The secret life of cats! Felines shoot to internet fame as cameras attached to their collars show them clashing with rivals, meeting their crushes and chasing potential prey
- Cats, Gonzo and Mr. Kitters, are gaining following on social media after owners placed cameras on their collars to capture footage of their daily adventures
- Gonzo, who has over 607,000 followers on TikTok and 178,000 on Instagram, wanders around his owner’s backyard, interacting with other cats and purring
- Mr. Kitters has 1 million Instagram followers and 1.5 million on TikTok and allows viewers to watch him meow at birds or chase squirrels
A couple of cute kitties have a shot to Internet stardom after their owners placed collar cameras around their necks and captured what is essentially the secret life of cats.
Gonzo, who lives in Los Angeles, is a cat who has 180,000 followers on Instagram and 607,000 on TikTok with his owner having already posted more than 600 videos.
All appear to capture life thru a lens as Gonzo wonders around the back yards of his home.
We see him interacting with potential mates and purring to himself when he finds items of interest such as leaves or pieces of plastic.
His owners, Gonzo’s owners, Derek and Maria Boonstra, initially placed a spy camera onto a breakaway collar in order for them to monitor what their pet got up to when he went outside and immersed himself in the local fauna.
Gonzo, left, lives in LA, and has 180,000 followers on Instagram and 607,000 on TikTok. Right, Mr. Kitters has 1 million Instagram followers and 1.5 million on TikTok
Gonzo is seen chasing another cat near his home while being hissed at
The two appear to have history with one another with the other cat taking a wide berth
But it came back with fascinating footage, which has since been placed on social media for all to enjoy. His Instagram account describes the footage as ‘life through the lens of a large loveable loaf.’
In one recent video Gonzo meets his crush, another cat that he spies at the end of the driveway. The pair walk past one another with the cameras picking up a catty look from his feline fancy.
In another clip, a cat fight breaks out with one hissing back loudly at Gonzo who wants to have control over his backyard.
The rise of wearable camera technology has led to a very particular style of cat content, as avid viewers watch their feline stars leap and scamper about.
Another cat known as Mr Kitters has even more fans online that Gonzo with 1 million users on Instagram and 1.5 million followers on TikTok all following the friendly feline.
As with Gonzo, Mr Kitters also has a high definition, spy camera placed around his collar, enabling him to capture firsthand footage as he meows at birds or chases squirrels around.
Mr Kitters decided he would like to try and climb up this tree
Mr. Kitters is seen walking around his backyard as his son, Beans, walks on back
The cat cameras see up-close-and-personal interactions with other cute kitties
Viewers to the catty footage regularly note the thrill they feel when their feline stars leap or jump up.
‘A lot of the comments are, “I kind of wish I were a cat,'” said Scott Irwin, Mr. Kitters’ owner, to the New York Times.
While the footage at length can be boring seeing as most cats spend a majority of their days napping or sitting, there are 15-second moments of gold which is what the the social media accounts appear to capture so well.
Some of Mr. Kitters’ fans even ask for specific interactions, such as to see him climb up a tree.
‘I can’t make him do anything like that,’ Irwin explained. ‘I’m not doing anything but posting the videos that he’s filming and directing.’
In this shot, Gonzo is hissed at for getting too close to another feline while out on the prowl
Gonzo spied a mate at his Los Angeles home while prowling around the back of his home
Mr Kitters does his rounds to visit his catty friends – some of whom are stuck indoors