Cats... in... sinks
August 29, 2005 3:21 PM   Subscribe

Cats in sinks. Nothing less, nothing more.
posted by mathowie (76 comments total)

 
Succinctly put.
posted by curtm at 3:24 PM on August 29, 2005



Awwwwwwww.
posted by billysumday at 3:25 PM on August 29, 2005


So much potential for evil...
posted by Tenuki at 3:26 PM on August 29, 2005


No cats in the server...jrun error?
posted by thomcatspike at 3:27 PM on August 29, 2005



I want to know what's behind the photographer in this one.
posted by MikeKD at 3:28 PM on August 29, 2005


There's also a "Cats in Sinks" pool at flickr (featuring my very own cat in a sink).
posted by amarynth at 3:31 PM on August 29, 2005


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by sourwookie at 3:31 PM on August 29, 2005


Lotsa cats. Lotsa sinks. Lotsa clogged drains.
posted by flyboy at 3:32 PM on August 29, 2005


I have no idea how these people got their cats in their sinks, or why.

That said, for as long as mankind has kept domesticated felines in his household, and everywhere that cats share living space with humans, people have asked, "Why is my cat weird?"

No answer is forthcoming.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:32 PM on August 29, 2005


Awww. Little mischievous angels.
posted by TricksterGoddess at 3:32 PM on August 29, 2005


I struggle, day in and day out, to design compelling websites that attract lots of traffic with good an entertaining content. It never occurred to me to focus on cats in sinks.

I feel like such a horse's ass.
posted by crunchland at 3:36 PM on August 29, 2005


Another single link FPP. Is there someone I can complain to about this? ;)
posted by mullingitover at 3:37 PM on August 29, 2005


The only time my cat was in the sink was against his will, after he put his tail in the burner of the stove. Scary moment, but he didn't even realize his tail was on fire. He was very confused. "Why are they freaking out and throwing me under the faucet?!" Dumbass cat.
posted by zoinks at 3:42 PM on August 29, 2005


on b3ta last friday. you're a few days late...
posted by slogger at 3:46 PM on August 29, 2005


this post really needs a DoIt! tag, doncha think, Mr. Spirit Foam?
posted by amberglow at 3:47 PM on August 29, 2005


If you pay a subscription fee, do you get the videos of the water being turned on?
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:47 PM on August 29, 2005


I love the fact that I came in here to post "I have no idea how these people got their cats in their sinks, or why", or, if that had been taken, "Does anyone read the posts down here?" and they were both already posted.
posted by gleuschk at 3:50 PM on August 29, 2005


It's a shame that I can't flag this as "stupid," user #1.
We all know that anything involving people taking pictures of their cats will get its own website (look! Stuff on my cat! Look, it's in a hat! Look, my cat eats pancakes and also its own shit!) but why don't you let that be a surprise for people who randomly google cats+sinks?
posted by klangklangston at 3:51 PM on August 29, 2005


Lame
posted by Joeforking at 3:51 PM on August 29, 2005


C'mon, cats in sinks are great! I liked seeing it here, even though I'd already seen it here.
posted by Specklet at 3:54 PM on August 29, 2005


dumbrella riffed on this a while ago.
posted by jann at 3:55 PM on August 29, 2005


Keep Metachat on Metachat, please.
posted by puke & cry at 3:55 PM on August 29, 2005 [1 favorite]


Imagine all those faucets going on at once . . .
posted by hackly_fracture at 3:57 PM on August 29, 2005


Best of the web?

I kid because I love.
posted by grouse at 4:01 PM on August 29, 2005


You want to see water?

(That's my kitty. We bathe him monthly or so.)
posted by Aknaton at 4:01 PM on August 29, 2005


Cats in Sinks is cool, but it's no Snakes on a Plane.
posted by afroblanca at 4:04 PM on August 29, 2005


the only time my cat is ever in the sink is if she's peeing there. don't think the Internets needs a pic of that.

does this site come with free insluin injections?
posted by killy willy at 4:06 PM on August 29, 2005


I remember in 1995 as I started building wesites that my workdays were filled with a sense of pride - I was helping build a new frontier. I felt the Internet would be a free and open forum were the common man could come to cut through the vest swamp of big media and it's barriers to entry. The Internet would give voice to the masses. A new age of freedom was upon us.

Now, ten years later, I can see it's become even grander than I could have hoped. Thank you catsinsinks.com. You give hope to all.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:20 PM on August 29, 2005



Oh my goodness.

