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There are approximately 77.6 million owned cats in the United States alone. And at least 20 million feral cats. There are many different breeds of cats. A very popular house pet, cats can be quite odd indeed. Cats can be tiny. And cats can be huge. Baby cats are called kittens and are extremely cute. Indoor cats are frequently overfed. But most importantly, cats can be very, very funny.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs (109 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cat owners are obsessed too, we really are.

Cats in sinks.

Stuff on cats.

Kitten war.

Rate my kitten.

Kittens.

Cute little kittens.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 6:00 PM on June 2, 2006


Are you sure that you got all the cat links? You don't want to leave any out.
posted by bigmusic at 6:03 PM on June 2, 2006


Ceiling cat in three, two, one...
posted by eriko at 6:03 PM on June 2, 2006


The Daily Kitten.

Feral Cat Coalition.

Cute cats.

True, must not leave any out.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 6:03 PM on June 2, 2006


You must really like youtube, huh?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:07 PM on June 2, 2006


See also.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 6:09 PM on June 2, 2006


Now THAT is what I call a cat-scan.
And thus, MetaFilter had gone full circle, devouring its own tail while, throughout the internet, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
posted by wendell at 6:13 PM on June 2, 2006


Catster.
posted by ericb at 6:16 PM on June 2, 2006


wendell writes "Now THAT is what I call a cat-scan."

Sadly, the site itself is long gone. It's replaced by a generic keyword page which, when I looked, was advertising female ejaculation and lung cancer screening. I love/hate the web.
posted by mr_roboto at 6:17 PM on June 2, 2006


free cat
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:19 PM on June 2, 2006


I hope mr crash davis's link doesn't 'kill' this sugary sweet kittly love thread.



poor kitty. Sensitive ones don't look.
posted by dog food sugar at 6:25 PM on June 2, 2006


Achoo!
posted by evoo at 6:26 PM on June 2, 2006


bestofthelitterbox

Best. Tag. Ever.
posted by mullacc at 6:28 PM on June 2, 2006


Overheard while in line at an amusement park when I was in high school: "Kitties is just like little kids - peoples say you can't beat 'em; I says you can't beat 'em enough."
posted by Jos Bleau at 6:34 PM on June 2, 2006


77.6 million owned cats, 1 pwned cat:


posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 6:35 PM on June 2, 2006


(waiting for the inevitable)
posted by Afroblanco at 6:38 PM on June 2, 2006


Cat, the Internet's mascot.
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:39 PM on June 2, 2006


I am a fan of the site catsinsinks.com however the one-at-a-time method of viewing them really pissed me off so I made this site containing all (or perhaps just most) of the images on one page. (No, I do not hotlink, they're hosted on my site, and I do acknowledge that they are taken from the catsinsinks.com site.)
posted by Rhomboid at 6:42 PM on June 2, 2006


man, i am just not that in to cats
posted by radiosig at 6:43 PM on June 2, 2006


I've posted this before.

I Hate Cats. A funny little ditty by Rodney Rude. (Zipped wav file.)
posted by uncanny hengeman at 6:45 PM on June 2, 2006


Waitaminute, I thought that the cats just allowed us to believe we 'owned' them.

Ceiling Cat 78 million cats are watching us...
posted by SenshiNeko at 6:47 PM on June 2, 2006


Woops, forgot to add: a NSFW ditty.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 6:48 PM on June 2, 2006





Ceiling Cat is watching you watching
an image of cats watching cats watching cats watching cats..
posted by zenzizi at 6:50 PM on June 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


My cat hates you.
posted by ltracey at 6:54 PM on June 2, 2006


Oh and don't forget the infinite cat project.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:56 PM on June 2, 2006


Meow meow meow meow meow meow.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:01 PM on June 2, 2006


THIS IS NOT NEWSFILTER, PLEASE DELETE.

There needs to be a flag that says: "This has nothing to do with dios and/or my particular axe-to-grind, please delete."
posted by Eideteker at 7:02 PM on June 2, 2006


Or, rather, meow.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:02 PM on June 2, 2006


Light Crust Doughboy's kitty lovin' goodness. (mp3)
NSFW in a Depression Era kinda way.
posted by dog food sugar at 7:04 PM on June 2, 2006


even the cobrasnake has gone kitty krazy
posted by tsarfan at 7:09 PM on June 2, 2006


So it's okay to post ceiling cat images in this thread?

*fires up Photoshop*
posted by brain_drain at 7:16 PM on June 2, 2006


Asylum Street Spankers have a great pussycat song.
posted by alteredcarbon at 7:26 PM on June 2, 2006


Man, this thread is making me so hungry...
posted by loquacious at 7:27 PM on June 2, 2006


(did i miss the memo about Ceiling Cat?)
posted by zenzizi at 7:28 PM on June 2, 2006


(did i miss the memo about Ceiling Cat?)

