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Time to vacuum the cat. (YouTube, single link, via).
posted by scalefree (64 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
At last, the transformation from MeFi to MetaCrazyCatLadyFilter is complete! *mad scientist cackling and all that jazz*
posted by katillathehun at 3:46 PM on May 22, 2007


Im in ur closets, usin ur vaccums
posted by fusinski at 3:51 PM on May 22, 2007


That is one of the strangest youtubes I've seen in some time.
posted by cortex at 3:52 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


The cat is deaf from birth so the noise doesn't bother it. Apparently more white cats are deaf than other colors.
posted by scalefree at 3:54 PM on May 22, 2007


So while Kevin Ham is buying up the Internet, Kevin Drum is vacuuming his cat???
posted by wendell at 3:57 PM on May 22, 2007


Itinerary for rest of day:

1. Local animal shelter
2. Target
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:59 PM on May 22, 2007 [5 favorites]


Too cute.
posted by brundlefly at 4:00 PM on May 22, 2007


Sucks.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:01 PM on May 22, 2007


I'm confused. I tried it with my hamster and now I can't find the stupid animal. My vaccume is making funny noises so I' m returning the cheap piece of shit to Sears.
posted by shockingbluamp at 4:04 PM on May 22, 2007


My favorite part was when the cat got vacuumed.
posted by jonson at 4:11 PM on May 22, 2007 [15 favorites]


Apparently more white cats are deaf than other colors.

White cats with blue eyes especially. Genetic disorder. They also have relatively poor balance, for cats anyway. Wish I had a video of it, but once knew a cat of that ilk (friends pet) named Earl - stone deaf - who loved to jump onto tables, window ledges etc and promptly crashed into the wall, slid off the table etc. every time. Dumb cat. Also howled incessantly for which we could do nothing about since he didnt hear us yelling back at him and throwing stuff at him meant nothing since I guess he was used to bruises from all that falling off of tables and windows.

Sweet cat otherwise. Loved to go outside but we had to put him on a kitty-leash, since he was too deaf and stupid to be left on his own.

Oh.. amusing video.
posted by elendil71 at 4:19 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Huh. Okay. Okay.










okay
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:20 PM on May 22, 2007


Apparently more white cats are deaf than other colors.

I thought it was white cats with blue eyes that tended to be deaf. From here:
There is an established link between the white coat color, blue eyes and deafness. The tapetum lucidum is generated from the same stem cells as melanocytes (pigment cells). The blue eyes in a piebald or epistatic white cat indicates a lack of tapetum. Deafness is caused by an absence of a cell layer in the inner ear that originates from the same stem cells as well. In odd-eyed white cats, the ear on the blue-eyed side may be deaf, but the one on the orange-eyed side usually has normal hearing. Not all blue-eyed whites will be deaf since there are several different genes causing the same physical attributes (whiteness, blue-eyedness) so it all depends on the cat's genotype (its genetic make-up) not its phenotype (its physical appearance).
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:23 PM on May 22, 2007


around here that machine is called a "cat sucker" and results in five cats heading for the basement for the next hour!
posted by HuronBob at 4:41 PM on May 22, 2007


That is one of the strangest youtubes I've seen in some time.

Then you haven't been paying attention.
posted by rob511 at 4:55 PM on May 22, 2007


I take back all I ever said about Web 2.0 being content free.
posted by carter at 4:57 PM on May 22, 2007




does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by cortex at 5:01 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


My cat would probably have a stroke if I tried to vacuum him. The vacuum is his Enemy. He will try to climb the walls or squeeze between the couch cushions to get away from even the hand vac.
Although I've discovered he doesn't mind the lint roller.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 5:03 PM on May 22, 2007


Well, that would work much better than how I've been doing it, and also result in less hair in my mouth!
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:10 PM on May 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Needs more flowbee
posted by hortense at 5:17 PM on May 22, 2007


From this recent AskMe, how to get your cats used to being vaccumed:
To acclimate them, start with the round brush and pet them with it. Then attach the hose to the brush and do it again for a few days. Then add a running vacuum in the room, not attached, for a few days. Finally, hook up the vacuum, with the little venty thing open. You may like to switch to the upholstery brush to prevent it from suctioning to the feline. -- kc0dxh
posted by rajbot at 5:23 PM on May 22, 2007


The vacuum is his Enemy.

