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June 28, 2014 10:55 AM   Subscribe

A Pallas's Cat investigates a camera! Previously
posted by winna (31 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

So fluffy!
posted by running order squabble fest at 11:04 AM on June 28 [1 favorite]

That pallas cat needs a Callas pat, Bébé.
posted by yoink at 11:07 AM on June 28 [9 favorites]

I like how the cat disappears briefly and then all you see is GIANT OUT-OF-FOCUS CAT HEAD.

It's exactly like domestic cats in that respect!
posted by winna at 11:10 AM on June 28 [18 favorites]

Oh my god >.<
posted by kittensofthenight at 11:12 AM on June 28 [3 favorites]


(The video looks like a Monty Python skit. I expect to hear John Cleese doing a voiceover.)
posted by Tailkinker to-Ennien at 11:20 AM on June 28

Pallas's Cats are so adorable. They remind me of my chunky British Shorthairs.

The fact that they're so vicious and untamable only makes them cuter.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:31 AM on June 28 [5 favorites]

This animated GIF version is, for me, much funnier and more Python-like because of the stop-motion quality.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:34 AM on June 28 [10 favorites]

Who's a fluffy guy? Who's Mr. Fluffs yet? Ahhh! Who's Mr. Bitey! Geeze! Aaaah! You are! Yes, you are!


.... Cuuuuuute....
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:43 AM on June 28 [2 favorites]

That was supposed to be "Mr. Fluffster," not "Mr. Fluffs yet." Autocorrect, how could you make that mistake?
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:53 AM on June 28

Callas pats. (poum!)
posted by yoink at 11:54 AM on June 28 [2 favorites]

If you liked that, you'll LOVE this.
posted by HuronBob at 11:57 AM on June 28 [10 favorites]

Yes, to underscore the point, Pallas's Cats are undomesticated. They would make terrible pets unless you're into getting your face scratched off.

If you would like a ginormous fluffy cat, I would suggest the Maine Coon Cat, which as we all know is the best cat.
posted by winna at 11:59 AM on June 28 [4 favorites]

If I show this to my son, there is no way he doesn't immediately decide he needs one.

The fact that they will kill and eat me while I sleep will not deter him, either.
posted by dotgirl at 12:22 PM on June 28 [3 favorites]

>If you liked that, you'll LOVE this.

So, the genius comic timing is instinctive?
posted by Erasmouse at 12:47 PM on June 28 [1 favorite]

Iz dizapoimted. Wanted moar kitteh.
posted by 4ster at 1:28 PM on June 28

It's a good thing these Pallas cats are (probably) not capable of understanding how easily they could take over the world if they only enjoyed crawling up in laps a little more.
posted by jamjam at 1:28 PM on June 28 [2 favorites]


(Ever since I saw that video of cats saying "hey!" instead of "meow!" on the blue, my husband and I have shouted "hey!" whenever we see a cat on the tv or the neighborhood or wherever)
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 1:45 PM on June 28 [4 favorites]

The circular pupils lend it a disconcerting non-cat-ness.
posted by rlk at 1:48 PM on June 28 [1 favorite]

I followed this down the video rabbit hole and ended up with one starring a Maine Coon who was very agitated about leaving his favorite hedge. It got two of my Maine Coons in an uproar. They've finally settled down. No more cat videos today. The dog, as usual, is clueless.
posted by Ber at 2:44 PM on June 28 [2 favorites]

>If you liked that, you'll LOVE this.

It's an interesting video, but I don't think Yakkety Sax is really appropriate. Try this soundtrack instead (turn off the sound on the first video, obviously). It suits the twitchy nervousness a lot better.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:50 PM on June 28 [7 favorites]

This could also solve the problem of Schoenberg's relative unpopularity in the concert hall. People would definitely fill some seats to watch that.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:52 PM on June 28 [4 favorites]

I giffed it. I giffed it so hard.
posted by LindsayIrene at 3:45 PM on June 28

so majestic
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:05 PM on June 28 [7 favorites]

I want a litter of Pallas kittens and a laser pointer.
posted by jrochest at 6:49 PM on June 28

Try this soundtrack instead

Okay. That's pretty cute.
posted by ovvl at 7:38 PM on June 28

Even surlier and hissier are the Pallas kittens at 5 weeks old. Growly growly. For a quick preview of how it's all going to end someday, check out the attitude starting at 1:23.
posted by bokane at 11:26 PM on June 28 [2 favorites]

Cats would definitely fill some seats to watch that


(but the Schoenberg/jumpy cats combination is actually quite nice, I agree)
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on June 29

Furry AND blurry!
posted by briank at 8:14 AM on June 29

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