However, I believe the cat was just a clear cut zombie cat.
The trigger for the release of the gas inside the box is the decay of some radioactive atom. If the radioactive atom decays it sets of a hammer like action which breaks the jar containing the gas which instantly kills the cat but if it doesn't decay the cat stays alive and kicking. If the half life of the radioactive atom chosen as a trigger is say one hour then for that one hour according to laws of Quantum Mechanics the cat is neither alive nor dead but is in some sort of a superposition of both the states. Bizzare?? Definitely.
So it all boils down as to what is the true nature of radioactive decay. Is it spontaneous or not. To this day radioactivity is considered a random process. Though I believe that this is incorrect.
I repeat no live cats were used for the Schrodinger's cat experiment you cat lovers. meow
Sheldon: Your relationship can be thought of as good and bad to find out you need to open the box.
If the cat is alive. He will do it again until the cat is dead.
Cat: What are you doing?
World: Schrödinger's cat is brilliant.
Cat: No! He is trying to kill me...