‘My Cat From Hell’ Goes International

‘My Cat From Hell’ Goes International

Cat behaviour skilled (and common Fashionable Cat contributor) Mieshelle Nagelschneider was supplied a novel alternative—to host My Cat From Hell in Asia. What she realized is that cats—and folks—are the identical in every single place. 

“The cats have all the identical behaviour points I’ve been serving to my shoppers with world wide for over 25 years as a cat behaviourist,” says Nagelschnieder. “From Singapore to Chicago, similar, similar: Urination and defecation points, a whole lot of inter-cat aggression points, human-focused aggression, urine spray-marking, and extreme vocalization.”

What she didn’t anticipate is the influence the present would have. In China alone, the second episode in Season One reached a viewership of 125 million and was one among their high seven reveals—that’s greater than any tv present in america.

Cat behaviour points are watered down with spaying and neutering. With out it, it will possibly actually be unliveable.

She shares the display along with her co-host, Nicholas Tse, who’s her translator and protégé. “One of many causes the present was so fashionable and watched by so many was as a result of Nicholas is a big superstar, like our Brad Pitt,” she explains. “He’s additionally an enormous cat lover! Fortunately, cats all converse the identical behavioural language anyplace on the planet, so language barrier wasn’t a difficulty,” she laughs.

However the actual dream come true was what number of cat’s—and proprietor’s—lives had been positively impacted. One couple featured on the present had a number of cats, together with one social-media well-known cat with 500 million followers, however they had been discouraging spaying and neutering to their thousands and thousands of cat-loving followers resulting from their perception it was dangerous for the cat. It took Nagelschneider a number of hours to persuade the couple to spay and neuter their cats in the event that they anticipated everybody to dwell in peace and concord. “I discussed the various behavioural advantages of spaying and neutering, however the severe well being dangers of not spaying and neutering, I believe is what caught their consideration, and so they shortly scheduled the surgical procedures,” she recounts. The couple promised to unfold the phrase to their thousands and thousands of followers that they have to spay and neuter. After the surgical procedures, the cats not fought with each other or marked with urine. Following the primary season airing, the vet clinics had been overrun with spays and neuters as a result of it was coated so closely on the present.

The Energy of Love. Cat Love, That Is

“One thing very wonderful and indescribable occurred on the present. Even with all of the variations and tensions between individuals and nations on this planet in the present day, the love everybody had for cats actually introduced us all collectively in a single profound second—this cat present,” Nagelschnieder says. “We had forgotten about all our political, non secular, and cultural variations for a little bit of time and realized how all of us had been very a lot alike in our hearts—all resulting from our love for probably the most fascinating and mysterious creature, the cat.” 

*Watch My Cat From Hell on Discovery Plus China and South East Asia. It’s translated into totally different languages for every nation.  

This text initially appeared within the award-winning Fashionable Cat journal. Subscribe in the present day!