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Princess Monster Truck Is a cat.
posted by Artw (53 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Future Is Here And Her Name Is Princess Monster Truck

I predict that your prediction is wrong.
posted by DGCA at 3:34 PM on May 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


That is an EXCELLENT name for that particular cat.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:39 PM on May 8, 2013 [8 favorites]


(soundtrack)
posted by brundlefly at 3:42 PM on May 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Cute cat but Buzzfeed, you are trying way too hard right now. Go make some tea and think about your life.
posted by Doleful Creature at 3:43 PM on May 8, 2013 [11 favorites]


Persian Cats apparently have a decent amount of inheritable health problems!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:45 PM on May 8, 2013


black cats is best cats.

QED.
posted by desjardins at 3:45 PM on May 8, 2013 [8 favorites]


My brown tabbies would dispute that. Nothing wrong with a black cat, but brown tabby is the standard for a reason.
posted by wotsac at 3:50 PM on May 8, 2013


I'm glad those good folks at Buzzfeed are finally getting a little attention.
posted by chasing at 3:51 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Boy howdy, that's one ugly cat!
posted by tommasz at 3:53 PM on May 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Of course, Brooklyn is somehow involved.
posted by phaedon at 4:00 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think we can all agree, though -- white cats suck. They're the worst. Are you deaf, are you not deaf, IDGAF. Fuck white cats.

/totally white-cattist
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:00 PM on May 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Born and raised in the streets of Brooklyn. Makes me glad that New York can still produce something like Princess Monster Truck. Who said were were only about artisanal beards and organic free range locally raised egg frittatas now.
posted by Ad hominem at 4:03 PM on May 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


What a glorious beast!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:08 PM on May 8, 2013


A few years back we moved our cats from being outdoor to indoor cats and one of them didn't take to it too well and got into the habit of pissing on our couch. So, we started giving her praise and treats whenever we noticed her using her box.

Fast forward to today. Our cat will beg for treats and, if denied, will run to use her litter box then run back and beg again. He have essentially taught our cat the "trick" of taking a piss.

Unrelated other than involving a cat, I suppose, but I was laughing my ass off about it this morning.
posted by brundlefly at 4:09 PM on May 8, 2013 [25 favorites]


Princess Monster Truck had an underbite. Out black cat has an overbite.

Maybe... maybe...
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:13 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fuck white cats.

/Paging we-know-who.
posted by Ardiril at 4:15 PM on May 8, 2013


Love the cat, but when I think about how some clueless "breeder" probably dumped her on the streets to die it gives me a sad.
posted by JoanArkham at 4:23 PM on May 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Still like Tardar Sauce and Bub.
posted by SpannerX at 4:25 PM on May 8, 2013


THAT IS THE UGLIEST DAMN CAT I HAVE EVER SEEN!
glad she's got a new home, and a great name...but let's do be serious about this.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 4:40 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I wuvs her. Smooshy faced kittehs are the best.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 4:42 PM on May 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yup. She's totally great. Good job, Tracy & Joseph.
posted by mintcake! at 4:46 PM on May 8, 2013


New and Improved Grumpy Cat! Now With Even More Grumpy!
posted by Toekneesan at 5:03 PM on May 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


this looked like a condition from birth the way her jaw was structured, and these kinds of thing happen commonly in Persian breeds

This is a hand-wavy way of saying that Princess Monster Truck's jaw is the result of overbreeding for type. The Persian breed standard has slowly gotten more and more extreme; the flat squooshy Ewok face is a relatively recent development. It's not healthy in itself - Persians are susceptible to breathing difficulties and blocked tear ducts - and when taken too far can result in issues like this. For every Princess Monster Truck success story, there are probably hundreds if not thousands of similar kittens who are euthanized or abandoned never to be found. (Previously, about similar issues with the modern bulldog.)

I hate to rain on PMT's parade, because she's an adorable, lucky, and awesomely named cat, and I'm glad people love her face instead of being repulsed. I just have trouble being all "yay look at her weirdness, let's turn her into a meme!" when it's a real health problem and a symptom of unhealthy breeding practices.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:09 PM on May 8, 2013 [12 favorites]


So Buzzfeed is over now, yes? Good to know.
posted by etc. at 5:25 PM on May 8, 2013


So what do you for a living?

"I have a weird cat."
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:32 PM on May 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Axtually thats probably the best thing ever I would love to have a weird cat as a job.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:32 PM on May 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


She is beautiful and I would adopt her in an instant.

(Why, yes, we have bulldogs, why do you ask?)
posted by azpenguin at 5:37 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I literally, audibly shrieked when I opened that link. You can just rock me to sleep tonight.
posted by ersatzkat at 5:42 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is one reason we love animals. They have no clue what they look like, and consequently are incapable of giving a fuck. I don't even think a three-legged dog looks at a standard-issue dog and thinks anything other than "MUST! SNIFF! BUTT!!!" Which makes them so much cooler than just about all of us.
I, for one, welcome our furry underlords.
posted by uosuaq at 5:50 PM on May 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Metroid Baby: "I just have trouble being all "yay look at her weirdness, let's turn her into a meme!" when it's a real health problem and a symptom of unhealthy breeding practices."

