Felines everywhere are proud of the fact that they can compete in “The Friskies,” the Oscars of the cat video awards. Where internet cat videos continue to rack up millions of views worldwide, the stardom and fame internet cats are seeking all come down to this one award.
The winners have recently been announced. Dedicated cat loving American watched and voted. The video that takes the grand prize as video of the year is Dumpster Kitty starring Cole and Marmalade from Tampa, Florida. In this peculiar video, Marmalade puts on a disappearing act for his co-conspirator, Cole, leaving Cole mesmerized and wondering where on Earth his feline friend has gotten to.
The cats’ pet parent, Chris Poole was the Grand Prize winner of “The Friskies” 2014 – “Strange” category. By clicking on the hyperlink above, you, too, can watch these cats as one continues to stump the other. Cole and Marmalade are officially internet cat video royalty. For their part, they have taken home $25,000!
YouTube celebrities The Fine Bros. and category captains Grace Helbig, Zach King, Will Braden and Jesse Wellens honored the 12 finalists and presented awards to the four category winners. Friskies awarded each category winner with a $5,000 cash prize, a golden cat-uette and bragging rights as one of the best Internet cat videos of the year. Each of the videos can be watched in their entirety at www.TheFriskies.com. (Bret Hartman/AP Images for Friskies)
The honors were doled out last Wednesday evening, September 17th in Los Angeles. Not one, but four winning videos were selected. Dumpster Kitty just took home the grand prize! The other three video winners received $5,000 each. In addition to awarding the cash prizes, Friskies® also donated 250,000 cans of Friskies® Cat Food and More Than $20,000 to Cat Shelters Nationwide!
The winning videos include:
Funny: Cat vs. Flipflop starring Buddy; Palm Coast, FL
Buddy likes order in the house and when he sees something unfamiliar, he gets quite curious. In this playful video, Buddy is exploring a strange object on the floor and becomes the ultimate scardey cat!
Res-cute: Cat and Baby Play Peekaboo starring Howie; Liverpool, OH
In this absolutely adorable video, Howie plays a game of peekaboo with baby Joy. A cute cat coupled with a cute baby is impossible to beat!
Epic: How Bob Gets His Exercise starring Bob; Atlanta, GA
Bob enjoys getting his exercise in a unique way. The technique and speed with which he chases his tail is really impressive. Maybe he’s practicing to be a break dancer?
Strange: Dumpster Kitty starring Cole and Marmalade; Tampa, FL
In this peculiar video, Marmalade puts on disappearing act for Cole. Mesmerized, Cole is left wondering where his feline friend goes!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Dumpster Kitty starring Cole and Marmalade; Tampa, FL
Check out the videos to see for yourself which video you would have chosen. Then, pop open a can of Friskies and make your cat a winner, too!