Whenever a huge snowfall hits anywhere, we members of the media seem only to focus on the impact to human beings. Call it a built-in bias (being humans ourselves, mostly), but we choose to ignore how our four-legged housemates might feel about the aftermath of a big weather event.

Well, no longer. Witness the spectacle of Rudiger the cat, who has decided that he's not too good to pitch in around the house, as he goes all Henri Charrière, and Papillons his way out the door in an attempt to assess the damage Mother Nature has wrought on his neighborhood.

As a side note, I'm sure you realize the difficulty I faced in trying to find a cat video on the internet...