The 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle I Had Almost Completed
How Dare We Try To Do A Puzzle In Her Throne Room
The Reason Why It Takes Us Forever To Finish A Puzzle
I Was 5 Puzzle Pieces Away When Disaster, Or Should I Say Momo, Struck
First Attempt Of At A Puzzle With Two Cats
Cat Versus Puzzle
I’m Not Good At Puzzles, But I Got Obsessed With This Beautiful Puzzle Over The Break. This Morning, I Woke Up To My Cats’ Destruction
Thessaly Is Puzzle Now
Bad Kitty! He Is Obsessed With Ruining Our Puzzle
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