Irving Berlin wrote the lyrics, “Anything you can do, I can do better/I can do anything better than you” for the mid-1940s musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” But if he’d written them for a cat, he probably would’ve gone with, “Anything you can do, I can ruin.” That’s certainly what Philo’s owner learned after he spent an hour and a half installing a pet door for the clever cat to use.
In a YouTube video posted last week, Philo’s owner invites him to test out the new door. The cat hesitates for exactly zero seconds before pointing out what a stupid thing his silly human had done.
“Try my new cat door?” Philo is thinking. “Why don’t you try harder.” It’s not as catchy as a Berlin lyric, but it’s no less accurate, either.