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"Passion for place – there is no greater urge in feline nature."
March 25, 2011 5:14 AM   Subscribe

Cat-Library™[SLYT].
posted by Fizz (28 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's pretty cool.

although it really does put the cat in a great position for puking all over your books.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:23 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


As the dog decides to chase the cat up the bookshelf...
posted by Virtblue at 5:23 AM on March 25, 2011


'what a marvelous shortcut to Chandalier-Land!' said The Swinging Cat to The Flying Kitty
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:28 AM on March 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


My only fear is that this is how it begins. The Catocalypse. Slowly, and slowly, we start to modify day to day utility for their benefit and not ours.
posted by Fizz at 5:35 AM on March 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


"Passion for place – there is no greater urge in feline nature."
The subject of my totally coincidentally-timed post would disagree.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:40 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


"We'll take two, one for
Juniper, one for Rodriguez.
Pay the man, honey."
This looks like an excellent
place to stack mice
like cord wood
laid in for the winter
"Honey, what's that smell?"
and chase and fight
that other damned cat
(because I wasn't enough
for some reason)
at midnight. Kick! Kick!
Let the books slip and fall
face first, broken backed,
sprawled and open
like downtown suicides.
"Wake up! What the fuck!"
posted by pracowity at 5:54 AM on March 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Any cat that can't leap to the top of a bookshelf (especially a short one like this) is defective.
posted by DU at 6:00 AM on March 25, 2011


We kill our kittens before they get that big.
posted by pracowity at 6:08 AM on March 25, 2011


I have no idea how these people got these cats into their library and why.
posted by fungible at 6:17 AM on March 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Slowly, and slowly, we start to modify day to day utility for their benefit and not ours.

We start? Surely that's the wrong tense.

My male cat, Disraeli, heads to my library and shelves himself whenever some Bad Stranger has entered the household, so for my purposes, this bookcase is probably redundant. But cute.
posted by thomas j wise at 6:20 AM on March 25, 2011


I was honestly hoping for a better classification system for cats, and a generous loan period. But it was cute.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:42 AM on March 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


Based on observation, I'm gong to have to say that passion for place is at least a distant third behind, "Uh, hey, could you open up one of those little cans and put the contents in my bowl? Please? Hey. Hey! HEY!" and "I will defend you from this stray styrofoam peanut from that thing you bought on E-bay last week!!!"

No cat has ever drawn my blood demanding the ability to sit on top of the refrigerator. I can not say the same about Fancy Feast.

Of course I built a seven foot tall cat tree in January so I'm probably part of Fizz's infected horde and my opinion suspect.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 6:46 AM on March 25, 2011


WANT NEED
posted by steef at 7:04 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


More. (and yes, NEED.)
posted by cooker girl at 7:22 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cat libraries are actually a bit pointless.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:34 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Isn't it far cheaper to simply staple carpet to one side on an ordinary wooden bookshelf? impressive
posted by jeffburdges at 7:43 AM on March 25, 2011


I was honestly hoping for a better classification system for cats

A catalog?
posted by pracowity at 7:50 AM on March 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


Well, I guess I know what I'm harassing my better half for when he gets home from work.
posted by Kitteh at 8:25 AM on March 25, 2011


This is stupid. I just bought ten cat condos to put next to every piece of furniture in my house.
posted by orme at 9:08 AM on March 25, 2011


Related even if advertising.
posted by Don't_deceive_with_belief at 9:43 AM on March 25, 2011


A catalog?

Sigh. The catalog would be merely the tip of the whisker for a truly comprehensive cat classification system. Imagine the potential! No more feline uncertainty! The cat in the box will be classified!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:51 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The cat in the box will be classified!

But is the cat dead or alive, or BOTH!?
posted by Fizz at 11:03 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hmmm...I have the books (stacked up against the wall) and I have the funky little head-boppin' black cat. It is clear to me that I need this.

Also...looks like this is from Belgium. This figures. Everything awesome seems to come from there.
posted by medeine at 1:54 PM on March 25, 2011


New developments are making this unnecessary.
posted by sebastienbailard at 6:38 PM on March 25, 2011


sebastienbailard, I just watched 8 minutes of anime and I'm very confused
posted by Blasdelb at 7:31 PM on March 25, 2011


No way. The only place in my house where I can safely put things to keep them safe from cat attention are the top shelves of my bookcases. Like hell will I make it easy for them to get to my cell phone charger and chew the wire into tiny little bits (again - I'm on charger #5 currently). If my cats want to get to the top shelves of my bookcases, they will just have to learn how to levitate.
posted by Orb at 11:56 PM on March 25, 2011


The important part is the cat. It may help to watch the other 2/3 of the episode ...
posted by sebastienbailard at 3:44 AM on March 26, 2011


More great cat furniture and a cat city.
posted by Waslijn at 10:46 AM on March 26, 2011


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