About this website

Cat Bounce is an interactive website of bouncing cats. Using Javascript to simulate 2d physics, the effects of friction, gravity, and velocity are determined according to your interaction with the cats. In other words, more force = more bounce.

Cat Bounce was created in 2012 by Tara Sinn, an artist who dabbles in code. The site was updated for modern browsers in 2017 by Nick Hulea.

Cat Bounce has been written about by Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, Refinery 29, The Huffington Post, Mashable, and Mental Floss among others. In 2019, Cat Bounce won a Webby Award for Weirdest Website. (Thank you for your vote.)

PS. Here is a cat video for you to enjoy:

Why cats?

People frequently ask why this website features bouncing cats. Why cats and not dogs?  Well, first of all, why not cats? Aside from the obvious, (they're cute and internet popular), cats are different than dogs. Cats are sovereign creatures. They're sometimes aloof, and usually tend to be a little mysterious. They're charming and graceful, or they are wild and willful. They are party animals and they are shy guys. Cats are smart, even when it seems like they're doing something dumb. Cats cannot be told, they simply are. That said, there are all kinds of cats, just as there are exceptions to every rule. I happen to like orange cats and small grey cats with big eyes. I also like extremely wiggly black cats.

Recently I read a book that explains in a roundabout sort of way, how to be a cat. In it, the author writes: "Cats on the internet are our hopes and dreams for the future of people on the internet." πŸ€”

A theory if you will: this website is not actually about catsβ€”in fact, this website is definitely not about cats. It is about you. Are you a cat? Am I a cat? I'm not sure I can answer one of those questions. But if you've read this far, I suspect that maybe you can. And if that's the case, what's your next move? Hint: WWACD?

For the love of cats

Cats live in coexistence with humans all over the world. However, some of them need your help. You can do this by learning more, volunteering, or getting involved with organizations that assist and advocate for cats. Here's a short list of groups that are doing good things for cats.

Rescues and Shelters

πŸ“  Low Cost Spay & Neuter Programs
πŸ”—  Alley Cat Allies: Cat Advocacy Programs and Resources
πŸ”  Find a No Kill Animal Shelter Near You
🐈  Neighborhood Cats: TNR Education and Training
❄️  How to Build a Winter Shelter for Community Cats
πŸ’Έ  Paws 4 A Cure: Financial Assistance for Pet Owners
πŸ†˜  Red Rover: Emergency and Crisis Relief Services
✌️  What to Do If You Find a Stray Cat or Kitten

For the love of code

Anyone can learn how to code (and in case you were wondering, cats can learn how to code too). Wanna build your own weird webpage? I highly recommend mmm.page 😎

And if you are interested in learning or teaching code, here are some volunteer-based organizations that offer free tutorials and learning materials.


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Cat Bounce is interested in collaborations, especially if your project is related to STEAM/AI education and/or animal advocacy. Please reach out if you're interested in working together or if you have an idea you'd like to share.

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