Couple Adopts Cat And Realizes He Sits Like A Gargoyle

A couple got a fun little surprise when they discovered their new cat sits like one of those stone creatures found on building facades.

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Cat or gargoyle? Hard to say. Via snozaki/Instagram

When you adopt a pet, you never know what kinds of behavioral quirks you’ll discover.

You might even end up with a cat who sits like a gargoyle… which is exactly what happened to one couple who rescued a cat named Wilbur and posted a photo of his odd habit on Reddit.

The Reddit original poster (Wolfpackago) was the first one to point out Wilbur’s gargoylian perching style, and it could not be more on-point.

#ourcatWilbur sits like this????

A photo posted by @snozaki on

“My bf thinks his torso is too long. I think his arms are too short. We both think he’s super cute,” Wilbur’s owner said on Reddit.

Turns out Wilbur also knows how to fetch, like a dog. 

New talent discovered! #ourcatWilbur plays fetch! A video posted by @snozaki on

And lies on his back with his feet in the air, like a baby.


A photo posted by @snozaki on

Wilbur, you are one of a kind, little man!

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  • Has Wilbur been to a vet? I mean, it’s cute, but it’s probably a good idea to have him checked out to make sure he doesn’t have any masses or other problems that are preventing him from sitting and moving his legs normally. I mean, he seems OK, but it’s always good to be sure…

    Sarah February 24, 2016 4:01 pm Reply
  • Wilbur is really precious and special. Enjoy him and give him lots of love.

    Lisa March 2, 2016 2:19 am Reply
  • Ha, yeah that is cute. I see mine sitting that way when they are grooming.

    Lesley March 2, 2016 2:27 am Reply
  • VERY CUTE !!!

    Jharris March 2, 2016 5:23 am Reply
  • I think he’s sitting that way to be modest (& funny). My Kiki will fetch like he does and she likes to walk upright (on her hind legs) when playing

    Star March 2, 2016 7:20 am Reply
  • so precious.

    Glenda Hutchens March 2, 2016 7:30 am Reply
  • Wilbur is so precious!

    J. C. March 2, 2016 7:49 am Reply
  • How Adorable My rescue,whom looks like a twin to Yours by the way,fetches as well. Adorable

    Cari March 2, 2016 8:17 am Reply
  • So cute! Pets are family too! <3

    Lynn March 2, 2016 9:32 am Reply
  • I love the way he sits! I don’t think there is anything wrong with him. My Siamese sits with her front paws positioned in between her hind legs rather than Wilbur’s method. Are there rules for proper sitting?

    Bonnie March 2, 2016 10:01 am Reply
  • I’ve had my cat Baby since he was 8 weeks old. When he was about 2-4 months old he came up to my husband and me with a piece of black string and laid it between us. Since we didn’t understand what he wanted my husband tossed the string and off Baby went. He brought it back and set it down. He taught us to play fetch. I don’t even know how he knew about it since he had lived in the garage of his mothers owner until we got him and had no socialization before he came to us. To this day black and only black string doesn’t stand a chance in our house when Baby feels like playing. He also turns the ceiling fan and light on and off when he can’t get his way. They say cats aren’t evolved and don’t get things like fetch and the like. I beg to differ.

    debbie mcdaniel March 2, 2016 3:02 pm Reply
  • I’m sure Wilbur’s people have taken him to a vet to be checked out. He just likes to be different.
    And he’s so darn cute <3

    We had a cat that sat really weird, too. Libby even won a contest with her off-the-wall poses <3
    And our KittenCat Buudy fetches like a champ! So Wilbur is in great company 🙂

    Thanks, Chrissa, for sharing, and making us smile!

    KatWrangler March 2, 2016 3:10 pm Reply
  • My Siamese rescue kitty played fetch. She had one particular toy she LOVED. I would tell her to get her Baby and she would go get this little stuffed fish and bring it to me to toss. She’d bring it back to me every time. At night she would bring it up onto the bed to play. I think she would have played endlessly since I usually was the one to stop. Wish she was still with me.

    Robin March 2, 2016 3:44 pm Reply
  • I have a rescue kitty who plays fetch and she loves to lay on her back with her legs straight up in the air and sooner than later she falls asleep in the position she began. She is a great bundle of love and fun!

    Sharon Pritchard March 2, 2016 3:57 pm Reply
  • Wilbur is the coolest kitty cat I have ever seen!!!

    Genevon March 2, 2016 4:32 pm Reply
  • I had a cat named Bartles he would fetch a small plastic cat ball with a bell inside. He would bring it to me , carry it up and down stairs. He was a sweet boy and I had him for 18 wonderful years. I got him at the shelter.

    suzy March 2, 2016 4:35 pm Reply
  • I agree with Sarah re: the veterinarian visit.
    Not to disasterize, but I am a physical therapist & have to suspect a hip dysplasia-type issue which may be fine now, but could be agonizing in later life.

    Please X-ray those hips soon.

    Lisa Keiderling March 2, 2016 7:32 pm Reply
  • Our cat fetches just like Wilbur.

    M.T. Dietz March 2, 2016 11:48 pm Reply
  • remove me please

    reinaldo pages March 16, 2016 7:02 am Reply

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