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As with all my new pets, I gently bit each kitten on the face. This is how I let my animals know that I am now their mother.
September 16, 2012 10:48 PM   Subscribe

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posted by benzenedream (35 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
As I've always said, cool people are cat people. Dog owners are in constant need of approbation.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 10:58 PM on September 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


I can never get enough of Freddie Mercury and his cats. I wish someone would paint my cats onto a vest for me.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 11:01 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dog owners are in constant need of approbation.

The very first post on MetaFilter was of people's cats. The biggest meme ever created on the Internet is pictures of cats. If that counts as a "constant need of approbation" by cat owners, I do not know.
posted by stbalbach at 11:10 PM on September 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


As I've always said, cool people are cat people.
That you have persisted in your horrible misapprehension for some time in no way alters its fundamental erroneousness. So there.
posted by Abiezer at 11:13 PM on September 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'm sure it's a sweet kitty, but oh my goodness. Billy Corgan's cat will haunt your dreams....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:26 PM on September 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


Kronos_to_Earth: I dunno, I don't think of ceramic as being especially friendly. :)
posted by Malor at 12:24 AM on September 17, 2012


Jason Schwartzman is going to get hair all over that sweater.
posted by michaelh at 12:39 AM on September 17, 2012


If that (doesn't?) counts as a "constant need of approbation" by cat owners, I do not know.

Sorry, stbalbach, I should have clarified. Dog owners need the constant approbation of their dogs, not other humans. Mostly.

That you have persisted in your horrible misapprehension for some time in no way alters its fundamental erroneousness. So there.

I refute that thusly, in the words of R. Heinlein, "Where cat is, is civilization."

From that link, "You are not civilized without a cat."
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 12:55 AM on September 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Where cat is, is civilization."
No, just means you've got rats in your granary.
Which you could work up to a metaphor for civilisation, I suppose, but will always be seen as a retrogression from the happy days when our free ancestors roamed the savannah in almost preternatural unspoken concert with their noble canine hunting companions, and not a litter tray in sight.
posted by Abiezer at 1:05 AM on September 17, 2012 [5 favorites]


As I've always said, cool people are cat people.

That's just the brain parasites talking.
posted by mhoye at 1:06 AM on September 17, 2012 [13 favorites]


and not a litter tray in sight.


Hey, you poop in the house too.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:42 AM on September 17, 2012


As I've always said, cool people are cat people.

Stop, you're making me anxious.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 1:44 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bah, I mean:
That's just the brain parasites talking.

Stop, you're making me etc etc.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 1:45 AM on September 17, 2012


But, yeah, cats are kind of dumb. I mean, they chose to hang around people. They found the biggest meanest horriblest assholes around and decided "Hey, I want to be friends with them."

I mean, there are plenty of animals that hang around us for food. But cats are actually stupid enough to trust us. Idiots, seriously.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:49 AM on September 17, 2012


The very first post on MetaFilter was of people's cats. The biggest meme ever created on the Internet is pictures of cats. If that counts as a "constant need of approbation" by cat owners, I do not know.
posted by stbalbach at 7:10 AM on September 17


Indulging in the approbation of cats is not the same thing as needing approbation.
posted by Decani at 2:04 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


But cats are actually stupid enough to trust us. Idiots, seriously.

Nah, you've got it all wrong. Prior to cats domesticating us, we were dorky dog companions, running around, sniffing each other's butts and eating cat poo. After our domestication, which seemed almost too easy to the cats, they barely acknowledge us, let alone trust us.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 2:04 AM on September 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


For some reason, all the cats that I have ever had have chosen to express their "being friends with me" and "trust" with glances of sheer contempt.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 3:24 AM on September 17, 2012


Tilda Swinton's cat is as pale and unfeeling as she is.
posted by tommasz at 5:13 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Martha Stewart is frightening.
posted by Egg Shen at 5:22 AM on September 17, 2012


Antonio Bandares with Kitty Purry, Robert Meowny Jr., Leonardo DiCatrio and others
posted by Sailormom at 5:49 AM on September 17, 2012


Tilda Swinton's cat is as pale and unfeeling as she is.

I felt like that cat selection was a little on the nose for Tilda. Alexander Skarsgard's, however, was totally unexpected.
posted by gladly at 6:01 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think this needs to be repeated: I gently bit each kitten on the face. This is how I let my animals know that I am now their mother.

Thank you, Martha.
posted by betweenthebars at 6:27 AM on September 17, 2012


How did Ginny Weasley end up with Crookshanks?
posted by Navelgazer at 6:52 AM on September 17, 2012


Keith Richards looks like he is not happy about holding the little kitten in his hand.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:30 AM on September 17, 2012


Well that was exactly what I thought it would be.
posted by rusty at 7:54 AM on September 17, 2012


Ah. It isn't a real cat. A little trouble telling - it was late. But if it's a sculpture of his kitty...eeep
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:59 AM on September 17, 2012


So, as I said on Twitter the other day, is Tumblr ever not down?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:11 AM on September 17, 2012


Keith Richards looks like he is not happy about holding the little kitten in his hand.

Of course he wasn't. The little guy just swallowed the last of Keith's stash, and nobody but nobody feels good about having to slice open a kitten's soft little belly.
posted by item at 8:14 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cats are our friends. Dogs are our partners.
posted by Bonzai at 9:15 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cats are our friends. Dogs are our slaves.

My big problem with dogs is that they are so eager to please. I prefer a pet that sort of hates me sometimes. It makes the cuddly times so much more meaningful.
posted by something something at 9:24 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cats are our friends. Dogs are our partners.

They won't be partners until they learn to dispose of their own poop. Until then, they are dependents.
posted by gjc at 9:25 AM on September 17, 2012


item: Keith Richards looks like he is not happy about holding the little kitten in his hand.

Of course he wasn't. The little guy just swallowed the last of Keith's stash, and nobody but nobody feels good about having to slice open a kitten's soft little belly.
Keith's no sociopath.

He'll wait until it poops the stash out, and then eat it.
posted by IAmBroom at 10:10 AM on September 17, 2012


I think this needs to be repeated: I’ve been so happy with their company that I decided to call their breeder, Pam Rutan Dillmuth of Top Shelf Persians, who delivered last week, two adorable, fluffy, playful, and curious Persian kittens.

Fuck you, Martha
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:45 PM on September 17, 2012


He'll wait until it poops the stash out, and then eat it.

Pffft. By the time the kitten's pooped out the drugs, it's too late - it's already ingested most of the good stuff and then Keef has to go to the trouble of drawing its poor little blood out to inject into his own. Waaaay too much of a hassle.
posted by item at 2:24 PM on September 17, 2012


And YES i realize that makes absolutely zero sense. Mr. Richards didn't get where he is in life by making sense, dammit.
posted by item at 2:26 PM on September 17, 2012


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