8-year-old tortie Alexis, who lives in Vienna, Austria with her human Anika Moritz, a feline behaviorist and trainer. Alexis holds the Guinness World Record for most tricks performed by a cat in one minute. Alexis performed 26 tricks in that period of time!
Anika has had Alexis since she was a kitten and started training her at just 12 weeks old. According to Anika, Alexis is trusting, loves to cuddle, but also appreciates her freedom. Anika believes Alexis is her “once in a lifetime cat”. “We are doing tricks since she is a kitten and she loves trick time so much. I would say that it is our passion,” Anika said.
For more about Anika trained Alexis to achieve this record and some wonderful photos of the pair, please visit Guinness World Records.
I love that Anika embarked on setting this record because she wanted to change the view most people have of cats. “Cats are not just a decoration for the living room,” she told Guinness World Records. “Cats are small tigers, who love to interact with other cats and a human being. They also love being kept busy with playing, food puzzles or/and trick training.”
I think Allegra and I have some work to do…
Photo via Guinness World Records