Why put a bird on it when you can put a cat or a dog in it?

Yesterday, MTV debuted the first in a series that recreates unforgettable VMA moments using remarkably docile house pets—in this case, two very patient puppies playing their own four-legged version of 2010’s meat-dressed Lady Gaga and Cher.

Today, EW is happy to debut a material-feline interpretation of Madonna’s iconic 1984 “Like a Virgin” performance in all its white lace, writhing-bridal glory.

I really appreciate the understated subtlety of the cat’s performance; girl is the Meryl Streep of gimme-that-Fancy-Feast eye contact and slow, methodical tail thumps. Watch it here:

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