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Cat takes leap of faith ... and fails

Cat Takes Leap of Faith and Fails

It's one small step for man, one giant leap for Skimbles. The New Zealand cat thought he could jump from a kitchen table to a nearby window sill ... but unfortunately that wasn't in the cards.

Although the ginger cat tried, he failed spectacularly in his attempt. Owner Jake ensured us Skimbles was okay after his fall and still has all nine of his lives.

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jktejas February 12 2014 at 9:17 AM

If you look at the video, you will notice that even though the cat got all psyched and prepped for the jump......neither the back legs nor the front legs were able to extend like they should have in order to accomplish the jump. There also was no push forward......probably because the cat was no longer young enough or well enough to do all that.

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emmett February 12 2014 at 11:43 AM

It looks like the cat was set up to fail for the amusement. The cat probably made that leap many times before but the goons probably expanded the distance and height and knew it would fall .

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bluejeanbabe50 February 12 2014 at 2:18 PM


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jpweg5 February 12 2014 at 11:28 AM

I know that feeling!

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neatair February 12 2014 at 10:50 AM

Beautiful cat.

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Colleen Clark February 12 2014 at 2:33 PM

Did anyone notice that the object he was jumping off of collapsed as he pushed off. That's why he fell. Not because he was too fat or uncoordinated.

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mcgrawnrh February 12 2014 at 10:47 AM

it's really not funny- poor skimbles>

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u812chuck February 12 2014 at 10:12 AM

Not funny, his feet were tied together keeping him from doing this easy jump for a cat.

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DEBBIE u812chuck February 12 2014 at 10:28 AM

clearly the feet were not tied!

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parlorcatjeana DEBBIE February 12 2014 at 10:38 AM

his front feet are not , however not so sure about his back feet.

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bmitche February 12 2014 at 6:55 PM

Poor baby !!!!

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Gumby February 12 2014 at 2:51 PM

poor miserable kat

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