Yep -- and the one on 'Matt Catt.'


posted by ericb at 7:32 PM on June 2, 2006


ericb wins. hardcore.
posted by dazed_one at 7:36 PM on June 2, 2006


(well at least i'm posting it in a CAT THREAD as opposed to all the times it's out of context teehee)
posted by zenzizi at 7:36 PM on June 2, 2006


Dogs are cute too.
posted by homunculus at 7:44 PM on June 2, 2006



My god, finally a chance to my creation in context...
posted by dmd at 7:50 PM on June 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


High fiving cats!
posted by dig_duggler at 7:50 PM on June 2, 2006


^use
posted by dmd at 7:51 PM on June 2, 2006


zenzini, you missed the memo about non-animated ceiling cat being passé
posted by dmd at 7:52 PM on June 2, 2006


Now the non-animated Matt ceiling head is passe'.
posted by dog food sugar at 7:54 PM on June 2, 2006


From the "Cats can be tiny" link:

Oversized Rodents Swarming Senior Complex
posted by jaronson at 7:55 PM on June 2, 2006


A cat who has no clue what to do with a mouse is funny.
posted by dmd at 7:56 PM on June 2, 2006


Jellicle cats.............................
posted by longsleeves at 8:01 PM on June 2, 2006


you forgot tasty .
posted by mishaco at 8:01 PM on June 2, 2006


...for pussy!
posted by loquacious at 8:01 PM on June 2, 2006


Puppies vs Cat.
posted by Cyrano at 8:11 PM on June 2, 2006


push up kitten.
posted by juv3nal at 8:26 PM on June 2, 2006


Until I got a cat, I was convinced that I wanted children. But you can't drop children on the ground, can you?
posted by dhammond at 8:27 PM on June 2, 2006


Children also don't stick to the ceiling if you toss 'em up in the air. And children's heads are usually too large for socks, and even if they weren't they probably wouldn't scoot around backwards like some kind of drunken lobstercat.
posted by loquacious at 8:34 PM on June 2, 2006


don't forget about the fambly cat
posted by troybob at 8:35 PM on June 2, 2006


Man, this thread is making me so hungry...

if your cat was big enough, it would eat you.
posted by carsonb at 8:37 PM on June 2, 2006


...oh and from the fambly cat, with a meow chorus
posted by troybob at 8:40 PM on June 2, 2006


Meow meow meow meow meow meow.

What the hell is this shite? Would you mind keeping it the hell out of HERE?
posted by pyramid termite at 8:45 PM on June 2, 2006


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:52 PM on June 2, 2006


This post has been a long time coming. Congrats.
posted by nomad at 8:54 PM on June 2, 2006


OK, the video of the cat with the white mouse kind of freaked me out. Did the people buy the mice just to entertain the cat? Because that is really sick.

On a lighter note, no cat thread would be complete without Smiley Muffin and the Cat News? (More eps here and here.)
posted by ereshkigal45 at 8:55 PM on June 2, 2006


Someone please explain the history and genius of Ceiling Cat, please! I have not experienced it until now but I am quite sure I LOVE IT.
posted by nonmerci at 9:02 PM on June 2, 2006


The phrase "There are approximately 77.6 million owned cats in the United States alone." will undoubtedly bring back awful memories for viewers of the UK version of The Apprentice.
posted by matthewr at 9:06 PM on June 2, 2006


Did the people buy the mice just to entertain the cat? Because that is really sick.

my ex has been known to do that ... and her cat knows what to do with them

*shudders*
posted by pyramid termite at 9:07 PM on June 2, 2006


Cute dog and squirrel.

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
posted by nickyskye at 9:10 PM on June 2, 2006


Hey whatever happened to that Bonsai kitten site?
posted by Behemoth at 9:19 PM on June 2, 2006


let's make sure we don't forget the time-honored intarweb traditions of limecat and (for lack of a better name) domo cat!
posted by kaytwo at 9:32 PM on June 2, 2006


see also (courtesy of fark.com)
posted by killy willy at 9:42 PM on June 2, 2006


But what what about my cats?


posted by djeo at 9:52 PM on June 2, 2006


more sink cats.
posted by overanxious ducksqueezer at 9:58 PM on June 2, 2006


i'm in love with the gay cats
posted by overanxious ducksqueezer at 10:01 PM on June 2, 2006


whoa... Neo on the can #1 = proof that keanu reeves can be toilet-trained
posted by overanxious ducksqueezer at 10:05 PM on June 2, 2006


Bitsy defies you to hate her.
Oh, and homunculus? You owe me a new keyboard and physical therapy — I threw my back out from laughing/dry heaving.
posted by rob511 at 10:57 PM on June 2, 2006


No way, it's all his fault.
posted by homunculus at 11:43 PM on June 2, 2006


Pinky just defies you.

