Hero Dog Rescues Cat from the Evil Clutches of a Red Solo Cup — VIDEO

For all their apparent grace, cats have a tendency to get their faces stuck in some pretty weird places. Case in point: The poor cat in this video who got a red Solo cup stuck on its head and flailed around for about 15 seconds before a heroic dog came to its rescue. The dog effortless managed to get the cup off the cat's head... but alas, the cat seemed to care not one iota that it had been rescued, let alone that it had gotten stuck in the first place. Instead, it simply sauntered off, leaving the dog's actions unthanked. Such is life, no?

If you've never seen a cat get something stuck on its head before, it's truly something to behold. The first time we put the Cone of Shame on one of my kitty's heads in order to stop her from picking at her stitches, she flipped the heck out. From what I gather, it has something to do with their whiskers constantly being touched; since those are what they use to sense their surroundings, they think they're suddenly trapped in an enclosed space and kind of freak out as a result. Even if the red Solo cup cat didn't seemingly appreciate its canine friend's heroic efforts, I'm glad the dog was around to help out — that can't be fun. I imagine it's as close as most cats get to feeling claustrophobic:

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Now, what we don't know is how that cup got stuck on that cat's head in the first place. I assume it was just a case of an empty cup being left out and a curious cat going and sticking its face inside it while investigating it; I'm really, really hoping that no one purposefully jammed the cup on the poor feline's head, although I suppose anything is possible. In any event, though, at least we can take comfort in the fact that this kitty is far from the only cat to have ever gotten its face stuck somewhere weird. There's also this one:

And this one:

And this one:

And this one:

And this one:

Among many, many others. They usually get out of the experience unscathed, and then they become Internet famous. It's the circle of life. Or something. I wonder if there's some sort of analogue behavior for cat people and dog people? Hmmm... BRB, conducting scientific study. I'll be sure to report back.

Images: Carm3n/Flickr; Giphy (5)

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