Keeping Up With the Kattarshians Spoofs the Catty Reality TV Show

Mary Simpson
by Mary Simpson
What do you get when you cross Big Brother with a bunch of kittens? It’s Keeping Up With the Kattarshians, a 24/7 reality show that profiles adoptable cats.


It’s like watching a good long game of golf or maybe a wet coat of paint dry. In fact, this reality series is perfect for viewing in the wee hours of the morning when the only things on the tube are shopping channels or test signals.


While those of us who live with felines already know their days consist of a serious amount of snoozing, stretching and snoozing some more, Iceland’s Nutiminn’s website decided it might be fun to do a mash-up of Big Brother and Keeping up with the Kardashians using a cat-napping crew of kittens. The original felines included 9-week old shelters kits Guðni, Ronja, Bríet, and Stubbur and we “follow” their antics 24/7 via 4 GoPro cameras that are strategically set up in a miniaturized 2-storey, 4-room house complete with stairs, bunk-beds, pod chairs, climbing poles and bouncy toys.


Related: 4 Purrfect Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat


In spite of the aforementioned bounty, said kitties’ fave spot is of course the bunk beds where they can crash solo or duo-style for hours (and hours) on end.


Hey, I really can’t knock it – like many, I was hooked on watching a pregnant giraffe’s butt for several weeks just a few months back!


But back to our furry foundling reality TV stars. The show’s producer Inga Lind Karlsdóttir confirms that the show – which was created in cooperation with The Icelandic Cat Protection Society and approved by the country’s Animal Welfare Officer – has actually created the highest-ever traffic to Nutiminn’s website and has been key in raising the profile of animal adoption in Iceland.


Related: TNR – What is It and How Does it Help Shelter Cats


While the original foursome has since been adopted, more have taken their place and are preening for their close up. As long as it’s upstairs in the bedroom while they crash on their bunks.


While time zones don’t really make a difference (let’s face it… whether it’s 2 pm or 3 am in Iceland, activity levels, like kittens, are totally unpredictable) you can check in to check out this cute send-up of the American reality TV series at Keeping Up With the Kattarshians

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