Didga performed a range of tricks from high-fives to skateboard faults to earn the record.
I’m often jealous of cats, what with their lifestyle that consists of sloth, capricious aggression and being pampered, but this is the first time that I’ve actually been cowed into an inferiority spiral because of one.
But Didga — short for Didgeridoo — isn’t your average cat. She’s the Guinness World Record holder for Most Tricks Performed by a Cat in a Minute. She set the record in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia with the aid of owner Robert Dollwet, who rescued her from a shelter.
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Dig set the record with 20 tricks — ranging from rolling over to jumping over a bar while riding on a skateboard — though she’s actually surpassed that feat in the interim, hitting 24 in a minute.
In case you were wondering, per Guinness: “The rules for this Guinness World Records title state that each trick must be clearly defined and independent, and that the commands or cues must not involve the human touching the animal (unless the cat initiates the contact such as when performing tricks like the high five).
“I knew she was special but now, with the record, I think that she’s just unbelievably special and I’m just so proud of her,” Robert told Guinness. “And I love cats. I love her, so much,” he added.
Same, Robert, same.