Sad cat crying as he is filmed being left alone at home – video | Nature | New
The pet cat in China is now famous after apparently shedding tears into a security camera while being home alone. Two-year-old British Shorthair Fu Fu couldn’t control his emotions when he heard his owner call his name through the monitor.
Her owner, Ms. Meng, said she monitored the cat through a security camera app on her phone.
The emotional moggy was filmed on February 8 in Xuzhou, east China. Ms. Meng had visited her parents’ home in a nearby town to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
The video was uploaded to Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, and received over eight million likes and over 250,000 comments. It has now been dubbed the nickname “the cat left behind”.
Ms. Meng said that she could not take Fu Fu to her parents’ house because he is shy and clingy. She said her cat enjoyed spending time with her.
When she left for her trip, Ms. Meng left enough food and water for Fu Fu and regularly watched the CCTV.
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The adorable video shows Fu Fu purring with tears in his eyes as Ms. Meng calls out his name. You can hear him say “Do you miss me?” I will be back in a few days.
Fu Fu turns to look at the door, hoping to see it, then touches the camera with his paw.
Ms. Meng said, âI was heartbroken when I saw this. I had planned to stay with my parents for a week, but we all returned to Xuzhou early.
Four days later, Ms. Meng posted a video update on Douyin that shows Fu Fu enthusiastically running towards her, so happy that she is finally home.
Researchers monitored 24 pets, ages six months to 15, with video cameras in their homes. They found that cats interact more intensely, purring and stretching for longer, when owners return after a long separation. They said it may reflect a greater need to reestablish the relationship between the cat and the owner.
Veterinarians advise owners to help their pets survive periods of separation by leaving them on TV and radio as well as providing them with plenty of toys.