Shock, disbelief, betrayal, trauma. It’s all writ large on the face of this American shorthair as the cruel fact of his neutering dawns on him, the exact moment of realization captured on video by his owner in Chengdu.
At first it seems a routine grooming like any other. But as the poor beast stoops down to preen his nether regions, he finds something amiss. In wide-eyed horror, mouth agape and legs splayed, he makes direct eye contact with the camera, and perhaps, the void beyond it.
See for yourself: