TikTok user Maddie and her tuxedo cat Theo went viral. Maddie is a real animal lover, showing a bevy of critters, cats, and dogs. But it was her cat Theo who caught a national spotlight when he responded comically to being shut outside the bathroom.
As we are well aware, cats LOVE bathrooms. It’s just another playland, and privacy isn’t much of a concern. So, naturally, Theo becomes outraged when his momma closed him outside. But, can you blame him? There are toilet paper rolls to unroll and shower curtains to climb in there!
First, Maddie moves the carpet away from the door. Then, she laughs, seeing Theo’s little black paw slide out from under the door. Now upset, the kitty snatches the mat and manages to take the whole thing outside the bathroom with him. (see videos below)
“There, that’ll teach you for leaving me outside the door!” we imagine Theo saying proudly.
Theo Gets His Revenge Outside the Bathroom
Introducing the video, we see the caption:
“The gets really upset if I don’t bring him in the bathroom with me,” wrote Maddie.
Today, the video has over 2.8 million views. Certainly, anyone who has a cat can relate to this cat’s antics outside the bathroom. To a cat, being with their humans inside the bathroom is a definite requirement, not optional. Come on, Mom!
Videos and images, Courtesy of m_clayclay / TikTok
Theo Sulks Outside the Bathroom
Next, Maddie takes a viewer’s suggestion to get a video of what’s happening outside the bathroom door. So, she slides her phone under the door with the camera turned on. Sure enough, it captures Theo’s big blue eyes are staring down at the phone.
As you can see, there seems to be one teed-off pussycat staring at the phone. One can imagine the cat saying something like, “This will not do. I’m supposed to be watching momma at all times in the bathroom. You know this.”
At Cole and Marmalade, you may know that Marmalade also sees the bathroom as his favorite gym. First, he began with a shower-jumping routine, moving to cardio with the toilet paper rolls. Then, Marm followed up with the “treadmill/soaking bowl,” otherwise called the sink. So, we understand your frustration, Theodore, really we do.
Theo Becomes TikTok Famous
Following the viral video, Maddie shared a video to mark the occasion.
“When you thought you would become TikTok ‘famous,’ but then Theo does instead.”
Well, now Maddie and Theo share the spotlight on Cole & Marmalade. Her videos of Theo also appeared on Yahoo! after the huge response to the cat’s funny bathroom antics.
Theo’s Paws as Push-Button Phone 🐾🐾🐾
In another funny video, a very laid-back Theo relaxes on his back. Meanwhile, Maddie plays with his spotted paw, including sounds as if she is dialing a phone.
As you can see, that’s one relaxed and funny cat!
💖 Soulmates from the Start 💖
From another video, we can see that Theo has always been at ease with Maddie around. When she first found him at a pet store, the kitten immediately fell asleep in her arms. Thus, he is her “soul baby,” as one person pointed out.
“Like?? What kitten lets you hold them like this at the pet store?! Everyone walking past said, ‘You have a new friend.'”
It’s so heartwarming to see the close bond between these two kindred souls right from the moment they first met until their recent bathroom door encounters.