If you haven’t heard, there’s a live stream from New York that the humans are all watching. It’s April the giraffe who’s due to give birth any day. She lives at Animal Adventures Park in Harpursville, New York. We have no idea why humans would spend their time watching a giraffe walk round a pen, but humans are strange. We briefly spoke with April to get her thoughts.
Cheeseland: How long have the humans been watching?
April: I really don’t know. It feels like forever. They’re always around, and they never stop talking.
Cheeseland: Why do you think you’re so popular?
April: One of the vets said that the humans want to see me give birth.
April: Can you believe it? It’s such a personal moment, and all those people want to watch.
Cheeseland: Some people put really personal stuff of their own out there for everyone to see.
April: Ewww. Humans are so weird.
We decided to talk to some of the cats whose videos have gone viral. We asked them to share what happened after their moment of fame. Names and faces have been altered to protect their privacy.
Famous for: Pushing a dog into a pool
Aftermath: The humans thought I was hilarious and posted it. The dog was not amused. He kept trying to get even and push me into the pool. He ended up skidding into the pool several times. That was hilarious. I wish the humans had been around. Now he just sits in a chair by the pool.
Advice: People will leave you alone after a while. Just don’t let them put a panda-cam on the baby.
Famous for: Jumping out from behind a sofa and scaring a child
Aftermath: The big humans laughed but the little human wouldn’t stop crying. Human Mom had to pick her up and told her I was a bad kitty. The little beast called me “bad kitty” for days. She’s lucky I’m not really a bad kitty.
Advice: Don’t trust what the humans say while the camera is on. And never agree to a panda-cam for the baby. The poor thing will have no privacy.
Famous for: Getting stuck in the cat door
Aftermath: The humans said I was fat. They made me eat disgusting food that gave me gas and wouldn’t let me have treats. I was hungry all the time and was really grumpy. They finally gave up and let me have my food back. They also discovered they had installed the cat door wrong.
Advice: Break the camera. They’re going the save the most embarrassing parts because they think you’re “cute”. And no panda-cam!
Famous for: fishing an ice cube out of a glass of water
Aftermath: They acted so impressed while the camera was on. I don’t know why. Ice cubes are not good prizes. I got my paw wet for something that I couldn’t eat, and they wouldn’t let me play with it. Not only that, they won’t let me around their water anymore.
Advice: Don’t trust humans. Particularly if they want to put your baby on a panda-cam.
We hope the advice helps April. We couldn’t understand why pandas with cameras were such a problem. We never see pandas around here, with or without cameras.
So we looked up Panda Cam on Google, and found this (and several others):
with a clip from YouTube:
They’re right April. Beware the panda-cam!