They have to be stuffed. Dead and stuffed. That's the only way.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:23 PM on August 29, 2005


Big cat sinking...
posted by cenoxo at 4:30 PM on August 29, 2005


You know, I like to believe I'm fundamentally a good person. But if I ever came across a cat lounging in a sink, I honestly don't think I could resist turning on the cold water full blast.
posted by keswick at 4:31 PM on August 29, 2005


Snake on a plane!
posted by cortex at 4:34 PM on August 29, 2005


A lot of those sinks are pretty ugly. Clean, but ugly.
posted by underer at 4:39 PM on August 29, 2005


Quatre cinq.

via B. Kliban
posted by realcountrymusic at 4:43 PM on August 29, 2005


I thought only my mother-in-law's one-eyed cat Zonker had this affliction. How wrong I was.
posted by josephtate at 4:59 PM on August 29, 2005


My cat would sleep in the sink with its tail down the garbage disposal. Potential for evil, indeed.
posted by mek at 5:02 PM on August 29, 2005


A while back some friends of mine kinda inherited a cat that obviously wasnt happy with just hanging round the house of its 'official' owner and one night after too many alcoholic beverages (me & me mates, not the cat) it got locked in the house overnight (no catflap or nuffink). Somone got up in the morning to find the kitty squatting over the toilet to take a piss. Now, not only did we find it impressive in terms of dexterity and stuff but also its understanding where is should and should not relieve itself (bearing in mind that this wasnt the cat's normal house and hadn't be trained to do this).

Anyway, to cut a long story short, where's the catssquattingoverthetoilet.com website? Cats in sinks is but childs play.
posted by qwerty155 at 5:29 PM on August 29, 2005


My cats won't go anywhere near the sink - they run out of the bathroom right when I turn on the faucet.

These must be some kind of alien invasion mutant cats. But they're cute anyway...
posted by zoogleplex at 5:32 PM on August 29, 2005


Post-sinky kitty = evil, indeed. Prepare yourself: Cat Bathing as a Martial Art
posted by cenoxo at 5:35 PM on August 29, 2005


anticipation
posted by johnj at 5:45 PM on August 29, 2005


I've seen cats that chase the drip from a faucet before -- maybe this is the next phase.
posted by tracicle at 5:50 PM on August 29, 2005


Somone got up in the morning to find the kitty squatting over the toilet to take a piss

Like this?


posted by ericb at 5:51 PM on August 29, 2005


At least it wasn't "catsinthetoilet.com"!


posted by ericb at 5:52 PM on August 29, 2005


Cat pics bring out my sappy side. I love 'em.

My own cat has a weird thing about wanting to come into the shower THE VERY MINUTE I turn the water off. Then she just sits there on the wet floor. And she's a Persian, so all that humidity turns her into an afro on feet for awhile. I don't understand what she gets out of this.
posted by BoringPostcards at 6:03 PM on August 29, 2005


citikitty
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 6:13 PM on August 29, 2005


This site is missing a Contribute New Photo page. Wasted potential.
posted by odinsdream at 6:30 PM on August 29, 2005


My own cat has a weird thing about wanting to come into the shower THE VERY MINUTE I turn the water off.

One of ours does that. Then she jumps out and walks around flicking her feet in a very irritated manner, like she's really pissed that there was water in there, even though she's done this several times a week for the better part of a year and should know exactly what to expect.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:56 PM on August 29, 2005


Charles Mingus taught his cat to use the toilet, and now you can too.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 7:08 PM on August 29, 2005


I love the fact that I came in here to post "I have no idea how these people got their cats in their sinks, or why", or, if that had been taken, "Does anyone read the posts down here?" and they were both already posted.

Ah, another history buff. I immediately thought "not as cool as snakes on a plane," but of course afroblanca had said that hours ago.
posted by LeLiLo at 7:08 PM on August 29, 2005


querty155 - here you go.

(Well, not you, obviously, since you're not a cat, but I don't know that for a fact now do I?)
posted by yhbc at 7:11 PM on August 29, 2005


Awww, too cute. Aknacon, our cat does that, too. We had a drip in the bathroom sink a while ago, and Tweak found it and made it her personal water fountain. She now refuses to drink from her water bowl, and goes in the bathroom and demands we restore her drip.
posted by Oriole Adams at 7:52 PM on August 29, 2005


sink dogs
posted by longsleeves at 7:52 PM on August 29, 2005


And here I thought our cats were just weird.
posted by mcwetboy at 8:01 PM on August 29, 2005


Hmph. Now scans of cats in sinks -- now you're talkin'.
posted by Vidiot at 8:07 PM on August 29, 2005


My own cat has a weird thing about wanting to come into the shower THE VERY MINUTE I turn the water off.

One of my cats does that and then proceeds to drink the leftover water. At first I was, like, "ew!" but nowadays I just go, "Eh, it's a cat. What the fuck you gonna do?"
posted by Cyrano at 8:10 PM on August 29, 2005


When your cat lives in the sink, how do you wash your hands after using the toilet?
posted by Dreama at 8:14 PM on August 29, 2005


Ask MetaFilter: I can't seem to keep my cats in sync...
posted by wendell at 8:17 PM on August 29, 2005


No just shit in the sink, and wash your hands in the toilet.