My last cat was a bit destructive, and I don't think cats really love you.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:52 PM on June 2, 2006


And at least 20 million feral cats.
That's a lot of tennis racket string just running around wild.
posted by madajb at 12:29 AM on June 3, 2006


Wonderful cartoons BrotherCaine and that man just wasn't listening to Pinky.
posted by nickyskye at 12:40 AM on June 3, 2006


Someone just needs to do one of these for puppies and then we're in business.
posted by Mach3avelli at 1:27 AM on June 3, 2006


There's only one thing I hate more than cats, and that's the people who have them as pets.
posted by Joeforking at 1:30 AM on June 3, 2006


Hey, Joeforking...who cares? Get a therapist.

Jeebus! It's 3 in the morning and I'm not half done with the cutie pie links! How did that happen?
posted by taosbat at 2:01 AM on June 3, 2006


Finally someone found a use for the Internet.
posted by reklaw at 3:08 AM on June 3, 2006


I do not care any which way, but this link hasn't been posted, so, well, MUAH!

KITTYS! (multimedia)
posted by cavalier at 3:14 AM on June 3, 2006


Why not them to feed the homeless?
posted by Postroad at 4:16 AM on June 3, 2006


Double post
posted by tellurian at 4:26 AM on June 3, 2006


A cat who has no clue what to do with a mouse is funny.

Isn't it funnier that the mouse has no idea about the cat?
posted by biffa at 4:39 AM on June 3, 2006


What, no mention of Mrs. Slocombe's pussy? Shocking!
posted by kaemaril at 4:41 AM on June 3, 2006


What, no mention of Mrs. Slocombe's pussy? Shocking!

Well, kinda.

Hey, you asked.
posted by loquacious at 5:07 AM on June 3, 2006


A cat who has no clue what to do with a mouse is funny.

Isn't it funnier that the mouse has no idea about the cat?


Nor does this mouse.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 7:02 AM on June 3, 2006


I'm allergic to this thread.
posted by dw at 7:35 AM on June 3, 2006


Cat. I'm a kittycat. And I dance dance dance...
posted by krix at 7:40 AM on June 3, 2006


ereshkigal45: yeah, they did. They being my (non-related, even by friendship) housemates, a couple years back.
posted by dmd at 7:43 AM on June 3, 2006


Hey now, don't forget about "Dr.Katz"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111942/
posted by Radio7 at 8:29 AM on June 3, 2006


I'm a "dog person" but this was still a fun thread. Thanks.
posted by Zinger at 9:16 AM on June 3, 2006


This thread needs some cat cosplay.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:21 AM on June 3, 2006


So high, man....
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel at 9:27 AM on June 3, 2006


Don't forget they like cat food!
posted by knave at 10:01 AM on June 3, 2006


kitty haet water

(I can't believe I'm posting cat pics.)
posted by brain_drain at 10:51 AM on June 3, 2006


How could we have forgotten the
posted by ereshkigal45 at 11:39 AM on June 3, 2006


Doy. Let's try this again.

How could we have forgotten the Viking Kittens?
posted by ereshkigal45 at 11:41 AM on June 3, 2006


What is so strange about buying prey animals for your pet predator?
posted by subtle_squid at 1:17 PM on June 3, 2006


To a Cat

Mirrors are not more wrapt in silences
nor the arriving dawn more secretive ;
you, in the moonlight, are that panther figure
which we can only spy at from a distance.
By the mysterious functioning of some
divine decree, we seek you out in vain ;
remoter than the Ganges or the sunset,
yours is the solitude, yours is the secret.
Your back allows the tentative caress
my hand extends. And you have condescended,
since that forever, now oblivion,
to take love from a flattering human hand.
you live in other time, lord of your realm -
a world as closed and separate as dream.

-- Jorge Luis Borges
posted by vronsky at 3:37 PM on June 3, 2006


Then the Man threw his two boots and his little stone axe (that makes three) at the Cat, and the Cat ran out of the Cave and the Dog chased him up a tree; and from that day to this, Best Beloved, three proper Men out of five will always throw things at a Cat whenever they meet him, and all proper Dogs will chase him up a tree. But the Cat keeps his side of the bargain too. He will kill mice and he will be kind to Babies when he is in the house, just as long as they do not pull his tail too hard. But when he has done that, and between times, and when the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him. Then he goes out to the Wet Wild Woods or up the Wet Wild Trees or on the Wet Wild Roofs, waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone.

