updated 07/03/2014 AT 8:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/04/2014 AT 7:15 AM ET
All it took was a little purrseverance.
After four months of fighting, Timo the kitty has finally learned how to climb into his cat hammock. YouTube user Xiedubbel shared Timo’s important milestone online and now the goofy longhair’s journey has gone viral.
The video starts with Timo’s initial struggles against gravity. Unfamiliar with swinging furniture, this determined kitty gets continually dumped on the floor. Timo deals with these embarrassing spills for months, until finally it clicks. Like learning to ride a bicycle, once this feline figures out the hammock’s mechanics, he never forgets them.
Now Timo can look forward to a long summer of sweet, swinging relaxation.