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July 21, 2012 12:16 PM   Subscribe

CAT LOVES GIRL Girl is unsure about it.
posted by The Whelk (53 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
That made my nose itch like you wouldn't believe. *wipes away imaginary cat hair*
posted by mudpuppie at 12:21 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think she's got a hairball.
posted by goethean at 12:24 PM on July 21, 2012


That isn't affection, the cat is simply marking its property. Kitty is about as emotional as when the IT puts the asset tags on computers.
posted by birdherder at 12:28 PM on July 21, 2012 [20 favorites]


Now I want to see it again but done like this.
posted by elizardbits at 12:30 PM on July 21, 2012


One of my cats does exactly this. I'm a crazy cat lady and I adore all my cats but sometimes it's annoying as fuck, especially when I'm trying to sleep or read the internets.

That isn't affection, the cat is simply marking its property.

It actually is a way that cats show affection.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 12:37 PM on July 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


At first I thought that girl was the actress who plays Arya in Game of Thrones. Glad she was finally able to catch that cat.
posted by littlesq at 12:37 PM on July 21, 2012 [15 favorites]


Well, they do love their property.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:38 PM on July 21, 2012 [9 favorites]


here's a video of my dog playing "game for cats" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwhg-0z1KpA
posted by the theory of revolution at 12:39 PM on July 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


ISNT SHE KEWT
posted by the theory of revolution at 12:40 PM on July 21, 2012


That was one cute cat, with its little beard and everything.

I LOVE YOU CAT even if your owner is unsure.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 12:41 PM on July 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cat the Cat would do this in the morning, a game we called JUST LET ME PUT MY HEAD INSIDE YOUR MOUTH OKAY
posted by The Whelk at 12:43 PM on July 21, 2012 [16 favorites]


That is most uncatlike behavior, usually it's JUST LET ME RUB MY BUTTHOLE ON YOUR FACE WHILE YOU ARE INNOCENTLY SLEEPING
posted by elizardbits at 12:54 PM on July 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


bad kitteh
posted by elizardbits at 12:55 PM on July 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


This must be a black-and-white with chin-patch thing. Mr. Anton Schmanton LaVey does this all the time.
posted by oflinkey at 12:55 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


That cat needs a better human.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 1:02 PM on July 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


Don't forget the 4:30AM "HI, HI, HI, HI, HI, HI, HI HOW ARE YOU HI, HOW ARE YOU HI HI HI." documentary evidence of this behavior by one of my three cats
posted by rmd1023 at 1:03 PM on July 21, 2012 [17 favorites]


Awww KITTEH!
posted by limeonaire at 1:09 PM on July 21, 2012


Oh, I think that most people who have cats have had that expression and that reaction at one point or another. Sometimes kitties are feeling the love at exactly the wrong moment.
posted by angelchrys at 1:15 PM on July 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I kind of liked her expression. That is often a good expression to have when looking at cats, because cats do some wacky and annoying shit, OK?
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:15 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, you know, adorable shit, but you could still use that expression, if pressed.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:15 PM on July 21, 2012


Lesson to heterosexual guys and lesbians: When you date a cat lady, this is the face your kissing... lots of cat saliva and maybe it's dried up if you're lucky
posted by EJXD2 at 1:36 PM on July 21, 2012


This looks like my cat. "Attention please. Attention! Mom. Attention please. Mom. Mom. ATTENTION!"
posted by apricot at 1:52 PM on July 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


My goodness, but that young lady has huge eyeballs. Is she wearing contacts that make you look like an anime character?
posted by KHAAAN! at 2:23 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Aw, that's really cute!

But this one I find, umm, cuter for some strange reason.
posted by droplet at 2:28 PM on July 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


Awwwww....

Everything tastes better with cat hair in it.

My kitty likes to play "adore me now." Usually by lying on my keyboard while I'm typing. He also likes to creep up while I'm sleeping and lie on my face. I could go on, but I have to stop and pet the cat.
posted by mule98J at 2:34 PM on July 21, 2012


I have experienced this more than twice.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:39 PM on July 21, 2012


Heh, at least two of my thoughts overlapped with previous posters' thoughts:

1) Hey that girl looks like Arya!

2) That girl has giant eyes!
posted by fancyoats at 2:46 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's not love until the cat starts kneading your chest and doing twitchy hip thrusts while biting your sweater and drooling on you. Our neighbours cat loves. Me? I'm allergic to cats and they sense it.
posted by srboisvert at 2:51 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


But this yt one I find, umm, cuter for some strange reason.

Um. That kitten is not "grooming his hair," it's looking for a nipple to nurse from in his hair.
posted by aught at 2:54 PM on July 21, 2012


That isn't affection, the cat is simply marking its property. Kitty is about as emotional as when the IT puts the asset tags on computers.

An alien that didn't understand any human languages watching us would conclude similar things about everything we do. There are biological explanations for most, if not all, positive human behaviors, from sex selection to pair bonding to protecting young to extended family group forming to tribe formation, et cetera. You have to make an empathic leap to interpret anything an animal does with emotional import.

