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My visitor kitteh cleans my hands all the time, and otherwise spends her time grooming herself.
posted by Stewriffic at 7:08 AM on March 2, 2013


That bunny looks extremely put upon.
posted by arcticseal at 7:10 AM on March 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


When my cat and my mother's cat decide they like each other, they chase each other round the house, have a giant wrestling match and the winner gets to clean the loser. Admittedly, this may just be a cunning ploy by Eaton to get Edmund to clean him.
posted by hoyland at 7:11 AM on March 2, 2013


That rabbit had a look of sheer stunned horror: "Oh god, go to your happy place, Bob, just go to your happy place, stay still and maybe he'll let you live...."

And in the last clip, it is totally obvious that cat is high.
posted by Kitteh at 7:11 AM on March 2, 2013 [6 favorites]


the last one was my favorite of the bunch.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 7:12 AM on March 2, 2013


Kittehs like to clean all the things, but only after they've cleaned their own butt.
posted by MartinWisse at 7:15 AM on March 2, 2013 [6 favorites]


KITTIES!
posted by Artw at 7:17 AM on March 2, 2013


Yeah, one of my cats essentially exfoliates my nose many times a day. When she's not cleaning her butt.
posted by angrycat at 7:27 AM on March 2, 2013


The music makes the last one. It looks like it's doing some quaint old dance from the twenties.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:27 AM on March 2, 2013


You could just hear what that hamster was thinking..."Our Father, who art in the giant wheel in heaven..."
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 7:43 AM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Triceratops and Sadie engage in vigorous fight-cleaning, which alternates between lovingly washing each other and trying to pull each other's ears off, and then washing each other again, then trying to disembowel each other.
posted by ChuraChura at 7:43 AM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


My cat is licking me now.
posted by Mezentian at 7:44 AM on March 2, 2013


Is there no way they could have worked some piglets and lambs into those videos?
posted by Ad hominem at 7:47 AM on March 2, 2013


Love the George Formby in the last one! Also CHIHUAHUA YAWNINGK.

But I still never got the memo about how a responsible pet owner introduces a cat to a hamster in order to make sure things won't end badly for the hamster if it goes wrong.
posted by Countess Elena at 7:59 AM on March 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


But I still never got the memo about how a responsible pet owner introduces a cat to a hamster in order to make sure things won't end badly for the hamster if it goes wrong.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Cat+Hamster=Awesome_Cuteness!!! just isn't an equation that any sane mind would formulate.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:06 AM on March 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


More proof that the secondary goal of all cats is to shove thier heads into as many ear cavitites as they can find.
posted by The Whelk at 8:19 AM on March 2, 2013


I'd forgotten that ehow tells you how to do everything. Still, it could all go wrong in a second.

But then, I'm still traumatized by the time our cat, having been left alone for about five minutes, knocked over a glass aquarium containing a white mouse we had just rescued. Glass everywhere! Amazingly, not only was the cat not hurt, but he dropped the mouse when I yelled at him -- and the mouse wasn't hurt either. Maximum mess created, though.
posted by Countess Elena at 8:19 AM on March 2, 2013


Related to that first video, my sister would like to tell you all that if you like your boots that have rabbit fur, you should keep them away from cats.

My boycats are now washing each other, a scene which makes me very happy.
posted by jeather at 8:28 AM on March 2, 2013




My cat does that window scratching thing on the door to my patio in exactly the same way, with the ears back and the blank look on her face that makes it look like she's submitting to some atavistic programming from deep down that she doesn't quite understand.
posted by invitapriore at 8:44 AM on March 2, 2013


Cats have nothing else to do all day except be soft and act exhausted, so they should be cleaning!
posted by heyho at 9:11 AM on March 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cat cleans pig

I dunno, that cat has an expression that says to me, "How many licks does it take until I get to the HAM?!?"
posted by McCoy Pauley at 9:23 AM on March 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


the world may never know.
posted by The Whelk at 9:24 AM on March 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


Someone let that poor "window-cleaning" cat inside!
posted by maryr at 9:28 AM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Someone let that poor "window-cleaning" cat inside!