My take is that a) yes, the human race seriously needs to cut it out with the whole breeding deformed and severely handicapped animals for our amusement but b) if an animal is already deformed and severely handicapped, and has been abandoned and left to die, I think cute disabled kitty celebrities like Princess Monster Truck and Lil' Bub and Grumpy Cat are encouraging more people to consider adopting a disabled cat if they have the means, which is a very good thing.
posted by capricorn at 5:55 PM on May 8, 2013 [8 favorites]


"You see these two tow hooks? They look like tusks. And what kind of animal has tusks?"
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 5:56 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Princess Monster Truck is, of course, named after the cousin-slash-sister-slash-mother-slash-aunt-slash-wife of Charles II of Spain.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:23 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is there like a Toyota Hilux of cat breeds that is hardy, healthy, well domesticated and not the result of some freakshow breeding program? My parents got a Bengal cat a few years ago and that thing. Pisses. Everywhere.
posted by indubitable at 6:26 PM on May 8, 2013


I think it's really sad that no one cared enough to post a single photo of this cat stomping on little cars.
posted by orme at 6:33 PM on May 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


I think it's really sad that no one cared enough to post a single photo of this cat stomping on little cars.

...in a tiara. She's a princess, after all.
posted by misha at 6:57 PM on May 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


A friend has a cat with an extreme underbite like this. He is a reject from a Persian breeder that was given to to her in lieu of being sent to the animal shelter. Poor boy is about 16 now, and those little fangs are both broken. His jaw and teeth have always interfered with his cleaning and eating, too. I love me some misfit pets but it does make me sad to see people purposely breeding animals that will suffer.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 7:10 PM on May 8, 2013


Is there like a Toyota Hilux of cat breeds that is hardy, healthy, well domesticated and not the result of some freakshow breeding program?

DSH. There are tons of them at your local shelter.
posted by desjardins at 7:11 PM on May 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


Note: I have not tried to set a DSH on fire and push it off a pier, so I don't know if it directly compares to the Toyota.
posted by desjardins at 7:13 PM on May 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


desjardins: "DSH. There are tons of them at your local shelter."

DLH, too! Especially fluffy black ones. Yay, mutt cats!!
posted by barnacles at 8:03 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


DLH, too! Especially fluffy black ones. Yay, mutt cats!!

Also landrace cats, including my personal favorites, Maine Coons.
posted by katemonster at 9:11 PM on May 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


QueerAngel28: THAT IS THE UGLIEST DAMN CAT I HAVE EVER SEEN!

Allow me to introduce you to Chase No Face.
posted by mokin at 9:34 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


mokin: "Allow me to introduce you to Chase No Face."

Christ! I probably should have guessed from the name but I wish there'd been more of a warning on that.
posted by barnacles at 9:55 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I had a black cat with two sets of fangs, fused together. We called them his fing-fang-fongs.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:58 PM on May 8, 2013


When I get another cat, I'd like to get one with cerebellar hypoplasia. Because I have Spastic Parapasis, and we can be wobbly walking creatures together.
posted by spinifex23 at 11:16 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


She looks like my puggle!
We have names for various states of bottom-teeth display; he can be alternately sporting a "full rack", a "half rack", or merely "tuskin'"
I like to go over to him and be all like "yo let me fix your face for you".. then he licks appreciatively and fucks it all up again
In closing, I'm a dog person but this cat is pretty baller
posted by jake at 11:17 PM on May 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


My father's kitten is the ugliest kitty I had ever seen until now. I will send him a link to Princess Monster Truck's photo so that he doesn't have to feel so bad. (Although actually, he thinks his cat is cute.)
posted by lollusc at 2:30 AM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have yet to see a cat with fur that's as unattractive as those hairless ones.

Please don't feel you need to dig up links to uglier furry cats; I won't click them anyway.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:58 AM on May 9, 2013


I cannot say that Princess Monster Truck is better than sweet little Grumpy Cat (who is not actually grumpy at all!) but I am glad she is a new internet CAT and I look forward to seeing her in own meme.
posted by b33j at 4:11 AM on May 9, 2013


Is there like a Toyota Hilux of cat breeds that is hardy, healthy, well domesticated and not the result of some freakshow breeding program?

Any breed can become inbred due to isolation (see middle of nowhere farm cats) but yeah, your generic DLH and DSH are just, you know, cats, so not so much freakshow there. Turkish Vans and Norwegian Forest Cats are kind of like this being landrace breeds but there are breeders currently working hard to fuck this up for everyone.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 4:55 AM on May 9, 2013


Must cuddle ALL. THE. CATS.
posted by MexicanYenta at 5:58 AM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Poor kitty. I'm glad it has a home and loves.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:59 AM on May 9, 2013


Yesterday my kitty hopped up on my lap and I was like, "Why aren't you Princess Monster Truck?" And she said, "MEOW!" And I said, "ok then".
posted by Nibbly Fang at 8:55 AM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, a cat on the Internet.

How novel.
posted by kcds at 4:39 AM on May 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


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