Cats are haughty little creatures. Their superb sense of balance combined with virtually no fear of heights gives them a sense of superiority usually only seen among Wall Street bankers. But like their human counterparts, they are sometimes destined for failure.

The kitty in this video begins with what could easily pass for a Cirque du Soleil audition, easing his way onto two parallel clotheslines with grace and precision. By the end, though, he looks less like an acrobat and more like Wile E. Coyote.

Watch this acrobatic kitty in action below.

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