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"Ahh, Cat Juggling. The sport of kings. Crazy, crazy kings."
June 27, 2013 10:27 AM   Subscribe

I Like to Juggle With My Cats [slyt | probably not what you expect]
posted by quin (21 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like this cat much better than libertarians or Augusto Pinochet. MUCH BETTER.
posted by mcstayinskool at 10:30 AM on June 27, 2013 [7 favorites]


Good job, kitty. I'm still trying to teach mine that the other half of fetch is bringing the toy back.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 10:32 AM on June 27, 2013


Father, you look like a religious man, what can I do for you?
posted by Ironmouth at 10:34 AM on June 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


I like this cat much better than libertarians or Augusto Pinochet.

Pinochet I get. But how do you know how much libertarians like this cat?
posted by ogooglebar at 10:43 AM on June 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


More interesting than the juggling is what seems to be an elaborate set of "catwalk" for the feline to move around at height, explained a little here.
posted by exogenous at 10:45 AM on June 27, 2013


Im pretty disappointed that this isnt a video of someone juggling cats. This is just like when I was five years old and my mother explained that the cat lady down the street was just a lady that liked cats.
posted by KeSetAffinityThread at 10:53 AM on June 27, 2013 [10 favorites]


Im pretty disappointed that this isnt a video of someone juggling cats.

I'm relieved that it isn't. I'm still not quite over Bonsai Kittens.
posted by ogooglebar at 10:59 AM on June 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


...my mother explained that the cat lady down the street was just a lady that liked cats.

At least Cat People gets it right.
posted by ennui.bz at 11:03 AM on June 27, 2013


Mostly less alarming than people who juggle geese.
posted by sparkletone at 11:04 AM on June 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


At least Cat People gets it right.

Curse of the Cat People, on the other hand...
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:10 AM on June 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Pinochet I get. But how do you know how much libertarians like this cat?

Because Libertarians are concerned entirely with a) short-term benefits and b) self-aggrandizement. This puts them into direct competition with cats, so the two groups do not get along. Besides, the Invisible Hand never rubbed a belly nor opened a can.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:11 AM on June 27, 2013 [7 favorites]


I'm still trying to teach mine that the other half of fetch is bringing the toy back.

My calico has it figured out, although she's sometimes pretty casual about how close to you she'll actually drop it.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:15 AM on June 27, 2013


...you can see the catwalk they walk across in front of it. At the end of that is another platform with a post that goes up it that we rapped in rug in rope. So they climb up that, then they walk across the catwalk and jump up to the next platform. And right above that is a window to my parents room that they can jump into.

Once again, living quarters are arranged with the convenience of the cats in mind.

Cats have staff.
posted by BlueHorse at 11:27 AM on June 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


This is just like when I was five years old and my mother explained that the cat lady down the street was just a lady that liked cats.

Some years ago, I worked in a large office building whose office culture was such that people would dress up at Halloween. One Halloween as I was returning to my grey little cube, I passed a young women with curly dark hair wearing fairly realistic cat ears whose attachment points were hidden by her hair and relatively real-looking whiskers. I thought to myself, "oh good, they've started to hire cat people here now, that's nice, roll on diversity" and only when I got back to my desk did I realize that there are no cat people.



(At least as far as I know.)
posted by Frowner at 12:05 PM on June 27, 2013 [13 favorites]


Cat People
posted by vibratory manner of working at 12:17 PM on June 27, 2013


Came here to make a The Jerk reference, but was too late.
posted by mediocre at 1:13 PM on June 27, 2013


When the juggler makes the high throw to the cat, he tends to give away the big illusion of most 3-object juggling - that two of the objects are usually safely in his hands at most times. (making chainsaw juggling somewhat less scary)
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:37 PM on June 27, 2013


Hmm, I bet this one would be a good performer in a parade...
posted by GoingToShopping at 10:38 PM on June 27, 2013


oneswellfoop: I'm curious - are you a juggler?
posted by el io at 11:33 PM on June 27, 2013


Roll the ugliness!
posted by Decani at 3:04 AM on June 28, 2013


making chainsaw juggling somewhat less scary

My cat doesn't need chainsaws, he just looked at me and continued sharpening his claws. Yes, they call it a scratching post but we all know it's for claw sharpening.
posted by arcticseal at 7:04 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


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