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April 17, 2012 3:19 PM   Subscribe

Cat Alarm Clock SLYT
posted by Cool Papa Bell (41 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh my god that is the most adorable thing. Probably not for the dude getting woken up, though.
posted by Kaatridge at 3:28 PM on April 17, 2012


A cat's ability to see beneath doors is one of their greatest advantages over silly humans.
posted by carsonb at 3:33 PM on April 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Rick

Rick

Wake up, Rick, I'm hungry.

Rick
posted by entropicamericana at 3:33 PM on April 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Rick

Rick

Are we really going to do this bit in every single post with 'cat' in the taglist, Rick?
posted by hincandenza at 3:38 PM on April 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


THWACK

THWACK

THWACK

LETTING ME SLEEP ON THE BED WOULD BE EASIER, JUST SAYING.
posted by The Whelk at 3:41 PM on April 17, 2012 [20 favorites]


Laughed til I cried.

Though of course it's not really funny.
posted by Trurl at 3:44 PM on April 17, 2012


this backs up my theory that cats are smart. and also, jerks.
posted by ninjew at 3:46 PM on April 17, 2012 [10 favorites]


This would happen exactly once. Then, I'd move the door stopper to the wall where it belongs.
posted by crunchland at 3:50 PM on April 17, 2012 [10 favorites]


And say goodbye to the carpeting and/or finish around the door.
posted by carsonb at 3:53 PM on April 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


rick

rick

of course we're still doing this rick it's still funny

IT WILL ALWAYS BE FUNNY RICK
posted by Kpele at 3:54 PM on April 17, 2012 [26 favorites]


That cat is a genius.
posted by mogget at 3:57 PM on April 17, 2012


Dude shouldn't be encouraging the cat in this campaign; the next step will be the cat playing a kazoo through that gap under the door.
posted by subbes at 3:59 PM on April 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


This is not the most adorable thing in the world.

OKAY IT IS I'M SORRY FOR MISLEADING YOU.
posted by JHarris at 4:03 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


if cats had opposable thumbs, they would rule the world.
posted by BoZo555 at 4:10 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


so CUTE!
posted by brittaincrowe at 4:24 PM on April 17, 2012


I like how when the little thwacks aren't satisfactory, the cat tries again real quick until it really gets it good, then it let's the stop go through the whole Thwarrrbbbbb!
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:25 PM on April 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


pedantic

Aren't those things usually mounted on wall moulding, not on doors?

/pedantic
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:32 PM on April 17, 2012


if cats had opposable thumbs, they would rule the world.

Only until nap time.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:37 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cats are bastards, and I love them.

I lived in an apartment once in which the bedroom had a drop ceiling with many of the tiles missing. When she was a much smaller and younger cat, Nikki found some mysterious way up into the ceiling where, every morning at 5:30, 30 minutes before I had to get up to go to work, she would jump down from the ceiling onto my head. Every morning.

I am so glad I don't live there, anymore.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 4:40 PM on April 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


I thought all cats did that. I thought I solved the problem by removing that springy thing but my current cats will grab under the door and shake the door back and forth. When you're asleep it sounds like someone is trying to break in.

My mom's cat would partially open the cabinet door her food was in and let it slam shut. Mom tried those things used to kid proof and the kitty would just shake it until she got her food.

My current solution is just to leave the doors all open. Cats abhor closed doors.
posted by birdherder at 4:41 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Our cat just tramples on the New Yorker on the bedside table like he's tearing it with his claws.

But only when the person who reads the New Yorker is home.
posted by zennie at 4:50 PM on April 17, 2012


Don't forget the innocent "oh, sorry, I just knocked this thing of yours off the table with my tail completely accidentally... but since you're awake now to clear it up, how about some food?"
posted by subbes at 5:04 PM on April 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


My dear departed asshole of a cat would do this. Also, standing on his hind legs (he was tall) and rubbing his paw over the mini blinds like a washboard. Also, knocking over every trash can in the house. Also, sitting on the dresser (next to the bed) and very effectively swatting pennies off of it like a hockey player. I always thought the latter was just an attempt to make noise so that I'd get up. Then one day I realized he was aiming for my head.
posted by mudpuppie at 5:07 PM on April 17, 2012 [16 favorites]


If you want a cat who won't wake you up in the morning, here's a tip: feed them at night, never in the morning.
posted by caryatid at 5:24 PM on April 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ours gets up on her hind legs and bangs on the closet doors. If you chase her out of the bedroom, she'll do it on the hall closets too.
posted by sfred at 5:32 PM on April 17, 2012


That's a good tip, caryatid, but it's not always food they want. The video's description says, He doesn't do it because he's hungry, he does it because he feels lonely, and I know that in the case of my cats reason doesn't seem to factor into it—there's simply a door there, and it's closed, and they have to know what's on the other side of it. I mean, the gall of having an area of their domain they cannot access!
posted by carsonb at 5:41 PM on April 17, 2012


All these clever, mischievous cats -- I wonder -- are they indoor cats?
posted by Soupisgoodfood at 6:32 PM on April 17, 2012


That cat doesn't hate being alone. That cat, like all cats, hates closed doors.

OPEN THE DOOR
posted by DU at 7:00 PM on April 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


This is funny, but only because it's not my cat.
posted by snickerdoodle at 7:13 PM on April 17, 2012


Two tips for less-annoying feline companions:

1. When cat commences annoying activity, produce spray bottle and apply water spray to cat until annoying activity ceases.

2. Have available non-annoying decoy activity (say, a scratching post) and act suitably horrified and attention-giving when cat uses it.

Your cat will happily spend the rest of its' life thinking it's a right bastard while in fact being absolutely harmless.
posted by Blue Meanie at 7:28 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, you could always leave the bedroom door open and let your cat sleep with you.
posted by caryatid at 7:57 PM on April 17, 2012


You can't snooze alarm cat.
posted by OsoMeaty at 7:59 PM on April 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Well, you could always leave the bedroom door open and let your cat sleep with you.

We do this. Our cat bangs the closet door (also open) at 4 a.m and drives us crazy. He's bored.
posted by Benway at 8:07 PM on April 17, 2012


Wow. I am getting a real education in how well-behaved my cat is.
posted by caryatid at 8:12 PM on April 17, 2012


My cat just climbs on my chest and starts gnawing on my hair and scalp. He knows I'm made of food.
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:22 PM on April 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


One cat will stick her paws underneath and feel along the length of the closed door, hoping she can somehow jimmy it open. The other one will just walk into it repeatedly until we open it.

I'm not sure which cat is smarter.
posted by ThatSomething at 9:05 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


i wonder if having regular closed doors fucks with the territory patrolling of cats.

OPEN THE DOOR

Why?

IT'S CLOSED

So?

OPEN THE DOOR

No.

I HAVE TO CHECK ON THE THINGS, THE THINGS!

They're right where you left them.

YOU DON'T KNOW THAT. YOU CAN'T KNOW THAT. CAUSE THE DOOR IS CLOSED.

Nothing has changed since you where just in there.

I HAVE TO CHECK. THE THINGS. THEY COULD HAVE MOVED. OPEN THE DOOR.

No.

OPEN THE DOOR

No.

IT IS WITHIN YOUR POWER TO END THIS JUST OPEN THE DOOR

There is no reason for me to open the door.

THERE IS NO REASON FOR YOU NOT TO OPEN THE DOOR. THINK ABUT IT, THE THINGS COULD'VE MOVED. SOMEONE COULD BE IN THERE. SOME HUGE AWFUL CAT RUNNING AROUND AND TOUCHING YOUR THINGS AND STALKING AROUND LIKE HE OWNS THE PLACE

There is no cat in there.

IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT? IS THAT HOW YOU WHERE RAISED? JUST LET ANY OL' TOM JUST COME IN HERE AND LOOK AT WHATEVER THEY PLEASE AND STINK UP THE JOINT? IS THAT WHO I AM LIVING WITH?!

No.

THEN OPEN. THE. DOOR.

Fine! There! Door open.

OHGODYES YESYESYESYES

Was there a huge cat stinking up the place?

NO

Had anything moves?

NO

Well there then.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING
posted by The Whelk at 9:30 PM on April 17, 2012 [30 favorites]


Somebody's been reading ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS.
posted by caryatid at 9:57 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I never felt it was right to deny my cat access to me at night. Cat is captive in house. I've provided for the needs I know in advance. But what if something comes up? Besides, my cat took care of me, too. And she knew to bring things to my attention when she needed help. Okay. Now my heart aches. Toots has been gone 22 years.
posted by Goofyy at 3:17 AM on April 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also, sitting on the dresser (next to the bed) and very effectively swatting pennies off of it like a hockey player.

Am I the only one who read that as "penises"?

I was all like "shit just got real".
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated at 5:48 AM on April 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, we don't have those door stopper things, but my cat loves to do that to power cords, book covers and also sometimes the just the wall. Sits there for hours, scraping at the wall.

Sometimes I fantasize that I am sitting inches from a skull filled with rubies, and only the cat really knows.
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated at 5:51 AM on April 18, 2012


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