No shit. Its mere removal from the closet sends my cats into the wee, dark corners of my apartment. Think: That scene from Return of the King when those big-ass elephant looking fuckers start rolling in (or, bypassing the whole who ripped off who debate, the AT-AT's in The Empire Strikes Back.)

Their eyes are pretty much that wide. Only without any cultural or moral obligation to make any kind of stand. Some days I can't find the little fuckers for hours.
posted by Cyrano at 5:44 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Delete!
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza at 5:45 PM on May 22, 2007


cat spanking.
posted by p3on at 5:45 PM on May 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Aaaw, what a nice big kitty. I'd love to vacuum my pudgy silver tabby just like this... forget about expensive flea treatments.
posted by porn in the woods at 5:51 PM on May 22, 2007


Man am I disappointed, I thought this was going to be a post about cunnilingus. Doesn't sound like an awsome euphamism for it?
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 5:52 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Doesn't it sound like....
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 5:59 PM on May 22, 2007


p3on's link is officially the strangest thing I've seen all year.
posted by nathan_teske at 6:11 PM on May 22, 2007


Belle O'Cosity actually sounds like a euphemism for cunnilingus to me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:13 PM on May 22, 2007


Awaits the "Will it Blend" sequel
posted by Kwantsar at 6:18 PM on May 22, 2007


Cat spanking kind of sounds like something....
posted by Sailormom at 6:28 PM on May 22, 2007


I heard of a new site called "youtube" where you could post that video! Oh, wait..
posted by dnial at 6:29 PM on May 22, 2007


I'd always thought that cats, like nature, abhor a vacuum. Perhaps this is the exception which proves the rule.
posted by uosuaq at 6:52 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


The audio isn't synced with the video, and the vacuum doesn't seem to suck the cat at all.

HOAX!
posted by b1tr0t at 6:56 PM on May 22, 2007


Too cute.
posted by brundlefly at 4:00 PM

Sucks.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:01 PM


I logged in just so I could bury you both.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 7:02 PM on May 22, 2007


My cat didn't even like the sound of that through the computer speakers.
posted by Foosnark at 7:26 PM on May 22, 2007


This post delivers. It is honest unlike so many other cute links where the poster has a misleading title that DECEIVES you or has a link for every goddamn letter of the title so you can't tell what the hell the poster is whining about.

The poster promised a cat being vacuumed and by god I saw a cat being vacuumed. I knew what I was getting into and so will everyone else. If only other posts could be so upstanding.

God Bless metafilter.
posted by clockworkjoe at 7:34 PM on May 22, 2007


Is it just me or are the people commenting on YouTube getting EVEN STUPIDER. I'm pretty sure if it keeps up this way, they'll lose the ability for language and stop posting altogether.

I live for that day.
posted by Parannoyed at 7:35 PM on May 22, 2007


I couldn't tell if the cat was enjoying itself or was just too fat to escape.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 7:49 PM on May 22, 2007


Wowzers! Bowzers! I've always thought a vacuumable cat was my secret, mad dream.
posted by taosbat at 7:51 PM on May 22, 2007


More cat spanking. I think this is an example of a cat actually speaking using sign language.
posted by Araucaria at 8:03 PM on May 22, 2007


Sorry, that link was broken. Here it is again.
posted by Araucaria at 8:04 PM on May 22, 2007


DO WANT
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 9:55 PM on May 22, 2007


No.

