While there are a great many cats out there who simply enjoy sleeping and more sleeping, Taddy the snowboarding cat is not one of them. In fact, according to Taddy’s latest YouTube video, which features him shredding mad snow, he’s more active than 95 percent of people, let alone fellow felines. Taddy’s snowboarding tricks are also quite—as the kittens call it these days—”sick.”
According to his Instagram, Taddy is “a cat that likes to get rad” and pull off “sweet stunts, done with more style than Miles Davis.” And after watching Taddy board slide down a pipe and even jump a set of four stairs, that appears to be the case. (Seriously though, raise your hand if you can do that. Now put it down ’cause you’re lying).
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In my never-ending quest to be as cool as my cat @taddySkates I bring you another “Who had more style?” . . . Honestly, we all know Taddy wins this one hands down. But one thing you all might not have known is that this is the first stair set I’ve ollied since breaking my neck and hearing I’d never walk up or down stairs again, much less jump down them on a Snowskate. . . . So while it’s clear that Taddy has more style than me in this clip... being able to jump down stairs again is pretty incredible for me. . . So I will gladly take a loss to Taddy in this video because in my Smagical Update life, this one is a huge win for me personally. . . . Buuuuuut... Taddy is still cooler. 🤷♂️
Taddy’s owner, Phil Smage, is a snowboarder as well, although he is currently reviving himself from serious injury. Smage says on his YouTube channel that he is an “incomplete quadriplegic with the mind of an able bodied athlete.” He notes that people can follow his various social media accounts if they want to watch his journey back to health, or just more of Taddy snowboarding.
The response to taddyskates first video part has been overwhelmingly amazing. Thanks to everyone for spreading the stoke. I’ve received tons of virtual love to send to Taddy.— Phil Smage (@Smagical) April 24, 2020
This one might take the cake… https://t.co/UnptKimXyF
Perhaps the best part of Smage and Taddy’s snowboarding comes from the overall vibes their endeavor gives off. “Thanks to everyone for spreading the stoke,” Smage said on his Twitter account in response to the reaction the video’s received. He added on Instagram that he “had hoped that this Taddy would inspire, entertain, and bring positivity to humans… but it looks as though Taddy is even inspiring other felines to get active!” YOU HEAR THAT ETERNALLY SLEEPING CATS?!
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The response to @taddySkates first video part has been overwhelmingly amazing. Thanks to everyone for spreading the stoke. I’ve received tons of virtual love to send to Taddy. . . . This one might take the cake though. @hana_chame_nima sent over this video of his cat watching my cat shred! . . . I had hoped that this Taddy part would inspire, entertain, and bring positivity to humans... but it looks as though Taddy is even inspiring other felines to get active! 😂😂 . . . Just as the @Ande_TheOne song “Hustle To Meowtivate” says... TADDY GONNA MAKE THE TREND! . . . Part 2 has a lot of hype to live up to but we will give it our best shot. 🤙
What do you think about Taddy and his snow-shreddin’ skills? Could you imagine your cat doing anything like this, or would it immediately claw you to death before it was even on the board? Let us know in the comments!
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