Watch Piggy the cat walk down a fridge in Wymondham

A video of a cat walking down a fridge and then pausing half way to reveal remarkable agility has become a huge hit globally on Youtube with more than 700,000 hits.

A video of a cat walking down a fridge and then pausing half way to reveal remarkable agility has become a huge hit globally on Youtube with more than 700,000 hits.

The 30-second video of Piggy the cat was taken by Paul Hickson and fiancee Danielle Mondin, both 29, at their home in Wymondham.

Piggy starts off sitting on top of the fridge and she then starts walking down the side in the gap between the wall. For the first few seconds she walks at a normal pace but half way down she stops, as if glued to the side of the fridge. She stays balanced in that position for several seconds looking round before moving on. Piggy then carries on and walks to the bottom of the fridge and on to the kitchen floor.

Mr Hickson and Miss Mondin, who live in Lobelia Close on a new estate near Waitrose, introduce the video on Youtube with the words: 'Piggy walking down the fridge but pausing half way. She must have super grippy paws. She performs her fridge walk on a daily basis although I have no idea how she first figured it out. She is seven years old but still acts like a kitten. There is never a dull moment with Piggy in the house.'


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The Youtube video has ben a hit in America, in Japan, across Europe, and as of Friday, June 8, had received more than 700,000 hits.

Its success has shocked the family and Miss Mondin, who works for Sunfold Systems in Wymondham, said: 'We are totally shocked how big it's become. It's very surreal. Maybe it's so popular because it's a bit different.

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'We don't know how or why Piggy does it or what comes into her head. She starts off walking down the fridge normally but then stops half way down and balances there. She stays there looking round the kitchen and then completes the walk back on to the floor.

'Otherwise, she's a normal domestic cat we have had since she was born. She's very affectionate, noisy, and generally makes herself known.'

Miss Mondin and her fiancee, who works as an operator at Williams Lea in Wymondham, have another cat, Bear, who can be glimpsed at the end of the video looking at Piggy. They also have some hamsters and gerbils.

They were urged to post the video on Youtube by family and friends who were amazed by it.

Mr Hickson's sister Moira Hickson, from Norwich, said: 'The video has gone viral from Japan, Sweden to USA. The cat is fantastic.'

watch the video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4VixiGLweY

Have you got a quirky story for the Evening News? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk.

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