Cat-tent Spotlight #19 If it fits I sit

Cats are the most flexible vertebrates ever.  The secret lies in the spacing between the vertebrae that make their spines almost like gooseneck lamps. This gives an advantage when hiding or escaping as cats can squeeze themselves through anything. In fact, this drives their owners crazy because the cats are where the owner least expects it. They take too far when they feel they can fit into anything like a box that is too small for them or a clearly tight space.  Some result in hilarious situations.  One example is a cat that gets in but barely out of a vase.  I saw a photo of cats in a mixer and frying pans. Some stick their paws in tiny objects. What is the point of that?     Do they purposely challenge the limits of their flexibility, or is it just a protective instinct?


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