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I'd share that with other people in a heartbeat, but there's a monster spider in the sidebar, and the same monster spider but bigger at the end of the video. Oh well. Good job YouTube.
posted by edd at 6:23 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


There are cats that like to hunt mice and cats that like to hunt birds. I have a strong suspicion about which category this cat falls under.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:24 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


That spider in the sidebar is from this recent post and it's actually ADORABLE!
posted by lazaruslong at 6:25 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]




You used "spider" and "adorable" in the same sentence...hmmm... Just how did you do that?
posted by HuronBob at 6:32 PM on January 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


thank you so much for the spider warning. I was about to click on the link...
posted by supermedusa at 6:33 PM on January 18, 2013


BEST CAT

I didn't notice a spider because BEST CAT
posted by elizardbits at 6:36 PM on January 18, 2013 [12 favorites]


There was a spider?! There was only an awesome leaping cat!
posted by rtha at 6:38 PM on January 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


also here is a video with a naughty puggle

just because.
posted by elizardbits at 6:39 PM on January 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I've come to the conclusion after the past many years that I like cats an awful lot.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:40 PM on January 18, 2013 [10 favorites]


Yorvit the cat and I just watched this. I don't think he was impressed, but he watched the whole thing with me, twice.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:51 PM on January 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yorvit the cat and I just watched this. I don't think he was impressed.

Tuxedo cats have a special duty to maintain dignity.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:57 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think that cat is frustrated by her lack of neat folding skills...

Who am I kidding? A cat would never fold laundry!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:59 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was so sure when they zoomed in that I would see a tiny trampoline in the bottom of the hamper . . .
posted by HotToddy at 7:01 PM on January 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Cat + laundry = LaundryCat!

I think my laundry productivity would at least double with one of these.
posted by carter at 7:03 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is like the cat version of training for the Olympics.
posted by The Whelk at 7:08 PM on January 18, 2013


You used "spider" and "adorable" in the same sentence...hmmm... Just how did you do that?

"And just then, an adorable brick landed on the spider."
posted by yoink at 7:08 PM on January 18, 2013 [21 favorites]


Music gives the Sims flashbacks.
posted by fleacircus at 7:09 PM on January 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I don't have a problem getting the laundry into the basket, clean or dirty. It's the reverse operation I need help with. :glares at the two lazy, good-for-nothing cats lounging nearby:
posted by mollweide at 7:11 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Would be better with Joe Biden.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:12 PM on January 18, 2013


fleacircus: "Music gives the Sims flashbacks."

Also Plants vs Zombies, right?
posted by lazaruslong at 7:17 PM on January 18, 2013


Or....is it Ski Safari....
posted by lazaruslong at 7:18 PM on January 18, 2013


someone needs to add a zoomy nyan rainbows whooshing out of the kitty's butt every time it leaps.
posted by elizardbits at 7:19 PM on January 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Sure, that cat is a grabby cat, but can she sort dark vs. whites vs. delicates?

I THINK NOT
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 7:24 PM on January 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Let's be clear about this: the spider mentioned above is that of a sidebar video. The "larger spider" edd mentions is only the thumbnail of that same video that's displayed when the cat video ends. There is no stealth spider in the video. You can watch it without fear supermedusa.
posted by JHarris at 7:28 PM on January 18, 2013


Some friends of mine in college used to have a spider eating cat. Everyone was happy with the arrangement.

Well, probably not the spiders.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:35 PM on January 18, 2013 [7 favorites]


For some reason this is the video that cemented the following epiphany for me.

As much as people joke about the trivialness of cute cat/dog videos it occurs to me that they really show how much we (cats, dogs, and humans) as species have grown to have such an absolutely tight symbiotic relationship. We're not just feeding and sheltering these guys, we're taking them with us into the digital age. Mark this, even if the singularity were to happen you can bet we'd upload Fuzzles and Sparky to come with us.

Except for me, because as much as I love cats and dogs I'm oh so certain the universe would find a way for me to still be allergic to that particular code.
posted by sendai sleep master at 7:40 PM on January 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


it occurs to me that they really show how much we (cats, dogs, and humans) as species have grown to have such an absolutely tight symbiotic relationship.

Y'know what blew my mind? Except for a brief period as kittens, and when mating underneath my window at 3 A.M., cats usually don't meow to each other. They only do it with humans. Yes, they are talking to you.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:50 PM on January 18, 2013 [36 favorites]


Not so much talking as instructing.
posted by arcticseal at 7:55 PM on January 18, 2013 [12 favorites]


OK, you just freaked me out.
posted by wallabear at 8:02 PM on January 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sadly for our cats, we don't follow instructions very well. They also tell us that.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:04 PM on January 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Weird. It is really close to the music from that little i0S skiing game. I wonder if that's an intentional tip of the hat.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:19 PM on January 18, 2013


Mark this, even if the singularity were to happen you can bet we'd upload Fuzzles and Sparky to come with us.

The dispensation of pets can be a tricky question for Christian pastors. There is no clear theology surrounding it but at the same time the passing of a pet is very often a child's first real encounter with the loss of a loved one.

Everyone knows what the right answer should be though, and I agree if we end up having control of the singularity we'll make it happen :-)
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 8:49 PM on January 18, 2013


I have a toddler who does exactly the opposite. Try to put something in a basket... nope. Gotta throw it right back out.

You could put them in a room and have laundry flying in circles for all eternity.
posted by sonika at 8:49 PM on January 18, 2013 [7 favorites]


Am I missing something? I watched the video twice and don't understand what's unique or interesting about a video of a guy throwing dirty laundry into a common household item.

I just assumed everyone owned a hampurr.
posted by prinado at 8:56 PM on January 18, 2013 [20 favorites]


Sadly for our cats, we don't follow instructions very well. They also tell us that.
Repeatedly!

hampurr
HAMPURR
HAMPURR!

OMG I favorited that so hard it hurt my finger.
Prinado FTW!
posted by BlueHorse at 9:21 PM on January 18, 2013


The dispensation of pets can be a tricky question for Christian pastors. There is no clear theology surrounding it but at the same time the passing of a pet is very often a child's first real encounter with the loss of a loved one.

I thought that was settled a long time ago now.
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:44 PM on January 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


Ouch, prinado.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 11:37 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is goaltending!

All those buckets count automatically!
posted by srboisvert at 12:25 AM on January 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Let's be clear about this: the spider mentioned above is that of a sidebar video. The "larger spider" edd mentions is only the thumbnail of that same video that's displayed when the cat video ends. There is no stealth spider in the video. You can watch it without fear supermedusa.
Yep. I don't know why it didn't occur to me last night, but use the metafilter inline player to avoid the side bar, and just close it before the very end. There's a brief ad type thing for the youtube channel at the end too so you can quit out during the last ~10s and not risk missing any awesome cat.
Go watch!
posted by edd at 12:25 AM on January 19, 2013


This is what happens when you use too much Bounce.
posted by MuffinMan at 2:19 AM on January 19, 2013 [16 favorites]


I adore the cat's discomfort at the end. They don't want attention - the cameraperson is scaring off the prey and ruining a perfectly good hunting spot.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:34 AM on January 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Caracal is a wild cat known for jumping after birds. Looks like our domesticated felines can do a pretty good job too.

I had a cat that wouldn't eat spiders, but was curious about them and so would just smell them. One day the cat came to me, making the sound "mmmm", "MMMMM!!!" "MMMMMMM!!!!"

The spider she was smelling had jumped onto her nose and she was quite upset and was trying to tell me, but she was afraid to open her mouth, because the spider might jump in.
posted by eye of newt at 8:51 AM on January 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


I used to have a tabby who would often leap three feet into the air to catch flies on the wing. She'd nail them every time.

Sadly, she didn't have the sense of the cat that eye of newt describes. She tried the same attack on a bee once and looked quite triumphant for a moment. Just one, brief shining moment.
posted by maudlin at 1:52 PM on January 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


I swear that's one of the best reasons to own a cat, the way they will eat spiders or at least kill the shit out of them. One of my cats was an insect corpse hoarder, she had a little corner behind the couch that was straight out of a bug's idea of a Korean horror movie.

And she had the uncanny ability to NOT attack truly venomous spiders but would just sit over them, herding them and meowing loudly, til I would come over apply the boot to them, mostly black widows. Once a hobo spider.

Fuck me, I love cats. And I hate spiders.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 9:55 PM on January 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


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