This clever cat has learned to play the piano when he’s hungry or when his litter tray needs changing.
Winslow the seven year-year-old tabby was taught to play to counteract some bad behavior.
“He used to run around screaming all the time and I was like, ‘this is no good’,” said Winslow’s owner Kate Nyx, 29, of Philadelphia.
“The piano is another way to communicate, so he’s not screaming bloody murder.”
Kate and her husband adopted Winslow when he was eight weeks old, after he was found in her cousin’s backyard trying to fight a dog
Kate, a musician, bought the piano on eBay when she was in high school.
“He started showing interest in the piano when he was a baby, playing the notes and looking underneath trying to find where they were coming from.”
She transformed Winslow’s interest in the piano as a way for him to express himself and she encouraged him to start playing it when it was food time.
“It became some kind of hunting reward because he can’t do much in the apartment.
“He tends to only play it when we’re in kitchen and he knows he can possibly get a snack.”
Food isn’t the only thing that Winslow will play for.
“He uses the piano to express himself in general, for attention, to get his litter scooped,” said Kate.
“It’s his alarm system in general.
“He learned that I encourage moving his paws up and down the keyboard, so he does that when he really wants something.”
Winslow has made a single called “Bean Gotta Scream” which dropped on August 7 on streaming platforms.
It features Winslow in all of his screaming, piano playing goodness.
“He was a rambunctious kitten and he’s transformed into a chaotic gentlemen,” said Kate.
The musical moggy was Kate and her husband’s first big responsibility when they first started living together.
“He was scarred up, covered in dirt, we had to teach him how to eat dry food and he had a serious case of ringworm,” she said.
The couple even got ringworm themselves.
But instead of driving them crazy it brought them closer.
“I was like ‘do you think you’ll do this with anyone else?’ And he was like ‘nope’ and so that’s how we go engaged,” said Kate.
“We call that our engagement ringworm.”