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August 31, 2011 6:10 PM   Subscribe

Face it cats, sometimes playing in a box can be dangerous.
posted by The Devil Tesla (61 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Remember: they'd do that to you, too, if they had a big enough box.
posted by Windigo at 6:13 PM on August 31, 2011 [25 favorites]


placeholder for brilliant Schrodinger joke
posted by the mad poster! at 6:15 PM on August 31, 2011 [20 favorites]


kitty boo!
posted by sweetkid at 6:16 PM on August 31, 2011


I hope someone named that white cat Conan.

I love how Conan is content to chill in the box for awhile even after the grey one (LENO??) gets off it.

Okay, now that I've named the two cats Conan and Leno, Mr. Lioncut over there reminds me of Letterman. WEIRD.
posted by bleep at 6:17 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Russian blues are the bros of the cat world.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:19 PM on August 31, 2011 [6 favorites]


That was much more chill than I thought it would be. My roommate's cat glares down at the dog all day perched high up on his kitty condo. Then, as soon as the dog innocently lies down in the sunlight for her mid-afternoon snooze, the cat launches a full-out yowl+claws attack and pounces down on her. It's the only time I ever see the guy move. Cats can be such bastards.
posted by phunniemee at 6:20 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


So what is that place? Is it a kitty day care or something? I assume it is a place of business of some sort - one of the ladies is wearing an id badge.

I didn't even know they had kitty day care, but looking at the internet it is apparently a thing you can do. I've never had cats that would be more stressed out by being alone than they would be for being transported to a strange place full of strange cats every day.
posted by winna at 6:20 PM on August 31, 2011


I think calling that a bully cat was unfair. I think this lamentable act of cat incarceration was caused by simple workplace neglect.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:22 PM on August 31, 2011 [5 favorites]


My little brother claims that this video mirrors our childhood. I claim that the little pat the gray cat gives the white cat at the end makes it all okay.

I want to believe.
posted by pmb at 6:23 PM on August 31, 2011 [10 favorites]


There's another video where one of those women puts hot sauce in the gray cat's mouth.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:28 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Okay, now that I've named the two cats Conan and Leno, Mr. Lioncut over there reminds me of Letterman. WEIRD.

Something strange is going on in your head, bleep.
posted by sweetkid at 6:36 PM on August 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


Wtf was going on with the third cat? Someone shaved it like a lion? Who does that?
posted by scunning at 6:37 PM on August 31, 2011 [8 favorites]


I think calling that a bully cat was unfair. I think this lamentable act of cat incarceration was caused by simple workplace neglect.


Honestly, what tickled me the most was that the gray chat didn't even seem to have known what he'd done. It was very much a 'oh I wonder what will happen if I close this Oh this is a nice place to sit Oh it's time to get off now. Hello white friend! Where have you been?'


All. Lies.
posted by litleozy at 6:40 PM on August 31, 2011 [34 favorites]


lion cut. Don't know what kind of maniac does that though.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:41 PM on August 31, 2011


Greg Nog does it, apparently for free.

Bonus Suitcase Cat!
posted by vers at 6:44 PM on August 31, 2011 [14 favorites]


Doh, well now I know what kind of maniac does it.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:47 PM on August 31, 2011


Face it cats, sometimes playing in a ball can be dangerous.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:51 PM on August 31, 2011 [9 favorites]


That suitcase cat must have watched this.
posted by beagle at 6:52 PM on August 31, 2011


Lion cuts are hilarious, but my husband won't let me get one for Cabot, our fat orange idiot.
posted by subbes at 6:52 PM on August 31, 2011


Also, what kind of blue cat am I? (it's probably not a Russian Blue in the video -- they tend to be more light-bodied).
posted by vers at 6:52 PM on August 31, 2011


I wish I had a nickle for every cat video on Youtube.
posted by crunchland at 7:07 PM on August 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


The problem is they make some cats look like Condoleeza Rice. Sriously, tell me that cat doesn't look like Condi.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:11 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Face it cats, sometimes playing in a ball can be dangerous.

Get out of there cat. That ball is for a hamster and you are not a hamster. You do not drink water from an upside down bottle or run on a little wheel. You do things that are just as pointless but different things that are for cats.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:14 PM on August 31, 2011 [7 favorites]


Herbert would totally pull that bully move and act like it was a random thing.
posted by supermedusa at 7:19 PM on August 31, 2011


I shall call the one that came in with the lion cut professor meowskers.

