When I was 10 years old I got my cat Joy for Christmas. She was my favorite being. It didn't matter how much she scratched, "pretended" she didn't like me; at the end of the day I was the shy kid who was best buds with her cat. I was a Litte Cat Girl (that's the younger version of a Cat Lady obvs).
So knowing what you now know believe me when I say that my cat would never have done this! She was smart, sneaky, and an all out acrobat; but here's the thing with cats: they are not dogs. They don't need your approval...you need theirs.
If you have a cat that lives for your affection, then by all means give this a go (and send me the video)! But if you are like the rest of us poor cat lovers, simply yearning for our feline to sort of like us on a daily basis, well it's nice to dream.