Cat robber! Super smart cat swings on the handle to open the door and let his friends in
- The footage shows Silvestro the cat jumping to open the front door for his feline team.
- It was captured by its owner Antonio Bosco, 57, from Caltanissetta in Sicily, Italy.
- Mr. Bosco shares his country house with his mother and their 25 cats.
- His pet antics movies have over 3.5 million likes online.
Being locked out of the house is one of life’s frustrations, especially when the comforts of home are at arm’s length.
But while people could ring the doorbell or call for help, one smart kitten took matters into his own paws.
Silvestro, the “superintelligent” cat, rushed into action when he and his fellow moggies got stuck at the front door in Caltanissetta in Sicily, Italy.
The footage shows the black-and-white cat jumping up to grab the door handle. He then swings at her to open the door before calmly leading the rest of his gang through the threshold.
Pulling the handle, Silvestro carefully pushes the door open and leads his buddies through the front door of his house in Caltanissetta in Sicily, Italy.
This is the latest feline adventure shared on Tiktok by owner Antonio Bosco, 57, who shares his country house with his mother and 25 cats.
Mr Bosco said: “We had 24 cats a month ago, but recently a Siamese stray joined our cat crowd, making it a cat army of 25.
“Smart cat Silvestro is also the undisputed leader and protector of our cats.
“Sometimes our neighbors’ cats try to fight our cats. That’s when Silvestro intervenes and fights them off, many times he comes back with bruises or bites.
Silvestro was filmed rushing to open the door as his curious feline friends watched.
“He’s a real hero, so we sometimes sing instead of calling him the nickname ‘Kungu l’eroe’ – a mix of King Kong and a hero.”
“Silvestro understands when he does something special and knows that he will receive additional caresses on the head. I pick him up and rock him like a baby, and then a treat of turkey chicken sausage.
“He is very observant and immediately notices if something is wrong with you. He really at times feels like the best friend you can confide in.
“In particular, my mom talks to our cats a lot and Silvestro listens and responds. I doubt that they understand each other perfectly, but the effort in communication is important!”
Despite Silvestro’s belligerent attitude, Mr. Bosco says he is “incredibly kind and sweet to us at all times.”
He added, “However, when I fall asleep and forget to release it at night, it will meow until I wake up and release it.”
It turns out that Silvestro isn’t the only smart cat in the house, but one of his friends Yuppie the Fat Man – the last cat seen walking through the doorway in the video – has a habit of urinating down the toilet.
Mr. Bosco’s videos have earned him 3.5 million likes on TikTok, where he has 87,000 followers.
Last November, a software engineer discovered he had become a viral sensation after he shared a video of his felines slithering through a single feline gate to be fed.
Mr. Bosco said he put in a cat door because if he left the door open, stray dogs would come running and eat all the cat food.
There are two kitchens in his house, one of them is just for cats. It has a heater for the cold winter months and 14 pillows so they can all snuggle up together.
Mr. Bosco went on to tell a fan of his video: “All cats are domesticated, neutered, [have] monthly parasite spray and plenty of food.”
He added: “They are all my pets. Not only do they stay outside for most of the day, but they also sleep indoors where we provide a heater to keep them warm in the winter.
“Also, we sometimes let them in, but usually they prefer to stay outside, because we usually do something in the garden outside.
“Wherever we go, they always follow us.”