These Cats Can Scratch! See Kitties Reacting To Turntables

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People love vinyl records. Left for dead during the '90s CD boom and the advent of mid-aughts streaming services, they've been enjoying an unlikely resurgence of late, with sales up 18% since 2011 (per the newspaper of record, The New York Times). But what about cats, man? How do they feel about spinning platters of prerecorded music?

They're a little curious ...

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... and a lot confused.

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But really, all they need is a simple tutorial to get started. And like the old adage goes ... give a cat a scratch (pad), you amuse them for a moment; teach a cat to scratch and they'll DJ for a lifetime.

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It's all the rage with the young ones these days!

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And mature cats find vinyl to be the ... tastiest ... of ways to hear music.

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A few sit in judgement of wannabe DJ kitties.

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But most throw themselves into it with dizzying enthusiasm.

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But at the end of the day, it's all about the music, man.


Relevant to our interests: a supercut compilation of cats reacting to turntables. Press play to watch!

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Travis Greenwood is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. He loves polo shirts but cringes when the top button is fastened. Tweeted musings at @LesSavyTrav.