THOSE CATS DID THAT CRAZY THING- CRAZY CATS LOLZERS

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by TheBones at 7:22 PM on August 31, 2011


On topic: this right here is my favorite cat-being-a-dick video of the week.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:36 PM on August 31, 2011 [26 favorites]


Ad hominem, either your link is borked or I Just Don't Get It.
posted by mreleganza at 7:43 PM on August 31, 2011


my favorite cat-being-a-dick video of the week.

Piffle, my 7.5lb American Shorthair would have put a 10x smackdown on that inflatable imposter. There would have been nothing recognizable as a novelty gift within two seconds.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 7:47 PM on August 31, 2011


It's definitely not a Russian Blue, but it could be an American or British shorthair.
posted by moody cow at 7:54 PM on August 31, 2011


Came here to post the angsty ballon cat vid Greg Nog beat me to, which along with this one, should be submitted to Animals Being Dicks post haste
posted by Juicy Avenger at 8:00 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's like a kitty slasher movie with a happy ending
posted by The Whelk at 8:02 PM on August 31, 2011



On topic: this right here yt is my favorite cat-being-a-dick video of the week.

It's like the end of AI.

I'M DAVID I'M DAVID I'M DAVID
posted by The Whelk at 8:05 PM on August 31, 2011 [5 favorites]


the gray chat didn't even seem to have known what he'd done.
...
Came here to post the angsty ballon cat


I love how this thread keeps slipping into French by accident

All comments must maintenant be at least partly en francais
posted by Greg Nog at 8:10 PM on August 31, 2011 [18 favorites]


We're talking about getting the cat a lion cut because of the hot weather here in China. He's shedding like crazy and we're worried about hairballs. Does Greg Nog do house visits?
posted by arcticseal at 8:11 PM on August 31, 2011


Je pense que Greg surestime notre maîtrise du français
posted by The Whelk at 8:13 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Remember: they'd do that to you, too, if they had a big enough box.

Yeah, but then who would feed them? That is their dilemma...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:22 PM on August 31, 2011


lion cut. Don't know what kind of maniac does that though.

Friends of ours did this for their older, prone-to-mats cat at the start of the summer. After a day of hiding under furniture, he decided he really liked it.
posted by rtha at 8:25 PM on August 31, 2011


Cat kills balloon cat.
posted by dirigibleman at 9:00 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


When I saw this clip this morning (linked at Facebook) it had 93,000 views. It had only been uploaded on August 29! Now, a few hours later, it's got almost 125,000. Damn!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:05 PM on August 31, 2011


mreleganza, it's just snopes.com preventing graphic traffic piracy.
posted by dhartung at 9:14 PM on August 31, 2011


On topic: this right here yt is my favorite cat-being-a-dick video of the week.

Бойцовский кот=)
posted by homunculus at 9:27 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's where my cat went!
posted by schroedinger at 10:03 PM on August 31, 2011 [4 favorites]


placeholder for joke that is brilliant if, and only if, the number of comments posted before this one throughout all of metafilter is odd.
posted by madcaptenor at 10:15 PM on August 31, 2011


Bully Cat gets his comeuppance.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:16 PM on August 31, 2011


Ad hominem, either your link is borked or I Just Don't Get It

Yeah I think the site was blocking direct links this might be better.

Wasn't really worth all the effort was it.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:13 AM on September 1, 2011


I love that the cat is all "Oh hey, theres something in the box I'm sitting on! What is it!? Oh. It's you."
posted by happyroach at 12:45 AM on September 1, 2011


Mandatory Maru links
posted by MessageInABottle at 1:53 AM on September 1, 2011


While we're at cats being horrible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh5WF94RilE
posted by theredpen at 5:37 AM on September 1, 2011


Damn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh5WF94RilE
posted by theredpen at 5:37 AM on September 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


My favorite part of that is Beard Cat. Beard Cat is amaaaaaaaaaaaazing.
posted by maryr at 8:18 AM on September 1, 2011


0:21 - your picture got took.
posted by hellbient at 8:42 AM on September 1, 2011


Awww, the poor kitteh in the top hat! He's so little! And so cute! WHAP!!!

