Most cats just sit on the furniture and look like a fur mop. However one cat in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan likes leaping in the air. Its owner captures pictures and posts them on the Internet for all to enjoy.

Curiously, the pictures have gone viral as the cat poses look like a ballerina practicing her moves. To get Miruko, the cat, to pose for pictures, its owner throws the cat’s favourite toys in the air, repeating the process over and over until he gets the shot he wants, adding his pet “leaps for joy”.

To see more pictures of Miruko dancing like a ballerina, click here.