Being a dad comes in many forms. Some dads are single dads, some are men who took on a fatherly role for kids who aren’t biologically theirs – but all dads are important and worthy of recognition. There is one type of dad, however, that gives us paws. The cat dad is a rare breed, and in a video that accumulated a massive 50 million views in just two days, it’s easy to see why.
Kareem and Fifi have three beloved cats, Chase, Skye, and Millie. Their Instagram account, dontstopmeowing, has over 500,000 followers clamoring for their every post. Their social media pages are filled with pictures and videos of their cats doing hilarious things, from taking bubble baths to dressing up in ridiculously cute matching outfits. These cats are important members of the family, and boy do they know it.
In the couple’s recent video, Fifi barges in on Kareem and Chase’s spaw day, and her interruption is clearly unwelcome. The video opens with on-screen text that reads, “cat daddy issues,” but if we’re being honest, cat dad looks like he’s doing just fine.
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Kareem and Chase are happily pampering themselves, laying under a blanket with cucumbers over their eyes as calming music plays in the background. Fifi, however, is having none of it. With the patience of someone who’s walked in on a similar situation no fewer than 200 times, Fifi stops the music as Kareem removes the cucumbers from his eyes.
“What are you doing?” he asks groggily.
“What am I doing? What are YOU doing?” Fifi responds indignantly.
After learning that Kareem and Chase are having a “spaw day,” Fifi hits her limit. She removes the cucumber slices from Chase’s eyes, says “let’s go, Chase,” and attempts to pull him from the bizarre situation – but Chase isn’t having it. He meows loudly, biting at Fifi’s hand when she tries to pick him up. She becomes increasingly agitated as Chase digs in his heels (do cats have heels?), refusing to leave his happy place.
Finally, Fifi gives up. She tosses the cucumbers haphazardly over Chase’s eyes like a Subway sandwich artist during the final half-hour of a double shift. Kareem resumes the music, places the cucumbers back over his own eyes, and the pair is finally left to relax in peace.