Kipling
posted by vronsky at 1:27 PM on June 4, 2006


I and Pangur Ban my cat,
Tis a like task we are at:
Hunting mice is his delight,
Hunting words I sit all night.

Better far than praise of men
Tis to sit with book and pen;
Pangur bears me no ill will,
He too plies his simple skill.

Tis a merry thing to see
At our tasks how glad are we,
When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind.

Oftentimes a mouse will stray
In the hero Pangur's way;
Oftentimes my keen thought set
Takes a meaning in its net.

'Gainst the wall he sets his eye
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
'Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.

When a mouse darts from its den
O how glad is Pangur then!
O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

So in peace our tasks we ply,
Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light.

- anonymous Irish Benedictine monk
posted by amro at 7:25 PM on June 4, 2006


And now the cats finally have a voice with their own talk show, Smiley Muffin
posted by webfanatic at 8:27 PM on June 4, 2006


I love it!
posted by overanxious ducksqueezer at 8:56 PM on June 4, 2006


For he is of the tribe of Tiger.
For the Cherub Cat is a term of the Angel Tiger.
For he has the subtlety and hissing of a serpent, which in goodness he suppresses.
For he will not do destruction, if he is well-fed, neither will he spit without provocation.
For he purrs in thankfulness, when God tells him he’s a good Cat.
For he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.
For every house is incompleat without him and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.

posted by ottereroticist at 10:18 PM on June 4, 2006


Well I don't know where they come from
But they sure do come
I hope they comin' for me
And I don't know how they do it
But they sure do it good
I hope they doin' it for free

They give me cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever

The first time that I got it
I was just ten years old
I got it from some kitty next foor
I went and see the Dr. and
He gave me the cure
I think I got it some more

They give me cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever

It's nothin dangerous
I feel no pain
I've got to ch-ch-change
You know you got it when you're going insane
It makes a grown man cryin' cryin'
Won't you make my bed

I make the pussy purr with
The stroke of my hand
They know they gettin' it from me
They know just where to go
When they need their lovin man
They know I do it for free

They give me cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever

(although i'm more partial to christopher smart)
posted by pyramid termite at 8:31 PM on June 5, 2006


-- Mkgnao!

-- O, there you are, Mr Bloom said, turning from the fire.

The cat mewed in answer and stalked again stiffly round a leg of the table, mewing. Just how she stalks over my writing-table. Prr. Scratch my head. Prr.

Mr Bloom watched curiously, kindly, the lithe black form. Clean to see: the gloss of her sleek hide, the white button under the butt of her tail, the green flashing eyes. He bent down to her, his hands on his knees.

-- Milk for the pussens, he said.

-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.

They call them stupid. They understand what we say better than we understand them. She understands all she wants to. Vindictive too. Wonder what I look like to her. Height of a tower? No, she can jump me.

-- Afraid of the chickens she is, he said mockingly. Afraid of the chookchooks. I never saw such a stupid pussens as the pussens.

Cruel. Her nature. Curious mice never squeal. Seem to like it.

-- Mrkrgnao! the cat said loudly.

She blinked up out of her avid shameclosing eyes, mewing plaintively and long, showing him her milkwhite teeth. He watched the dark eyeslits narrowing with greed till her eyes were green stones. Then he went to the dresser, took the jug Hanlon's milkman had just filled for him, poured warmbubbled milk on a saucer and set it slowly on the floor.

-- Gurrhr! she cried, running to lap.

He watched the bristles shining wirily in the weak light as she tipped three times and licked lightly. Wonder is it true if you clip them they can't mouse after. Why? They shine in the dark, perhaps, the tips. Or kind of feelers in the dark, perhaps.


-J. Joyce, Ulysses
posted by mr_roboto at 12:36 AM on June 6, 2006


Because of its close association with humans, the domestic cat is one of the most successful biological invaders, with established populations on every continent and hundreds of islands worldwide.

And it's only just begun... Dunh dunh dunh.... Kneel before your future polydactyl Overlords.
posted by overanxious ducksqueezer at 2:53 AM on June 6, 2006


Holy crap, 48 inches ? That record holding cat is freaking huge! I thought my mom's cat was large but we just measured him and he's only 36 inches from tip of nose to tip of tail. 4 feet of cat kind of scares me, to be honest.
posted by zarah at 6:03 AM on June 6, 2006


Declawed Tabby Kicks Bear Butt. Great pic here.
posted by overanxious ducksqueezer at 1:34 PM on June 10, 2006


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