When we're stuck inside for long enough, we can start to notice some bizarre ideas come to mind after the boredom gets to us enough. For instance, one person tried to measure the height of their room in Cheerios only to discover that honey isn't a very good adhesive.
I'm not making that up, but the silver lining to all of this is that the second we act on a weird idea like that, everyone instantly understands why.
And since the CDC recommends that our pets stay inside with us (especially cats), it only makes sense that they'll end up getting roped into the creative projects we dream up to keep ourselves sane.
It's unclear who exactly thought of making big cardboard tanks for their kitties to command as most of the people we'll be seeing today were inspired to make their own after seeing one. But everyone seemed to put their own special spin on the idea.