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October 15, 2013 9:52 PM   Subscribe

Cats Stealing Dog Beds [slyt]
posted by tonycpsu (55 comments total) 72 users marked this as a favorite

 
we could all learn a lesson from the cats. There are some people who think the glass is half full, some who think the glass is half empty, and some who think hey! Hey! Isn't my glass, my glass was WAY bigger.
posted by The Whelk at 9:55 PM on October 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


THAT DOG BROUGHT THE KITTY A BLANKET
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 PM on October 15, 2013 [25 favorites]


These dogs need cojones.
posted by dfriedman at 9:59 PM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


DOG: What okay, you wanna use the bed? That is okay can I come in for a little? no oh that's okay I was just thinking cause the bed is so big and, no? Oh okay , yeah.

CAT: WTF ha i live here now bitch, yeah, make me, make me, thought so, punk ass.
posted by The Whelk at 10:01 PM on October 15, 2013 [12 favorites]


Perfect bed time watching as my cat curls up and digs her claws into my shoulder.
posted by maryr at 10:03 PM on October 15, 2013


Make sure you watch through to the end - it's not that the dogs get justice, it's that in several of the cases, the cats proceed to share the bed and clean the dogs ears out, a true sign of cat love.
posted by maryr at 10:03 PM on October 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Watch until the end. Happiness ensues.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:04 PM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


This video made me happy in a sad sort of way.

Cash-dog would lay right on the veeery edge of the dog bed with Dr. Steve, the yaller kitteh, taking up all the rest of the space by curling up and owning the middle. Sometimes Dr. Steve would streeeetch out his legs and the 10lb cat would push the 65lb Cash-dog completely off the bed. Cash never minded a little humiliation and would let Steve sit on his head in front of company.

RIP Cash.
Dr. Steve misses you.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:06 PM on October 15, 2013 [23 favorites]


Cat the Cat hated and feared all cats she wasn't directly related to but held in her 20lb Maine Coon heart a thing for dogs. She'd be let out every morning and during the summer months when we where away from school and home all day we could see her lurking in the shrubs waiting for the elkhound to go on it's twice daily walk around the development so she could walk next to it and have a licking/sniffing session The elkhound owner was remarkably chill about a huge black and white cat bounding out of the underbrush to make friends with her shaky, elderly dog. The dog, needless to say, was super enthusiastic about everything.
posted by The Whelk at 10:19 PM on October 15, 2013 [11 favorites]


Whee, I love this! Allow me to share one of my favorite subreddits, Stolen Dog Beds.
posted by jamaro at 10:20 PM on October 15, 2013 [13 favorites]


I have been sleeping on a dog pillow instead of a human pillow for months and it is amazing. Those cats are assholes, but I can't really blame them.
posted by threeants at 10:22 PM on October 15, 2013


I actually don't think I've enjoyed cat or dog video more than this one.
posted by Corduroy at 10:28 PM on October 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


1) Is it sad that I *still* have the old Dog -> Cat -> Mouse enemy hierarchy from cartoons so engrained in me? I mean, I know logically that they can all get along (dogs and cats more than, say, mice and cats)... Still...

2) So, my kitty and I have this little ritual we do now over this past year or so. We have this old recliner. She howls and howls at me to go out of my room into the living room and sit on the recliner. I do, and then she plops on the ground walking back and forth a bit and I give her back scratches and then belly rubs if she flops down a bit, then eventually she'll get up, go to the left arm of the chair, poke her head between the chair and bookshelf a little, then look at me. Meow. Then poke poke poke... "Move daddy, my turn!" Sometimes I move right away, other times I let her poke a little more just for fun.

Then I sit on the floor, let her curl up a bit and I pet her while I play with my nexus 7 tablet. Sometimes I'll do a super big cuddle and other times she just wants a little bit of petting.

