Creepy Standing Siamese Cat Branded 'House Demon' by Freaked-Out Owner

Cats are known to exhibit the strangest behaviors, and humans love to share the evidence on social media. Sometimes it's a cat crawling into the owner's bed to show off its adorable newborn kittens, or a cute kitten fighting his own reflection after looking in the mirror.

This time out, one Siamese cat has gone viral on TikTok after standing up like a meerkat in what appears to be the owner's bathroom. The video was shared by Beth Anne (under the username beth.annef) a week ago, and has already amassed a total of 2.5 million likes as well as 13,800 comments.

The 12-second TikTok post was captioned "my house demon is broken" and included an in-video text that read: "When you accidentally paid $600 for a meerkat instead of a Siamese."

Shocked by her cat's unusual standing position, Beth said: "That's so creepy. Don't stand like that. What are you doing?" The cat then proceeds to go on its knees while still in the upright position.

Many users didn't hesitate to share their reactions in the comment section.

"'Don't stand like that'... Sits like that instead," one user shared, making fun of the cat's behavior.

"He was so sad you didn't like his trick, you literally deflated him," another commenter wrote.

One user explained that the cat may have acted that way to make sure that the owner is safe: "He is just making sure you are safe!! Mine climb up to the side of the tub to make sure I stay safe!"

"My kitty does this too I call her meerkitty," another user shared.

Meanwhile, others seemed more critical of the fact that Beth had bought the cat instead of adopting or rescuing.

"Go rescue [your] cat next time please. I promise you, if you are patient, you can find whatever meerkat-Siamese hybrid thing u want," one user criticized.

Another commenter wrote: "Adopt, don't shop," to which Beth had replied with the following: "Bold of [you] to assume [that] I don't have a house full [of] adopted animals."

"I have one from a shelter, one was a rescue, and this one I paid for," she explained.

But quite a few users also rushed to defend Beth: "The amount of people hating in the comments is so funny. [Why] do people care if someone wants a specific breed for specific personality," one user said.

"I wonder if these people in the comments shame their family and friends for buying their pet [in real life] if it's just an online thing," another commenter wrote.

Siamese cat sitting
An image showing a Siamese cat sitting down. A TikTok post involving a standing siamese cat has recently gone viral, amassing a total of 2.5 million views. Getty Images/serjiunea

Last month, Newsweek reported on one cat's unique hiding place in an upper kitchen cabinet. Newsweek also previously covered a story about a kitten crossing legs as a way to imitate the mother's pose that melted hearts on Reddit.

Newsweek has reached out to Beth Anne for comment.