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Caturday in late August
August 20, 2011 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Mesmerized by Stuffed Animal | Fluffy likes it rough | slap a cat, stereo | unrequited | cabbage cat | nyan Bollywood style | Yakety Cat white on white | In Soviet Russia... Cat Pet YOU | kitten catatonic | smart.

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posted by nickyskye (28 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
The range of emotions that first cat goes through is nothing short of masterful.
posted by The Whelk at 9:35 AM on August 20, 2011


Oh my god, mexican nyan cat is a bemoustached taco.

INTERNETS FOREVER!
posted by elizardbits at 9:52 AM on August 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


I have to say, that guy in the "slap a cat" video? His cats have trained him to within an inch of his life.
posted by rmd1023 at 9:52 AM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sometimes, bad cats just need to be spanked.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:54 AM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bottles of cat food? That's practically asking them to evolve to the point where they can use sharp stabby things.

So very wrong.
posted by Ahab at 9:56 AM on August 20, 2011


elizardbits, that got me watching and I discovered Nyan Cat on French TV! Live action Nyan Cat!!!

I hereby second the call to INTERNETS FOREVER!

*goes to thwap her kitteh, who also appreciates thwap massages*
posted by fraula at 10:15 AM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cat and baby deer become best of friends
posted by homunculus at 10:20 AM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't understand why people choose adult contemporary or similar soundtracks for their cat videos. What am I supposed to get from that? Ah, life is good, now that I have Cateatingcabbageapro. People taking SSRIs should not take Cateatingcabbageapro. Cateatingcabbageapro may cause drowsiness and should not be taken while operating machinery.
posted by katillathehun at 10:22 AM on August 20, 2011


Bottles of cat food? That's practically asking them to evolve to the point where they can use sharp stabby things.

So very wrong.


Yeah, that one really made me nervous. That cat has made some leaps to figure out twisting off a bottle cap and its humans seemed to be facilitating the effort. Next thing you know they'll be letting the cat start their car.

I just saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We need to nip this sort of thing in the bud or next thing you know cats will be taking over and we humans will be their slaves. Oh, wait...
posted by fuse theorem at 10:23 AM on August 20, 2011 [5 favorites]


I remember the first time I caught my sister slapping my cat around. It was a little disturbing, though it was clear the cat loved it. Now I know it's just a normal cat kink.
posted by jeather at 10:29 AM on August 20, 2011


That first cat is almost doing, like, kitteh butoh.

Also, I love love love that tentative slow tap-tap they do--we have a cat that makes frequent use of his "tentacles" in that way.
posted by everichon at 10:32 AM on August 20, 2011


That first cat is almost doing, like, kitteh butoh.

When cats meet on the edges of their territory they do that Cat Kaubki thing as a stand-off.

The cat's reaction to the doll is a bit like how some dogs just can't handle statues. It's a person! but! Not moving! Or smelling! AHHHH WHAT IS THIS AHHHHH
posted by The Whelk at 10:35 AM on August 20, 2011 [5 favorites]


That first one! My Portia-kitty will frequently act like that about something that has been around for ages, but today she will act all afraid and tentative around it. I call it "Portia being veryvery brave". As in, oh look, today Portia is veryvery brave about the lemon on the counter. So cute, although she never really gets as comfortable with the "stranger" as the cat in the video.
posted by dorey_oh at 10:41 AM on August 20, 2011


Where do all these cat videos come from, anyhow?
posted by Johnny Assay at 10:49 AM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yippee! A nickyskye post chockfull of videoed catliness! Exactly what I needed today.

(*click* Awww... *click* Awww... *click* giggle... *click* Awww...)
posted by likeso at 11:11 AM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


These are great, but one does not live by cats alone: Dog vs. Gibbon
posted by homunculus at 11:35 AM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]



Vegecat!
posted by mmrtnt at 11:40 AM on August 20, 2011


One of the comments on Mexican Nyan cat:

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SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE CATS!

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Wisdom.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:15 PM on August 20, 2011 [5 favorites]


Ahhhhhhh. Balm for the soul this is.

Funny, I occasionally thwack my cat's belly, but always stop for fear of hurting him. After seeing these slapping videos, I decided to thwack him for reals. And holy CRAP he loved it. Who knew? (This is the same cat who was named by the fine members of MetaFilter.)

BTW, "When faced with the existential horror of his purposeless life, yackety cat panics" is the best YouTube description I've seen in a good long while.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 12:30 PM on August 20, 2011


Metafilter: SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE CATS!

May need to go somewhere as a foundational principle.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:32 PM on August 20, 2011


not all cats are adult contemporary
posted by Redhush at 12:39 PM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'll just leave this here.

Pots and Kittens
posted by louche mustachio at 12:48 PM on August 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


flyingsquirrel: YAY SHACKLEPUSS LOVING THE THWACKS. (and glad he's doing well)
posted by rmd1023 at 12:50 PM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Some of those cat slapping videos suggest to me that the pleasure the cats derive might be related to a form of response that cats have when they love each other very much. I don't care if they like it, I don't want to have that kind of relationship with my cat and I'm not trying it.
posted by Morrigan at 2:53 PM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


and you're QUITE certain they do NOT get that response from sitting in your lap and getting petted
posted by LogicalDash at 2:58 PM on August 20, 2011


LogicalDash, who knows, but if so, I appreciate the effort to be discreet enough to not let on.
posted by Morrigan at 3:10 PM on August 20, 2011


Cats are dirty little sluts. That's why we love them so much.
posted by Decani at 4:20 PM on August 20, 2011


Kitten watching Nyan Cat (Котенок смотрит Ня кота)
posted by homunculus at 6:40 PM on September 7, 2011


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