Either way, that's her chair, and she's so damn spoiled rotten. The fact she gets me up to go sit in it to warm it up for her, it's a bit ridiculous.
posted by symbioid at 10:55 PM on October 15, 2013 [31 favorites]


After discussing the debt ceiling this morning, I really needed a pick-me-up. This delivered. Thank you!
posted by ArkhanJG at 11:15 PM on October 15, 2013


This made my night so much better. Thank you.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:23 PM on October 15, 2013


Immediately to my left is a big puffy bed. It is the closest bed to where I sit and as such - highly coveted by Cookie the Wonder Dog. She'll sleep there all day, perfectly content, but most days eldest cat (17.5 year old kitten) decides to leave her perch on the bed directly behind me. She'll walk over to the puffy bed and work herself around Cookie who looks at me with sheer terror. She'll last about a minute before she slinks off the bed to the spare bed, bigger, but further away. It's devastating for Cookie.

Sammie, the tee tiny Chihuahua, doesn't give a hoot. Rita climbs onto the bed, he just looks at her, gives a preemptive, half hearted growl and goes back to sleep.
posted by drewbage1847 at 11:49 PM on October 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Did much more than it said on the tin.
posted by drhydro at 12:23 AM on October 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


http://animalsbeingjerks.reddit.com
posted by livejamie at 12:25 AM on October 16, 2013


Once day I was alerted by a diffuse sense of uneasiness that made me glance across the living room towards the dog cage. The cage door was open and our bichon had fallen asleep in the back of it. But then the cat had crept in and started brazenly snoozing in the front. My sixth sense had been drilled into by the pleading wide-eyes of the dog who had awoken to see his exit blocked (coupled with the severe danger he knew he would face should he make so much as a stretch or a whine).
posted by rongorongo at 1:06 AM on October 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


Even cats and dogs know that only by cooperation and sharing resources can true peace be achieved. Let this be a lesson to us all.
posted by Decani at 1:38 AM on October 16, 2013





posted by JHarris at 2:35 AM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


What we learned? Cats rule, dogs drool.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:59 AM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


When the Beagle tried to resign himself to getting in the cat's bed instead...and then fell out of it! Oh joy :D
posted by billiebee at 3:58 AM on October 16, 2013 [8 favorites]


When I was growing up, my family had two cats, a dog, and a really comfy armchair that everyone liked to sit in. If a human or cat approached the comfy chair while the dog was curled up in, he'd would deferentially jump down from the chair and go find another spot. If one of the cats was in the chair, he'd stay curled up with a "seat's taken" look on his face, and wouldn't budge even if you put your butt down.

One of these cats, an enormous overweight Turkish Van, graduated to stealing human pillows. You'd be in bed, drifting off, when he'd jump on the bed and decide to sleeploaf next to your head. He was about the same size as the pillow, so unless you chased him away your head would inevitably slide off. In a gesture of appreciation, he'd spend the next five minutes licking your scalp.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:43 AM on October 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


This is like my house expect it is my bed. I mean it is Peanut's bed and she lets me sleep in it.
posted by birdherder at 6:00 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was surprisingly entertaining for what was essentially a cats on the Internets video.
posted by srt19170 at 6:03 AM on October 16, 2013


Cats on the internets? Truly best of the web.
posted by sfts2 at 6:25 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Internet is cats all the way down, man. Cats being the best of the web is ontological.
posted by C'est la D.C. at 6:39 AM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


That was surprisingly entertaining for what was essentially a cats on the Internets video.

Please! That was a "cats on the dog beds on the internet." Totally different.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:43 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I *know* there are some long and intense dog-annoys-cat psychological histories behind these moments.
posted by mediareport at 6:47 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I loved this. Sharing with everyone I know.
posted by josher71 at 6:51 AM on October 16, 2013


Hah, my dog (who is more like a cat tbh) wouldn't let that stop her. She slowly creeps into any spaces on comfy things, and slowly slowly pushes you until she has all of the space. She's patient, and sometimes she has to be, but she is cunning and she is glacial, and she always ends up where she wants to be.

