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    50 Cats "Try Not To Squeak" And Fail Adorably

    A Texas cougar named Cassie inspired Vine's cutest viral trend. These 50 felines prove that when cats #TryNotToSqueak and fail, everybody wins.

    1. The Trendsetter

    vine.co / Via BigCatDerek

    Vine's cutest trend, #TryNotToSqueak, can trace its origins to a cougar named Cassie, a chatty resident of the Center for Animal Research and Education.

    It all started Feb. 11, when CARE's Derek Krahn — better known to 320,000 Vine followers as BigCatDerek — approached Cassie with a simple premise: Try to get through six seconds of filming without uttering anything. Even before Krahn could issue the challenge, Cassie failed adorably, and the rest is history. Two weeks later, Krahn set the three #TryNotToSqueak parameters: Request a lack of squeaks, watch said request fail, and express disappointment. Cassie seemed to revel in playing the spoiler, over and over again, until early May, when, according to Krahn, she went on #SqueakStrike, meaning she'd offer no public squeaks until CARE raised $5,000 for a new welcome center for its facility in Bridgeport, Texas. The strike ended May 27, when the money was raised, and all squeaks were unleashed.

    In the meantime, hundreds of other cats joined Cassie in defying their owners (as if this were a new thing). Including Cassie's squeak heard 'round the world, here are 50 of the cutest and funniest #TryNotToSqueak fails.

    2. The Justin Bieber Fan

    Vine

    If "OMG" were a meow.

    3. The Squeak Toy

    Vine

    Extreme close-up! Whoaaaaaaa!

    4. The Classroom Bell

    Vine

    Fourth period has ended.

    5. The Growler

    Vine

    It'd be threatening if it weren't so cute.

    6. The Conversationalist

    Vine

    "I heard something on NPR the other day...."

    7. The Snooze Button Enthusiast

    Vine

    "I need five more minutes."

    8. The "Thriller" Backup Dancer

    Vine

    Charlie's in a zombie-like trance, so it only makes sense to do that choreography.

    9. Spider-Cat

    Vine

    With great meow-er comes no responsibility.

    10. The Table Centerpiece

    This one offers a polite, "No."

    11. The Foley Artist

    Vine

    She sounds like someone jumping on a trampoline in a cartoon.

    12. The Red-Carpet Diva

    Vine

    In fairness, this cat was answering the question, "Who are you wearing?"

    13. The Executive Who Just Realized He's Late For A Meeting

    Vine

    "We'll have to table this discussion."

    14. The Ottoman Empress

    Vine

    Gracie does what she wants, and that's just how it is.

    15. The Losing Game Show Contestant

    Vine

    16. The Neck Swiveler

    Vine

    Maximum cattitude.

    17. The Boxer

    Vine

    Put 'em up!

    18. The Repeat Offender

    Vine

    That last squeak might as well be a "Really?!"

    19. The Talking Throw Pillow

    Vine

    I don't speak cat, but that's a "Ha!" if I've ever heard one.

    20. The Hayseed

    Vine

    "Hay (sic), I'm nappin' here."

    21. The Phone Inspector

    Vine

    "I will not only squeak, but also make sure that phone is FCC approved."

    22. The Museum Piece

    Vine

    Look, but don't touch.

    23. The Shy Guy

    Vine

    "Huh? OK."

    24. The Mat Decoder

    Vine

    Monty's analyzing that mat like it's a clue in National Treasure.

    25. The Clown Nose

    Vine

    Honk-honk! Honk-honk.

    26. The Guilty Party

    Vine

    From "No!" to "I blame myself," in four seconds flat.

    27. The Spa Client

    Vine

    "I will squeak as much as I want until I get my mud bath."

    28. The Bank Customer

    Vine

    "I expect at least 6 percent interest on this quarter."

    29. The One Who Meeps

    Vine

    You're goddamn right.

    30. The Beatles Fan

    Vine

    She's just singing the "yeah, yeah, yeah" part in "She Loves You."

    31. The Rebel

    Vine

    Check out Oreo's you-gotta-be-kidding-me head tilt right before that squeak.

    32. The Ninja

    Vine

    Nothing but eyes, mouth and squeak.

    33. The Bouncer

    Vine

    "The kitchen, eh? I'll need to see some ID."

    34. The Hall Monitor

    Vine

    "Shouldn't you be in class?"

    35. The Ventriloquist

    Vine

    "That was the floor."

    36. The Ruminator

    Vine

    "Not now. Not now."

    37. The Orator

    Vine

    "I see your points, and dismiss them all."

    38. The Siren

    Vine

    The world's fuzziest squad car.

    39. The Semi-Successful Duck Impersonator

    Vine

    The "Quack!" is impressive. The "Qua-meow," less so.

    40. The Wolf Impersonator

    Vine

    This wolf in cat's clothing might have just blown its cover.

    41. The Seagull Impersonator

    Vine

    The only things missing are the surf and sand.

    42. The Miley Cyrus Impersonator

    Vine

    Sticking her tongue out and such. "I came in like a cali-cooooo..."

    43. The Staring Contest Winner

    Vine

    ... and still champion.

    44. The Dramatic Storyteller

    Vine

    (Long pause.) "Well! It was a dark and stormy night...."

    45. The Center of Attention

    Vine

    Squeaking, headbutting, pouncing, blocking egress. All in a day's work.

    46. The Acrobat

    Vine

    "I will not dignify you with discourse right-side-up."

    47. The Sneak Attacker/Squeak Attacker

    Vine

    Bet you didn't see (hear) that one coming.

    48. The Squeakstorm

    Vine

    No time to get a word in edgewise.

    49. The 49th Cat

    Vine

    (It's tough to come up with 50 clever captions.)

    50. The Deep Sleeper You Reeeeeally Shouldn't Have Messed With Today

    Vine

    "Listen, I don't have time for this. I work six jobs: mouse-catcher, sunbeam analyst, computer keyboard flattener, food critic, sink tester and professional napper. I barely slept 20 hours today. Consider yourself on notice every time you try to sleep for the rest of your life, especially at 3:15 a.m. Good day to you. I SAID GOOD DAY."