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Cat escaping from cage, twice.
March 17, 2014 7:40 AM   Subscribe

Chamallow, le chat roi de l'évasion (SLYT).

Le chamallow is French for marshmallow and sounds like le chat Malo - Malo the cat.

This post is dedicated to a certain Mefite.
posted by ersatz (27 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would say something about cats needing to evolve into having opposing digits but that's why they adopted hairless apes.
posted by vuron at 7:42 AM on March 17


I love how it's shot. White cat. White cage. It could be an art movie.
posted by Eekacat at 7:46 AM on March 17 [7 favorites]


Chamallow is actually a brand name. Marshmallow is guimauve.

I liked how they put it in a second cage. Sure, that will fool this clearly stupid cat.
posted by jeather at 7:51 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


And yet an open cardboard box can hold a cat for hours and hours.
posted by srboisvert at 8:00 AM on March 17 [27 favorites]


I feel like the subtext to that is: "Next step; the can-opener! mwahahahahahaha!"
posted by halcyonday at 8:24 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


He's also white n soft.... like a marshmallow
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:48 AM on March 17


Needs Mission Impossible theme background music.
posted by yoink at 9:17 AM on March 17


Chamallow explaining his technique to another cat: "On fait trois poums a droit, quatre poums a gauche, deux poums a droit encore et hop! c'est fait."
posted by yoink at 9:34 AM on March 17 [13 favorites]


"Clever girl."
posted by loquacious at 9:56 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


He would hate the squeezey-together lock on my remaining cat carrier.
posted by maudlin at 10:05 AM on March 17


Chamallow is actually a brand name.

So a better translation for "Chamallow" might be "Stay Puft"?
posted by ogooglebar at 10:06 AM on March 17


this is my worst nightmare
posted by janey47 at 10:20 AM on March 17


this is my worst nightmare

You're a guard in a maximum security cat prison?
posted by yoink at 10:26 AM on March 17 [17 favorites]


this is my worst nightmare

it might also be this family's nightmare
posted by Riton at 10:46 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Macavity's not there!
posted by Lou Stuells at 10:57 AM on March 17 [5 favorites]


And here's me thinking my cat's smart because she opens the cordless blinds with her head.
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:04 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Chamallow is actually a brand name. Marshmallow is guimauve.

Kleenex is a brand name too. Chamallow is roughly equivalent in widespread usage, vs. "guimauve" which would get you a raised eyebrow and secretive mutterings about you potentially being a snooty Parisian. /currently living in Paris, not Paris-ist

Chats Malo are generally a history-making sort. My own chat Malo set web history when he started his catblog in 2001, with captioned photos and everything (now defunct because whoa spam). I remember when I encouraged him to go for it: "you'll see!!! In a few years the internet will be taken over by cats!!!"

no one else believed me.
posted by fraula at 11:15 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


In case anyone was wondering who that certain Mefite is. I'm saddened by the sudden decrease in cat-literacy since 2001.
posted by ersatz at 11:36 AM on March 17


Why is the cat in such a tiny cage with no food, water or litter box? :(
posted by joan_holloway at 11:55 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of a time long ago when my mother, sister and I went to the mall to buy a beaded curtain for an open doorway. We made the "mistake" of stopping in a pet store at the mall for a minute and spotting a half grown cat in a cage using his paw persistently to try to open the cage latch. Needless to say, we went home with the cat and without the curtain. He turned out to be a skilled latch opener, and never did like a closed door.
posted by gudrun at 12:19 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


An inspiration to felines everywhere.
posted by Kitteh at 12:28 PM on March 17


I would say something about cats needing to evolve into having opposing digits

Ah, but they already are well on their way to this evolutionary milestone!

I have one, and besides being a complete bastard, he's quite good with his thumbs, using them to grab toys that the other cats can merely bat around.

I fully expect him to one day figure out that he can open his catfood himself and do away with the rest of us. Probably while we are sleeping. Because like all cats, at the end of the day, he's fundamentally a furry murder machine.
posted by quin at 12:39 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


If your cat lets you sleep it might not actually be a cat.
posted by srboisvert at 1:14 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


Why is the cat in such a tiny cage with no food, water or litter box? :(

In the video description it says the cat lives at a vet's office. They put him in the cages just to show what he can do.
posted by orrnyereg at 2:44 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Phew!
posted by eggkeeper at 11:13 AM on March 18


PING PONG CAT
posted by homunculus at 4:37 PM on March 26


BaneCat
posted by homunculus at 7:15 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]


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