Just no.
posted by poweredbybeard at 10:07 PM on May 22, 2007


Gee Astro Zombie, I don't now whether I should be flattered or squicked out. Thanks or not.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 10:41 PM on May 22, 2007


This may seem unlikely , but a decade ago, I house sat for a rabbit that was the same way. I didn't believe that shit till they brought the vacuum out and started scrubbing him down with it.

I always joked that 'Nature abhorred the vacuum, but Basil didn't'. but no one believes me that this super fat lazy bunny used to do the same thing as the kitty in this video.

I mean, cats are supposed to be adaptable and used to change, whereas rabbbits are expected to be fllightly and nuts. The only thing crazy about that bunny was it's love for that vacuum. It chased it everywhere I went.
posted by quin at 10:45 PM on May 22, 2007


Beverly Cleary describes something like this--and the cat enjoying it-- in her last Ramona book.
posted by brujita at 12:44 AM on May 23, 2007



And here you go.

Dude vacuuming a bunny.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:45 AM on May 23, 2007


This is one of the strangest YouTubes I have seen in some time. I have no idea how these owners got their cats to enjoy vacuums, or why.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:15 AM on May 23, 2007


You do realize that you've overfed your cat to the point it's health is probably seriously detrimented.
posted by Muddler at 2:19 AM on May 23, 2007


I was going to be the first one to point out that the cat is morbidly obese... but someone has thankfully relieved me of that duty. Ask not what the nets can do for you, ask what you can do for the nets.
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:29 AM on May 23, 2007


What a hoot! I click on the link, it starts playing, and my cat instantly jumps up and tears out of the room! (I have good speakers!)
posted by woodblock100 at 3:38 AM on May 23, 2007


I enjoyed the narrative arc of the video.
posted by found missing at 8:04 AM on May 23, 2007


The third act needs work, though.
posted by brundlefly at 8:52 AM on May 23, 2007


You would not believe how many people have posted videos of this.
posted by deusdiabolus at 9:06 AM on May 23, 2007


It's a video of somebody running a vacuum cleaner over a cat. Has it come to this?

Rather ironically, if nothing else, it allows various mefites to sharpen their witty claws.
posted by humblepigeon at 9:10 AM on May 23, 2007


If my cat even suspected that I might be quietly thinking of vacuuming him, I doubt I'd live to see the end of the day.

Who's my fluffy kitty? Who's my good boy?
posted by Space Kitty at 10:18 AM on May 23, 2007


VACKUME SUCKTION! DO NOT...want? [purr]
posted by schleppo at 12:23 PM on May 23, 2007


My dearly departed cat Punchy loved to be vacuumed. It started off with me being a jerk as I vacuumed and chased him around with the hose, but one day I caught him and apparently he discovered he enjoyed it. After that I couldn't get any vacuuming done without him getting in the way, clamouring to be vacuumed. The weirdest part was that when I did vacuum him, he'd play dead and wouldn't move a muscle until I finished.

My other two cats freak out as soon as I turn it on, though.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:35 PM on May 23, 2007


Also, one of our remaining cats LOVES being spanked, to the point where she gets angry if you stop. We learned this from my wife's best friend, who also has a cat who loves to be spanked, so I guess it's fairly common for cats to enjoy this.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:39 PM on May 23, 2007


My grandfather's cat liked to be spanked, too. Too bad we only figured it out four months or so before he passed away.

RIP, Bubba.
posted by brundlefly at 12:45 PM on May 23, 2007


When is it going to be time to stop overfeeding the cat?

I don't vacuum my cat, but then again, she's not so fat that she can't clean herself. If she does get so round that she can't reach her own butt, I suppose we'll have to find solutions, but I just pray that day never comes.

(Note to self: Monitor cat's rations. Do not let yourself be lulled into complacent overfeeding of gushy-foods.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:52 PM on May 23, 2007


If the dream of a vacuumable cat has anything to do with corpulence then I should despair.
posted by taosbat at 9:58 PM on May 23, 2007


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