Matt Chats with Cats
September 5, 2017 10:15 PM   Subscribe

"He big, he beg, he only have three leg." A surprisingly underrated YouTube channel in which a man named Matt chronicles his ongoing adventures with the various stray cats of his neighborhood, including an ongoing, unrequited and increasingly bold affair with a stray calico behind the back of his own feline.
posted by mdash (32 comments total) 50 users marked this as a favorite
 
If this guy isn't a voice actor he is seriously missing his calling.
posted by Emily's Fist at 10:30 PM on September 5 [14 favorites]


This is great and I love this but besides 'ongoing adventures' possibly those aren't strays, just friendly neighbors.
posted by kittensofthenight at 11:03 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]


those are such nice cats.
posted by The Whelk at 11:04 PM on September 5


He really has quite the round voice, very reminiscent of Simon Pegg.
posted by scalefree at 11:40 PM on September 5


Srsly. I just want him to read to me while I take a bubble bath.

Also, the subscriber number for his channel went up at least two while I was watching videos. (One was me.)
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:55 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


I want to go to the magical land of interesting cats this lovely man lives in. (I also subscribed).
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 11:56 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Awww... Cats are so cute on every scale, even when they walk right up to the camera and look like giants.
posted by Kevin Street at 12:02 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


The cats are adorable, but I'll be That Guy
and admit that I'd be more than a bit irked to catch this plummy-voiced belter shoveling handfuls of Dreamies, a treat we were advised specifically against by the rescue shelter, into my cat unbidden.

Time to bring the catio plans forward.
posted by ominous_paws at 12:13 AM on September 6 [7 favorites]


Who could resist that sweet sweet callyco sweetnesses?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:30 AM on September 6


MetaFilter: but I'll be That Guy
posted by pracowity at 12:46 AM on September 6 [25 favorites]


I can't even watch this at work, but instant subscribe based on the description.
posted by easternblot at 4:06 AM on September 6


All these years of being an Anglophile and I still just cannot deal with the word "stroke" in this context. Please see to this opportunity for disturbing pet-related double entendres, Britain. Thank you.
posted by soren_lorensen at 4:33 AM on September 6 [6 favorites]


Given that "petting" is a euphemism for sexual foreplay I'm not sure that we're the ones making things dodgy.
posted by howfar at 4:57 AM on September 6 [7 favorites]


Thankfully, for the sake of a family friendly euphemism-free thread, we are discussing catting and not dogging.
posted by Wordshore at 5:09 AM on September 6 [9 favorites]


Next: Matt Chats Up Cats
posted by iamkimiam at 5:19 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


disturbing pet-related double entendres

One million painful references to Mollie Sugden's cat.
posted by pracowity at 5:30 AM on September 6 [5 favorites]


and admit that I'd be more than a bit irked to catch this plummy-voiced belter shoveling handfuls of Dreamies, a treat we were advised specifically against by the rescue shelter, into my cat unbidden.

What's wrong with these Dreamies?
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 6:20 AM on September 6


those are such nice cats.

They're nice cats, Brent.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:36 AM on September 6 [5 favorites]


I'd be more than a bit irked to catch this plummy-voiced belter shoveling handfuls of Dreamies, a treat we were advised specifically against by the rescue shelter, into my cat unbidden.

Those who let their cats roam freely about the neighborhood have no cause to complain about anything their cats eat whatsoever. Really, the occasional Dreamie is the least of their worries.
posted by slkinsey at 6:38 AM on September 6 [14 favorites]


Dreamies are apparently just cat garbage junk food, although my source on this is only the hearsay of a few fellow cat owners. Regardless, I think there's significant difference between "I accept my cat might eat some right old shit if I let them roam free" and "If some goon starts going out of his way to feed my pets for internet likes, I have no right to be irritated".

(my guy is an FIV rescue, so he stays indoors anyhow, but still.)
posted by ominous_paws at 7:20 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Betcha Dreamies have propylene glycol (PG to the vaping crowd) in them, which was determined to cause blood disorders specifically in cats. This is why semi-soft 'pouch' foods like Tender Vittles were taken off American shelves back in the 90's or so.
posted by davelog at 8:17 AM on September 6 [2 favorites]


Given that "petting" is a euphemism for sexual foreplay

The end goal of which is con-cat-enation.
posted by wotsac at 8:21 AM on September 6 [2 favorites]


Some internet resources suggest dreamiest are high in fat. Not necessarily reliable.sources though.
posted by biffa at 9:28 AM on September 6


never change, metafilter. <3
posted by cendawanita at 10:34 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


OP: are you a member of catspotting?
posted by scose at 10:58 AM on September 6


catspotting is what my life needed, right now
posted by notquitemaryann at 11:35 AM on September 6


yeah it's pretty amazing. I can feel my blood pressure dropping when I read the posts.
posted by scose at 11:55 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Srsly. I just want him to read to me while I take a bubble bath.
Fraaaaannnnnnnn?


Yes, Matt has a nice voice, and he's so kind to the kitties! I'm highly allergic to cat dander, so videos are unfortunately the only way to get my kitty fix. I also like the lady who fosters cats and has how-to videos on how to take care of cats.
posted by droplet at 1:04 PM on September 6 [2 favorites]


anyone who liked these videos should check out Kedi (trailer), a documentary about street cats in Istanbul. It is charming as heck. (cw: one sad moment in which they take an injured kitten to the hospital, the rest is not sad).
posted by Emily's Fist at 2:35 PM on September 6 [5 favorites]


Gotta be honest, I would totally let Peter Serafinowicz read to me. See also: Hugh Laurie, Eddie Izzard, John Taylor, David Bowie's energy.

In cat news: Probably going to end up with two cats soon. One of them is a grey guy that showed up in my yard a few months back. The other is a rescue grey tabby who was part of a community cat program and he managed to get hit by cars twice that they know about. Has to have an eye and a tooth removed.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 3:54 PM on September 6 [3 favorites]


Yeah at first I was like "those strays look awful healthy," then realized he's just creeping on people's pets.

He does have a nice voice though.
posted by emjaybee at 9:25 PM on September 6


He sounds like that guy who reviews old cans of ham on his couch.
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:05 PM on September 10


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