Dave emailed us asking about this video
that had been posted on youtube.
The video shows a 'pet spa' machine, used to automatically wash and dry pets, and a cat's reaction to it.
The person who submitted it to the site added to their posting:
A pet supply store offers a "pet spa". It has a device that will wash and dry your pet. After fighting with cats in the past. We decided to try it. The pet store told us that cats love it. As you can see he didn't like it. We stopped it ealry. He was much much cleaner but he did talk to us for a hour.
So, as to whether it's a real machine and a real video, I'd say yes. The CBS news website has run an article
on the owner of one of the pet spa machines.
As for the video, some cats do freak out when in an enclosed space, or when water is sprayed on them. I suspect the cat was a little more nervous than those belonging to the satisfied customers.