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September 7, 2013 7:28 AM   Subscribe


 
I have a friend who fosters litters, and I need to go buy her a bunch of hamster balls right now. I can't believe I wasted all the time I had kittens without them.
posted by Lyn Never at 7:37 AM on September 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure Mom thinks this is a good idea.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:40 AM on September 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Those kittens have clearly discovered the usefulness of the hamster balls as defensive strongholds into which to retreat. I predict a future of cats moving into increasingly larger plastic balls, hermit-crab-style.
posted by nicebookrack at 7:59 AM on September 7, 2013 [12 favorites]


Perfect timing, I am doing my Saturday AM full immersion with NIN's "Hesitation Marks". (awesome, BTW) Watching the kittens, with YouTube sound off, while Trent sings "Various methods of escape" was damn near synchronistic perfection.

Yeah - my misspent youth is showing, huh?
posted by skepticbill at 8:28 AM on September 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Do they make these in adult cat size? Also, is there a lid for the opening?
posted by orme at 8:33 AM on September 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Those balls really need to be two layers thick and have one or two small balls rolling around in between the layers. For maximum futility and cuteness.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:36 AM on September 7, 2013 [7 favorites]


As we watched, our 17-year-old got up and started swatting the screen. Now she's yelling, wondering were the kittens went. We definitely need adult sizes.
posted by bonehead at 8:48 AM on September 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ours would LOVE that. Someone needs to make these for grown up kitties.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:17 AM on September 7, 2013


I particularly like the moment near the end where the kitten in the ball barks - BARKS - and scares the whey out of its sibling.
posted by angeline at 9:19 AM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Next week on "American Gladiators"...
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 9:29 AM on September 7, 2013


That is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their balls, or why.
posted by SansPoint at 9:35 AM on September 7, 2013 [7 favorites]


Next week on "American Gladiators"...

"American Catiators"
posted by nathan_teske at 9:37 AM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why isn't this a TV channel?
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:53 AM on September 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


Yorvit does this in his lair (Amazon box with flaps cut in it), sort of, given that the box does not actually roll so he rolls around in it, and I cannot even imagine how much he would love a hamster ball.
posted by rtha at 11:08 AM on September 7, 2013


They do have ferret balls. Maybe one of those would work for playful grown-up kitties.
posted by not that girl at 1:44 PM on September 7, 2013


Wheee! I want one! human! humaaaaan! wantwantwant, getmethis

This plastinvisiball would be great for steamrolling my big brother. He's too furry to fit in one, mwaarrarrarr >^.^<
posted by Susu pitchounette at 2:41 PM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


So this whole YouTube channel is perfectly groomed cats and pretty rooms filled with colorful trendy furnishings doing various inventive or at least keyword driven content? Are we witnessing the sophistication of the cat video producer? Not that I'm complaining mind you...
posted by fontophilic at 2:45 PM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I woke up too early this morning, and I was going to make a strident comment in MeTa, and/or a 'fuck politics' post to Facebook, but I clicked on the kittens first and now I'm in a better mood.

Thank you for that. Seriously.
posted by gadge emeritus at 2:57 PM on September 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was all like, I don't know, it looks a little tight in there, can they get out, is it safe, I don't know if theyOMGTWOKITTENSINABALLGETHIMGETHIMSQUEEEEEE!
posted by flyingsquirrel at 4:49 PM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: these people got their cats wedged into their balls
posted by straight at 6:41 PM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


The tension between all kittens are adorable and ZOMG exotic shorthairs are weird-looking cats is causing me difficulty.
posted by Lexica at 8:03 PM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


the conflict between the Mama Cat going "No! shoving yourself in tight spaces I can't reach is NOT COOL" and the kittens going "NO THIS IS WHAT I WAS BORN TO DO" is the stuff of high drama.
posted by The Whelk at 10:04 PM on September 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


Mama Cat is so tiny!
posted by maryr at 8:20 PM on September 22, 2013


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