Ahh..this is sad. Cat puts his head in vet’s ‘trash hole’ to try and hide. It is amazing that cats seem to believe that if they hide their head they become invisible. Perhaps they don’t think this when they do this sort of thing but it looks like they do. I have seen it before in alternative scenarios. For example, cats pushing their head under a pillow while the remainder of their body is clearly visible.
The more likely scenario
Perhaps some domestic cats believe that if they can’t see the source of their fear, the source of their fear goes away. It may be that, in an instinctive way. It is certainly an instinctive reaction and strictly speaking irrational. It is classic case of burying your head in the sand! You know the saying, which means to push something to one side and try and forget about it.
My cat did not want to be at the vet today. So he kept sticking his head in this trash hole. I died. pic.twitter.com/Q3z4YoJJMa
— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) 19 December 2018