For a long time smart people were able to consider animals at unfeeling automatons for this reason, that and because it was economically advantageous for them to do so.
posted by JHarris at 2:59 PM on July 21, 2012 [11 favorites]


Poor keecat and his emotionally withholding owner.

He just wants to cuddle!
posted by winna at 3:20 PM on July 21, 2012


That was the funniest cat video I have seen on the internets. Thank you, Whelk.



This may have something to do with me not being so much a lover of cats as a "finds them on the whole tolerable and often amusing" of cats.
posted by Diablevert at 3:35 PM on July 21, 2012


That cat needs a better human.

QFT

I have a cat like this and she is the great unearned blessing of my life.
posted by Egg Shen at 3:43 PM on July 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


The appropriate expression is this one.
posted by Egg Shen at 3:57 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kitten attacks doberman. Doberman surrenders.
posted by Mojojojo at 4:01 PM on July 21, 2012 [14 favorites]


At least he's not a drooler. We had one adorable guy who would rub your face and leave a trail.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:22 PM on July 21, 2012


Lesson to heterosexual guys and lesbians: When you date a cat lady, this is the face your kissing... lots of cat saliva and maybe it's dried up if you're lucky

Yeah, well, earlier I witnessed my husband attempting to bite my cat Banana lovingly on the top of his head. So I think this is a hazard all of us in or seeking a relationship face.
posted by something something at 4:33 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's a very good Doberman.
posted by rmd1023 at 4:41 PM on July 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


One of our cats loves loves loves to JAM her face into my girlfriend's armpit. Would this make a worthwhile YouTube video?
posted by orme at 5:32 PM on July 21, 2012


My cat likes to sit on my boobs. Would this make a worthwhile YouTube video?
posted by maryr at 5:42 PM on July 21, 2012


That video is more or less how I wake up most mornings, though my little monster is much smaller and fuzzier than that one. There's no such thing as cute at 4 am, sorry.
posted by peppermind at 5:43 PM on July 21, 2012


My cat likes to sit on my boobs. Would this make a worthwhile YouTube video?

"cats in racks" is a fairly popular category on cute overload and the cheezburger network.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:58 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I kept expecting the camera to pull back and reveal that she had both arms in casts.

But then she scratched her face.
posted by vitabellosi at 6:22 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lesson to heterosexual guys and lesbians: When you date a cat lady, this is the face your kissing... lots of cat saliva and maybe it's dried up if you're lucky

And if anyone has a problem with that, they are most welcome to go date someone else.
posted by caryatid at 7:32 PM on July 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


You're kissing every cat your significant other has ever nuzzled.
posted by maryr at 7:48 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am totally cool with that.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:31 PM on July 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


One of my cats is that affectionate and persistent and always wants his lovin' when I'm on the computer (to be fair I'm almost always on my computer). The white t-shirt I put on this morning is covered in grey fur.
posted by deborah at 9:08 PM on July 21, 2012


Lesson to heterosexual guys and lesbians: When you date a cat lady, this is the face your kissing... lots of cat saliva and maybe it's dried up if you're lucky

I don't understand why this can't apply to heterosexual females. I'm the craziest cat lady to the extreme although I've never had a cat that was so up in my face until I lived with my boyfriend who had only had one cat in his entire life. You should see the two makeout. He's our cat now, but holy shit, is that cat in your face ALL THE TIME. I love that cat to death and have for years, but sometimes I just want to be left alone.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:53 PM on July 21, 2012



Oh, I think that most people who have cats have had that expression and that reaction at one point or another. Sometimes kitties are feeling the love at exactly the wrong moment.


I kept expecting something more. Some big reveal or funny dialog. This is me every day. One of our cats has a thing for me and wants to bond when I am in bed reading. Every day my husband must de-cattify the bed before we go to sleep and shut the door on him.

That is Phineas. Eustace on the other hand is a lover of my husband and my dog. His M.O is to wait until my husband is siting down, walk over and start rubbing his head on my husband's legs, and then bite. He does this all the time. Eustace rarely has time for me unless he is bored and then he might find a way to get to my hair (like leaping on the back of the sofa) so he can bite it and pull it.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:58 AM on July 22, 2012


I hope people aren't really thinking that she's a sub-par cat owner because of a one-minute-long youtube video.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 8:45 AM on July 22, 2012


When you make out with a cat, you make out with every anus that cat has made out with.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:36 AM on July 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm allergic to cats and they sense it.

Don't you know that singling out the one allergic person in the group for special attention is a mandatory skill taught in kitten school?
posted by Enron Hubbard at 11:59 AM on July 22, 2012


This is me every night. I come home from a ten hour day, I hassle and cajole 2 toddlers to eat their dinner, brush their teeth and get into bed, I finally get to sit on the damn couch with my well earned bourbon, and here comes Kali. Climbs on my chest, presses her body against mine, looks straight into my eyes and starts stroking my face with her paw, usually with nails unclipped. Mostly I am annoyed, but occasionally it's divine.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 2:04 PM on July 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


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