That poor box never stood a chance
June 9, 2013 7:40 PM   Subscribe


 
Oh shit, they've developed pack hunting tactics.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:53 PM on June 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


Something like this is usually happening in two places at once in my house. One is the fours cats trying to use our dog as the box and the other is my kids playing with something fragile, expensive or both.
posted by double block and bleed at 7:56 PM on June 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's nice to have four kittens ganging up on a box as a counterpoint for the troubling secrecy revelations being discussed elsewhere here. Thanks for the cute, overeducated_alligator.
posted by JHarris at 7:57 PM on June 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


(She's a black lab, BTW. They don't hurt her as much as annoy her.)
posted by double block and bleed at 7:57 PM on June 9, 2013


Oh shit, they've developed pack hunting tactics.

They show extreme intelligence, even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the brown one. We bred eight originally, but when she came in she took over the pride and killed all but three of the others. That one... when she looks at you, you can see she's working things out.
posted by dephlogisticated at 8:00 PM on June 9, 2013 [11 favorites]


Sure, it's funny now, but imagine them doing this to your head at 3 in the morning.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:14 PM on June 9, 2013 [11 favorites]


Man, I misread that as "that poor xbox never stood a chance," and thought "yeah, I mean I'm a playstation guy, but even I cringe at the headlines nowadays..."
posted by GoingToShopping at 8:24 PM on June 9, 2013


Here's another good group kitten fighting vid... gets best from about 0:50 on, with the rolling acrobatics.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:39 PM on June 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


F'n box had it coming.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:44 PM on June 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Oh my god! It ate Steve!!

Wait, Steve got thrown up. Oh my god; it ate Steve again! Now it ate Kevin!! What's happening!?

We fucking have to kill this thing!"
posted by quin at 8:48 PM on June 9, 2013 [7 favorites]


Love the little black and white (well, MORE black and white) dude at the beginning doing the famous kitten weasel jump over the box. And back over. And back over. And back over.

"I'll distract it with my ninja moves while you guys go in!"
posted by theweasel at 8:55 PM on June 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


To be fair, I did hear that box say something about their mother.
posted by dobbs at 8:59 PM on June 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


That's some quality kitten-and-box action. +1. And LobsterMitten's kitten wrasslin' link is good, too.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 8:59 PM on June 9, 2013


F'n box had it coming.

The NSA has been tracking its calls for months.
posted by anothermug at 9:07 PM on June 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


They show extreme intelligence, even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the brown one. We bred eight originally, but when she came in she took over the pride and killed all but three of the others. That one... when she looks at you, you can see she's working things out.

Speaking of, if you missed Jurassic Park in 3D, you missed out. Surprisingly gorgeous for having been converted over a decade after it was made. Incredibly meticulous detail.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:12 PM on June 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


What I love about kittens is how they go full-bore on everything. One minute it's playplayplayplayplayplay and then collapse-fast-asleep (for about five minutes). Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Then the eyes snap open and it's playplayplayplayplayplay again. If I had that kind of energy I could rule the world!
posted by orrnyereg at 9:31 PM on June 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm very much with JHarris above. The news has bummed me out all weekend. Worse, the cat that makes this house go has been at the vet after being blocked, and his buddy has been depressed.
posted by wotsac at 9:57 PM on June 9, 2013


Now I want to see the next video: them kittens all sleeping in a fuzzy pile of purr.
posted by item at 10:23 PM on June 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


Laughing at kittens, what am I coming to? That's a very fun interlude.
posted by anadem at 10:50 PM on June 9, 2013


I actually had to check the account details to make sure this wasn't possibly my cats from before we adopted them (nope, a couple of years too early). There was a litter of five, one big grey and white, three black and whites, one of which had less white like in the video, and a grey ball of fluff (the only girl). The latter two came to live with me when they were just a tiny bit bigger than this.

Sometimes I'm sad that we're responsible cat owners who neuter our pets, because OMG kittens.
posted by shelleycat at 3:05 AM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is what happens to baaad Boxes .
posted by adamvasco at 3:05 AM on June 10, 2013


This wins the Internet. Thank you!
posted by jzb at 5:16 AM on June 10, 2013


This is their Maruniversity application video .
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:27 AM on June 10, 2013 [6 favorites]


I needed that. Thanks, overeducated_alligator.
posted by Zed at 5:52 AM on June 10, 2013


When the one kitten went out of screen for a bit, I was expecting it to return with a power tool of some sort.
posted by tallmiddleagedgeek at 6:00 AM on June 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


You're welcome. I, too, needed a breather, between the NSA crap and the long MetaTalk thread...

This video makes me think of some kind of glitchy videogame AI. Like, you go into a room and there are 4 spawned instances of the same enemy and their only routine is "attack box," so they keep bumping into each other.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 6:18 AM on June 10, 2013 [2 favorites]




Those 12-pack boxes are great because they have the holes in them for paws to poke out of. Somewhere I have a video much like this of our three kittens playing in a Coke box.
posted by not that girl at 7:21 AM on June 10, 2013


The Metafilter Kittens aren't quite old enough to coordinate a group attack on a box yet, but they're plenty old enough to chew on one another's faces and look adorable doing it!
posted by ausdemfenster at 7:34 AM on June 10, 2013


The Metafilter Kittens

TINEE TABBEES! With Transitionary Ears!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:41 AM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Metafilter kittens!

Taz has a complaint! Taz is full of complaints, mostly variations on Where is the Food? and Where is the Cuddling?
posted by shelleycat at 7:44 AM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


My new kitten, Mister Cinder, Master of Chaos, has found a new way to wake me up: he works his little muzzle between my face and my pillow so it's like being tortured to wakefulness by cute
posted by angrycat at 8:08 AM on June 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


TINEE TABBEES! With Transitionary Ears!

The Transitionary Ears are the BEST, particularly when they go totally x-axis while screaming or concentrating on eating.
posted by ausdemfenster at 10:27 AM on June 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Tiger falls asleep on car roof
posted by homunculus at 3:50 PM on June 10, 2013


To kittens, everything is a KittenGymTM.
posted by jocelmeow at 5:52 PM on June 10, 2013


And then their owner throws them a store bought cat toy and they collectively stare at it, motionless and dumbfounded, as if to say, "Heavens, what am I supposed to do with that?" before dashing off into the other room to play some more with the scrap of paper, bottle cap, and other random schmutz for hours.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:05 PM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wine corks make excellent ad hoc cat toys, especially if you have wood/Pergo floors. They bounce at strange angles, and are easily shredded by claws and teeth. /themoreyouknow
posted by orrnyereg at 11:11 PM on June 10, 2013


Cokemice.
posted by davelog at 5:31 AM on June 11, 2013


Drummer Cat!
posted by homunculus at 10:31 AM on June 11, 2013


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