Cats really don’t like doing what you tell them to do. They’re independent creatures, set on doing their own thing, thank you very much.
This is an instinctual thing that’s there right from birth. As can be seen in this video, which shows an unfortunate kid trying to round up a gaggle of kittens.
It’s fair to say he has trouble getting all of the kittens to remain in the one place. As soon as he drops them on the blanket next to the camera they’re off exploring.
Still, we need to give this kid lots of credit for trying to get all of these situations under control. After all, there are a lot of situations. As he keeps telling us.