Sometimes you wonder, hey, why am I sitting right on the edge of this chair, and you realise that the dog has decided the cushion loving warmed by your behind is the best in the house, and so she's snuck up behind you and has imperceptibly shifted you forwards, inch by inch until there's no space for you. The same process occurs at night, and you wake up freezing and coverless on the edge of the bed, only to turn around and see a smug little dog streached out diagonally across the bed, with a paw on your shoulder, just to make sure you don't think of moving.
posted by Ned G at 7:06 AM on October 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Am I the only one who would have unceremoniously picked the cat up and dumped it out of the dog's bed? No? Yes?
posted by Windigo at 7:38 AM on October 16, 2013


The last half second of this video is better than 100 "manipulate you into saying 'Awwwww'" moments from most TV shows and movies.

I never realized what a sap I was until I noticed how many of my youtube searches are for some variation of "dog and cat playing together" or "dog playing with baby".
posted by The Gooch at 7:49 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


HA HA HA DOGS ARE SO STUPID MY WIFE AND I WOULD NEVER LET OUR CAT TAKE MORE THAN HALF OUR BED.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:57 AM on October 16, 2013 [15 favorites]


Am I the only one who would have unceremoniously picked the cat up and dumped it out of the dog's bed? No? Yes?

Hey, if the dog won't assert itself, why should you intervene? Nature is red in... um... comfey bed and claw... or something....
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:12 AM on October 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ahhhhhh. The world is all better now. I can go on and muddle through another day. Thank you.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 8:23 AM on October 16, 2013


This video illustrates well that, while we love both dogs and cats, they are for different reasons.

Cats are self-centered and fluffy, not really bad sorts but they know life is short and will seize whatever opportunity for enjoyment there is, even at others' expense. They are not self-conscious at all, and once you learn that about them, what to expect, you will like them a lot more. They know what they want and will go for it, and for that, more power to them.

Dogs, on the other hand, or at least most dogs for you can find exceptions, know the value of cooperation, that social sums may be larger than component parts. Dogs are able to empathize, often better than many humans. A dog is not just here for himself but for you too.

Cats are very nice, I actually like them a little better than dogs, but a world made of cats could never work, while a world made of dogs would be utopia.
posted by JHarris at 8:55 AM on October 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


Cat: Hey dog. You should concede me this whole bed now. It is mine because I really want it.

Dog: Uh. No.

*sharing achieved after interminable cat delay*

Cat: Geez, dog, why wouldn't you just give me your bed? I told you I wanted it!

Dog (to self): Why are cats such assholes?
posted by onlyconnect at 8:57 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is really horribly misnamed as a video and a post. Those are clearly cats in cat beds with some evil dogs trying to evict the rightful residents. Some kind cats are willing to share their beds, but if it's a place to sleep in a house where a cat lives, it's by definition a cat bed.
posted by jeather at 8:58 AM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


I love my cat, but if I also had a dog, I would teach it how to operate a spray bottle.
posted by orme at 9:08 AM on October 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also, I'd like to say: this video is great and all, but every time I go to that page I end up faced with a half-minute pre-roll advertisement for Toyota featuring a stupid car doing stupid things, and I think "Really, YouTube? You think I find that relevant?", but also the video itself is only a couple of minutes long. That is a high stupid-car/cute-animal ratio.
posted by JHarris at 9:12 AM on October 16, 2013


Unabashedly wonderful, thanks for posting! Definitely required watching to the very end.

My little dudes do this all the time, but they're basically the same size. I was surprised and delighted to discover that while the dog generally prefers to curl up in the little heated cat bed and the cat generally prefers to sprawl out on the big puffy dog bed, what they love to do most of all is share.