Why? He's just there to steal your jewelry for his next kibble fix.
posted by Kitteh at 9:33 AM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


He just wants in to get to the soft human flesh inside the box.
posted by arcticseal at 9:52 AM on March 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


My cat does the "let me in" pawing too. Glass window, bathroom door, it doesn't matter. I just hope she never learns this trick.
posted by Balonious Assault at 10:15 AM on March 2, 2013 [7 favorites]


The rabbit one isn’t “washing a friend,” it’s “playing with your food.” (Seriously, you can tell the kitten’s riled up.)
posted by D.C. at 10:22 AM on March 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


My cat does the same thing as the window cleaning cat, except it is when he finds water on the floor. "Oh My God there is a spill - Get It, Get it, Get It!"
posted by mkim at 1:12 PM on March 2, 2013


Why do people think that introducing a capricious, violent predator animal to a prey animal is a good idea? Cats can easily kill rabbits and hamsters. Even when they're the same size, cats can kill rabbits by scratching their skin with dirty, poop covered claws that cause abscesses - which are notoriously hard to control in rabbits. Why, why why do people think it's cute to let another animal abuse a rabbit? And to film it?

I love cats. I love rabbits. I'm still not stupid enough to think it's a good idea to let a kitten nom on a rabbit's ears because even if you're right there and can (theoretically) stop anything serious from happening you're teaching that kitten that the rabbit is to be treated like a plaything. Unlike another kitten, the rabbit neither knows how to respond to play fighting, nor is it equipped with the same defense mechanisms another kitten might have - piercing claws, stabbing teeth and a robust immune system.

As the rabbit and the cat get older, the cat will continue to treat the rabbit this way because it was never taught differently. And when the cat is full-grown this shit will become serious business because the cat doesn't know when to stop and the rabbit will end up dead.
posted by i feel possessed at 2:32 PM on March 2, 2013


And yet my ex's demon rabbit could handily beat the shit out of my dachshund...and in fact delighted in doing things like a. KICKING her off the couch and b. chasing her around the coffee table.

Man. Thinking back on it, Thumper was a total dick.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:41 PM on March 2, 2013


After viewing that first link with the bunbun, I think my heart grew two sizes today. Not like cardiomegaly, but rather like the Grinch, post-reform.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 4:47 PM on March 2, 2013


My cat does the "let me in" pawing too. Glass window, bathroom door, it doesn't matter. I just hope she never learns this trick .

I don't have video of it but my brother's cat has learned how to knock on doors by sliding a paw underneath the bottom of the door and pulling forward repeatedly to bang it against the frame. Just as effective.
posted by spitefulcrow at 6:05 PM on March 2, 2013


Who needs a Clarisonic when you can have a kitteh give you morning exfoliation like mine does?

My other kitty does that window scratching thing. Thanks to him my back door looks like it's been washed with mud.
posted by emcat8 at 6:23 PM on March 2, 2013


My cat looooooves licking my laptop.

She also lets me know she wants to come in by flinging herself at the window screen and clinging there, pulling at it so it makes this huge sound I can't miss. If she's feeling nice she just hooks one claw in it and plinks at it.
posted by RedEmma at 5:17 AM on March 3, 2013


I love grumpy cat. Grumpy cat ruined the harlem shake meme for me. Really I've never laughed at a harlem shake video after being introduced to it by grumpy cat. Yey grumpy cat!
posted by jeffburdges at 9:10 AM on March 3, 2013


About the cat + hamster thing....

You just have to keep trying until you get it right.
posted by mule98J at 9:37 AM on March 3, 2013


The larger of my two ginger kitties will hold down my dog and give her a bath. They each weigh about 22 lbs or so, so it can be quite the struggle for the dog to get loose.

My male grey and white cat loves to do the "cleaning windows" move against just about any vertical surface. He really goes at it any time I leave the house.
posted by deborah at 12:53 PM on March 3, 2013


Cat cleans pig

I dunno, that cat has an expression that says to me, "How many licks does it take until I get to the HAM?!?"

the world may never know.


I never made it without biting.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:42 PM on March 3, 2013


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