Cat scratches washing machine glass while clothes whirl around

The title is a bit silly, really, but it is taken, more or less, direct from the website holding the video (Daily Motion). First, I’d doubt that the cat is scratching the ‘glass’ and I don’t believe it is glass but some sort of strong glass substitute. If fact I don’t believe that the cat has her claws out (protruded). She wants to play with the moving objects inside the washing machine as they swirl around. Perfectly normal and really to be expected as cats are stimulated by this sort of stuff.

Also, I think the cat wants to get into the washing machine. I have seen this sort of repetitious foreleg movements against ‘glass’ before. It normally means that a cat wants to get inside a home as they are locked out.

Anyway, it is quite a nice video for the fact that it shows us a bit of feline behaviour which is quite interesting. It is the first time I have seen this particular type of cat behaviour. It is welcome relief from the usual washing machine/cat video. Either cats are enjoying the cosiness of the smelly clothes in a washing machine to make a bed or, on one notorious occasion, the pretty owner of one pretty cat put her cat inside the machine and turned it on. Yes, the cat died and she filmed the whole damnable thing. She is as mad as a fruitcake. She needs to be caught and punished but she has not been to the best of my knowledge.

Note: This is a video from another website. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it.

Cat wants to play with the swirling contents of a washing machine or get inside the machine to investigate
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