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June 24, 2013 7:19 AM   Subscribe

Fluffy Grey Cat Sleeps in Fishbowl. [slyt | via]
posted by quin (33 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh my fucking god

[brain hemorrhages from teh cute]
posted by escape from the potato planet at 7:27 AM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


My cat is currently trying to do that, but it's more because the goldfish bowl has goldfish in it than for reasons of comfort...
posted by Dio at 7:28 AM on June 24, 2013


That kitty must be something like 60% or more fluff to be able to fit in there.
posted by talitha_kumi at 7:28 AM on June 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I had a friend in fifth grade who kept sea monkeys, and she had a little plastic globe necklace that she could pour some sea monkeys into and wear like jewelry throughout the day.

I'm glad that kitties have finally caught up to this scientific breakthrough.

Now, to find a necklace chain strong enough...
posted by phunniemee at 7:29 AM on June 24, 2013 [5 favorites]


it's trying for one of those weird re-birthing therapy experiences, only the womb allows all these creatures to stare and laugh at it
posted by angrycat at 7:29 AM on June 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


bonsai kitten
posted by DU at 7:30 AM on June 24, 2013


see title
posted by escape from the potato planet at 7:31 AM on June 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


This seems very much like something my fluffy orange cat Ingrid would do, only at 3:30 in the morning when she'd manage to get stuck and awaken the house with her pathetic cries.
posted by item at 7:31 AM on June 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


Its waiting fir its servitors to carry it to the flagship of its invasion fleet. All hail the Martian cat overlord!
posted by Artw at 7:37 AM on June 24, 2013


cat! what do! cat! why! cat ok? cat sleep? cat? ok
posted by seanmpuckett at 7:44 AM on June 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


I like how the video took me from wondering if that was animal cruelty to realizing that I just really don't understand cats, to wishing there was a human equivalent of that level of comfort.
posted by sp160n at 7:47 AM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you ran a laser pointer in circles on the floor around the bowl, would the cat turn the bowl into a spinning top?
posted by orme at 7:56 AM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


dear jerkface,

guess who called ur bluff, fucker? as promised ive recorded myself being SADISTICALLY abused by u. of course steve was more than happy to play your role - he says go fuck a tree! - since u've always been mean to him 2.

i'll give u one LAST chance: UP THE CATNIP or imma send dis video to peta, aspca, humane society, amnesty, oprah and everyone else so halp me god.

dis is wat happens when u mess with us bitch dont u know we are DEZENDANTS OF TIGERS AND LIONS??? u had it COMING

ps. steve took a shit on ur pillow lol (dat lol is drowning like u haha)

fours is better than two,
kitty
(‿ˠ‿) eat it (‿ˠ‿)

posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:11 AM on June 24, 2013 [6 favorites]


More like "Fluffy Grey Cat Would Very Much Like To Sleep In Fishbowl, But Bored Humans Keep Manhandling Him and Filming Him."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:34 AM on June 24, 2013 [12 favorites]


When he resettles in the bowl, then pokes his head out, to me it looks like he's saying "Ugh turn off that goddam videogame or tv show or whatever the hell it is you're listening to and leave me the fuck alone so I can sleep." And he'd have every right to say that, because OH MY GOD THE CUTE.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 8:47 AM on June 24, 2013


Cats have to revert to liquid state every 16 hours in order to regenerate. It's very private, and these humans should not be interfering.
posted by Wulfhere at 8:55 AM on June 24, 2013 [18 favorites]


I am pleased as punch that the original website still stands, basically as it was when it was the furor on the internets.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 9:03 AM on June 24, 2013


I have spent time considering whether my cat could be made into gloves when he karks. I had never considered that a cat might be made into a bowling ball before.
posted by biffa at 9:08 AM on June 24, 2013


That kitty must be something like 60% or more fluff to be able to fit in there.

And 90% boneless.
posted by fuse theorem at 9:14 AM on June 24, 2013


I have spent time considering whether my cat could be made into gloves when he karks.

Kitten mittens!

This is an excellent video. Thanks for the post!

When I left the house this morning Yorvit was curled up on my pillow, despite the fact that I'd arranged my pillows so that he would not sleep on them. He defeated me. I am used to it.
posted by rtha at 9:24 AM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Kitty's volume is composed mostly of air.
posted by 2N2222 at 10:31 AM on June 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fluids display properties such as:
- not resisting deformation, or resisting it only lightly (viscosity), and
- the ability to flow (also described as the ability to take on the shape of the container)
posted by deludingmyself at 11:41 AM on June 24, 2013


That is the cutest and most effective way of dusting one's fishbowls that I've ever seen. If you'll pardon me, I have some objets d'art that I'll have to see if my kittens can fit into. (Willow is mostly obsessed with a bucket she's getting too large for, and Giles just likes to sprawl out.)
posted by ilana at 12:05 PM on June 24, 2013 [6 favorites]


Topological Cat proves that all boxes are not square.
awaiting report from Klein Bottle Cat...
posted by djrock3k at 1:21 PM on June 24, 2013


Rampage of TOYGERs
posted by angrycat at 1:57 PM on June 24, 2013


i had one of these when i was a kid except mine looked like a soccer ball when it was all tucked in and some sort of crazy animal with pink fur when it was not in ball form.
posted by sio42 at 2:12 PM on June 24, 2013


Was it a Popple?

I hate those so much you simply could not comprehend

I was responsible for coding on the Popples Christmas Adventure video game in 1986 and let me tell you their creative approvals team were enormously difficult to work with. I lost count of the number of times we had to Delta Dash them a floppy for them to review a one or two pixel art change. I shit you not. That project resulted in me and another guy staying in a hotel next to our office so we could work 36 hour days and crash for 12, for four weeks (because Christmas is a deadline that can't move). During the last crush I stayed awake for 56 hours solid and on the way back to the hotel after final approval I walked straight into a concrete telephone pole.
posted by seanmpuckett at 2:25 PM on June 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


I've said it before: cats are the only liquids that seek out their own containers.
posted by JHarris at 3:49 PM on June 24, 2013


Cats are weird insane.
posted by deborah at 4:27 PM on June 24, 2013


I do like they open with cat in bowl, then are careful to demonstrate that in fact that was not cat stuffed in bowl, but cat determined to be in bowl.
posted by tavella at 5:54 PM on June 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


This cat has Schrödinger spinning in his grave. Perhaps.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 10:55 PM on June 24, 2013


Crouching Tiger Stalks and Hunts his Owner
posted by homunculus at 5:34 PM on June 25, 2013


Котёнок воришка
posted by homunculus at 2:09 PM on June 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


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