My Maine Coon, Cheddar, is deathly afraid of balloons. He's afraid of most anything that isn't much smaller than he is, but there's something about the random motion of balloons when they get wafted by a breeze that especially bothers him.

When my son graduated from high school, we had helium-filled balloon arrangements for the party, and took a set of 5 balloons home with us afterward. Those things lasted, still floating, for literally over a month. It was unbelievable.

At first, we kept them inside, floating above the dining room table, but I got tired of seeing them and put them on the screened porch--and Cheddar would not go out there, not even to chase lizards, his favorite pastime. He was so deeply suspicious of them that he would sit by the french doors and watch them through the windows, in case they were moving in for the attack.
posted by misha at 9:40 AM on September 1, 2011


Those things lasted, still floating, for literally over a month. It was unbelievable.

Most balloon/party places put some kind of sealant in their helium balloons to make them last longer. They last FOREVER. We had some mylar helium balloons for my son's second birthday (at the beginning of May), and the only reason we don't STILL have them is because sometime around mid-July, I was tired of them still being in the house.
posted by antifuse at 10:18 AM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is not a cat story, but the balloon story has prompted me.

So I had a greyhound whose name was Thea. She was a fearless puppy when it came to beds or cheese or pillows or blankets or curry, but she was terrified of anything that fluttered randomly like bags.

So one night (twas a dark and stormy one!) I took her outside to do her business and we walked past a covered scooter. The scooter cover heaved and rustled most ominously in the dark and the rain, gleaming in the light from the street lamp. Thea was terrified and crept past it with fear and trembling because it was plainly to her eye some sort of monster that ate doggies.

So on our way back I thought I would show her it was nothing to be concerned over, and as we passed it I patted it with my hand and said in a firm, caring voice 'That's all right, baby Thea! It's a harmless... WAAH!'

The WAAH was because the thing was alarmed and as I patted it the scooter began shrieking an alert that was louder than a fire truck (or at least so it seemed). So I began running away from the crazy shrieking scooter so as not to be forced to explain to its owner why I was patting their mode of transport and Thea ran with me away from the terrible doggy eating monster that was screaming its bloodlust out into the damp night.

So then she was even more scared of bags than before, and I gave up trying to teach her that bags were not evil.
posted by winna at 11:32 AM on September 1, 2011 [12 favorites]


Sometimes the "lion cut" is done when a long-haired cat has serious matting of the fur. It's for the good of the kitty. People who do it for the lulz are jerks.
posted by Decani at 11:52 AM on September 1, 2011


Cats are Republicans from the Nixon administration. No matter what happens they will deny all knowledge of it to best of their recollection.
posted by tommasz at 12:46 PM on September 1, 2011


I don't see this as a cat trapping another cat in a box so much as a cat introducing his buddy to the new Battle Fort and making sure that it was secure...

At least, this is the narrative I use when my cats do this sort of thing to one another. Which, based on the fact that I leave empty cardboard boxes all over for them to wage wars from, is usually a daily event.

Witness the terrifying power of Nuku as she hides in the back of the box, waiting for something edible to wander by. (The sleeping effect is just a clever ploy to lure her prey into a false sense of security. Probably.)
posted by quin at 2:16 PM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


On topic: this right here is my favorite cat-being-a-dick video of the week.

BLESS YOU GREG NOG THAT CURED MY HICCUPS
posted by Nattie at 6:36 PM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


We gave one of our cats the lion cut two summers in a row. He has super long fur and doesn't like being combed. By mid-summer in sweltering NYC he's miserable and looks like some sort of matted hobo cat. His sister hisses at him for a couple days, but he loves it. Happy as a clam to be liberated from all that fur.

Also, the lion cut is freaking hilarious. I am not ashamed that I would contemplate doing it just for the lulz. We live in a milder climate now, and have discovered the furminator, so I guess I'll restrain myself.

I feel like I should mention that there's a band called Lion Cut.
posted by Erroneous at 8:12 AM on September 2, 2011


Here is an animated gif of a cat being a dick to a bat. The cat makes an incredible leap and snags the bat out of mid air.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:11 PM on September 2, 2011


Here is a video of a cat being a dick to a rabbit. The rabbit makes an incredible leap and gets away easily.
posted by homunculus at 3:13 PM on September 2, 2011


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