Kaeden’s 6th grade science fair project tackled the internet’s most burning question. “Does your cat’s butt really touch all the surfaces in your home?”
As a disclaimer, no cat’s were harmed in the process of this science project. Non-toxic lipstick was applied to their bum-bums, they were then given a series of commands (sit, wait, lie down, and jump up. Side note: Both cats have been trained with a variety of commands, they also know how to high-five, spin around, and speak.), they were given lots of praise, pets, and their favorite treats, and the lipstick was removed with a baby wipe once we collected our data in just under 10 minutes.
His results and general findings:
Long and medium haired cat’s butts made NO contact with soft or hard surfaces at all.
Short haired cats made NO contact on hard surfaces. But we did see evidence of a slight smear on the soft bedding surface.
Conclusion: if you have a short haired cat and they may be lying on a pile of laundry, an unmade bed, or other soft uneven surface, then their butt MAY touch those surfaces!
So there you have it! Chances are favorable that your cat’s butthole has not and will not touch all the things and surfaces in your home!
UPDATE from his mom: Thank you all so much for the love!!! I screenshotted many comments and shared them with Kaeden this morning. We are both so very touched! And y’all’s comments are lit! They gave me so many great laughs last night reading through them! And yes, Kaeden most definitely got an A++++++
Now go forth and share this article with every single cat person so they can know the truth about whether or not cat’s butts touch every surface in their house.