To wit:
cat stealing dog bed
dog stealing cat bed
om nom nom
peace at last
posted by divined by radio at 9:49 AM on October 16, 2013 [11 favorites]


A few years ago, Martha the dog woke me in the middle of the night by whining and dancing around. She didn't want to go out, she had plenty of fresh water, so I kindly told her to cut it out and go to sleep. When she didn't lay down immediately, I got irritated. But then, on a hunch, I reached out my hand in the darkness to the dog bed in the corner. My hand made contact with cat fur: Samwise the one-eyed cat, fast asleep. I picked up Samwise and deposited him on the bed; he barely rearranged himself and just kept sleeping. Martha happily took her place in her own bed, did her circles, and was soon fast asleep. This happened several times over the next month or so, and I of course got much faster with responses to the cat-on-the-bed issue.

Samwise doesn't live with Martha and me anymore, and the current cats and Martha have worked out an agreement where dog beds are concerned, or so it seems.
posted by aabbbiee at 10:09 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well cookie the wonder pup isn't feeling super hot today because this is happening right now and apparently fluffy bed is more important that kitty proximity.

http://i.imgur.com/Y3Am9s1.png
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:25 AM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also, I'd like to say: this video is great and all, but every time I go to that page I end up faced with a half-minute pre-roll advertisement for Toyota featuring a stupid car doing stupid things

Adblock Plus on Firefox or Opera is your friend.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:26 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


awwww. Seeing all the bereft pups exiled from their cozyplaces made me set up a pillow beside my desk for our dog instead of just the rug she usually lays on. I'm not sure how she'd handle a feline incursion... On the one hand, she's pretty possessive; on the other hand, she's pretty afraid of cats in close quarters, so she'd most likely be one of the doleful dispossessed.
posted by taz at 11:38 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bunny evicts cat.
posted by grounded at 12:37 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love how telling the dogs' body language is. Who needs words?
posted by mudpuppie at 12:54 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Adblock Plus on Firefox or Opera is your friend.

Ah, I thought it was installed but it didn't get restored when I installed the new hard drive. It's there now.

I wouldn't bother with it if I hadn't been getting so many ads lately, sometimes a half-minute long, sometimes five seconds before I can click to skip a much longer ad. It's infuriating.
posted by JHarris at 3:04 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just got trolled on an Air Canada flight by a click through ad. More specifically, the ad has a button to "click here to skip this ad" which I pressed repeatedly to no avail. I should have been clued in by the full volume and the timing (it plays during pre-takeoff when the screens are not under your control). After about 30 seconds, the ad record scratches into an Jaguar ad asking, "Don't you hate it when you're not in control?"

Well played, car company. You got me. Well played.
posted by maryr at 3:50 PM on October 16, 2013


HA HA HA DOGS ARE SO STUPID MY WIFE AND I WOULD NEVER LET OUR CAT TAKE MORE THAN HALF OUR BED.

Every cat owner ever.
posted by bookish at 5:13 PM on October 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


Cats curled up and sleeping in a little fuzzy ball, sometimes purring, are very nice. Not just to snuggle, but objectively, just looking at them is warm and calming. Nice things just to exist.

But cats are also capricious, and independently-minded. They sleep where they want. It might be on the bed now, but it might be under it later. One wants to encourage them to sleep in places where you can see, and skritch, them.

So, when a cat settles down in a nice place, even if it's imperfect for us for other reasons, there's an incentive to not disturb the little hedonist. And because we know the difference between having close access to a snoozing kitty-kitty and its cold antithesis, we try to prolong the state as long as possible. Hence, letting tiny moggies take up half the bed.
posted by JHarris at 5:21 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


After about 30 seconds, the ad record scratches into an Jaguar ad asking, "Don't you hate it when you're not in control?"

WHY YES, I DO HATE IT.
posted by JHarris at 7:57 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I so wanted to teach those sweet big dogs to fetch an important cardboard box and place it carefully to one side so the cat can just see it. It's really all I know about controlling cats.
posted by Anitanola at 11:36 PM on October 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


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