Funny Video: A Reason to Let Sleeping Cats Lie

08/20/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET

Here are some good reasons to wake a sleeping cat: a tsunami. A fire. Taylor Swift getting a new cat and naming it after her favorite TV character.

These things are important.

But waking a cat up for no other reason than to capture its out-of-this-world shriek on camera, well, that’s not helping anyone.

Though we admit this kitty’s reaction is amusing, always remember: a sleeping kitty curled up like this one is like a work of art at a tranquil museum – it should not be disturbed.

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