They'll lick it off!
posted by Balisong at 8:17 PM on August 29, 2005


The best part is the Google ads in between the pics, advertising cats and sinks.
My cat is not interested in sinks, and now I'm beginning to find that weird: so many cats in sinks can't possibly be wrong! Get in the sink, cat, everyone else is doing it too!
posted by easternblot at 8:31 PM on August 29, 2005


My little black cat is growing increasingly aquaphilic. First she started coming in after my shower so she could lick my legs dry. (Hey, that little rough tongue means I don't have to shave them, either.) Thenshe started parking herself on the edge of the tub duing my shower. Finally, just this morning, she parked herself in the bathroom sink while waiting for me to get in the shower, then sat on the edge of the tub as usual during my shower.

She gets really pissed if you actually put her in the bathtub, though. But I bet that if I let her take it at her own pace, she'll be snorkelling by January.
posted by maudlin at 8:51 PM on August 29, 2005


Yeah, cats are wierd with water. Mine will dip their tails in the bathwater, seated on the edge, or go out and run around in the rain, to come back and want petting soaking wet, but try to get them to stand still for a bath!!...
posted by Balisong at 9:07 PM on August 29, 2005




Now that's my kind of cat. In the sink. With a beer. You go, cat. You go.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:59 PM on August 29, 2005


Squish is very daring. When I'm taking a bath, he'll hop up and perch on my knee. I have to hold very still, lest I lose a nut (cat + bathwater + naked = bad beyond description). He doesn't like sinks much, but what do you expect, he grep up in a boot.
posted by zerokey at 10:06 PM on August 29, 2005


s/grep/grew/g
posted by zerokey at 10:07 PM on August 29, 2005


Awww! I had a black shorthair with a white spot just like that. Named Karma.

He disappeared one day. Hell of a cool cat. Used to walk with me to the convienence store. 3 1/2 blocks away, downtown.

I miss Karma.

But I guess Nickodaemous, Eris and Zeke will suffice...
posted by Balisong at 10:14 PM on August 29, 2005


Some cats must love the humidity of a just-used shower stall. Our Siamese-Himalayan mix always makes a beeline for the shower after my wife or I get out of it. Then she just hangs out in there for 15 minutes or so. Occasionally she laps a little water, but mostly she just seems to like sitting there in the still-slightly-steamy air. Weird.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:19 PM on August 29, 2005


You just made my entire day worthwhile.
posted by vagus at 10:42 PM on August 29, 2005


My Badcat (he deserves the name) has always had a thing about the toilet flush. He seems to be getting better with age, but used to be very embarassing - he'd sit outside the bathroom door when I was in there - howling - and run in as soon as the door was opened to stick his paws up on the bowl and watch the last of the flush. He'd do it to visitors sometimes too.
His litter-mate Goku has been at the Vet all day getting a mysterious 3 inch gash stitched up, and is now home safe on my lap, so I can finally check out the link without sniffling.
Cats. Who'd have 'em?
posted by Catch at 10:49 PM on August 29, 2005


My cats think the whole toilet flushing ritual is pretty strange, too.
Most of my cats use it as time to trap you into giving them petting attention, except the kitten. He wants to get up close and see what's happening when you flush.
I think he's jealous and just wants to be part of eveything that comes in, or goes out of this household.
posted by Balisong at 11:00 PM on August 29, 2005


Er Clowder.
posted by Balisong at 11:02 PM on August 29, 2005


Self-link.
posted by fatllama at 11:28 PM on August 29, 2005


One of my cats likes to get in the sink when it's really hot and likes it when you turn the water on. She is very strange.

But for sure, there is something oddly heartwarming about odd kitty behavior.
posted by miss tea at 5:00 AM on August 30, 2005


And this morning the damn cat interrupted my husband's shave by jumping up to the sink after he filled it with water and wobbling on the edge as he started to shave. But after he rinsed his razor in the sink a couple of times, she started lapping up the water. His scolding was enough to wake me up (well, the scolding and the way he stalked back to bed and dropped a damp and pissed cat on my chest).
posted by maudlin at 5:38 AM on August 30, 2005


Lilly is a Sink Cat
( to the tune of “Stewball was a Race Horse”

Oh, Lilly is a sink cat
Won’t drink from a bowl
She only drinks water
That’s running and cold.
She’ll come and she’ll find you
Wherever you’re at
Then she’ll meow and she’ll wine you
Tell you turn on the tap
posted by al.sharp at 8:28 AM on August 30, 2005


For some reason, it now seems more likely that I will someday post on the front page. (Not that I don't love cats in sinks, because I do.)
posted by gohlkus at 6:58 PM on August 30, 2005


Matt is definitely a trendsetter. Cats in Sinks is a Yahoo Daily pick today...
posted by Roger Dodger at 9:22 AM on August 31, 2005


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