u ever thought about a cat? get 1.
January 4, 2017 8:46 PM   Subscribe

The FurKids animal and rescue shelter in Georgia is really trying to sell you on the concept of "cats" in their newest, low budget, pretty funny commercial. Warning: may make you want a cat.
posted by codacorolla (36 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite

 
The taking-the-piss moment at the end where they riff off that Sarah McLachlain ASPCA ad was fantastic.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:57 PM on January 4 [20 favorites]


I'm thinking of getting one for my niece Elise.
posted by guiseroom at 9:03 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


High five!
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 9:07 PM on January 4 [4 favorites]


They've got almost 500 cats and about 40 dogs. Is that normal?
posted by lagomorphius at 9:30 PM on January 4


KITTIES!
posted by Artw at 10:29 PM on January 4


Watch the commercial, they have only 40 dogs because they just came out.
posted by rhizome at 11:05 PM on January 4 [14 favorites]


This was so dorky and cute - thanks for sharing!
posted by Fig at 3:09 AM on January 5


One of my cats is from this shelter!
posted by madcaptenor at 4:14 AM on January 5 [9 favorites]


Cute, but this one from the Winnipeg Humane Society is still the best!
posted by Quasimike at 4:20 AM on January 5 [8 favorites]


I'm a big fan of PRE OWNED CATS
posted by sperose at 6:13 AM on January 5 [5 favorites]


(But the waving tube arm sweater person at the beginning is amazing.)
posted by sperose at 6:14 AM on January 5 [47 favorites]


This is adorable! I love the gal being a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube person at the start. (On preview-- yes!)
posted by travertina at 6:16 AM on January 5 [11 favorites]


Oh my gosh - wonderfully amusing and adorable - thanks for posting this!
posted by hilaryjade at 6:35 AM on January 5


I love how dorky this commercial is and all its consciously amateruish callbacks to low-budget commercials. So good.
posted by schroedinger at 6:36 AM on January 5 [1 favorite]


Better Call Cat!
posted by pernoctalian at 7:08 AM on January 5 [1 favorite]


Cat, you say? So that's the furry white thing that's crawled under the blanket and occupied the center of the bed, leaving me only the very smallest sliver on the edge to myself?
posted by Ghidorah at 7:13 AM on January 5 [6 favorites]


Cats? Tell me more.
posted by adamrice at 7:15 AM on January 5 [2 favorites]


I totally want one of those cat exercise wheels. However I assume if I got one, the cats would totally ignore it.
posted by caution live frogs at 8:20 AM on January 5 [10 favorites]


One cat gets bored. Bored cats tend to be destructive. Best to get 2 cats.


Of course, one cat is always better than no cats...
posted by kjs3 at 8:21 AM on January 5


I was completely sold right at the beginning by the floppy man simulator on the left.
posted by poe at 8:32 AM on January 5 [1 favorite]


One cat gets bored. Bored cats tend to be destructive. Best to get 2 cats.

We have three, they're still destructive.
posted by octothorpe at 10:07 AM on January 5 [3 favorites]


Oh hey, he suggested cats with no tails or cats that won't stop grooming? My newest pre-owned cat fits both descriptions. And they even got all the ringworm off before passing her up to us!
posted by sciatrix at 10:15 AM on January 5 [1 favorite]


That scene where the cat in his lap is chewing on and scratching his hands so bad that he can't focus hit very close to home.
posted by radicalawyer at 10:28 AM on January 5 [6 favorites]




Have we all forgotten Christmas Cats TV? "8 cute kitties. 1 saucy grandma. Streamed live. You control the action. "
posted by lagomorphius at 11:31 AM on January 5


Self-cleaning. And cleaning. And cleaning ...
posted by NorthernLite at 11:39 AM on January 5




Imagine how much worse it could be!

I have 6.5 cats. This is also a handy measure describing the magnitude of destruction.
posted by jamaro at 10:29 PM on January 5 [5 favorites]


I got a 3rd cat recently and it's 100% more work than two.
posted by AFABulous at 7:24 AM on January 6 [3 favorites]


I have 6.5 cats.

.....I have 1.5 questions about that number.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:27 AM on January 6 [3 favorites]


My second cat reduced the damage caused by the first cat, and my third cat has reduced the second cat's harassment of the first cat. I have been dangerously close to getting more cats at times, but trying to find apartments with three cats is a pain in the butt already.
posted by schroedinger at 10:49 AM on January 6


(Reads comment just above)

(claps hand over mouth in valiant effort to avoid making any kind of "eponysterical" joke)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:02 AM on January 6 [5 favorites]


.....I have 1.5 questions about that number

The .5 is a cat who used to visit 1-2x/week to harass my cats through the windows. The frequency of his visits suddenly jumped to "on my doorstep day and night." Then he started darting into the house whenever the opportunity arose. There he made himself quite comfortable and refused to leave. We later discovered he belongs to one of our neighbors, an elderly widow who, a) had taken a very bad fall* that required several weeks of hospitalized recovery, and b) was looking for her cat whose existence she forgot to mention to her family until she was more than three-quarters through her convalescence. Upon learning this news, .5 was promptly reunited with the neighbor, only he escapes her at every opportunity to return to my house. An informal custody agreement was reached: .5 is free to leave either house whenever he wants. Original owner [Primary] assumes all costs of annual immunizations and emergency vet care. Secondary owner (Me) assumes responsibility for monthly flea medications, food and entertainment.

*I suspect .5 had a role in this. He is a solid 18#er who tackles and bites legs when he's hungry. Also, the timing of her accident maps to the day that .5 started camping on our doorstep so that asshole knew she wasn't coming back to feed him anytime soon.

posted by jamaro at 12:11 PM on January 6 [15 favorites]


Aww, what a nice kitty arrangement! He gets twice the love and the run of two houses! I like the idea of neighborhood cats, where kitties get looked after by several houses working together, although I can understand that might result in overfeeding.
posted by JHarris at 7:28 PM on January 6 [4 favorites]


I was legit clutching my hands to my chest and crying by the end of that commercial. I’m a middle-aged male, but I think my purrological clock is kicking into overdrive.
posted by nicepersonality at 6:14 PM on January 9 [1 favorite]


Except I'm not sure Point Five should be rewarded for taking out his human....
posted by maryr at 6:21 PM on January 9


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